Looking for ways to get spooky in Chattanooga this Halloween?
Look no further, we have compiled a list of Chattanooga's most thrilling events for anyone wanting to get their spook on. ChattaBOOga offers a little something for everyone ranging from family-friendly events to adult-only experiences that are sure to haunt you throughout the season. Find the perfect Halloween events for you and your Halloween crew below.
Oct. 28 I 4-8 pm
Come in costume and join in on a family-friendly celebration of all things scaly, spooky, and fun on Friday, October 28 at the Tennessee Aquarium. Visitors can enjoy lights, themed decorations, costumed divers, candy and more!
Oct. 29 I 12pm - 5pm
The Bessie Smith Cultural Center will be hosting Bessie’s Halloween Bash on the lawn of the Bessie. This event is completely FREE. Wear your Halloween costume and Trick or Treat around our lawn with local nonprofit and community organizations! Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy live music and a DJ on the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee Stage on our Terrace! “Touch a Truck” and meet Chattanooga and Hamilton County personnel who protect, serve, and maintain our community. Kids will have the opportunity to explore emergency vehicles as well as large trucks that help to maintain our community.
Oct. 29 I 2-5pm
For families and friends in the Chattanooga community, Bruiser Boo Bash is an afternoon of fall fun and festivities, including carnival games, crafts, inflatables, contest giveaways, sweet treats, and more! The event is perfect for families with children in preschool through fourth grade. Kids are encouraged to wear costumes. Saturday football viewing will be available (so no need to worry about missing the big game)!
Oct. 29 I 7pm – 10:30pm
Celebrate spooky season with Bode! Come dance the night away, win costume prizes, and have fun drinks and snacks!
Oct. 29 I 6pm
Ready for a smashing good time! Start planning your most frightfully festive costumes now and buy your tickets for the Songbirds Halloween Smash! This special Halloween fundraiser hosted by the Songbirds Guitar & Pop Culture Museum will feature: live music, live painting, special pre-recorded Q&A video, silent auction, as well as movie props donated by Greg Nicotero, and prizes for the winners of the Songbirds Halloween Smash Costume Contest. All proceeds benefit the Guitars for Kids program, which provides free guitars, lessons, and music therapy to kids all over the south.
Oct. 29 I 6pm - 8pm
Ready for a fun-filled, family oriented, community event? So are we! Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is hosting a Trunk-or-Treat event has seen up to 700 kids from our surrounding community show up with their families and have a blast each year. This year will be no different! There will be all sorts of games, costumes, themed trunks, and of course — CANDY!
Oct. 29 I 8:30pm - 12am
The Platinum Angel & DJ Blindian present Phantom Feeling; a Halloween variety show event! There'll be music, vendors, games, entertainment and a costume contest! We're taking over the Honest Pint on October 29th, doors open at 8:30pm with a $10 cover! Get ready for chills, thrills and a good time to connect with friends and the community! +21 & Up event
Oct. 29 I 2pm - 5:30pm
Come out for a spooktacular paddle adventure on Halloween weekend with River City Company and Outshine Adventures! Gather your coven and call all of your witch, warlock, and wizard friends for a ghoulish good time paddling down the Tennessee River. The paddle event is open to kayaks, canoes and stand up paddleboards as we take over the Tennessee River dressed as witches, warlocks, and wizards.
Oct. 29 I 8 pm
The Pop-Up Project invites you to dress in your most extravagant costume for an unforgettable Halloween under the stars in the Coosa courtyard - doubling as the official release event for the latest album by pop-diva sensation Jenna DeVries from American Idol!
Oct. 30 I 11 am-4 pm
Named one of the “Top 10 Public Markets in America” by Frommers, Chattanooga Market features over 50 farms bringing a variety of produce, meats and cheeses to the market each week, and over 130 artisans offering their unique crafts, arts, farm-fresh goods, and so many other locally made specialties. When the market turns haunted, bring your little ghosts and goblins for our annual Haunted Market. Kids can trick-or-treat and be part of our costume parade at the Lodge Cast Iron Sizzle stage at 1pm!
