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It’s spooky season and Halloween is coming up quick. You’re never too old to dress up in a costume. Have you made your plans yet? There are plenty of fun Halloween themed parties and events going on downtown around the Cobblestone District that you won’t want to miss.

  1. Paranormal Walks at the Cobblestone District : October 30th at 7:00pm-8:30pm

Did you know that the Cobblestone District and Canalside has perhaps the highest concentrations of death in Western New York?

This October, John Koerner is leading paranormal walks through places with a lot of history, one of these places being the Cobblestone District. October 30 is the night before Halloween and your ultimate chance to participate in this spooky event.

Koerner is an author and local historian and every time he leads his paranormal walks, things happen. Orbs appear, meters go off, it gets spooky.

Walks are family oriented, interactive, and instructive. Tours are based on original research and investigation by Koerner. All walks are rain or shine, at your own risk, and last about 90 minutes.

2. Jokes on the River: HAHA Halloween Comedy Show & Costume Contest : October 30th @7:00pm-10:00pm If being scared isn’t your thing, don’t worry, Buffalo Riverworks Halloween event is far from scary. They are hosting Jokes on the River, a Halloween comedy show, on October 30th.Hosted by Terry King – this event will be featuring the funniest local and touring comedians including : andthensome, Fatman Tim, Terre King, Yolanda Smiles, and Jacob Morrison. AND

3. Halloween at Hartman’s : October 30 @7:00pm-10:00pmCome celebrate spooky season at Hartman’s Distilling Company on Saturday night at 8:00pm. There will be a DJ, drink specials, food specials, and a costume contest! Winner of the costume contest will be judged on who has the most creative, funniest, or the best couple costume.

4. 90s Rise Again at Resurgence : October 30 @9:00pm-11:30pmStart your night pregaming at Hartmans at 7pm and then walk right next door at 9pm for a huge party going down at Resurgence Brewing Company. This is an exclusive event, so you will need to purchase a ticket (starting at $55). Once you purchase a ticket, you’re all set. No more money will need to be spent on anything, not even drinks. That’s right, there is an open bar, along with a buffet, music by Kurt & The Lodgers alt rock downstairs and DJ Bump & Touch hip hop and dance music upstairs.

The open bar is four hours long and will be serving beer, wine, and mixed drinks. Make sure you think of your best costume as there will be $1000 plus individual and group costume prizes. This without a doubt will be the hardest partying you’ve done since 1999 and there is only 750 tickets on sale. Last year, it sold out – don’t wait to get your ticket! Get your ticket now! Click Here.

It wouldn’t be a Rise party without taking over two floors so that you can choose your own adventure, whether you want to belt out lines to Smashing Pumpkins and No Doubt with Kurt & The Lodgers downstairs, or party it up upstairs with DJ Bump and Touch.

5. Haunted Haus Halloween Party : October 30 @9:00pm-11:30pmHofbrahaus Buffalo is hosting “Haunted Haus Halloween Party 2021.” This 21 and over event will be filled with brews, boos, and tunes from the XOXO Pop Band. Jose Cuervo and Kraken Rum will be on-site with potions and promotions all evening! Don’t miss out and come dressed to impress for your chance to win!

These costume prizes are no joke, so make sure you’re bringing your A game for a chance to win.

First Place

  • Overnight stay for two nights at Buffalo – Marriot at Lecom Harbor Center
  • Four tickets to an upcoming home Sabres Game
  • $250 gift card to the Hobrauhaus Buffalo
  • One complimentary Stein Club Membership

Second Place

  • Two tickets to an upcoming home Sabres game
  • $100 gift card to Hofbrauhaus Buffalo
  • One complimentary Stein Club Membership

Third Place

  • $50 to Hofbrauhaus Buffalo
  • One complimentary Stein Club Membership – good for one year

Reserve your Open Table now. Walk-ins will be welcome the night of until we are at capacity. Reserve Table