Ghoulish Halloween Fun In & Around Gauteng – 2020

October is here, and that only means one thing: Halloween! Sure, it’s not as big of a deal here as it is in America, but South Africa still has a few fun and creepy events lined up to celebrate the spookiest day of the year. Perfect for young and old, check out our list of Halloween events for 2020 in Pretoria and Johannesburg. And don’t forget to get dressed up for the occasion! 

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Please note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and safety rules and regulations, all venues will be doing screenings before entry. Don’t forget to wear your face masks and carry hand sanitiser along with you as we continue to prevent the spread of COVID-19. All events have a capacity limit, so be sure to book well in advance to avoid disappointment. Some events may be fully booked by the time you read this. Contact event organisers for further information. 

Halloween Fit Bash

  • Date: Saturday, 31 October 2020 from 18:00 to 21:00
  • Venue: Central Square Menlyn Maine, 180 Amarand Ave, Waterkloof Glen, Pretoria.
  • Cost: From R150 per person. Book your tickets now!

Don’t miss out on THAT.FUN.FIT.FEST‘s terrifyingly thrilling Halloween Fit Bash, taking place under the full moon at Central Square Menlyn Maine this Saturday! Wear a creepy costume and join in on the fun with their Spooky Sweat, Haunting HIIT and Candy Cardio sessions that’s sure to get your hearty racing.

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The Dark Comic Halloween Fest

  • Date: Saturday, 31 October 2020 from 12:00 to 21:00
  • Venue: 09 Brak Street, Alberton, Johannesburg
  • Cost: FREE entry

No need to stay home this Halloween! Although we’re in the middle of a pandemic, doesn’t mean we cannot celebrate (safely). This year, The Dark Comic will be hosting their very first Halloween Fest. Expect a dress-up competition, some tasty locally baked treats, plenty of games, as well as some trick or treating. And to ensure that you’re inspired and ready for this spooky time of the year, they’ll also be sharing costume ideas, make-up and dress-up kits leading up to the event.

Halloween 2020 at Loftus Park

  • Date: Saturday, 31 October 2020 from 13:00 to 23:00
  • Venue: Loftus Park Centre, 416 Kirkness St, Arcadia, Pretoria.
  • Cost: Tickets cost R250 per person on Plankton. Tickets are extremely limited (500 pax)

Pretoria’s annual Halloween jol is back for its 2020 edition! Save the date and get your tickets ASAP, because this year, they’re getting ultra spooky! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the safety regulations and protocols, capacity id extremely limited, so be sure to get your tickets ASAP before tickets run out. No under 18 ghosties are allowed and this year’s theme is come as you aren’t. The lineup includes performances by Van Pletzen, PHFAT, Desmond and the Tutus, December Streets, Ruff Majik and The Klubs. Screening ill take place upon entry and don’t forget your mask! NO MASK NO ENTRY.

The Haunted Forest® 2020 – Zombie Land

  • Date: Friday, 30 October 2020 from 19:00 to 23:00 and Saturday, 31 October 2020 from 11:30 to 23:00
  • Venue: Riversands Farm Village, Rose Road, Midrand, Johannesburg
  • Cost: Tickets from R300 per personget your tickets here ASAP. Limited capacity, 500 pax.

This year, the ever-popular and loved Haunted Forest by Picnics in the Park have to do things a bit differently. Do keep in mind that there are limitations on capacity, 500 guests ONLY. But for the 2020 edition, they’ll be delivering a more intimate festival. The main field will host a big screen and most scenes with more games and entertainment, while the forest will house the scary Zombie Land (instead of the Haunted House). Be sure to dress the part (AKA as scary as possible) and enjoy a fun day out with the family at this spooky celebration.

Alternatribe’s Rebel Market

  • Date: Saturday, 31 October 2020 from 12:00 to 17:00
  • Venue: Offgrid Farm, 70 Vantil Road Farmall, Randburg, Johannesburg
  • Cost: FREE entry

Support local artists and makers at the first Alternatribe Rebel Market! Although it’s not Halloween themed, it’s definitely a great way to spend your Halloween afternoon. Expect to see, shop, savour and enjoy the some epic alternative inspired artisanal alcohol, bites, brands and products! All the goodies sold at this market falls under the ‘alternative’ category ranging from goth, punk and fantasy to geeky, delicious or just plain weird! Please do ensure that you keep with the safety rules and regulations (wear a mask and carry hand sanitiser with you).

