Local events ringing in Halloween with plenty of treats & no tricks


Despite Halloween falling on a Monday this year, there’s a variety of fun things going on in the days leading up to the festive occasion. A few breweries are putting on some unique events along with restaurants and other establishments. It’s an ideal opportunity for adults who are looking to enjoy themselves during a night out while being dressed in their favorite costume. It’s also an ideal time for the entire family to be entertained before they get ready for the hustle and bustle that comes with trick-or-treating. Here are a few events going on in the Cranston, Warwick and Johnston area that are worth checking out.

Halloween Week @ Proc
October 25 - 30 @ Proclamation Ale Co.
298 Kilver Street, Warwick

Starting this past Tuesday with a funk, soul and R&B dance party hosted by DJ Johnny Stevens, the folks at Proclamation have been celebrating Halloween with a whole week of various happenings. Wednesday is Build-Your-Own-Bouquet (aka BYOB) where people can customize their own floral arrangement with a ceramic pumpkin, black roses and more while Thursday features a costume contest hosted by McCaughey Standard Trivia. Rounding out the week will be a Spooky Juicy Market PVD & Drag Show on Friday, Movies & Tarot Card Readings on Saturday and Game Day Sunday. It’s all 21+, log on to proclamationale.com for more info.

Halloween Karaoke Party
October 28 @ Buttonwoods Brewery
530 Wellington Avenue, Cranston

The folks at Buttonwoods are teaming up with the people involved with PVD Horror to put on quite the party. Horror and pop culture novelty company Rock The Dead will be providing the karaoke starting at 6pm with people wearing costumes and plenty of craft beer available courtesy of the brewery and their partners at Origin Beer Project. There will be some spooky giveaways along with prizes for best costume and best performance and it’s also free. This is another 21+ event, log on to buttonwoodsbrewery.com to know the rest of the details.

Escada’s ‘80s & ’90s Throwback Halloween Party
October 29 @ Escada Restaurant & Bar
39 Putnam Pike, Johnston

Along with the inventive and crazy costumes, Halloween is an opportunity for people to go retro and look like someone did decades ago. Escada is embracing this theme with a Halloween party that’ll be celebrating the ‘80s & ‘90s. It all starts at 8:30pm with DJ Lady Ruk spinning tunes all night long and there will be a costume contest taking place as well. Just like the previous two events on this list, this is also 21+ and for table reservations and more log on to escadarestaurantbar.com.

Haunted Theatre Halloween Bash
October 29 @ Park Theatre & Event Center
848 Park Avenue, Cranston

The revitalization of the Park Theatre has been a humongous highlight of 2022 for Cranston and Rhode Island as a whole. Their “Haunted Theatre Halloween Bash” features a costume contest with a $1,000 prize with multiple rooms of fun, music and surprises. DJ Naughty, Timmy Drums and Mix Master Jay will be providing entertainment for anyone over the age of 21. For more details, log on to theparkri.com.

Roger Williams Park Zoo’s Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular
September 29 - October 31 @ Roger Williams Park Zoo & Carousel Village
1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence

Now before anyone starts an uproar over this, I know Roger Williams Park is located in Providence but it practically runs along the border of Cranston so I still think it’s part of the area. Also, I feel that it’s my obligation to include something family-friendly in this list and this is definitely the best thing you can do during this time of year to have fun with the kids. This one-of-a-kind experience started a few weeks ago, but it runs right until Halloween night. To get tickets and to know all of the info before you go, log on to rwpzoo.org.


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