Halloween is right around the corner, and in this historic capital city, we’ll come up with any excuse to throw a party. Check out these Halloween events and spooky sites to get your Boo! on in Columbia SC. 

Halloween Events

 

A Free Times Halloween Party

October 25, 7:30 - 11 PM

Step back in time at 1208 Washington Place, a former bank that still has its original 1920s twin vaults. With three open bars, secret spooky haunts, and an indoor/outdoor dance party, A Free Times Halloween Party is sure to be a witching good time.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Growl at the Moon

October 25, 7 - 10 PM

Witches & Werewolves, Growl at the Moon is your time to shine. While the South Carolina State Museum also has kid-friendly Halloween events throughout the month, this gathering is meant for adults only. Grab your tickets now for haunted virtual reality experiences, local food & drinks, fortune telling, ghost tours, live music by the Reggie Sullivan Band, and night sky observing in the Boeing Observatory.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Bash at the Boneyard 

October 31, 8 PM - 12 AM

Situated in a former morgue, Bone-In BBQ takes its Halloweening seriously. This party spot has been decorated for the occasion for weeks and continues to add to the theatrics as we near this frightful night. Order up some seriously good ‘que, dance the night away, and prepare for some costumes to come to life at the Bash at the Boneyard.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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A Nightmare on Senate Street

October 31, 8  PM

Sip on creepy cocktails and enjoy live music by The Barons all night for A Nightmare on Senate Street. Think you know your horror stories? Try your hand at Horror Movie Trivia at Tin Roof at 7 PM before acting like a ghoul yourself for the official party.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Halloween Dance Bash

October 31, 9 PM - 1:30 AM

There’s no better place to show off your moves than Art Bar. This iconic spot in The Vista is lit with funky lights all year long. On All Hallows’ Eve a DJ will be spinning your favorite tunes and taking your best requests for this Halloween Dance Bash

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Blair Witch Project

October 31, 8:30 - 10:30 PM

Columbia’s art house movie theater, Nickelodeon Theatre (The Nick to locals), is celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Blair Witch Project on Halloween night. Grab some popcorn, sip a vino or local craft beer, and cozy up for this haunting classic.

Spooky Sites

 

Deceased Farm

A self-guided haunt, Deceased Farm includes six buildings, three outdoor zones, and two acres of creepy corn fields. It all begins with a mind-warping 3D experience and an abandoned farm, but beware - It’s an eerie adventure that is not for the faint of heart, and not recommended for children under the age of 12. 

Spirits Alive!

October 10, 6 - 9:30 PM

Join Historic Columbia in the Elmwood Cemetery for a guided tour (with costumes!) to learn more about the spirits of Columbia's past by light of the moon. Flashlights are encouraged and snacks and other Halloween activities are included. If you miss this spooky tour, check out other historic sites and tours led by those that know Columbia's past best.