Our Guide To The Best East Coast Halloween Events in 2017

The East Coast is teaming with the dead and the ghoulish this year. Celebrate Halloween in style in any one of these epic theme events across the coastline:

Northern Coast Halloween Events in 2017

1) Connecticut – Ballet Spooktacular

Ballet Spooktacular is a lively Halloween ballet showcasing special performances in glowing costumes and lighting effects. This family-friendly theatrical event allows children of all ages to come dressed up for trick-or-treat while enjoying the show!

Watch this video to know what to expect:

Where: Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center at Old Saybrook

When: 21 October 2017 – 4pm

Click here for tickets on the official website.


2) Massachusetts – Titanic Masquerade – Pier Pressure Boston Halloween Party

Ghosts and ghouls haunt the Titanic party boat, gliding across the dingy waters near Boston skyline in this DJ party yacht. The Titanic Masquerade is a mega dance party where you can groove to the creepy monster mash up of New England’s best DJs.

halloween events in 2017

Where: Spirit of Boston at 200 Seaport Boulevard, Boston.

When: 28 October 2017 – 10pm – 2am

Grab your tickets out here!


3) New York – Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

Get ready to be blind sighted by the 7000+ blazing jack o’lanterns hovering above and around you in New York’s most awaited Halloween fest. The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze is a spectacular pumpkin display event at the Van Cortlandt Manor.

halloween events in 2017

halloween events in 2017

Pic courtesy: Anthony Quintano – Flickr

halloween events in 2017

Along with ogling at creative pumpkin displays, you can also engage in stargazing events. There’s a grand finale surprise – if you’re lucky, you can catch a glimpse of the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hallow!

Where: Van Cortlandt Manor  at Croton-On-Hudson, NY

When: Weekends of September 29th, 30th and October 1st

Weekends of October  5th-9th and 12th-31st

Weekends of November 2nd – 5th, 9th – 12th and 24th and 25th

Official tickets for the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze sold here.


Central Coast Halloween events in 2017

1) Pennsylvania – Harry Potter Festival at Chestnut Hill

Harry Potter fans rejoice! Here’s 10 blocks of unadulterated Potterama at Chestnut Hill in Pennsylvania –complete with Quidditch matches, book readings, Hogwarts Express trails, death eater dance parties, a S.P.E.W rally and many theme selfie spots. Come dressed up as your round-glassed wizard favorate, slurp down some light butterbeer and enjoy classes at Hogwarts aka the Chestnut Hill College.

See why you can’t miss this event in this short video:

When: 19th – 21st October 2017

Where: Chestnut Hill College, Pennsylvania


2) Maryland – Field of Screams

Jeepers Creepers! This place isn’t for the faint hearted! Four haunted locations complete with blood, gore, axes and white-robed women. If you are feeling up for it, explore the cold dark trails of the campground near the slaughterhouse and try to come out unshaken! But we’re sure that there’s no escaping the real darkness in the Field of Screams!

halloween events in 2017

halloween events in 2017

When: Dates differ for each event. Updated dates and ticket information here.

Where: Olney in Maryland


South Coast Halloween events in 2017

1) Georgia – Fright Fest at Six Flags Over Georgia Amusement Park

Ride with the devil at the Six Flags Over Georgia theme park this Halloween! The Fright Fest is an October special event with many new scare rides and monster stage shows. Great for children of various age groups, the park has something for everyone!

halloween events in 2017

halloween events in 2017

When:  23rd September to 29th October

Where: Austell in Georgia

Tickets to the Fright Fest at Six Flags Over Georgia here.


2) Florida – Halloween Horror Nights

Universal Studios never seems to disappoint! This year, they’re bringing you a whole fest of new mutants and monsters, designed to thrill, chill and scare the daylights out of anybody. With many theme movie screenings, haunted houses and circus events, Halloween Horror Nights is a must-attend event at Universal Studios in Orlando.

halloween events in 2017

When: 15th September to 4th November

Where: Universal Studios in Orlando

The East Coast is just booming with events this Halloween! Make sure you have a gala time this year exploring this list of October thrills!

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