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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.

Just Some Ideas

Jail of Horror II - Halloween Special, Belfast

Get ready to scream your head off at the Jail of Horror! Your worst nightmares will come true as you make your way through the dark and windy wings of this famous Victorian prison.

Halloween in Moyle, Ballycastle

All the family can take part in pop-up art and craft workshops, face painting, Halloween selfies and attend Dracula the Panto! Finish off the week with the Spectacular fancy dress parade and fireworks in Ballycastle.

Metro Monster Mash, Belfast

Come along for the Metro Monster Mash at the Titanic Slipways.

Belfast Ghost Bus, Belfast

Board your fully decorated and themed bus and depart at 7.00pm sharp!  Your deceased guide has moved from his world to ours to take you on a special tour full of horror. He will take you through the oldest parts of Belfast and regale you...

Halloween In Strabane District 2014, Strabane

Ghosts ,goblins and all things spooky are invited along to a festival of ghoulish entertainment in Strabane this Halloween. We dare you to miss this deadly witches brew !

Festival of Light - Mount Stewart, Newtownards

Described as the 'Event of the Decade', Festival of Light returns to Mount Stewart as the woodlands come alive with lights and music.

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