5 Events To Attend This Halloween

| September 25, 2016

As we’ve gotten older Halloween has progressively changed its meaning. When we’re young we get to come to school in our costumes, and then drag our parents all over town collecting candy.

By high school it’s considered “uncool” to dress up so we just attend house parties instead. Fast forward to college where Halloween is a week-long event of bad decisions we hope remain unremembered.

Any excuse we have to dress up and live in a world where we have no worries like we’re children again, we get super excited for. Thus with Halloween brings us the perfect combination of Halloween and Festivals.

For any of us that are out of college this is like winning the lottery. The only downside to all of the fabulous Halloween events is that we can’t split ourselves apart or use a time turner and attend them all. Can’t figure out which move to make this Halloween? We’ve got you covered.

1. Hulaween - Live Oak, FL:

Just because fall is upon us doesn’t mean camping season is over. One of the best parts about having a festival in spots with warm climates is it means you can still have a camping festival at the end of October. Hulaween is put on by the String Cheese Incident, who play all three days.

The theme for this years Hulaween? Stringier things. With an 80's theme the costume, ideas are pretty much endless

2. Pier of Fear - NYC:

The infamous Pier of Fear has returned and this year they are bringing to you some Group “Scarepy.”

In years past, attendees have been known to show up in all sorts of costumes to show their Halloween spirit. Also, prepare to get hit in all of the feels with Above and Beyond. Combine all the feels of their music with the darkness of Halloween and you are in for a solid evening.

3. Voodoo - New Orleans:

If you’ve never been to New Orleans, you are sincerely missing out and should book a flight there immediately. On a regular non-holiday, the streets of New Orleans are always buzzing with street performers, delicious food, open container laws, and music everywhere you go. Now just imagine New Orleans on Halloween, and you have Voodoo Festival.

This lineup has everything from Tool to Excision giving it a wide variety. This festival is sure to have amazing vibes and incomparable Halloween vibes. After all, New Orleans is known for being haunted in certain places.

4. Freaky Deaky - Bridgeview, IL

While the weather may not be the warmest in Illinois around October, all the dancing you’ll do at Freaky Deaky is sure to keep you warm. It’s hard to miss a festival with an artist like DJ Khaled as one of the headliners.

Last year A-Trak took the stage and performed his set while dressed like Batman. The party won’t ever stop at Freaky Deaky.


5. Something Wicked, Houston TX

The only negative thing about Something Wicked is that I don’t have tickets to it. This lineup is one of the best I’ve seen in a while. This lineup has acts like the infamous Diplo and other artist’s fresher to the scene like Slushii.

If trap and dubstep are your jam you are in for a treat, no tricks. If you want to get down with the freaky stages and bassy ratchet goodness then this is the right move for you.

Fortunately, a lot of our favorite artists like Snails, Disclosure, and Black Tiger Sex Machine will be doing some traveling this Halloween weekend and hitting up more than one of these festivals. That’s just to name a few, so don’t worry about missing out because chances are you’ll run into your favorite artist no matter which festival you choose.


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