Howl’ween Market

  • Date: Saturday, 31 October 2020 from 12:00 to 17:00
  • Venue: 229 Northumberland Avenue, Northriding, Randburg, Johannesburg
  • Cost: FREE entry

The community deserves to enjoy a little bit of spooky fun and what better why to do that than by visiting the Randburg SPCA’s Howl’ween Market! There will be cauldrons full of fun for all ages, all in aid of the fight to protect animal rights. Stroll through a variety of market stalls filled with delicious food to spooky gifts and goodies to take home with you. Of course, Halloween is all about dressing up, so come dressed as spooky as you can and join the fun costume competition. Safe, off-road parking with be provided and all COVID-19 protocols and social distancing is a must, so remember those masks. This will be the first time the Randburg SPCA has been able to raise funds with a public event since before lockdown commenced, and all support and donations will be appreciated.

Halloween Walk

  • Date: Saturday, 31 October 2020 from 19:00 to 21:00
  • Venue: Van Tonder Road, Edenvale, Johannesburg
  • Cost: R40 entry

Looking for some creepy fun for you and your family? Then be sure to join in on the eerie Halloween Walk through the sanctuary at Brainy Birds Parrot Rescue. This is a fundraiser event to save the sanctuary and is sure to be loads of fun for both young and old. There’s a free goodie bag for the first 100 children to arrive at the event. There’ll also be plenty of refreshments for sale on the night, including boerewors rolls, roti, samoosas, cakes, biscuits and more.

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LeSi Evening of Trick & Treat

  • Date: Friday, 30 October 2020 and Saturday, 31 October 2020 from 17:00 to 19:30
  • Venue: LeSi Restaurant, Casa Toscana Lodge, 05 Darlington Road, Lynnwood Manor, Pretoria.
  • Cost: R250 per person. Contact LeSi Restaurant for bookings.

How about a romantic dinner for two with a spooky twist? Join LeSi Restaurant in Pretoria for a lovely three-course a la carte dinner in the perfect social-distancing-friendly setting, making this a date night experience you’ll never forget. Booking is essential.

Halloween Pub Hopping Party Tour

  • Date: Saturday, 31 October 2020 from 19:00 to 21:00
  • Venue: Johannesburg
  • Cost: Contact them on WhatsApp (+27 79 377 9999) or message them directly on Facebook for more details. Only 16 seats available on our 22-seater bus!

This one is for the grownups! This Halloween, why not join a fun and safe way to explore the city, spooky style! Get all dressed up in your most ghoulish costume and do a six drink challenge at six different establishments in Joburg with theHalloween Pub Hopping Party Tour. This tour includes exciting adventures, historical stops, and loads of fun. A few highlights include a tour of Ponte’s Tower, drinks and snacks on the 51st Floor; visiting the oldest bar in Joburg; Halfway House pizzas; Saigon Suzy Karaoke Roulette and more.

Halloween Ball Matinee 2020

  • Date: Saturday, 31 October 2020 from 14:00 to 23:00
  • Venue: Truth Nightclub, Old Pretoria Road, Halfway House, Midrand, Johannesburg
  • Cost: Entrance is R200 per person. LIMITED TO 500 PEOPLE.

It’s time to party up a storm at Truth Select’s Halloween Ball Matinee 2020! This awesome party opens the doors to the supernatural world of spirits, ghouls and monsters for one night only. But do keep in mind that there is a capacity limit due to rules and regulations around COVID-19. Expect deranged, frightening horror and prepare to dance like the undead. There’s no dress code, but it’s Halloween after all, so why not dress up in your creepiest outfit? The live music lineup includes Jon S & Brad S, Avi Subban, Kyle Watson, Vimo, Chunda Munki and Kyle Cassim.

Halloween Horror

  • Date: Saturday, 31 October 2020 from 15:00 to 23:00
  • Venue: Rumours, corner C. R. Swart and Tungsen, Randburg, Johannesburg
  • Cost: From R100 per person. Get your tickets here. Do note, there is a capacity limit. 

Join Rumours Lounge Strydom Park for a horror-filled Hallows Eve! They’ll have some of Gauteng’s sickest bands performing on the night, along with spooky stalls, a crazy costume competition and tons of games and prizes! Be sure to dress deadly and join them for a jol! As for the lineup, you can catch Capgras Delusion, Raptorbaby, Sunken State, Deadline and Facing The Gallows.

‘Trick or Tequila’ Halloween Party

  • Date: Friday, 30 October 2020 and Saturday, 31 October 2020 from 15:00
  • Venue: Chicago’s Piano Bar, corner Beyers Naudé and Duiker Street, Randpark Ridge, Randburg, Johannesburg
  • Cost: FREE Entry

Get ready to scare, dare, wine, dine, and dance the night away at Chicago’s Piano Bar’s Trick or Tequila Halloween Party! Enjoy an evening filled with drink promos, free trick or treat shots at the door (if you arrive before 20:00), best dressed prizes, live bands, DJs and their famous dice game – roll the dice and win free shooters! There are some awesome dress up prizes and bar vouchers to be won on the night, too. Booking is essential if you’d like to enjoy their two-course set menu Fan Filled Feast.

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