Tuesday, February 27, 2024

No plans for All Hallows’ Eve? Here are five last minute ideas for things to do in Wilmington

WILMINGTON — Halloween is here at last. If sitting at home on All Hallow’s Eve, handing out candy to princesses and super heroes does not sound like your cup of grog, Port City Daily has complied a list of Halloween happenings around town.

From costume contests to karaoke parties, there are plenty of local haunts offering a chance to show off your costuming skills. And for the true procrastinators in our audience, check out these five last-minute costume ideas.

This list is not comprehensive — so be sure to let us know of any events we might have missed in the comments.

Duck and Dive

Halloween at Duck happens tonight starting at 10 p.m., be sure to bring your wear your best costume and enjoy some live music from Medicated Sunfish. There will be a costume contest and prizes given out for the best three. Duck and Dive is located at 114 Dock Street in Wilmington.

Duck and Dive, on Dock Streets between Front and 2nd Streets. (Port City Daily photo / COURTESY DUCK AND DIVE)
Duck and Dive, on Dock Streets between Front and 2nd Streets. (Port City Daily photo / COURTESY DUCK AND DIVE)

The Husk

The Husk, located at the corner of Front and Dock Streets. (Port City Daily photo / COURTESY THE HUSK)

Calling all zombies and werewolves, The Husk is hosting a costume contest starting at 8 p.m. with winners announced at 11 p.m. The party is taking place at 39 South Front Street in downtown Wilmington. Prizes will be awarded to the best three costumes.

Anne Bonny’s

Anne Bonny's is located at 101 S. Water St, right behind Cape Fear Riverboats. (Port City Daily photo/CORY MANNION)
Anne Bonny’s, docked at 101 South Water Street. (Port City Daily photo / COURTESY ANNE BONNY’S)

Forget the landlubbers and bring your best costumes and your furry friends out to Anne Bonny’s Bar and Grill for the restaurant’s first ever Halloween contest starting at 7 p.m. on the barge. Check out Jason Jackson serving as DJ and host of the contest, where a $100 cash prize for the best dressed will be awarded. Anne Bonny’s is docked at 101 South Water Street.

Fly Trap Brewing

Flytrap Brewing, located at Walnut Street and Fourth Street. (Port City Daily photo / COURTESY FLYTRAP)

What’s not to love about sour beers, a costume contest, live music and a food truck. Fly Trap Brewing will have all of the above with the food truck starting at 5:30 p.m. until 9 p.m., music from members of the Dubtown Cosmonauts at 7 p.m., and the contest kicking off at 9 p.m. at 319 Walnut Street in Wilmington.

Hell’s Kitchen

Hell’s Kitchen, located on Princess Street between Front and 2nd Street. (Port City Daily photo / COURTESY HELL’s KITCHEN).

What is scarier than an original costume? How about costume karaoke happening at Hell’s Kitchen. The party begins at 8 p.m. at 118 Princess Street so don best costume and get ready to sing.

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