Top 10 Spooky Festivals to Attend for Halloween 2022

| October 12, 2022

For all things haunted houses, horror films, ghouls, vampires, and zombies, the time is now to plan your schedule for this Halloween turned Halloweekend! iEDM gathered the top 10 Halloween festivals occurring across the country that may be near you to indulge in the spooky seasonHalloweekend is long enough for you to attend more than one event, so express yourself with more than one costume. Become inspired by iEDM's Halloween looks you can find HERE. If you're unable to travel this Halloween, the underworld of a Halloween celebration still exists in underground EDM events hidden in your local area; check your local promoters for the nearest event near you. From iEDM to you, Happy Halloween! 


Check out iEDM's Top 10 Spooky Halloween Festivals to Attend for Halloween 2022!


1. Boo! Seattle

Taking place on October 28-29 at WAMU Theatre in Seattle, this 2-day Halloween event hosted by Insomniac presents the hottest and chilling names in EDM. Tiesto, Boogie T, Wreckno, Matroda, Drezo, and more partake in a lineup curation that makes this Halloween 2022 even more special. Not only that, you can catch special sets like Rezz (Nightmare on Rezz Street) or Jauz: Off the Deep End exclusively at this year's Boo! Seattle! 

2. Escape

Also hosted by Insomniac is Escape, a Halloween favorite that concentrates on the immersive experience of all things bone-chilling. Every stage and interactive entertainment experience is designed to scare such as a Grim Reaper themed stage and Insomniac entertainer characters that bring a haunted house experience to you. Located at Devil’s Playground at NOS Events Center in San Bernadino, California on October 28-29, you won't want to miss this 2-night experience in the underworld with artists BIJOU, Lucii, Getter B2B Eptic, Calcium, and Subtronics. 


3. Suwanee Hulaween

Experimental bass. Funk. House. Suwanee Hulaween has it all when it comes to unique headliners such as Sylvan Esso, OPIUO, STS9, TOKiMONSTA, and of course, The String Cheese Incident. In Live Oak, Florida holds visual arts and camping to a different standard so much that this festival captivates many ranging from all ages. 


4. Necropolis Chicago

This Halloween will mark the inauguration of Necropolis Chicago on October 29-30 in Chicago, Illinois. With two stages and two massive tent structures, this Halloween celebration is a surprise to those who embark on this festival's first year. Also embarking on making Necropolis Chicago's first year a frightening yet majestic experience, are performers Svdden Death, Peekaboo, Kayzo, LAYZ, and JOYRYDE to a name a few. Don't miss the exclusive Necropolis after party featuring Excision on October 29th. 

5. Freaky Deaky - Houston, TX

Do you feel like camping for the entire Halloweekend this year? Find yourself in twisted escapism at Freaky Deaky in Houston Raceway Park in Baytown, Texas from October 29-30. Champagne Drip, Dirt Monkey, Habstrakt, Liquid Stranger, Nostalgix may not give you the ultimate scare but will encourage you to become uninhibited as if you were the dead walking among the living! Silent disco after parties are for campers only, so prepare your camping gear!

6. Freaky Deaky - Portland, OR

If Texas is too far for you, don't worryFreaky Deaky PDX is also taking place at Portland Expo Center on October 28-29. Although you may not be able to have a camping adventure, you can still experience sinister basslines and performances by Ravenscoon, Mersiv, LSDREAM, Level Up, and RIOT TEN B2B SAYMYNAME. 

7. Get Freaky

This year's Get Freaky will not be anything like before because Get Freaky is returning this 2022 for three nights during October 28-30 as Utah's biggest Halloween festival at The Great Saltair in Salt Lake City. For those who are insatiable to get freaky for three nights are expected to enjoy the thrills of G-Rex, Rossy, Dr. Fresch, Ganja White Night and plenty of more heavy-hitters. 

8. Supernatural

Colorado's biggest Halloween dance festival invites you to relish in ghoulish fun for one night on October 29 at National Western Complex. Supernatural Festival urges you to prepare your costume and rave family turned cover for the night to dance in the dark. With artists such as Madeon, Ship Wrek, Cheat Codes, this is a Halloween festival congregating the freaks and vampires who love to come out at night! 

9. Hocus Pocus

From October 28-30 in Factory Town, two stages at Hocus Pocus will captivate house bunnies everywhere for 36 hours of housesave the date! Can you imagine a better treat for Halloween than twelve hours of tech house from 7pm to 7am? From dusk until dawn, you can dance the entire night away like a vampire to the hottest names in tech house: Nala, Claptone, FISHER B2B Loco Dice, Walker & Royce and more. 

10. Body Language Halloween Weekender

If you lusted after the inaugural Body Language Festival, Body Language is expanding through more events that will take place throughout the year to satisfy the house and techno lovers residing in Phoenix, Arizona. From October 28-29, Body Language Halloween Weekender with the power of house music will take over Renaissance Square in Downtown Phoenix with Gorgon City, Cloonee, Chris Lorenzo, and more to be announced! As this is a smaller and local Halloween event, iEDM encourages you to support your local electronic music scene and community, especially if traveling is not an option. Get curious and find the heavy hitters to experience near you this Halloween!


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about the writer

Mary Mason

Mary Mason

Read More...Mary is an artist based in Phoenix, AZ. Her favorite mediums to practice are confessional poetry and hula hooping.

When she’s not hula hooping at a local bass and riddim show, she’s at the beach or San Diego Art Museum. Mary’s adoration for EDM (culture & community) inspires her to perform. One of her many ways of celebrating art is attending festivals with her friends.

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