Halloween haunts on Lake Tahoe’s South Shore; events to hit for the holiday
It’s the spookiest time of the year, and the Basin is one of the best places to spend the holiday. From casinos to community centers and clubs to carnivals, Halloween on Tahoe’s South Shore has something for everyone. To be sure you don’t miss out, here are some of the top stops in South Lake Tahoe on Halloween weekend.
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Fun begins on Friday, Oct. 28, with the Stateline establishment hosting its second annual Rockin’ Dead Halloween Bash at 9 p.m. inside Vinyl. Dance all night to music provided by DJ Chris Payne, and make sure to stay until the costume contest at 1 a.m. — the top four costumes win a share of $5,000 in cash and prizes. Be sure to avoid masks, fake and real weapons, and makeup that makes you unidentifiable — each are sure ways to get disqualified.
Attendees must be at least 21 years of age, and entry to the Halloween Bash is $10.
The Heavenly Village lounge is hosting its inaugural Halloween Bash on Saturday, Oct. 29. From 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., enter the “Haunted Loft” for music from resident DJ Roger That, drinks, and a costume contest that offers participants a chance to win over $1,000 in prizes. Silent scary movies will play all night, adding to the ambiance. Halloween Bash attendees must be at least 21 years of age, and there is no cover charge.
For a family-friendly option, check out the Magic Fusion performances at The Loft Theatre, held the same night at 7 and 9 p.m. Open to all ages, kids at the show will receive free candy while watching world-class magicians in a family-friendly production.
Peek Nightclub at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe
Early arrivals will be rewarded at Peek Nightclub’s “A Twisted Fairy Tale” event on Saturday, Oct. 29 — the first 100 people to arrive in costume will receive one complimentary drink. Throughout the night there will be over $5,000 in giveaways for the best costumes, and a costume contest will be held at 1 a.m. When compiling your outfit keep in mind that Peek does not allow flip flops, shorts or tank tops.
There is a cover charge of $10 for women and $20 for men. Guests must be at least 21 years of age with valid identification. Doors open at 10:30 p.m.
Join KRLT 93.9 and KOWL 1490 at Lake Tahoe Community College on Halloween night for the 14th annual Treat Street, held Monday, Oct. 31, from 5-8 p.m. Local businesses and nonprofits pass out candy to children, who get to trick-or-treat in a safe and fun environment.
With candy, hot chocolate, pizza, cotton candy, s’mores and more, this free event is one you won’t want to miss — it also features a mad scientist laboratory, a haunted house, music and additional surprises.
MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa
Each year, MontBleu hosts one of Lake Tahoe’s biggest Halloween parties. They continue the theme this year with the 38th annual Freaker’s Ball, held on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 8 p.m. The oldest Halloween party on South Shore is a three-in-one celebration — with events in the Opal Ultra Lounge, Blu Night Club and Convention Center, a variety of festivities will keep the party going ‘til the early hours.
Featuring gogo dancers, laser lights, DJs and a costume contest with $10,000 in cash and prizes, the 38th annual Freaker’s Ball lives up to its legendary reputation. Beginning Oct. 22, tickets increase to $35. Entry on the day of the event is $40. The Freaker’s Ball is general admittance and patrons must be at least 21 years old.
Flight Deck Sports Bar & Grill
Head out to the Lake Tahoe Airport on Saturday, Oct. 29, for Fright Night at the Flight, a Halloween party featuring live music from local reggae band Taking Root, a costume contest and Spooktacular Specials.
Held from 7-10 p.m., it’s a great way to celebrate the holiday.
Kahle Community Center
Participate in the Halloween spirit on Monday, Oct. 31, at Kahle Community Center’s Halloween Carnival Celebration. The festivities are fit for all ages and include carnival games and plenty of treats — have a “bootiful” and “spooktacular” time from 4-6:30 p.m.
Beach Retreat and Lodge
Trick-or-treating fun for the whole family is available at the Beach Retreat and Lodge on Monday, Oct. 31, from 6-8 p.m. Expect a bounce house, live entertainment, s’mores, costume contests and more at this free event that is open to the public. Bring your children and pets for a night of trick-or-treating throughout the hotel.