Chapel Hill and Carrboro have many Halloween events to look forward to this week, from music to movies to family-friendly festivities.
Looking to kick off the Halloween celebrations with some music? Local 506 is hosting their inaugural Horrorfest on Oct. 27-28.
The 30-year-old Chapel Hill venue caters to all sorts of music, according to co-owner Rob Walsh. He said Horrorfest will feature multiple headliners that appeal to anyone who enjoys "heavy music, stoner rock or doom metal."
Bands like ASG and High Reeper will be featured on the first day of the festival. The second day will include groups like Hand of Doom and Overgrown Throne.
The tickets are $20 per day, and doors open at 6 p.m. on Oct. 27 and 7 p.m. on Oct. 28. On Oct. 28, the event will kick off with a Halloween-themed oddities market behind Local 506.
WXYC, UNC's student-run radio station, will be hosting a Dance Party Massacre at The Pitch on Oct. 27 from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. This event will feature "terrifying tunes" from student DJs and a light show, according to their Instagram.
On Halloween night, Franklin Street, Columbia Street and a few connecting roads will be closed to vehicle traffic from 8 to 9:30 p.m. for the annual tradition. Each year, students and Chapel Hill community members converge on downtown Chapel Hill to stroll, admire each other's costumes and celebrate Halloween.
If being comfortable and watching a spooky movie is higher on the agenda, the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership will be sponsoring Movies by Moonlight with Carolina After Dark and Chelsea Theater on Saturday, Oct. 28. This event will include two free movie screenings at Carolina Square.
“We're going to show 'The Blair Witch Project' at 7:30 on Saturday night and then 'Shaun of the Dead' at 7:30 on Sunday night — free popcorn and maybe some giveaways,” Stephanie Cobert, the partnership’s director of marketing said.