Halloween is right around the corner, and Spectrum News has you covered for all things that go bump in the night!

This year Halloween falls on Wednesday, October 31. Since most towns in the coastal region typically do not set trick-or-treating hours, parents can expect trick-or-treaters to be out on October 31.

Are you looking for some fun Halloween events in your town? Check out our list below.

Halloween events throughout the region:

Wilmington/Kure Beach: Trick or Treat Under the Sea from Thursday, October 25 through Saturday, October 27

Emerald Isle: Halloween Carnival on Friday, October 26

For those planning to trick-or-treat in Emerald Isle on October 31, town officials have suggested trick-or-treating between 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Jacksonville: Halloween Night at the Museum on Wednesday, October 31

For those planning to trick-or-treat in Jacksonville, the town recognizes Halloween as October 31. Trick-or-treaters should be out on October 31.

Outer Banks: Halloween Parade of Costumes on Sunday, October 28



Halloween Fun Facts:
  • Magic Words - The phrase "trick or treat" was first used in 1927
  • Pumpkin Spice Everything -Americans produce 1.5 billion pounds of pumpkins each year
  • Look Up - Expect to see a full moon on October 31, 2020.
  • Get Your Tickets - $300M is the average revenue from haunted attractions
  • Safety First - 35 percent of parents go over Halloween safety with kids
  • On Fire- More than 850 homes catch fire on Halloween
  • Sweet Tooth - Nearly a quarter of Americans say chocolate isn't their favorite Halloween treat
  • Dress Up - Popular costumes for pets: pumpkin, hot dog, and bumble bee

*Source: WalletHub

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