Residents of The Isle will Love these Fun and Frightening Halloween Events Happening in Philly

As October winds down, Philadelphia just keeps getting spookier. Pumpkins are popping up all over the city, as legends of dark magic and evil hauntings seem more excitedly feasible than ever. Ghouls and goblins aside, Isle residents are in for more treat than trick this Halloween. The city has tons of “spooktacular” events planned and there’s truly something for everyone. Navigating all these activities can be the real scary part of the season, so we thought we would make things easier and compile a list of all the best attractions. There are ways to celebrate this hair-raising holiday both in Manayunk and throughout the Philly area. Check out some of these events and immerse yourself in the haunts, hayrides, and hocus-pocus.


Halloween in Manayunk– On the Saturday of “Halloweekend” you can walk to the festivities just minutes from your apartment at the Isle. The event is held all day long and includes activities like trick or treating on Main Street, a corn-maze on Venice Island, and a costume parade. It’s perfect for families, but adults will love the spooky spirit too.

Saturday, October 28th, 2017


The Glow: A Jack-O-Lantern Experience– Marvel at over 5,000 hand-carved pumpkins made by local artists. For just $16, you can wander down this festively frightening path in West Fairmount Park every weekend in October.

Weekends throughout October 2017


Terror Behind the Walls– Not your average museum tour, this 11-acre scary walkthrough is located in historic and historically haunted Eastern State Penitentiary. It’s one of the nation’s largest and top rated haunted houses.

Through November 11th, 2017 (Select Dates)


Fright Factory– Visit this old factory in South Philadelphia for a scream-inducing experience you won’t soon forget. This year, there are three chilling new attractions for attendees to explore.

Through November 4th, 2017 (Select Dates)


Spirits of ‘76 Ghost Tour– See more than 20 spooky sights on this walking tour through Philadelphia’s cobblestone streets with stops and stories ranging from revolutionary era folklore to modern age movie shoot locations.

Year Round (Select Dates)