With crafts and candy for the kiddies, readings and costume contests for the adults, plus festivals, balls, parties, and spooky stories galore, there’s plenty to do in the days surrounding Halloween on Martha’s Vineyard. This busy calendar of events will have you sporting your Halloween costume straight into November.
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Thursday, October 30
4 pm-1:30 am, The Lampost, Oak Bluffs.
Football night and half-priced wings. 508-696-9352.
Reading: “Haunted Island”
6 pm-7:30pm, Oak Bluffs Library, Oak Bluffs.
Holly Nadler reads from the 20th anniversary edition of her book. 508-693-9433. oakbluffslibrary.org.
Halloween Zumba Dance Party
6:45 pm, YMCA of M.V., Oak Bluffs
Halloween music in a ghoulishly decorated environment. Costumes welcome, but not required. 508-696-7171.
5:30–8:30 pm, Edgartown School, Edgartown.
Sponsored by Edgartown PTA in the gym. edgartownschool.org.
Friday, October 31
Reading: “Haunted Island”
1 pm, The Anchors, Edgartown.
Reading about the ghost in The Anchors’ attic. Luncheon.
Halloween Puppet Parade
3 pm-4 pm, Main Street, Vineyard Haven
Starts at Mansion House on the corner of Main Street in Vineyard Haven (weather permitting). Featuring downtown VH businesses & Bella’s Musical Puppet Show.
3:30–5 pm, West Tisbury Library, West Tisbury.
Hayrides, crafts, treats, and costumes. Free. 508-693-3366. westtisburylibrary.org.
Halloween Happy Hour
5–7 pm, Ocean View, Oak Bluffs.
Chowder, snacks, costume happy hour, and prizes. $10 for Island Charity Family to Family. 508-274-7738.
5:30 –8:30 pm, Aquinnah Tribal Building, Aquinnah.
Hay maze, snacks, a piñata, and a costume contest.
5:30 pm-7:30 pm, Chilmark Community Center, Chilmark.
Hosted by The Chilmark Volunteer Firefighters. Haunted decorations, pizza and snacks, costume parade. Free. 508-693-9707.
5:30pm, Beetlebung, Oak Bluffs.
10% off dinner when you wear a costume. Special halloween drinks. Prizes for best costume. Rocky Horror Picture Show showing. 508-696-0053.
6–8 pm, Ag Hall, West Tisbury.
Games, prizes, refreshments, and a spooky hayride. All welcome. Sponsored by West Tisbury Parks and Recreation. 508-696-0147.
6:30 pm-9 pm, Vineyard Workout Tennis Center, West Tisbury
Tennis and potluck. Prize for best costume. $20 for members. Sign up at the front desk. 508-696-8000.
Halloween Dance Party & Costume Competition
7–10 pm, Alex’s Place, YMCA of M.V., Oak Bluffs.
For middle schoolers (grades 7-9). DJ dance party, light show, snacks, more. $5. 508-696-7171. ymcamv.org.
“Scary-oke” Karaoke Party
8 pm, The Wharf, Edgartown.
Halloween party with Gruesome Dan. 508-627-9966.
“Rocky Horror Picture Show”
9 pm, Entertainment Cinemas, Edgartown.
Advanced tickets at the box office. Presented by Island Theatre Workshop.
12:00pm-1:30am, The Lampost, Oak Bluffs
Music by The Boogies. $500 prize for best costume. 508-696-9352.
Saturday, November 1
11 am–3 pm, Downtown Edgartown.
Participating businesses will hand out treats. Costume Contest at Backwater Trading Company. Free. email@example.com.
Halloween Family Dance-O-Rama
12 pm-2 pm, The Newes From America, Edgartown.
All-age Halloween disco party with DJ Shizz. Free. More festivities in town from 11 am to 3 pm. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book Signing: “Haunted Island”
11 am–1 pm, Edgartown Books, Edgartown.
9 pm, PA Club, Oak Bluffs.
Live music with The Roundabouts and costume contest. Donations appreciated. 508-693-9875.