In 2016, since Halloween falls on a Monday, most of the events at bars and clubs are on Saturday, September 29.
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Arkansas Paranormal Expo
This isn't really a Halloween event, but adults interested in Halloween may be interested in real paranormal investigators.
Speakers on UFOs, bigfoot, crytozoology, psychic phenomena, ghosts and more will be present. Admission is $10.
Tales of the Crypt (LR) *
Oct. 11, 6:00-8:00 PM
Mt. Holly Cemetery
This might be too scary for some younger children because of the location. Tour this historic cemetery while students act out scenes from historic residents lives. This always has great costumes and information. 501-447-2362
Magic Screams: Halloween at Magic Springs (Hot Springs)
Magic Springs and Crystal Falls
Weekends October 8-30
Visit the spooky haunted houses, walk the scary trail and take a spin on the rides. For young goblins, enjoy a scare-free zone for pumpkin painting, family Halloween themed movies and more. 501-318-5309. Admission: $29.99 one-day admission.
Haunted Little Rock Tours (LR)
MacArthur Museum of Military History
Every Friday night in October
Tour the Historic Quapaw Quarter and the Argenta Historic District hearing stories about haunted places, led by a real paranormal investigator.
Tickets are $35. 501-681-3857. Review.
Fantastic Cinema Halloween Themed Film Screenings
Various Locations, Little Rock
To celebrate Halloween the Film Society of Little Rock is hosting screenings of spooky Halloween themed short films. They have many different feature length movies and a selection of shorts.
Most of the screenings are at the Chenal 9 Theater in Little Rock or the The Center for Humanities and Arts in North Little Rock. The shorts will be screened at Crush Wine Bar and the Joint in Argenta.
Fright in the Heights
Businesses in the Heights
October 20 @ 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
This event is family friendly, but also great for adults (Halloween themed adult beverages are available). Stroll through the neighborhood and enjoy the hospitality of your favorite businesses. Trick-or-Treating will be available for kids of all ages. Break out the costumes.
Boo at the Zoo Adults Only Preview (LR) *
Grown ups will "trick-or-treat" for some special adult concoctions and get a chance to experience all the Boo at the Zoo attractions like the train, haunted house, Frankenstein's Dance Party and a costume contest. Admission is $25/30.
October 22 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
HarvestFest in Hillcrest is a one-day event designed for adults and families. They have activities for kids and adults, vendors selling their wares, food, fashion and music.
Tiny Hands Monster Bash (LR)
Next Level Events at 1400 W. Markham St
This is an adult event to benefit the UAMS Family Home and UAMS neonatal intensive care unit.
Admission is $60/65. Starts at 7:00 p.m. on October 28. They have a costume contest and silent auctions. 501-376-9746.
Science After Dark: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse at the Museum of Discovery
500 Clinton Avenue
Cash bar. Learn how to survive the zombie apocalypse with science at this 21 and over event. Costumes encouraged. From 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Nightmare on Scott Street
1321 Scott Street (the Villa Marre)
From 7 to 11 p.m. They will have a cash bar, light appetizers, and prizes for the best costume. Tickets are $50. Benefits Hope Rises.
Cajun's Wharf Costume Contest (LR) *
2400 Cantrell Road
Contest starts at 6:00 p.m. 501-375-5351.
Lost Forty Zombie Lumberjack Ride
501 Byrd St,Little Rock
Lost Forty is having a costumed bike ride and beer release party.
They are introducing a new limited edition Imperial Stout, and having a bike ride to benefit recyled bikes for the kids of Arkansas.
Ernie Biggs Costume Party (LR)
307 President Clinton Avenue
Special DJs, drink specials and a big costume contest. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Discovery Halloween Party (LR)
1021 Jessie Road
Special DJs, costume contest and special Halloween performances. They have a $2000 costume contest. They are having their Halloween on Saturday, not Halloween night (but I'm sure costumes will appear on Halloween night).
Maker Ball at the Innovation Hub (NLR)
201 East Broadway
Maker-themed costume party. Admission is $25/30, but food and an open bar are included. From 7-10 p.m. Guests are encouraged to make their costumes. This could mean sewing, gluing, taping, 3-D printing, laser cutting, welding, or anything you can think of. That can lead to some pretty cool costumes.