Top 10 Halloween Happenings in Incline Village & Crystal Bay
October 18, 2023 | Kayla Anderson
Cute costumes, candy, pup parades, Nevada Day, haunted houses, parties, and more are on the docket for this year’s Halloween in Incline Village/Crystal Bay. Here are the events to watch out for:
IVGID (Incline Village General Improvement District) is again hosting the fun Trail of Treats and Terror for the littles leading up to the big day. Music will be available as well as food, drink, and merchandise to purchase from 3:30pm-5:30pm. Reserve your spot online at yourtahoeplace.com and be sure to bring proof of your Incline Village/Crystal Bay residency.
Take the kids trick or treating in the safe and well-lit areas within the Country Club Center from 4pm-6pm before heading over to Mill Creek. FUMO, Cool Mess, Austin’s, Incline Spirits, Mountain High Sandwich, and other businesses will have candy.
- OCT. 28: CREEPERS BALL AT THE CRYSTAL BAY CLUB WITH WONDER BREAD 5
Based in San Francisco, this high-energy band has been playing shows, weddings, and events all over the country, creating a fun and passionate atmosphere for its audiences. Playing together for more than 10 years, this five-person ensemble dabbles in all kinds of instruments, including the guitar, percussion, and piano. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door; the music starts at 9pm. This is a 21 and older show.
- OCT. 31: CATCH THE LIL SMOKIES AT THE CRYSTAL BAY CLUB CROWN ROOM
If you’re an adult looking for something to do on Halloween night, then the CBC has you covered. The Lil Smokies and Town Mountain will be playing in the Crown Room along with Two Runner. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 the day of; doors open at 7pm.
- OCT. 28: METAL ECHO PLAYS AT THE HAUNTED DOLL HOUSE ON 931 TAHOE BLVD.
Once again creepy live dolls will be hanging from the rafters at Alibi Ale Works-Incline Public House on Oct. 28th with Metal Echo playing all your favorite rock, alternative, and 90s grunge hits. Find beautiful, broken, eerie Tahoe Flow Artists flying around and have a chance to win a prize for your best doll-themed costume. The show goes from 7:30pm-10pm, is kid-friendly, and costs $20 in advance/$25 at the door.
- OCT. 30: HOWL-O-WEEN DOG PARADE AT THE HYATT REGENCY LAKE TAHOE
Does your pup like to get into the Halloween spirit, too? Then consider entering them in the dog parade to be hosted at the Hyatt from 4:30pm-5pm. This event is always a hit and benefits the Pet Network.
- OCT. 28: TAKE A TOUR THROUGH THE HAUNTED HYATT HOUSE
On October 28th the Hyatt fills up with ghosts, goblins, and monsters to take guests and visitors on a tour of the haunted hotel. Family-friendly scares happen between 4:30pm-5:45pm and full-on frights are available for people ages 14 and older from 6pm-9pm.
- OCT. 27: NLT BOYS & GIRLS CLUB HARVEST FEST IN KINGS BEACH
From 5-8pm families can dress up and enjoy food, monster trucks, a glow room, a haunted house, carnival games, face painting, and more to celebrate Halloween. Admission is free, and the memories are priceless at the Clubhouse on 8125 Steelhead Avenue in Kings Beach.
- OCT. 28: SPOOKY SATURDAY WITH SNEAKY CREATURES AT TAHOE BACKYARD IN KINGS BEACH
A message from host Amie Quirarte: Tahoe! I am so dang excited to share that I am hosting a FREE event at The Tahoe Backyard on October 28th. I have been desperately wanting to put together a community event in Kings Beach for a while, and this is the perfect debut! If all goes well, it is something I hope to do every year. Sneaky Creatures will be playing from 3:30-5:30pm; Men Wielding Fire will be serving up delicious food at 50 percent off; Chickadee Art Collective will have a Halloween crafts table set up for the kiddos; and costumes are encouraged! And most of all, we can all be together, having fun, dancing, and drinking beers as we say goodbye to fall and hello to winter!
- OCT. 28: NEVADA DAY PARADE, CARSON CITY
Lucky for us, Nevadans get an extra holiday right around Halloween to celebrate the founding of the Silver State (it was deemed the 36th state admitted into the Union on October 31, 1864). Head down to Carson City on the Saturday beforehand for a day full of festivities, including the famous Nevada Day Parade downtown that travels in front of the capitol building.
Other noteworthy events in nearby communities:
If you have Friday, October 27th off for Nevada Day, then consider heading over to Truckee for a Halloween Parade at the Train Depot at 4:30pm and ending at the Community Arts Center at 6pm. Costumed kids of all ages are welcome to trick or treat.
There’s a lot going on in Tahoe City on Halloween, too. Local businesses will be passing out candy, Watson Cabin will be open for viewing (and serving apple cider), and the Tahoe City PUD will have a Huntin’ for Pumpkins contest going on from 4pm-6pm. Sign up at Heritage Plaza.
Whatever you do, be safe, brush your teeth after eating all that candy, and take the TART Connect if you’ve had too much fun and need a safe way to get home. Happy Halloween!