For the not-so-little ones

Here are some fun, creepy Halloween activities for the adults to participate in. While many of these events may be appropriate for some children, most are suited for the “young at heart.”

Here are some fun, creepy Halloween activities for the adults to participate in. While many of these events may be appropriate for some children, most are suited for the “young at heart.”

Richmond Zombie Walk

What to expect: An organized public gathering of people dressed up in zombie costumes.
Date: Saturday, October 24th
Time: Pre-walk meet up is at 1pm. Walk starts at 2pm
Location: Carytown. The pre-walk meeting spot will be at the parking lot of Benedictine High School which is on the corner of N. Belmont Avenue and Hanover Avenue in the Museum District.
Cost: $5 suggested donation to benefit The American Cancer Society
Contact: Visit Web site for details

Young Frankenstein at Byrd Theatre

What to expect: A showing of Mel Brooks’s Young Frankenstein. Come in costume.
Date: Sunday, October 25
Time: 1:30pm
Location: Byrd Theatre, 2908 West Cary Street
Cost: $5 to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk. Checks accepted.
Contact: Showtimes: 804-353-9911, Office: 804-358-3056 (leave message)

Howl-O-Week at Baja Bean Co.

What to expect: Pets will be welcome on the patio! Every guest with their pet will receive 10% off their bill and the proceeds will go to the Richmond SPCA
Date: October 25-31
Time: 11am to 10pm
Location: Baja Bean Co., 1520 W. Main Street
Cost: Donations requested
Contact: 804-257-5445

The Carnival of 5 Fires

What to expect: Fire performers, burlesque, magicians, side-show freaks and so much more.
Date: Friday, October 30 to Sunday, November 1
Time: Friday and Saturday 7pm, Sunday 6pm
Location: Gallery 5, 200 W. Marshall Street
Cost: Friday $5, Saturday and Sunday $10
Contact: 804-644-0005

Sixth Annual Cat Tales & Cocktails

What to expect: A pet-friendly Halloween party with caricature portraits, pets and people costume contest, bobbing for tennis balls and more.
Date: Friday, October 30
Time: 7pm to 10pm
Location: Richmond S.P.C.A, 2519 Hermitage Road
Cost: $30 in advance, $40 at the door. $20 for designated drivers/non-drinkers. Includes beverages and hors d’oeuvres.
Contact: 804-521-1318

Halloween, Dia De Los Muertos

What to expect: A Halloween festival blending cultures through live music, dancing, arts & crafts and other activities. There will be a performance from the Latin Ballet
Date: Saturday, October 31
Time: Noon to 4pm
Location: The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen,
Cost: Festival is free, Performance $5
Contact: 804-261-ARTS

Haunts of Richmond

What to expect: Three different walking tours of Richmond to choose from.
Date: Every Thursday through Saturday
Time: 9pm (7:30pm on selected nights in October)
Location: Edgar Allen Poe Museum, 1914 E. Main Street
Cost: $15
Contact: 804-343-3700

Zombie Elimination Task Force

What to expect: Become a zombie fighter in Richmond on this city adventure. You must register to participate.
Date: Saturday, October 31
Time: 7pm
Location: Disclosed once you register
Cost: $35
Contact: 804-545-9180

The Mystery of Irma Vep

What to expect: A comedic Halloween themed play about a werewolf, a vampire, and a resurrected Egyptian princess.
Date: Thursday, September 17 to Saturday, October 31
Time: Thursdays through Saturdays 8pm, Sundays 2:30pm
Location: Swift Creek Mill Theatre, 17401 Jefferson Davis Hwy in
Colonial Heights
Cost: $35
Contact: 804-748-5203

Maymont’s “Deeper Shade of Black: Mourning in the Age of Poe”

What to expect: A unusual exhibit dedicated to the Victorian-era obsession with the rituals of death and dying. Composed of a private collection of period artifacts in addition to original Maymont pieces.
Date: Everyday except Monday, starting on Thursday, October 1 – Saturday, October 31
Time: Noon to 5pm
Location: Maymont Mansion
Cost: $5 suggested donation
Contact: 804-358-7166, ext. 329

RVA Magazine Presents: The Halloweek Ghost Ship

What to expect: Sail the James River Halloween night on the Eagle 3 Yacht. DJ’s, drinks and food catered by Cous Cous and refreshments. Transportation available via the ‘2 The Bottom and Back Bus.’ Limited to 100 people so get your tickets soon.
Date: Saturday, October 31
Time: 7pm to 10pm
Location: Meet at Belvidere restaurant, 506 W Broad St., at 5:30pm to receive your purchased tickets and depart for the pier.
Cost: $35.00
Contact: Visit Web site for details

  • error

    Report an error

Marge Weimer

Marge Weimer had the distinct honor of being’s first intern. She is a good sport, and we thoroughly enjoy her.

There is 1 reader comment. Read it.