Oct. 29 Haunted Happenings Events Kick Off Halloween Weekend
For complete information visit www.hauntedhappenings.org.
After 364 days, Halloween will be here on Sunday.
There are still plenty of activities scheduled today and tomorrow before Sunday's peak events.
The National Weather Service is predicting a high of 54 degrees and a slight chance of showers in the afternoon. This evening should be mostly clear with a low near 39 degrees.
Haunted Happenings organizers have been hard at work on the celebration for the entire year, scheduling plenty of events for revelers of all ages.
For complete information on Haunted Happenings 2010 events visit www.hauntedhappenings.org.
Pumpkin Festival — Salem Common
Check out pumpkins decorated by Salem kids. A great activity for the little ones.
Derby Street Carnival — Derby Street
Enjoy a carnival put on by Fiesta shows.
10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Segway Tours with Witch City Segway — 283 Derby St.
See the city from a new perspective with Witch City Segway. Segway rides only cost $10 through October.
11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m.
Haunted Happenings Harbor Cruises — Salem Willows: 200 Fort Ave.
Join Mahi Mahi Cruises & Charters for a 1.5 hour cruise filled with Salem's scariest pirates, ghosts, haunted lighthouses and ships. Reservations are recommended. Call 978-825-0001 or visit mahicruises.com for more information.
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Cry Innocent — 32 Derby Square
Watch history "come alive" as Gordon College students reenact the trial of accused witch Bridget Bishop in 1692. Call 978-867-4767 or visit historyalivegordon.edu
5 p.m. on
Chilling Tales - Tales Told Aboard the Friendship by the Salem Theatre Company — Friendship at Derby Wharf
Get your spooky and maritime fixes all in one at this 40-minute show. Shows begin every 15 minutes. Call 978-790-8546 or visit SalemTheatre.com for more information.
5:15 to 10p.m.
Fright Nights at the Witches Cottage — Griffen Theatre, 7 Lynde St.
The Witches Cottage at the Griffen Theatre invites visitors to partake in Salem's spooky side with interactive shows highlighting witchcraft and ghosts. New shows start every half hour. Reservations are recommended for this event. Call 978-825-0222 for more information.
6 to 10 p.m.
Tales at the Witch House: Eerie Evenings — The Witch House
Enjoy spooky stories in an equally spooky house, which was home to Judge Jonathan Corwin. Visit eerieevenings.org for more information.
6, 7 and 8 p.m.
Ghost & Legends Trolley Tour — Essex Street Mall/8 Central St.
6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m.
Eerie Evening Trolley Tour — Essex Street Mall/8 Central St.
7:15 to 11 p.m.
Spirits of the Gables — The House of the Seven Gables
Ever want to know more about the House of the Seven Gables Curse? Head on down to the house that inspired the scare, for a 35-minute play. Call 978-744-0991 ex. 104 for tickets and visit www.7gables.org for more information.
7:15 to 11 p.m.
Legacy of the Hanging Judge — The House of the Seven Gables
This 35-minute play chronicles the witch hysteria in the halls of Nathaniel Hawthorne's spooky birthplace. Call 978-744-0991 ex. 104 for tickets and visit www.7gables.org for more information.
7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
The Official Salem Witches' Halloween Ball "A Grimm Fairytale" — Hawthorne Hotel
Join the Witches of Salem for this celebration, which has been rated one of the top Halloween parties in America. It's a time to get together and cast next year's spells. This event is for people over 21. For more information call 800.595.4TIX or visit www.FestivalOfTheDead.com.
Salem's Ghost Tours — 131 Essex St.
The spirits of those involved in the witch trials and executions share stories with visitors at Salem's 13 Ghosts. Call 978-744-0013 or visit www.Salems13Ghosts.com.
Cemetary Circus at Gulu-Gulu — Gulu-Gulu Cafe: 247 Essex St.
Enjoy an evening Gothic/Acoustic/Jazz music at this funky neighborhood hangout. Call 978-740-8888 or visit www.Gulu-Gulu.com for more information.
Zombie Prom at Vic's Boathouse — 86 Wharf Street on Pickering Wharf
Zombie are invited to the First Annual Zombie Prom and are encouraged to wear their goriest outfits. Call 978-745-3400 or visit www.VictoriaStationSalem.com.
10 p.m. to midnight
CinemaSalem presents "Die You Zombie Bastards"
Check out this film produced by a Salem State professor. A two-part music show precedes the film. Call 978-744-1400 or visit www.CinemaSalem.com for more information.