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Happy Halloween from downtown Rochester!

Don't be scared there's nothing to do in downtown Rochester: plenty of spooky fun is being planned for Halloween 2021!

Evil Dead the Musical

  • What: This hilarious show takes all the elements of cult classic films and combines them into one of the craziest theatrical experiences of all time. Blood flies. Limbs are dismembered. Demons tell bad jokes ... and all to music. Learn more here.
  • When: select dates October 8-17, 2021


Halloween Paint Classes


Haunted Theatre

  • What: Rochester's New Haunted Attraction! Join The Rochester Civic Theatre as they turn the entire campus into a haunted attraction designed to entertain and frighten. This live performance is unlike anything you have seen before in the theatre! Small group guided haunted tours every 10 minutes. Reservations recommended. On Thursdays and Fridays, people have the opportunity to take a haunted tour of Rochester’s best haunts on The Rochester Trolley after your Haunted Theatre Tour.
  • When: October 21-31, 2021
  • Learn more here

Creepy Doll Cocktail Party

  • What: The Creepy Dolls invite you to the Castle for an eerie evening like no other! Come meet our ominous artifacts in the flesh, so to speak, and learn the history of these creeptakular dolls while enjoying themed cocktails, refreshments, and live music! Don't forget your Halloween costume as we decide who truly is the creepiest of them all, the dolls or you!
  • When: October 23, 2021
  • Learn more here

Rochester On Tap

  • What: Throw on your best Halloween costume and join in a day overflowing with fun at the Mayo Civic Center. Rochester On Tap features hundreds of craft beers from more than 50 of America's favorite breweries.
  • When: October 30, 2021
  • Learn more here.

Rochester Tour and Trolley Company Haunted Trolley

  • What: Board the Haunted Trolley of Doom with your Ghost Host and Dr. Hawk Horvath, a paranormal expert, to guide you as you explore the macabre side of Rochester on our three hour trolley tour. Tour is not recommended for children 13 and under. Private tours available upon request. Now featuring Carroll's Corn Triple Mix for a snack.
  • When: select dates through October 31, 2021
  • Learn more here.

Outdoorsy costumes at Janky Gear

  • What: Be "outdoorsy" for Halloween this year. Find costume ideas like a backpacker, cyclist, paddler, or snowboarder with the gear at Janky Gear. Get 15 percent off one full-priced item.
  • When: through October 31, 2021
  • Learn more here.

Creepy mannequins naming contest at Janky Gear

  • What: These two ghouls have been lurking at Janky Gear. Help name these creepy mannequins by stopping into the store or submitting your name ideas on Janky Gear's social (Facebook or Instagram)!
  • When: through October 31, 2021

  Find out what is coming up next in downtown Rochester with our events calendar.