Spooktacular Halloween Events in Melbourne 2023

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Fright night has arrived! Halloween in Melbourne is always a festive time filled with enchanted events, spooktacular soirees, haunted houses, creepy costumes, and loads of trick-or-treating, of course!

Make sure you mark your calendars with these family-friendly Halloween events in Melbourne as 2023 is about to get downright devilish!

Spooktacular Halloween Events in Melbourne 2023

1. Luna Dark

Halloween events in Melbourne 2023
Spookiness awaits at Luna Park this October! 

This Halloween, the rides aren’t the only thing that’ll make you scream at Luna Park! From Friday 27 October to Monday 31 October 2023, Luna Park returns from the dead with Luna Dark: Behind the Screams.

It’s Melbourne’s biggest and most bone-chilling costume party, where zombies, ghouls, ghosts and vampires come out to play! Get ready to see a side of Luna Park you never knew existed. Hosted over five terrifying nights, and two (youngster-friendly) days this October, Luna Dark will scare and excite with two brand new, spine-tingling attractions, SFX Make-Up, an AR Photo Booth, Live Music, Roving ghosts and ghouls, plenty of tricks and treats, plus, the ultimate VIP CarnEvil Halloween Party.

Where:      18 Lower Esplanade, St Kilda
When:       Friday 27 October to Monday 31 October 2023
Cost:         From $15 for a day session to $49.95 for a night session

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2. Fairfield Village Halloween Fun Day

Halloween events in Melbourne 2023
Fairfield Village Halloween Fun Day

A fun day for the whole family is on the agenda at the Fairfield Village Halloween Fun Day

Kids can grab a $15 wristband and enjoy unlimited rides throughout the day, plus, there will be entertainment, an animal farm, face painting, and more Halloween hauntings!

Where:      Gillies Street Carpark
When:       Sunday 29 October 2023 from 10 am to 3 pm
Cost:         $15

3. Thriller! The Halloween Haunted Maze

Halloween events in Melbourne 2023
Thriller! The Halloween Haunted Maze

Get ready for the fright of your life! Melbourne's District Docklands will be taken over by the creepiest maze experience the city has ever seen this Halloween with Thriller! The Halloween Haunted Maze

Thriller! promises a night filled with hair-raising Halloween events in Melbourne as you walk (or bolt!) through multiple terrifying maze rooms that are sure to leave you trembling with fear. After facing your deepest fears, head over to the Vampire Lounge, where you'll find a selection of themed cocktails and snacks to recharge your nerves. 

Kid-friendly sessions will take place from 12-7 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Where:      The District Docklands, 23 - 37, Shop CWF01
When:       4-31 October 2023
Cost:         From $22

4. Arriba! Melbourne Mexican Festival

Melbourne Mexican Festival
Day of the Dead cookies.

Celebrate the Day of the Dead in traditional Mexican style at the annual Arriba! Melbourne Mexican Festival.

The Melbourne Mexican Festival is back for 2023 with an unforgettable lineup of activities. Every year, the festival showcases Melbourne’s rich and diverse Mexican culture with traditional cuisines, a Margarita garden, Mexican handcrafts, mariachi music, live bands, DJs, and a kids' area with loads of family-friendly entertainment. And the best part is, entry is free!

Where:      Flagstaff Gardens, 309-311 William St, West Melbourne
When:       27-29 October 2023 from 2-5 pm
Cost:         FREE entry

5. Big Fish Little Fish Halloween Family Rave

Big Fish Little Fish Halloween Family Rave
Big Fish Little Fish Halloween Family Rave

The Big Fish Little Fish Halloween Family Rave is back for another spooktacular event that is once again a highlight of the Halloween events in Melbourne calendar!

Chasers Nightclub will once again be taken over by ghostly DJs who'll be spinning a wicked web of popular tunes for big and little ravers. Plus, there'll be a multi-sensory dance floor and parachute dance finale, licensed bar, live performances, a kids' craft area with giant mural, face painting stalls, a play area with tents, tunnels and a light-up dance floor.

Don't forget to wear your best Halloween costume!

Where:      Chasers Nightclub, 386 Chapel St, South Yarra
When:       Sunday 29 October 2023 from 2-5 pm
Cost:         From $20

6. Halloween Fest at Jells Park

Melbourne Halloween Fest
Halloween Fest at Jells Park.


Halloween events in Melbourne don't get much more thrilling than Halloween Fest at Jells Park! 

Halloween Fest will run over two full days of hair-raising activities for the whole family, including music, trick-or-treating, horror magic shows, horror movies, a reptile show, a spooky dance floor, and prizes for the best-dressed families.

Where:      Jells Park
When:       28-29 October 2023 from 12-8.30 pm
Cost:         From $27. Kids under three go FREE.

7. Spooky Ghost Tours

Lantern Ghost Tours
Lantern Ghost Tours

If you're a fan of ghosts and paranormal activities, fright night is the perfect night to really set your heart racing on a ghost tour in Melbourne.

Lantern Ghost Tours run a number of chilling tours throughout Melbourne, each one unearthing spooky and sinister stories of the city's past. 

Please note that Lantern Ghost Tours are recommended for children aged eight and older.  

Where:      Throughout Melbourne - see website for locations.
When:       October 2023 
Cost:         From $39

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