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One mission, one hour, one goal! Escape Mission is located in the North Shore neighborhood by Coolidge Park and is the perfect experience to get your mind racing. Solve puzzles and cipher clues to take down a notorious mob boss in the Speakeasy, escape the clutches of a killer in the Hunted, find a pirate’s treasure in Expedition: Lost Treasure!, and more. Do you have what it takes to complete your mission?
Nightly Tours I Times and Dates Vary
Named one of the “Top 10 Ghost Tours in the U.S.” by TripAdvisor and USA Today, Chattanooga Ghost Tours takes you on a chilling adventure to the city’s most haunted spots. Be prepared to open Pandora’s Box of apparitions and hear stories of the city’s restless dead during the Murder & Mayhem Tour. Special ghost hunt tours use the SLS Ghost Viewer, Ovilus X, and the new Poltercom. Don't forget to bring your camera as ghost orbs, mists & even fully formed figures occasionally appear in photos at some sites on the tour. Kids are welcome at parents' own discretion. Reservations strongly recommended. Tours are rain or shine. Be sure to wander through the haunted steampunk theme gift shop!
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The only escape room adventure located in vibrant downtown Chattanooga, Time to Escape offers four different innovative and realistic escape room experiences. Race against time to dodge Sabotage! Chattanooga 144, rescue your team’s mascot from the Locker Room Lock-Down, stop the evil Dr. Von Gobbler in a Cold War era spy-themed room, Secret Agent!, and more. This is an escape you won’t soon forget!
October 1-31 I Times Vary
Things get wonderfully weird around the Tennessee Aquarium during ODDtober – a month-long celebration of strange creatures from around the world and in our own backyard. Learn odd facts about animals throughout both Aquarium buildings and look for fun fall touches inside our exhibits. See pumpkins flicker with an eerie glow, flashing along with the pulses of an Electric Eel. Find out why some “scary” species are not-so-creepy after all. At the end of your tour, grab a free sticker in the gift shop when you mention “ODDtober” (while supplies last).
Oct. 1-31, Thurs.-Sun. I Times Vary
Discover why a scream-filled trip through award-winning Dread Hollow is a fall Chattanooga tradition! The 2022 fall fright season unleashes three all-new terrifying haunted houses and three mind-bending horror themed escape rooms at Chattanooga’s only national ranked haunted attraction. Dread Hollow is not recommended for children under the age of 12.
Sept.-Oct, select Thurs. & Sun. nights I Times Vary
Hear ghostly tales from Ruby Falls’ 94-year history and eerie Chattanooga legends as you journey through the cavern lit only by hand-held lanterns. This experience is not appropriate for children under the age of 12. Ghost Walk Lantern Tours are expected to sell-out quickly, advance reservation required.
Daily I 8 pm
Join Ghost City Tours and dig deep into Chattanooga’s history and learn how the Civil War played a huge part in the city’s historical hauntings. Tours explore some of the most haunted locations in Chattanooga including the Read House Hotel and underground Chattanooga, centuries of curses, hidden supernatural history, and share horror stories that will make your skin crawl!
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Escape Experience in Chattanooga creates truly immersive experiences designed to stimulate your senses, pull at your emotions, and place you in environments that are believable and above all fun. The breakout games look, feel and sound realistic. They create much more than just escape room games. They create Escape Experiences! Get in the Halloween spirit by trying thrilling experiences like Runaway Train Transport, Inheritance Mystery Room and The Bunker.
Recurring weekly on Friday & Saturday I 4pm - 8pm
The Chattanooga Zoo’s annual Boo in the Zoo is a family-friendly celebration filled with merry-not-scary decorations, trick-or-treat stations, scavenger hunt, costume contests, and more!
Oct 1-31 I Locations vary
When Chattanooga transforms itself to ChattaBOOga! in October, it’s not the typical haunted city. Only for the bravest of souls, there’s an intense haunted cavern crawling with terrifying creatures; menacing woods and a dark swamp teeming with monsters; and chilling ghost hunts in search of the city’s restless dead. For more mild experiences, families can enjoy 10-acre enchanted MAiZE; superhero divers carving pumpkins underwater; spooky rides aboard a haunted vintage train; trick-or-treating around zoo animals; and frightening fun on haunted amusement park rides.