Top Halloween Parties and Costume Contests for Adults in St. Louis

The Best Ways to Celebrate Halloween in 2016

Kids aren't the only ones who get to have fun on Halloween. St. Louis has a lot of grown-up celebrations too. Here are details on some of the best Halloween parties, costume contests and other events in 2016.

If you're looking for more family-friendly options, check out St. Louis' Best Halloween Events for the Whole Family.

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    Take a three-hour walking tour of the most haunted places in Alton, Illinois. Hear the real stories behind the ghostly happenings. The tour is held on Friday and Saturday nights in October and costs $25 a person.
    Weekends in October 2016
    Alton, IL

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    There's nothing quite like visiting a haunted house to get you in the Halloween spirit. St. Louis has some great haunted attractions that will give you a good scare, including The Darkness which is one of the top haunted houses in the country.
    October 2016
    Various locations

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    The St. Louis Paranormal Research Society is hosting ghost tours of the historic Fox Theatre. Guides will talk about ghost sightings and other unexplained happenings at the theatre.
    October 10, 17 & 24, 2016
    Midtown St. Louis

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    The Lemp Mansion celebrates the season with a Halloween Trivia Night. Each table seats four people, so teams for this trivia night are smaller than many others in St. Louis. The cost is $40 a table. There will also be a special appetizer and drink menu available for purchase. Trivia questions will include general knowledge, current events and Lemp history. Trivia starts at 7 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 314-664-8024.
    October 18, 2016
    St. Louis

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    The cult classic, Rocky Horror Picture Show, plays at the Tivoli Theatre in Delmar Loop each year around Halloween. The midnight showings are always a fun time for everyone involved.
    October 21, 22, 28 & 29, 2016
    University City

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    360 Rooftop Bar is hosting a Haunted Heights party on Halloween weekend. The evening includes a costume contest, music and drink specials. The party starts at 8 p.m. 
    October 28-29, 2016
    Downtown St. Louis

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    Want to celebrate Halloween at St. Louis' biggest party? Then head to the Central West End neighborhood for the annual CWE Halloween party and costume contest. There's a full day of activities, but the grown-up celebration begins at 8 p.m., near the intersection of Maryland and Euclid.
    October 29, 2016
    Central West End

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    Take a haunted cruise and learn about the spooky happenings in Grafton, Illinois. The cruise leaves from Grafton Harbor. It includes ghost stories, music and drink specials. Tickets are $29 a person.
    October 29, 2016
    Grafton, IL

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    How about a Halloween party at one of the real haunted places in St. Louis? The Lemp Mansion is hosting a Halloween Bash with live music, drinks, appetizers and a costume contest. The party runs from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Tickets are $65 in advance and $75 at the door.
    October 29, 2016
    South St. Louis

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    Johnnie Brock's Dungeon is hosting a Freakshow at Ballpark Village. All-inclusive tickets include access to four bars and clubs, plus draft beer, house wine and premium spirits. There's also a costume contest and live music. Tickets are $40.  
    October 29, 2016
    Downtown St. Louis

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    Gateway Arch Riverboats are hosting a Halloween Costume Cruise along the Mississippi River. The evening includes dancing, appetizers, a costume contest and cash bar. The cruise departs at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $26 a person. All guests must be at least 21 years old.
    October 29, 2016
    St. Louis Riverfront

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    Swing Halloween Dance Party

    The Casa Loma Ballroom is hosting its annual Halloween dance party with music from That 80s Band. There will be prizes for the best costumes. The doors open at 7 p.m., and the music begins at 8 p.m. Admission is $15 per person.
    October 29, 2016
    South St. Louis

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    Head over to Pop's Nightclub in the Metro East for Frightfest featuring Twiztid. Other performers include Lex The Hex Master, Mac Lethal, Zodiac Mprint, Godz of Chaos, Menace to Sobriety, P.O.W. & NuttinxnycE. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $23 at the door.
    October 31, 2016
    Sauget, IL

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    This year's Halloween party at Broadway Oyster Bar includes performances from the Bottom's Up Blues Gang and Soulard Blues Band. The party runs from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.
    October 31, 2016
    Downtown St. Louis