Halloween is almost here, and Savannah, one of the South’s spookiest cities, is gearing up for all sorts of frightening festivities. There will be costume contests, ghost tours, and other spine-chilling celebrations that’ll make this Halloween one to remember. If you want to know about the most haunting happenings taking place around town, you’re in for a treat. Here’s a brief round-up of some local Halloween events that you won’t want to miss.
4 Nights of Halloween
For four nights, from Oct. 28 through the Halloween holiday, famed storyteller Shannon Scott is offering exclusive tours through the hauntingly beautiful Bonaventure Cemetery. Attendees can look forward to scary storytelling and taboo tales while strolling through the necropolis. These 4 Nights of Halloween are going to be an unforgettable experience fitting for lovers of local lore.
Trick or Trees
The Savannah Tree Foundation is celebrating the spooky season by giving away free trees. On Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Tricentennial Park at the Georgia State Railroad Museum, STF invites the public to the Trick or Trees event. Come out and learn about our region’s native trees and even take one home. There will be family-friendly activities and treats available as well. Come dressed up in your favorite costume and prepare to enjoy this exciting educational opportunity.
Nightmare on Congress Street
If you like ‘boo-zy’ Halloween fun, then Nightmare on Congress Street is a good fit for you. Taking place Oct. 29 from 4 to 10 p.m., it’s a Halloween-themed bar crawl along Savannah’s scariest strip. The bar crawl includes local favorites like Boomys, The Crypt, Pour Larry’s and several others. Tickets are $20 and include free cover and drink specials at each participating location. The admission price also includes entry into a costume contest, which will dole out $2000 in prize money. It’s going to be a great time to mix and mingle with Savannah’s party crowd.
Forsyth Park Costume Crawl
Savannah’s most iconic park will soon host a ghastly gathering that is the first of its kind. The inaugural Forsyth Park Costume Crawl will take place on Sunday, Oct. 30 from 2 to 6 p.m. It’s a city-wide costume contest with prizes totaling more than $3000. The contest is open to anyone of any age, including pets. Registration is required to participate in the contest, but if you just want to come out and have a good time, the event is free and open to the public. There will be food trucks, music, games and more. Proceeds will benefit Coastal Empire Montessori, so you can do some good while having fun.
Bar Julian After Dark
The Thompson Hotel’s luxe rooftop bar is hosting a special celebration Halloween night. Bar Julian After Dark Halloween Edition will take place from 8 p.m. through midnight. There will be themed craft cocktail specials, music and a costume contest, so come dressed in your spookiest threads. It’s sure to be a frightfully fun way to spend Halloween night.