If you are looking for haunting activities to do this weekend, we've got you covered! 

Every week we compile the best weekend events happening in Hampton Roads, Richmond, and Williamsburg. Check out the list of our 10 favorites for this weekend, October 25–27. 

Hampton Roads

A McGregor Nightmare Cocktail Experience | Cure Coffeehouse, Norfolk | Friday

Cure Coffeehouse is opening up their shop after hours for a spooky cocktail experience. You are encouraged to wear your best costume while enjoying spooky movies, eating creative frightful dishes, and sipping on Halloween-inspired cocktails by legendary bartender Gregory E. White. The event is free and open to the public—check it out on Visit Norfolk's website!

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Cirque Mei | The American Theater, Hampton | Saturday

Take a seat at The American Theater for an air-defying show! Cirque Mei is filled with several Chinese circus acts, including a combination of trapeze artists, plate spinners, contortionists, and more. Check out the mouth-dropping tricks in this video! Tickets are $35-$50 each. Read more here!

Courtesy of Columbia Artists

City Center Oyster Roast | City Center Oyster Point, Newport News | Friday

Do you love seafood? Well, then you need to check out the City Center Oyster Roast event on Friday. There will be fresh oysters, seafood, live music, beverages, and other activities. Check out the event on the Virginia is for Lovers website!

Oyster Plate

Courtesy of Tommaso Cantelli

Olde Towne Portsmouth Ghost Walk | Trinity Episcopal Church, Portsmouth | Friday

Wear your comfortable shoes, jackets, and bravery as you prepare to come face to face with the local ghosts around Olde Towne Portsmouth. This guided tour is based on the Jack-The-Ripper ghost walks in London. Costumed actors will take you around to the local haunted houses and mansions and share the stories of those who haunt the locations. Tickets are $10 each. Learn more here!

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Courtesy of Portsmouth Olde Towne Ghost Walk 2019


Halloween Party with Cashmere Jungle Lords | Castleburg Brewery and Taproom | Saturday

Kick up the Halloween festivities with a Saturday night party! Here, you can enjoy live music, costume contests, and beer. Awards for costume contests will be given to those wearing the best couples' costume, scariest, and best overall. The event is free and open to the public. Check it out here!

Costumed Actors

Courtesy of Visit Richmond

Oktoberfest | Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden | Saturday

The Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is offering guests a unique Oktoberfest experience that combines German festivities with the beautiful outdoors. Witness the gorgeous fall colors on the trees while enjoying games and prizes, live music, and food and drink for purchase. The event is free with garden admission. Check it out here!

Father pulling cart with kids

Courtesy of Visit Richmond

Poe Film Festival | Institute for Contemporary Art | Friday–Sunday

Contemporary filmmakers will present their original works at this film festival commemorating the late, great Edgar Allan Poe. The event is free and open to the public. Head on over to the Poe Film Festival's website to see more!

Courtesy of Poe Film Festival

The Play That Goes Wrong | Altria Theater | Friday

The Play That Goes Wrong is a riotous gut-wrenching comedy that resembles a combination between Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python. The who-done-it theme combined with satirical comedy will make your stomach hurt from laughing. If you want to see what the play is about before going, check out this video! Tickets are $39.50–$88.50, and you can get them here! Read more about the event on Visit Richmond's website!

Actors on stage

Courtesy of Broadway in Richmond


Family Frights | Jamestown Settlement | Friday–Sunday

Jamestown Settlement will be hosting a Halloween-themed event for one weekend only. Here, kids can participate in a number of fun activities including trick-or-treating, tales, haunted houses and ships, and games. This event is reserved for kids under 12, and all kids under the age of 3 are free. Tickets are $3-$7 each. Learn more on visit Williamsburg's website

Kids in Costume

Courtesy of Visit Williamsburg

Ghostoberfest | Brass Cannon Brewing Co. | Saturday

Join Brass Connon Brewing for their second annual Ghostoberfest event. The brewery will be dressed from head to toe with creepy decorations, delicious treats, and of course, beer! Wear your best costume, get a tarot reading, dance to the music, and play some fun games. The event is free and open to the public. See it here!

Courtesy of Brass Cannon Brewing Co. 

What are you planning to do this weekend? Have any other recommendations for us? Tell us in the comments!