10 Halloween Weekend EDM Events for All You Freaks

| October 17, 2017

The traditional candy might not pass for these Halloween events. When we were young we went door-to-door asking for sugar packed treats. Come to find out, when you're older the celebration continues by going raver-to-raver asking for a different kind of kandi that probably wasn't being thrown in your pillowcase when you were Buzz Lightyear back in 2001. 

With all the massive Halloween celebrations and music festivals that fall on Halloween weekend, we felt it was necessary to build a list of our top 10 Halloween Weekend EDM events for your reference. These events were picked based off their lineups, reputations, and wickedness. 


1. Wynwood Fear Factory - Miami, FL

This Halloween event is teaming up with Global Empowerment Mission to donate 100% of its net proceeds to benefit Hurricane Irma and Maria victims. Single day and two day tickets are available for purchase so prepare to be spooked, startled, and surprised by a helping of Halloween attractions and A-list superstars exclusively for Florida. 



2. Escape: Psycho Circus - San Bernardino, CA

Insomniac Presents: Psycho Circus, featuring freakish gatherings at the Slaughterhouse and Ghoul's Graveyard stages, and (if you dare) the chance to enter The Asylum which features 30 distinct environments, 120 interactive performers, movie-quality set design and special effects across 32,000 square feet of immersive theater!



3. Voodoo Music and Arts Experience - New Orleans, LA

New Orleans is the perfect spooky city for a Halloween themed event. More than just music, this Halloween weekend festival in NOLA also hosts artists and installations, a culinary experience with some of the tastiest flavors around, carnival rides, and more. The diverse lineup and new experience brings costumed partiers from across the country each year. 



4. Suwannee Hulaween - Live Oak, FL

Floridians are suiting up once again for the transformation into the annual rendition of the Spirit Lake, a visual arts extravaganza never before seen at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. Acts like Bassnectar, Griz, and three nights of The String Cheese Incident will set the soundtrack for Spirit Lake which has incredible art installations, and a spooky experience with all the Spanish moss this Halloween.



5. Mala Luna Music Festival - San Antonio, TX

This combines national headlining hip hop and EDM performers with talented homegrown musicians, artists, and merchants into a unique 2-day festival in San Antonio, TX. 



6. Freaky Deaky - Midwest

Freaky Deaky is the Midwest's favorite place for Halloween weekend. This year there will be a Freaky Deaky special edition in Detroit, Chicago and Milwaukee featuring some of the biggest names in EDM from Bassnectar to Dillon Francis.  



7. Something Wicked - Houston, TX

The most wicked part of this festival: THAT LINEUP. Even their names are wicked- Zeds Dead... RL Grime... Graves.... NGHTMRE!!? It would be scary if a bass head didn't go to this festival. 



8. Hakkasan Nightclub - Las Vegas, NV

This top-of-the-line Vegas Nightclub has set down an event calendar for Halloween weekend that can't be missed. Each night, Thursday to Sunday, people can put down their $40 yard-stick drinks to pick up a cocktail and dance the night away with Steve Aoki, Lil Jon, Kaskade, and Above & Beyond. 



9. Hangtown Music Festival - Placerville, CA

The 7th Annual Hangtown Music Festival will host some of the best brass and jam bands such as Dark Star Orchestra, Leftover Salmon, and three nights of Railroad Earth. 



10. Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival - Los Angeles, CA

This festival in LA is composed of primarily hip hop artists, but big names in the EDM world like Justice and Alison Wonderland managed to make the cut. Though this festival is already completely sold-out, Camp Flog is a festival to keep an eye out for for years to come. 


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about the writer

Zach Landis

Zach Landis

Read More...Zach has been active in the concert and nightlife community for over 12 years. With a background in hip hop, and an evolved love for future bass music and EDM festivals, he has insight on just about every genre on the spectrum.

Zach enjoy's spinning poi and going to live music shows for fun. In the summer of 2017, Zach will be backpacking across Europe to dig into the music scene across the pond.

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