9 ways to celebrate Spooky Season in and around Mobile

Toddler Wearing Snow White Costume
Grab your costumes and candy bags, it’s time to celebrate Halloween! Photo via Haley Phelps for Unsplash.

Happy spooky season, Alabama! With this fall weather closing in on us, it’s natural we’re all turning to thoughts of Halloween, pumpkin spice, and The Addams Family. We’ve gathered all the info you may need, so grab your costumes and let’s take a look at 9 ways to celebrate Halloween on the Gulf Coast!

1. Boo at Bellingrath

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One of the area’s most-awaited Halloween events! Photo via Bellingrath Gardens & Home website.
  • When: Saturday, October 23, from 3-9 p.m.
  • Where: Bellingrath Gardens, 12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd, Theodore, AL 36582
  • Family friendly? Yes, all ages welcome
  • Admission price: Same as admission to the gardens, $14 for adults, $8 for kids 12 & under, free for kids under 4
  • What to expect: The perfect afternoon for the whole family. Look out for the pumpkin patch, food trucks, story time with the Mobile Public Library, trick-or-treating through the gardens, a showing of Hocus Pocus starting at 6 p.m. & more.
  • More info: Website | Facebook

2. Horror Gras 2021

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Who doesn’t love a spooky-themed festival? Photo via Horror Gras on Facebook.
  • When: Saturday, October 16, 12-9 p.m.
  • Where: Gamers n Geeks, 5701 Moffett Rd suite n, Mobile, AL 36618
  • Family Friendly? Yes!
  • Admission price: Free
  • What to expect: An awesome, spooky-filled Halloween celebration! There will be tons of amazing local vendors, costume contests for adults and kids, haunted wrestling, crime scene investigators, fortune telling, and much, much more.
  • More info: Website | Facebook

3. Braided River Brewing Co. Mobile Midnight Maskers One Mile Zombie Fun Run

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Run your mile to make up for all your post-race beer from Braided River Brewing Co! Photo via Race Roster.
  • When: Saturday, October 16, Packet pickup at 5 p.m., race starts at 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: Braided River Brewing Co., 420 St Louis St, Mobile, AL 36602
  • Family friendly? Yes!
  • Admission price: Race registration for kiddos under 4 is free, ages 5-12 is $10, and 13+ is $15. Through October 15, there are also deals to get a race t-shirt or even deals for a shirt plus food & drink post-race on the registration website.
  • What to expect: A one-mile Halloween themed fun run through downtown Mobile ending at the brewery. Keep your eye peeled for the amazing food trucks, Halloween games for kiddos, live music, and more.
  • More info: Website | Facebook

4. Foley Drive-In Movie Halloween Celebration: Hocus Pocus

Cars Parked On Parking Lot During Daytime
Who doesn’t love a good, old-fashioned drive-in movie? Photo via DesignClass for Unsplash.
  • When: Thursday, October 28, from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Where: Foley Sports Complex, 210 Carter Lee Way, Foley, Alabama 36535
  • Family friendly? Yes!
  • Admission price: Free, but registering will guarantee you a parking spot
  • What to expect: Your classic drive-in movie experience, but with some Halloween flair! On you way to your parking spot, you’ll get all kinds of goodies from various vendors. Once the clock strikes 6:30, Hocus Pocus will be shown.
  • More info: Register here

5. Sharon Needles at B-Bob’s Halloween Party

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A fun way for adults to spend their Halloween! Photo via B-Bob’s on Facebook.
  • When: Saturday, October 30, starting at midnight
  • Where: B-Bob’s Downtown, 213 Conti St, Mobile, AL 36602
  • Family friendly? 21+
  • Admission price: Early bird tickets (sold through October 22) are $16, General Admission is $20, and there are a limited number of V.I.P. Meet & Greet tickets for $30
  • What to expect: Gentlemen, start your engines; and may the best costume…WIN! Come on out to see Drag Race’s own Sharon Needles as she takes the stage at B-Bob’s to ring in Halloween!
  • More info: Facebook | Tickets

6. Halloween at the Explorium

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Halloween fun plus learning about science? We think yes. Photo via City of Mobile government website.
  • When: Saturday, October 30, from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Where: Explorium Science Center, 65 Government Street, Mobile Alabama
  • Family friendly? Yes!
  • Admission price: Same as general admission, $13 for adults, $11 for anyone ages 7-12 & or over 65, $8 for kiddos ages 3-6, kids under 3 get in free
  • What to expect: A science-filled, spooky day of fun for kids of all ages. Highlights include ghost-themed guessing games, storytelling, experiments on pumpkins, and much more.
  • More info: Explorium Site | City of Mobile Site

7. Massacre Island Haunted Bike Ride on Dauphin Island

White Skeleton Bicycle
Take a haunted bike ride through Dauphin Island. Photo via Magdalena Smolnicka for Unsplash.
  • When: Saturday October 30, 6-10 p.m.
  • Where: Green Park, 302 Lemoyne Drive, Dauphin Island, Alabama, 36528
  • Family friendly? 18+ to ride
  • Admission price: $10 to register for the bike race
  • What to expect: A beautiful 5-mile ride along some of Dauphin Island’s spookiest spots, which takes around 45 minutes. A costume contest finishes it all off, and proceeds benefit the Animal Rescue Foundation.
  • More info: Website | Registration

8. HalloQueen’s Drag Brunch at Post Wine Bar

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Brunch and a show is the perfect way to kick off your Halloween celebrations. Photo via POST on Facebook.
  • When: Saturday, October 30, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Where: POST, 571 Dauphin Street, Mobile Alabama, 36602
  • Family friendly? 21+
  • Admission price: $50, includes brunch, mimosa, and the show
  • What to expect: Ever thought brunch was missing something? Drag Queens could be what you were missing! You’ll get your classic brunch experience, plus entertainment and an audience costume contest. Make sure you ring cash to tip your entertainers!
  • More info: Website | Tickets

9. Trunk or Treat/Trick or Treat events

Children Standing While Holding Jack 'O Lantern And Wearing Costume
Give your kiddos a fun Halloween experience with the events below. Photo via Connor Baker for Unsplash.

Now there’s an absolute abundance of Trunk or Treat and/or Trick or Treat events, so we’ve linked you a bunch of family-friendly events below to check out for yourself!

You won’t want to miss all of these Halloween events so grab the family, pick out a costume, and choose your favorite event (or events!) for some Halloween fun!

Did we miss your favorite Halloween event in Mobile? Tag us @thebamabuzz and let us know!

Liv George
Liv George

A Georgia native soaking up the sun on the Gulf Coast. Lover of Mardi Gras, beach days, and historical sites.

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