It’s a time of year when things get delightfully eerie.
And this year, Cork is stepping up its game to bring us a Halloween extravaganza like never before.
From early October to the witching hour on Halloween night and beyond, prepare to be bewitched by a series of spine-tingling events that cater to the young, and the young at heart.
We’ve rounded up the top six hair-raising Halloween events you won’t want to miss:
The Grave Rave at Sea Church
Looking for a monstrous night out? Head to The Grave Rave at Sea Church for an electrifying journey through ’90s and ’00s house tracks on October 29th that could wake the dead.
DJ Billy McGaley will host the event, complete with freaky visuals, smoke, and disco lighting to immerse you in the eerie experience. The €10 tickets can be nabbed here.
Monsieur Pompier’s Freaky Halloween Cabaret
Looking for a Halloween cabaret act like no other? Join Monsieur Pompier’s Freaky Cabaret at the Crane Lane Theatre on October 31st.
With songs about inside-out cats, bog witches, and ear fairies, it’s bound to be a mad ‘auld night. Fancy dress is encouraged, and there’s a prize for the best-dressed ghoul on the night. Tickets are €15 and available here.
Cirque du Freak at Circus Factory
Ghastly ghouls and mischievous monsters unite at Cirque du Freak at Circus Factory on Centre Park Road.
Happening on October 21st, this event promises prizes for the best dressed, a raffle, and more. Grab your tickets here.
Got some little monsters? Here are some kid-friendly events:
Dragon of Shandon’s Nighttime Romp
Join the legendary 36-foot Dragon of Shandon on October 31st as it prowls the streets of Cork.
Crafted with love by Cork City’s creative community, this mythical beast will be accompanied by ghouls, beasts, and spooky creatures in the parade, celebrating the ancient tradition of Samhain. Check out our article on the route for more.
Cork City Gaol Halloween Extravaganza
Cork City Gaol is getting into the spooky spirit with ghosts, skeletons, and witches taking over the former prison.
The Black Cat Treasure Hunt returns from October 28th to November 3rd, offering endless fun for the little ones. More information is available here.
Passage West Halloween Walk-Through
Step into the spine-chilling world of Passage West’s Halloween walk-through experience.
Happening from October 27th to 29th at Pembroke in the Harbour village, this event supports Marymount Hospice. Adults can join the frightful fun for €10, children for €5, and families of four for €20.
Ther is also a sensory session on October 30th from 5pm-7 pm.