It's October! Which puts one thing at the forefront of our brains: Halloween.
Zombies, ghosts, pumpkins galore – if you're looking for a way to celebrate this glorious holiday in the United States, check out some of our top picks below. Whether it be kid friendly parades, electronic festivals, and some other unique options; you will find something that suits what you're looking for this Halloween.
Circoloco NYC Halloween 2019
Lineup: Seth Troxler, Honey Dijon, Rampa vs & ME, William Djoko, Jasper James, Bambounou
Is there a better place to party than NYC? This electronic festival is an all night party in a Brooklyn warehouse and you definitely won't regret missing a good night's sleep for this one.
When & where: 26th October; Brooklyn, New York, USA
Haunted Fest 2019
Lineup: Porter Robinson, Rezz, RL Grime, Chris Lake, Dombreksy, Whethan
The ultimate EDM festival in the midwest, you will dance all night in spooky glee. This festival has a Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana leg; so if you're in the midwest and can't make one of the nights, you surely will be able to take a road trip to one of the other events - it will be worth it!
When & where: 24th October 2019; Grand Rapids, MI / 25th October 2019; Columbus, OH & Indianapolis, IN
Escape Halloween 2019
Lineup: ANOTR, deadmau5, Dillon Francis, Timmy Trumpet, Don Diablo, Duke Dumont, Alesso, ALOK, RL Grime
This huge scale electronic dance festival is also known as 'Psycho Circus' – and comes with twisted production, freaky decorations, scary clowns and other typically terrifying Halloween and circus themes.
When & where: 25th-26th October; San Bernardino, USA
Freaky Deaky Halloween 2019
Lineup: Armin van Buuren, Malaa, Tchami, Borgore, Martin Garrix, Green Velvet, Steve Aoki, Rezz, Cosmic Gate
An electronic music festival which draws from all aspects of the scene – from EDM, to trance, to bass music, to more underground house and techno – to build a huge lineup over two days. One thing is for sure, you're going to dance (and maybe even enjoy the freaky costume contest).
When & where: 26th-27th October 2019; Houston, Texas
Electric Halloween 2019
Lineup: Octave Cat, '68, Maximus Animae Musicae, Your Persona, Exmag, Sleep In, Heavensake, MINKA
Despite its name, Electric Halloween is a multi-genre festival, ranging from acoustic, jam bands and electronica, all the way to alternative, rock, and heavy metal. The event also includes fun Halloween activities such as a costume contest and magic shows.
When & where: 18th-19th October; Southwind Vineyard, Millville, USA
Hangtown Music Festival 2019
Lineup: Railroad Earth, Greensky Bluegrass, Dark Star Orchestra, The Wood Brothers, The Mote, Anders Osborne, Fruition
While Hangtown has a great music lineup of bluegrass, country, folk and roots music and a packed out audience each year, it's also intimate and family friendly; with a kid zone, camping, and arts and crafts.
When & where: 24th-27th October; Placerville, USA
Get Freaky 2019
Lineup: Alison Wonderland, Benny Benassi, Born Dirty, Drezo, Headphone Activist, JOYRYDE, NOIZU, Russian Style, Softest Hard
Get Freaky is Utah's ideal Halloween electronic festival, transforming the historic Great Saltair with a lineup amazing DJs and food; you will let loose and have a Halloween party to talk about until next year.
When & where: 25th-26th October 2019; Magna, Utah, USA
Krewe of Boo!
Lineup: GRäDU, djTAF, JT & The Ka-Nection Band, DJ Wixx
The New Orleans attitude is very 'go big or go home' and you can surely expect big for this Halloween party that almost mirrors Mardi Gras but with scary costumes and a zombie run.
When & where: 19th October 2019; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Little Five Points Halloween Festival and Parade
Little Five Points is a kid friendly spooky parade with the best food Atlanta has to offer along with two stages of great music.
When & where: 19th October 2019; Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Salt River Fields Spooktacular Balloon Festival
Very different from any other Halloween party or parade you might go to in The States, visit this festival to watch 20 hot air balloons ascend into the sky, passing out over 4000 pounds of candy for trick-or-treaters. That's to go along with the live music, balloon rides, costume competitions and firework displays.
When & where: 25th-26th October 2019; Scottsdale, Arizona
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