Family Friendly Halloween Events in Wilmington NC

by Sep 30, 2016The Blog, Wilmington

Wilmington NC Halloween Events

If you live in Wilmington or visit the Cape Fear area during October, you know that there is no shortage of family friendly Halloween events to enjoy. We love to recommend events to our readers we know parents will enjoy as much as the kids! Whether it involves costumes, taking a haunted tour, or enjoying a festival at some of the areas most popular local attractions, these Halloween events in Wilmington, NC are Wilmington Today approved!

Batty Battleship’s Halloween Bash

Battleship North Carolina, Oct. 25, 2016

$5, Kids 2 and younger free

Kids can get dressed up for non-scary Halloween fun at Batty Battleship’s Halloween Bash on the Battleship North Carolina. It’s spooktacular! There’s a petting zoo, a bounce house, and a carnival and, of course, trick-or-treating with Batty Battleship, brother Buggy, and friends.

The Battleship North Carolina guards Wilmington NC's downtown waterfront.

The Battleship North Carolina guards Wilmington NC’s downtown waterfront.

Haunted Cotton Exchange Tour

Daily, call for times

Cotton Exchange, Downtown Wilmington

Adults $12, Kids 5 to 12 $5, Dogs free

All that history at the Cotton Exchange means they have some very spooky tales of haunting and ghosts. An amazing 5-star storyteller spins yarns to send a shiver up your spine. Call (910) 409-4300 for tour times.


Trick or Treat Under the Sea

NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher, 4-8 p.m., Oct. 27-29, 2016

$11, Kids 2 and under free

The aquarium gets all dressed for Halloween. In addition to the live animals and divers swimming with sharks, Halloween revelers will find candy stations for trick-or-treating, Halloween games, and magic shows. It’s a fun and safe Halloween adventure!

Haunted Tours and Masquerade at Poplar Grove

Poplar Grove Plantation, Tours: Oct. 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2016


Hear true tales of Halloween haints every Friday night in October. The Foy family had their share of ruined romances and ghosts, and you can look for the remains on our Paranormal Ghost Tours.

Walking Ghost Tour at Poplar Grove


Haint Blue All Hallows Masquerade (21+)

Poplar Grove Plantation, Oct. 22, 2016


Dress in your frightening finest for an elegant evening at Poplar Grove Plantation. The Haint Blue All Hallows Masquerade features horror films, an open bar, tarot readers, food catered by Middle of the Island, and a costume contest.

Request a copy today!