Spooktacular Happenings in Wilmington, Delaware!

October 18, 2023

As the vibrant leaves begin to fall and the crisp autumn air sweeps throughout the streets, there is an electrifying energy within the city of Wilmington, Delaware. Halloween is upon us, and the city is gearing up for a ghoulishly good time! In this guide, we will take you on a thrilling journey of some of the most spooktacular events that Wilmington has to offer. Whether you’re a Halloween enthusiast, a parent looking for family-friendly activities, or just someone looking for a frightfully fun time, you have come to the right place. 

On October 21 from 12-4 pm, join Kalmar Nyckel Foundation’s maritime campus for its 5th Annual Halloween Ghost Ship! Dress up in your best costume and enjoy Ghost ship tours, outdoor pumpkin painting, a costume parade, free tours of the Kalmar Nyckel, and Halloween crafts. This event is perfect for the whole family. 

If you’re near Trolly Square, head over to Trolley Tap House for their Boo & Brew event. On October 22, from 3-6 pm they will be having a spooktacular day of chilling fall brews and pumpkin fun. It costs $25 to participate, which covers a pumpkin to carve or paint, a carving kit, fall seasonal beer and treats, and more! They will also be offering prizes for the best-carved pumpkins, as well as live music, face painting, and more.  

Looking for a scary movie? Stop by Penn Cinema on October 28 for their Movies on Tap: Rocky Horror Picture Show. Admission includes popcorn, two beers from Bellefonte Brewing Co (21+), and your movie ticket. 100% of ticket proceeds are going to City Theater Company.  

The Halloween Bar Crawl is coming back to Wilmington on October 28! Get ready to immerse yourself in a bewitching bar-crawling experience that promises endless fun, surprises, and wicked memories. As night falls, you are invited to don your most captivating costumes and step into a world where Halloween magic comes to life. This extraordinary event will take you on a thrilling journey through the streets, as you hop from one haunted hotspot to another including DE.CO, Wilma’s, Maker’s Alley, and more! 

Looking for garden party vibes? Swing by Bardea for their Halloween at The Garden on October 28! Join the Bardea Group for a night of electrifying beats spun by their resident DJ, HOFF. Dress to impress in your most captivating costume for their costume contest that will leave everyone spellbound. Don’t forget to grab some pics at their photobooth and be on the lookout for spooky surprises all night long! 

So, grab your costume, gather your loved ones, and explore the ghoulish delights that Wilmington has to offer. Whether you’re admiring the spooky decorations on Market Street or participating in a costume contest, you’re sure to have a hauntingly good time!  

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