10 Terrifyingly Fun Halloween Events in Lake Tahoe

By Shanie Matthews | Tuesday, October 17, 2023

As the air turns crisp and the leaves don their vibrant autumn hues, the enchanting season of Halloween is just around the corner. Whether you're seeking spine-tingling scares or family-friendly fun, Lake Tahoe has something special in store for everyone. From eerie celebrations and hair-raising parties to parades filled with fantastical costumes, we've rounded up the most exciting Halloween activities in the region. Get your costumes ready and join us for a journey through the thrilling events that await you this October!

Photo: Getting into the Halloween action in Tahoe! Photo courtesy of Palisades Tahoe

Tahoe Official Halloween Bar Crawl

Saturday, October 28, 4 to 10 p.m.

Tahoe City

Join the spooktacular Tahoe Official Halloween Bar Crawl in Tahoe City. Put on your most creative costume and enjoy a ghoulish evening of bar-hopping fun. This event promises to be a frighteningly good time.

Halloween bar crawls in Tahoe equals a great time for all! Photo courtesy of Dawn Gaffney

Freakers Ball at Bally’s Lake Tahoe

Saturday, October 28, 9 p.m.


The Freakers Ball at Bally's Lake Tahoe is a legendary Halloween celebration. This two-day event features live music, dancing and plenty of tricks and treats. Don your most extravagant costume and prepare for a hauntingly good time.

Halloween Celebration at The Heavenly Village

Tuesday, October 31, 3 to 7 p.m.

South Lake Tahoe

The Heavenly Village hosts a Halloween celebration on October 31. Bring the family for an evening of safe and spooky fun. Trick-or-treat at the shops, enjoy live entertainment and be prepared for a costume contest.

Halloween Party at Moe's Original BBQ

Tuesday, October 31, 5:30 p.m.

Tahoe City

It's a Halloween party designed especially for the little goblins! Head to Moe's Original BBQ for a kid-friendly evening of fun. Costumes are a must, and there will be plenty of treats to keep the young ones entertained.

Tahoe offers a Halloween backdrop like no other. Photo courtesy of Mark Malacas

The Loft's 7th Annual Halloween Bash 

Tuesday, October 31, 9 p.m.

South Lake Tahoe

For the adults looking for some Halloween thrills, don't miss the 7th Annual Halloween Bash at The Loft. Expect fantastic costumes, drinks and a night of eerie entertainment in the heart of The Heavenly Village.

Truckee Halloween Parade

Friday, October 27, 6 to 11:55 p.m.


Truckee's Halloween Parade is always a bewitching spectacle. Bring your spookiest costume and join the parade. Expect a night of family-friendly Halloween fun in the charming town of Truckee.

Mindset, Adiios, Beatkarma, Osiris Rex

Saturday, October 28 , 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.

South Lake Tahoe

This music event at the American Legion, featuring Mindset, Adiios, Beatkarma and Osiris Rex, will have you dancing the night away. Wear your costume. Grab your friends and experience an electrifying Halloween weekend.

Night Ranger

Friday, October 27 , 8 p.m.


Night Ranger rocks the stage at Harrah's Lake Tahoe this Halloween weekend. Get ready for a fantastic live music performance in a spine-tingling atmosphere.

Looking for a great costume? Unique Boutique in Truckee has you covered as is evident by these ghoulish trick-or-treaters. Photo courtesy of Unique Boutique

South Lake Tahoe Boo Bash

Saturday, October 28, 5 to 8 p.m.

South Lake Tahoe

The South Lake Tahoe Boo Bash is a family-friendly Halloween event featuring games, trick-or-treating and spooky surprises. Don't forget your costume for this evening of spine-tingling delights.

2023 Braap Bash

Saturday, October 28, 5 to 10 p.m.

Donner Ski Ranch

The 2023 Braap Bash at Donner Ski Ranch is perfect for the adrenaline junkies. Enjoy thrilling motocross action, tricks and the perfect blend of excitement for a memorable Halloween weekend.

There are a lot of other fun events happening over Halloween week. Be sure to check out our Daytime and Nightlife sections to learn more.

About the Author Shanie Matthews
A longtime Lake Tahoe local, Shanie is a freelance writer, Vinyasa Flow yoga teacher and positivity warrior. A true lover of the the gorgeous Tahoe region, she connects with the serenity of the mountains via skiing, biking and backpacking. She also believes in the gift of yoga and its way of allowing one to become his or her true best self, a passion she shares with the world with her online yoga studio.
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