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Ghosts and ghouls: Lake Tahoe and Truckee Halloween parties

Adam Jensen
ajensen@tahoedailytribune.com
MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa's Freaker's Ball, taking place Saturday, is among the first Halloween parties at Lake Tahoe this year.
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Halloween lands on a Friday this year, which means revelers will have a pair of weekends to chose from when it comes to celebrating the October holiday. Parties, costume contests and events for kids get started this weekend and continue into next. Here’s a look at some of what’s going on at Lake Tahoe and in Truckee this All Hallows’ Eve:

North Shore and Truckee



What: Truckee Halloween Parade



When: 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24

Where: Meets at the train depot

Tickets: Free

Info: 530-582-7720

What: Trails of Treats & Terror

When: 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30

Where: Incline Village Parks & Recreation, 980 Incline Way, Incline Village

Tickets: Free

Info: 775-832-1310

Details: Suitable for all ages, this event includes four trail sites offering different levels of fright. Activities include games, treats, professional photos and crafts.

What: Halloween party

When: 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31

Where: Hacienda del Lago, Tahoe City

Tickets: Free

Info: http://www.hacdellago.com

Details: All-you-can-eat taco bar from 5-8 p.m., $12 for adults and $7 for kids. The Roemers perform at 10 p.m.

What: Spooky Ghost Walk

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31

Where: Gatekeeper’s Museum

Tickets: Free

Info: http://www.northtahoemuseums.org

Details: This family friendly event will feature tales of Tahoe characters from days past.

What: Creepers Ball with Tainted Love

When: 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31

Where: Crystal Bay Casino

Tickets: $25

Info: http://www.crystalbaycasino.com

Details: The sounds of the 1980s return to Lake Tahoe’s North Shore for this annual Halloween party. After-party with Corey Lee.

What: Halloween Bash

When: 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31

Where: Jake’s on the Lake, Tahoe City

Tickets: Free

Info: http://www.jakestahoe.com

Details: Three DJs will perform. A costume contest with prizes will also be offered.

What: Heavy Halloween DJ Party

When: 9 p.m. Friday, Oct 31

Where: Tahoe Biltmore

Tickets: $10

Info: http://www.tahoebiltmore.com

Details: Brother in Arms, J Boogie, DJ Rundown, Zeb vs. Aux and Bassment-ality will perform.

What: The Psychedelic Scientist’s Lazer Laboratory

When: 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31

Where: Moe’s Origial BBQ, Tahoe City

Tickets: $10, $5 before 10 p.m.

Info: http://www.moesoriginalbbq.com

Details: All Good Funk Alliance, micah J and LAMBchop perform at this high-energy, laser-filled party.

What: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

When: 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31 and 12 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1

Where: Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema

Tickets: $10

Info: http://www.tahoearthauscinema.com

Details: The 1975 musical comedy that has taken on an interactive life of its own will be shown.

South Shore

What: Hangtown Halloween Ball

When: Friday, Oct. 24 through Sunday, Oct. 26

Where: El Dorado County Fairgrounds, Placerville

Tickets: Single-day tickets start at $60

Info: http://www.hangtownhalloween.com

Details: Located down the hill in Placerville, this annual music festival attracts Lake Tahoe favorites like Dead Winter Carpenters, Jelly Bread and the Sierra Drifters.

What: Halloween Dance

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24

Where: South Lake Tahoe Senior Center

Tickets: $10

Info: 530-541-8380

Details: The 17-piece Tahoe Dance Band will perform. Costume contests, wine appetizers and prizes will also be offered.

What: 36th annual Freaker’s Ball

When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25

Where: MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa

Tickets: $30

Info: http://www.montbleuresort.com

Details: This annual event takes over MontBleu, with the showroom, Opal, Blu and the Zone Bar all included. Pole dancers, aerialists, laser lights, dancers, a performance by Pop Fiction and a $10,000 costume contest are part of the action.

What: Drug and alcohol free Halloween party

When: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25

Where: American Legion, South Lake Tahoe

Tickets: $10

Details: All-ages event includes a costume contest

What: Halloween FreQ Fest

When: 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30

Where: Whiskey Dick’s Saloon, South Lake Tahoe

Tickets: $20

Info: http://www.lateniteproductions.com

Details: FreQ Nasty performs with Benjah Ninja, Mr. Rooney and Aryiel.

What: Halloween Party at Peek

When: Friday, Oct. 31

Where: Peek nightclub inside Harrah’s Lake Tahoe

Tickets: No cover with costume

Info: Drink specials and $2,000 in cash and prizes will highlight the party.

What: Halloween Spooktacular

When: Friday, Oct. 31

Where: American Legion, South Lake Tahoe

Tickets: $10

Details: Groovebox and Black Star Safari will perform and a costume contest will be held.

What: Student Loan String Band

When: Friday, Oct. 31

Where: The Divided Sky, Meyers

Tickets: $10

Info: http://www.thedividedsky.com

What: Halloween Carnival Celebration

When: 4-6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31

Where: Kahle Community Center

Info: 775-586-7271

Details: Carnival games and treats will be offered at this all-ages event.

What: 13th annual Treat Street

When: 5-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31

Where: Lake Tahoe Airport, 1901 Airport Road

Tickets: Free

Details: Trick-or-treaters are invited to this event, which features a haunted house.

What: Rock the Boat Halloween Ghost Ship

When: 8 pm. Friday, Oct. 31

Where: Zephyr Cover Resort

Tickets: Tickets start at $35

Details: This floating party features three decks of music, including performances by Jelly Bread, Deejay Theory and Irieyes, among others.

What: Halloween Bash

When: 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31

Where: Lakeside Inn and Casino

Tickets: Free

Info: http://www.lakesideinn.com

Details: Classic rock band Parslow Vibe will play.


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