Fun Halloween Events in Wilmington NC for 2019

by Oct 7, 2019Festivals, The Blog, Wilmington

This Halloween, between the costume parties, take in some of the area’s best spooks and scares. Here are six of the area’s best Halloween events for 2019 in the Wilmington, NC area.

RiverLights – Spooktacular Open House & Outdoor Movie

RiverLights Spooktacular Open House Halloween event in Wilmington, NC

Get dressed up, grab the fam and your candy bags, and head over to model row for trick-or-treating, model home tours and more. Then pop over to Marina Village for pumpkin decorating from 5 pm – 6:30 pm followed by a special viewing of Ghostbusters under the Oaks. This all takes place on Saturday, October 26th, 2019 starting at 3 pm!

The Battleship North Carolina – Batty Battleship

Trick or Treat aboard the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Bring your little ghouls and goblins for trick-or-treating, games and fun for kids of all ages. Batty Battleship is perfect for the little ones and families!

We’ll have ponies, face painting, a bounce house, a magician and more. Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes. Bring your camera

Admission is $5 per person. Kids 2 and under free. Some activities are weather dependent. Last ticket sold at 7:30 p.m.

Jungle Rapids – TORMENT Haunted Laser Tag!

Do you dare??? Jungle Rapids presents “TORMENT” haunted laser every Friday night at 6:30 pm beginning September 27th. Join Jungle Rapids for 5 nights of zombies, nightmares, and terror, all while trying to beat your friends in a game of Laser Tag.

Event details:

  • $15 admission per guest
  • Includes: one game of laser tag (extended game play)
  • Recommended for ages 10 and up.
  • Parental discretion advised.
  • Groups of 12 or more guests are eligible to receive a discounted rate of $10 per person. Groups must call ahead to receive this discount.

Call 910-791-0888 to reserve your tickets now!

Poplar Grove Plantation – Paranormal Ghost Tours

The grounds of Poplar Grove Plantation are rife with true old tales of terror, including a murderous crime of passion. Various spirits and ghosts are said to haunt the Manor House, Tenant House, graveyard, and grounds.

Come, learn about these interesting characters, discover more about the phantoms, and learn why they still stalk the Poplar Grove Plantation grounds.

All tickets are $15 each (plus taxes and fees). Groups are limited to 15. Cameras and other paranormal equipment are permitted. No guarantee of ghost activity. They stir at their own leisure.

  • October 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th and 26th from 6pm – 9pm: Tours on the hour at 7pm, 8pm, and 9pm.

Additionally, a Full Moon Paranormal Tour will be offered on October 13th at 8pm. Call Felicia Greene at 910-686-9518 x 103 for more information.

Book your tickets now before they’re sold out!

The Cotton Exchange – Haunted Tours

Visit The Cotton Exchange in downtown Wilmington and experience one of the Cape Fear’s most haunted locations! Our masterful storyteller will tell you the real terrible history that causes ghosts to haunt the Cotton Exchange corridors.

Call (910) 409-4300 for daily tour times. Adults (13+) $12, Kids (5-12) $5, Single Travelers $25, dogs free. Group rates available.

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher – Trick or Treat Under the Sea

Grab your costume and join the North Carolina Aquarium on Thursday, October 24th, Friday, October 25th or Saturday, October 26th, 2019 from 4:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. for Trick or Treat Under the Sea. Behind every corner you’ll find a live animal encounter, Halloween games, face painting, and magic shows. Watch superheroes and scary monsters swim with the sharks!

Local merchants, also in costume for the event, will also be on hand to give away treats to trick-or-treaters.

Admission is $13 for kids and adults. Book your tickets now!

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