Given the overabundance of events around the peninsula this Halloween, it might be hard deciding how to fill your weekend. In an effort to make it easier, we're highlighting some of the more exciting events going on in the area.
Start the weekend early by dressing up in red and heading out to the Red Party at the Old City Jail. The event features a silent auction, food, an open bar, plus music by DJ Arthur Brouthers. Proceeds go to the American College of the Building Arts.
The weekend truly kicks off on Friday. Before you head to the bars go stop by Greenway Studio for the Really Scary Halloween Show, featuring art by Matthew Foreman and Clint Eden plus a costume contest. Cottage on the Creek is holding the All Hallow's Eve Masquerade Ball. Expect a costume contest and plenty of drinks, food, and dancing. Jimbo's Rock Lounge abides with the Big Lebowski Halloween Party, where they'll be serving $4 White Russians and $3 The Dude shooters.
For the legal bar-goers, head to Daniel Island's Three Lions Pub for their HallowScream Party. If you're wanting to stray from the party scene, local graveyard expert Ruth Miller is giving a graveyard tour bright and early at 10 a.m. Too early? Black Cat Tours are hosting nighttime haunted tours all weekend. And if you've got kids, take 'em to Hampton Park on Friday for Trick or Treat in the Park, which includes jump castles, face painting, and a costume contest.
Friday's events continue with a party with a purpose at the B&H Banquet Hall; proceeds will benefit Walk to Beat the Clock Summerville. Charleston Pride hosts their Freaks and Phantoms party at Halligan's. Tanya Brown and Mike the Guy from 95SX will be in attendance, as well as Charleston Pride's Celina Drake.
Kick things off on Saturday in the Cannonborough area with the Halloween Pedestrian Parade and Fair. The parade ends at 134 Line St.; there the fair kicks off with fresh food, live music, and fun for kids and adults. Afterward, head to the Mount Pleasant Pier and check out Costumes on the Cooper, where Super Deluxe will provide live music.
Taco Boy is going to try to pick up where Vickery's Downtown left off. Their Halloween Bash is an answer to the legendary "Wicked Halloween Party". The $1,000 prize for best costume is likely to draw plenty of people.
Sunday is the big day. The Tin Roof is celebrating a Hoodoo Voodoo Halloween with tarot readings and music by Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Megan Jean & the KFB, the Dirty Bourbon River show, and burlesque by Brandy Valentine. Get off the peninsula with the Spiritline Haunted Harbor Cruise, or Trick or Treat at Mt. Pleasant's Towne Centre, featuring horse-drawn hayrides, face painting, and magic shows.