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Halloween Things to Do

You’re all dressed up with plenty of places to go in Wilmington this All Hallow’s Eve. Halloween at the coast can be spooktacular fun. Find things to do, like family festivals, enchanted story times and more.

Get your boo on


Spooky museums, safe trick or treating and fun festivals.


Halloween Fun

Tues. Oct. 31, Cape Fear Museum

On Halloween morning, head to Cape Fear Museum for some spooky fun. Little goblins can trick-or-treat, explore ghost bubbles, make creepy crafts, hear spooky sounds and more. Non-scary, family-friendly costumes only.

814 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401
Hours: 10:00 A.M. - Noon
Admission: This is a FREE event but PRE-REGISTRATION is required.

Haunted Horse-Drawn Tours

Oct. 27, 28, 31, Downtown Wilmington

Bump along the cobbled streets of historic Wilmington on a haunted horse-drawn tour. Horses AND their drivers are both costumed while family-friendly ghost stories are told along the way.

Corner of Market & Water Streets
Hours: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Admission: Under 12 $8.00 | Over 12 $16.00

Halloween Fest

Oct. 20, Maides Park

The City of Wilmington is hosting a safe trick-or-treating event at Maides Park. Come for festive games, food, music and—of course—tricks and treats!

1101 Manley Ave, Wilmington, NC 28402
Hours: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Admission: free

Goose Bumps in the Grove

Oct. 28 & 29, Poplar Grove Plantation

Kiddos can enjoy trick or treating, vintage carnival games, a monster mash sing along, and more. With 75 artisan vendors on site, food trucks and even a haunted manor house, there is something for everyone at this fall festival. Plus, all proceeds benefit conservation, education and preservation, which is a win-win.

10200 US Highway 17, Wilmington, NC 28411
Hours: 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 p.m.
Admission: Under 5 FRee | Over 5 $5

Halloween Story Time

Oct. 28, Kure Beach Ocean Front Park

Little princesses and princes will enjoy a special Halloween-themed Story Time by the Sea at Kure Beach Ocean Front Park. Meet three different princesses, each reading a special story to the group. After story time, stay for Halloween crafts and princess photo ops.

105 Atlantic Ave, Kure Beach, NC 28449
Hours: 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
Admission: free

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