12 Days of Halloween: Day Nine — Get the Party Started

What kind of celebration doesn't begin with a good pre-game? Check out these events Thursday night that will get you hyped up for a weekend full of Halloween celebrations.

click to enlarge Halloween events are happening in full force in Cincinnati this year. - Photo: Jonathan Borba
Photo: Jonathan Borba
Halloween events are happening in full force in Cincinnati this year.


There are just three days until Halloween, and CityBeat is giving you some spooky inspiration for how to get into the haunted holiday spirit. Come back to citybeat.com each day for new Halloween tips.

One of the biggest party weekends of the year begins tomorrow or, if you're in college, the weekend really begins Thursday (or possibly Wednesday). What kind of celebration doesn't start with a good pre-game? Check out these events Thursday night that will get you hyped up for a weekend full of Halloween celebrations. 

Note: Some events will require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test, and some events will sell out or reach capacity. Please check with each venue before you go.

Pumpkins & Pints Night

Get partying early during Pumpkin & Pint Night at LOCOBA by Platform in Over-the-Rhine. Your $25 ticket will get you a pint of Platform beer and a pumpkin carving kit. Guests can also enjoy "live music with the amazing and talented Anna Applegate." 7-9:30 p.m. Oct. 28. 1201, Main St., Over-the-Rhine. Tickets at eventbrite.com.

Movie Night on the Levee: Hocus Pocus 

Maybe start your weekend out chill with a nice movie night. This Thursday, catch the Halloween classic Hocus Pocus at the Movie Night on the Levee. "Kick back and relax to film classics starting at 7 p.m. in The Gallery on our jumbo LED," reads the event description. "Attendees are encouraged to bring additional blankets and chairs. Seating is first come, first serve." 7 p.m. Oct. 28. 1 Levee Way, Newport. More info at newportonthelevee.com.

Black Veil Brides 

If you want to go harder, rock the night out at Bogart's with the Black Veil Brides - WEBN Night Of The Rocking Dead show. This Metal band may give you the spook you're looking for to get into the Halloween mood. Tickets are still available online and will be sold at the door. 6 p.m. Oct. 28. $30 general admission. 2621 Vine St., Corryville. More info at bogarts.com.

And if you want to wait until the weekend to celebrate Halloween, there are plenty of costume parties for people — and pets.


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