The POP team is absolutely devastated over the horrific events that occurred in Lewiston. Our hearts go out to the Maine community today. We are thinking of Lewiston and those affected by this tragedy.
We are staying up to date on the latest news over the tragedy in Lewiston. We will be doing our best to update any cancellations of events this weekend. Cancellations this weekend will be noted here.
This Halloweekend is bringing the frights and delights! Get ready to unleash your inner ghoul and let the Halloween spirit run wild in Portland, Maine!
This weekend is all about spooky fun, eerie events, and thrilling experiences that will send shivers down your spine. From haunted parties to costume extravaganzas, we’ve rounded up the most spine-tingling happenings in the city for this Halloween weekend. Grab your costumes, gather your crew, and prepare for a ghoulishly good time!
Here’s The Weekend Guide for Friday, October 27th, 2023 – Sunday, October 29th, 2023
For the full rundown on Halloween in Portland, Maine, check out the Portland Old Port Guide to Halloween.
Trick-or-Treat Exchange Street | Exchange St. Businesses | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
The businesses of Exchange Street have come together for their 2nd annual family-friendly trick or treating event! Visit downtown Portland for this free event for children ages 0-10ish. Dress the entire family, including pets, in adorably scary costumes and haunt local businesses for a sweet treat. Look for the orange posters and window signs to know which businesses are participating this year!
Friday the 27th
Thriller Throwdown 2023 | Monument Square | 5:30 PM
“Darkness falls across the land… the midnight hour is close at hand…” Join for the 11th annual zombie takeover! Over 100 grisly ghouls flood the square and re-create Michael Jackson’s iconic Thriller video. A bone-chilling dance extravaganza.
Henry’s Dead Decade’s of Dance | Henry’s Public House | 9:00 PM
Kick off the Halloween festivities this Friday with DJ Revolve and groove through the “Dead Decades of Dance” at Henry’s Public House. It’s a time-traveling dance extravaganza as they journey through a new decade of music every hour, bringing you the ultimate dance party experience.
Bite Night | Maine Studio Works | 6:00 PM
The greatest Halloween party above ground is back again and ready to blow the roof off in 2023! Bite Night showing 12 incredible short horror films from 6 different countries. Grab some chow from Great Wave Sushi or The Greeks of Peaks, bop inside for a drink from Cocktail Mary, get you some custom swag — printed live by Little Chair Printing — sit back, get spooky, and enjoy the chaos! Tickets
CANCELLED After Dark: Halloween – 21+ | The Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine | 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Adults only this time around as The Children’s Museum and Theatre prepares for howling Halloween fun with their After Dark (21+) Halloween party! A night-time event, and boo-bash, just for kids-at-heart*. After Dark festivities include adult trick-or-treating, creepy crawly snacks and festive elixirs (for purchase), hauntingly creative crafts, “fireside” scary stories, hoot and howl interactives and decor, and the debut performance of References starring Chartreuse Money and Bunny Wonderland. Tickets.
Fright Night | Bissell Brothers | 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Get ready to howl at the moon and dance with the undead! Fright Night is creeping back into town, and Bissell Brothers is raising the spirits with a spooktacular dance party featuring DJ Fatty Shay. Don’t miss the chance to haunt the night away!
Saturday the 28th
Sunday the 29th
Halloween Monster Mash Bash | Longfellow Park | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
A howling good time at the Halloween Monster Mash Bash! Join University Neighborhood Organization for a spine-tingling celebration – a FREE community event! Groove to the spooky beats by DJ Matt Little; Join the costume parade at 1:30 PM; Transform into creatures of the night with face painting; And balloons, raffles, and games that will give you chills. But that’s not all—this is a Halloween Costume Dance Party, so don’t forget your noise makers and dancing shoes! In case of rain, they will haunt the USM Sullivan Gym at 66 Falmouth St. (Portland Campus).
Halloween Fête Market | Austin Street Brewery | 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM (Also Happening Saturday, Same Place)
Get ready for TWO DAYS of spOoky fun at the Halloween Fete Market! A ghoulishly good time, Fete Market is your go-to for a curated experience filled with local creators showcasing their spine-tingling work. There’s a FRIGHTENINGLY talented group of makers waiting to enchant you with their artwork, handmade treasures, and even tarot readings! Whether you’re seeking the perfect spooky decor or just a little Halloween magic, this is the place to be.
Siblings Bakery Pop-Up | Root Wild Kombucha | 11:00 AM – S/O
Celebrating five fantastic years of Root Wild Kombucha by teaming up with the fabulous Siblings Bakery for a scrumptious pop-up event that’ll satisfy your sweet tooth. Indulge in an assortment of delectable cakes designed to complement Root Wild’s delightful kombucha flavors. With a cozy autumn atmosphere, this celebration promises to be filled with toasty vibes and delicious treats. Come raise a glass (or a cake) to five years of kombucha magic! The party starts at 11 AM.
We’re getting well into spooky season! Check out our Guide to Halloween in Portland, Maine!
For more events head to our Events Calendar here.