Halloween is quickly approaching and one thing is for certain, our little slice of Charlotte knows how to do it right! Our entire team is anticipating the return of trick-or-treating and the highly decorated houses and elaborate costumes that come along with it. We are looking forward to hitting the streets with our kids in tow and passing out candy to our amazing neighbors. If you are like us, make the most of this Halloween and support our community by attending one (or more!) of these signature annual events…




Saturday, October 30

11:30am – 6:30pm: Fall Crawl

This year’s event kicks off in Midwood Park with the always popular costume parade at 11:30am followed by a full day of festivities. Enjoy great music from Grey & Allison Brewster, Loose Lugnuts and Jeff Brown, beers from Birdsong Brewing Co., wine from The Bohemian, food from Lil Romeo’s Food Truck & Marble Slab Creamery, face painting, a bounce house and obstacle course, and other great family-friendly activities throughout the day.  Free for neighbors.

Learn More: https://plazamidwood.org/events/#!event/2021/10/30/fall-crawl


Sunday, October 31

5pm – 9pm: Boos & Booze Crawl

Looking for more of an adult Halloween? Resident Culture Brewing Co., Pilot Brewing, and Legion Brewing have you covered with a Halloween beer crawl. Common Market is also joining in on the fun by hosting a tap takeover for Southern Strain Brewing and Burial, both of which will be opening in Plaza Midwood soon. Event wristbands are $5 and include unlimited Jaunt rides between locations. Costumes welcome!

Learn More: https://www.facebook.com/events/178269194439374/





Saturday, October 30

5pm: NoDaWeen Freaky 5K

Run through one of Charlotte’s most historic (and spookiest?) neighborhoods during NoDa’s second annual Freaky 5k. The race begins at 5pm, but make an evening of it at NoDa Company Store with a costume contest (for race participants) at 7pm and post-race party (for everyone) at 8pm. Register by October 27 for a $40 race fee and fun race t-shirt.

Learn More: https://noda.org/noda-nba/committees/nodaween/





Friday, October 29

6:45pm: Lighting of the Great Elizabeth Pumpkin Wall

Elizabeth neighbors have the annual tradition of creating a giant display of dozens of carved pumpkins and an illuminated message built into the wall. Last year the theme was “Together” and we can’t wait to see what message is unveiled in 2021. The lighting ceremony will be on Friday evening, but you will have three days to plan your visit as the wall will remain lit every night through Halloween. Find the Great Elizabeth Pumpkin Wall at 2229 Greenway Avenue, which is the corner of Laurel and Greenway.

Photo: Axios Charlotte




Sunday, October 31

9am: Hilly Chantilly 5k

Genevieve William Real Estate is excited to be a 2021 sponsor of one of our favorite 5k races, the Hilly Chantilly. This year’s race will be more festive than ever as it will take place on Halloween morning so be sure to select a costume that pairs well with running shoes! There is a $30 race fee if you sign up by October 28. After October 28, the price increases to $35.

Learn More: https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/Charlotte/HillyChantilly5K


5pm: Halloween Parade

Chantilly residents kick off trick-or-treating with a costume parade for kids and adults alike. Don your cat ears or vampire fangs and join your neighbors along Shenandoah Avenue. Free for neighbors.





Now through Saturday, November 6

7:30pm – 9pm: Scarrigan Farm’s Haunted Trail

In the spirit of the season, Carrigan Farm transforms its 275-acre farm into the scariest haunted trail around. It is a fun and out-of-the-ordinary way to get your heart pumping and adrenaline rushing this Halloween. Reservations are required this year and tickets range from $25 – $30.

Learn More: https://scarriganfarms.com/

Photo: FrightFind


Now through Thursday, November 4

7pm & 9pm: Ayrsley Retro Horror Series

The Ayrsley Retro Horror Series is perfect for those who like their screams on screen. Horror movie classics like Psycho, Nightmare on Elm Street, and The Shining are played seven nights a week with different movies showing back-to-back at 7pm and 9pm. You also can’t beat the retro pricing. Each movie is just $5.

Learn More: http://www.ayrsleycinemas.com/


Saturday, October 30

1pm – 10pm: Rich & Bennett’s 20th Annual Halloween Pub Crawl

Charlotte’s original Halloween crawl is a bit of a legend and we are sure its 20th year will be another one for the record book. This year, there are 18+ participating bars throughout Uptown Charlotte with drink specials at each location. Tickets range between $10 – $25 (based on when you purchase your ticket) and include giveaways, fun swag, and a costume contest.

Learn More: https://richandbennett.com/halloween/


We want to hear from you! Share your Halloween traditions and 2021 plans in the comments below. Plus, we are running out of time to pull together a costume so be sure to give us your creative costume ideas below too!