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Halloween Events & Fireworks Displays

Bewitching at any time, nobody does Halloween like Northern Ireland.

Head along to one of our thrilling events for some frightful fun for all the family or enjoy many of the magical fireworks displays.  Here is just a taster of what's happening around Northern Ireland.

  • Metro Monster Mash, Belfast (31 October - FREE event).  Head along to the Titanic Slipways for Belfast's biggest Halloween celebration featuring haunting street theatre, fire jugglers, music and a stunning fireworks display.
  • Pumpkins and Potions, County Armagh (25-26 October) Come dressed in your most frightening costume and enjoy a weekend of family fun. Enter the spook shed for some ghoulish tales, carve a pumpkin to take home and join in traditional Hallowe'en activities for all the family.
  • Banks of the Foyle Halloween Carnival, Derry~Londonderry (FREE event - Main events run 27 October - 2 November).  Europe's biggest Halloween celebration returns with a packed programme, culminating in a magnificent fireworks display and a glorious parade through the city's atmospheric streets.  Other highlights include Chateau le Fear – the House of Horrors at Ebrington, creepy GhostBus tours, night-time markets and five days of Halloween movies.
  • Halloween Howler, Lisnaskea, County Fermanagh (28 - 31 October).  Head along to the Share Centre for a host of Halloween treats.  Highlights include Ghost Ship Cruises and Ghost Paddles on Lough Erne, a Haunted Forest Trail, pumpkin carving and a fireworks display.
  • Armagh Gaol Halloween Tours, Armagh City (dates between 17 & 31 October).  If you're feeling brave enough, join a special Halloween tour of this iconic Armagh building and be regaled with the harrowing stories associated with the gaol's long history. 
  • Hallowtides Festival, Newcastle, County Down (FREE event - 31 October).  The seaside town will host a jam-packed calendar of spooky events as part of its annual Halloween celebrations.  Attractions will include live music, a fancy dress competition,  themed float parade and one of the region's largest fireworks displays on the seafront.
  • Halloween Torchlight Tours at the Folk Park, Omagh, County Tyrone (29 - 31 October).  Take a tour of the outdoor museum and its buildings as darkness falls.  Ghost stories, ghouls and witches will keep you on your toes!
  • Fright Night at The Jungle NI, Moneymore, County Londonderry (various dates until 1 November).  If you dare, head along for a Halloween experience to remember as you take a terrifying tour through the woods in the dark of night, with only a lantern to guide the way.  Not for the faint of heart!

Check out some more FREE events:

Ghosts in the Glens | Seapark Fireworks | Halloween fun at Cockle Row Cottages | Galawe'en in Portaferry | Newry City's Halloween Celebrations | Ghouls and Fools | Harry Potter Hallowe'en at Crawfordsburn | Newcastle's Haunted House| Halloween in Ballycastle | Black Cat Cove Halloween Party | Pumpkin Fun | Twilight Night by Fairy Light | Spooked out at the Mill | Annual Fireworks Festival Enniskillen | Halloween Creepy Crafts | SHARE Halloween Fireworks Display

Check out our Halloween For Grown Ups blog for some extra spooky fun.

Looking for the perfect costume to dress up in?  Take a look at our list of Fancy Dress shops for more information and contact details.

See below for more Halloween events taking place near you.

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Richhill Apple Harvest Fayre launches in line with BBC’s Great British Menu, Richhill, Armagh

RICHHILL Apple Harvest Fayre is back for a second year with a celebration of County Armagh’s home grown produce combined with a celebration of the centenary of one of the most powerful organizations in the UK – the Women’s Institute.

The fayre, which takes place on Halloween Day this year, will build on the success of the popular village fayre which empowers people to connect with the land through artisan food and drink producers.

To make it extra special, the 2015 fayre is launching in line with the screening of the Great British Menu which will feature Northern Ireland including last year’s fayre where Richhill’s WI showcase the powerful role our local country women play in society.

Halloween Spootacular at Marble Arch Caves, Legnabrocky, Enniskillen

Put on your scariest fancy dress costume and journey underground on a nail biting, spine tingling guided tour of the fantastic Marble Arch Caves.

Hallowe'en Enchanted Garden at Mount Stewart, Newtownards

Celebrate Hallowe'en with fun activities and spooky characters. Dress to impress in your finest scary outfits whilst enjoying the ghostly atmosphere.

Conjurers and Cunning Men : Hallowe'en Talk by Dr Bob Curran, Limavady

We’ve all heard tales of witches and wise women in Irish folktale but what about men? Were they as magically powerful?

Hallowtides Festival, Newcastle

Newcastle's annual Hallowtides Halloween festivities once again promises to be packed with activities, with Fireworks Display taking place on Saturday 31st October.

Apple Cart Fest - Fireside Barn Session, Irvinestown, Enniskillen

Why not join us after the 8pm Enniskillen fireworks to round off the evening and gather around our fireside to celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of winter. Weather permitting we will light a bonfire outside to drive away the winter nasties (for another night at least). Roast up some sausages and toast marshmallows and let the ghost stories flow as the bonfire crackles.

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