It’s the scariest week of the year — and for GoPensacola.com, quite possibly, the most fun.
Halloween weekend is one non-stop party in the Pensacola area, punctuated by screams of fright and delight as people dreess up in their scariest — or sexiest — costumes and hit the town.
We’ve got your complete guide to where you can scare up the fun this weekend. And don’t be surprised if you find our photographers haunting these parties — they’ll be lurking for you...
Ghouls Night Out
5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Wednesday. It’s all the fun of Girls’ Night Out with a Halloween theme and one wickedly cool Halloween costume contest with two great prizes. Grand prize is $1000; second prize, for the crowd favorite, is a $500 prize package. Register with the DJ until 10 p.m. in three separate rounds. The crowd and the judge will decide who moves on to the final roundA judge will choose the winner of the cash prize. Following the announcement, the crowd will vote for its favorite entrant. The contest will be decided at midnight. Rumor Mill will perform starting at 9 p.m. The evening also features giveaways, “Best Damn Photo Booth” photos, $2 drinks for girls ages 21 and older and two punches: a Bacardi Oakheart Wicked Punch for $2 ($8 in a souvenir glass) and a nonalcoholic Taste of Florida fruit punch for $3.50. The Fish House Deck Bar, 600 S. Barracks St. Visit www.goodgrits.com.
Turbulence Electronic Wednesdays Halloween Bash
10 p.m. Wednesday. Enjoy $2 drinks, prizes from the besty costumes and dance music from New Orleans dubstep DJ Aric Wilde with VJ Toi23, drum n’ bass from ThaRamZ and house from Matt Powell. For ages 21 and older. Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211, or visit www.sevillequarter.com.
Third annual Pensacola Beach Halloween Pub Crawl
7 p.m. Thursday. Meet at Capt’n Fun Beach Club for a spooktacular pub crawl across Pensacola Beach! Trolleys scream out at 7:45 p.m. for stops at Paddy O’Leary’s, The Dock and The Islander before returning to Capt’n Fun for the Monster’s Ball. Wear your costume. Free. For ages 21 and older. Capt’n Fun Beach Club, 400 Quietwater Beach Road, Pensacola Beach. 934-3978.
Howl at the Moon
9 p.m. Thursday. Seville Quarter, Red Bull and Coors Light celebrate a chilling College Night featuring the annual Howl at the Moon contest starting at midnight. The best Howling Wolf will take home the top prize. Costumes encouraged. For ages 18 and older. Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211, or visit www.sevillequarter.com.
‘The Seven Levels of Hell’
9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Friday. Le Black Syndicate’s grandest party of the year, the Seven Levels of Hell, will feature Arety’s Angels with the Succubus Girls, costume contests, live musical entertainment and the first ever gothic drag queen performances featuring Lady Nadja and Lady Sapphire. $10. For ages 21 and older. Big Easy Tavern & Cajun Cafe, 710 N. Palafox St. Todd Ryan Infinger, 470-4437, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sexiest Witch Contest
9 p.m. Friday. It’s “Noche de Brujas,” which means “The Night of Witches.” Get on your broom and fly downtown for a special costume contest. The annual Sexiest Witch Contest starts at 10 p.m. inside Seville Quarter’s Haunted Mansion (Phineas Phogg’s). The winners will receive a prize package from Seville Quarter, Firefly Vodka and Miller Brewing Co. Free admission for anyone dressed in a witch costume. For ages 21 and older. Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211, or visit www.sevillequarter.com.
Comedy of Errors
11 p.m. Friday. Watch the trans-formation of Emerald City’s employees as they take the stage in the annual employee drag show, hosted by Ebony Sinclair. First show at 11 p.m. DJ Robbie C provides the music, and there will be manager’s drink specials all night. $5. Emerald City, 406 E. Wright St. Visit www.emeraldcitypensacola.com.
Frite Nites at Live
9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Live Nightclub is planning two huge Halloween bashes on two consecutive nights, each with its own live music and costume contest. Friday night features rock music from Lynam and a $1,000 Sexy Ladies Costume Contest. Saturday night features country music from the Tye Gazoo Band and Dewey Rose and a $1,000 costume contest. For ages 18 and older; must be 21 to drink alcoholic beverages. Live Nightclub, 9121 Pensacola Blvd. 607-2950.
Chan’s Halloween Weekend of the Living Dead
7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Chan’s Nightclub offers two huge Halloween parties on consecutive nights with cash prizes. Friday night, show off your best “Thriller” dance for a chance at $150. Saturday, it’s the annual costume contest with $250 each to the best male and female and $500 to the best group or theme. Chan’s Nightclub, 610 E. Nine Mile Road. 477-9961.
11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Horror fans can view cult classics on the big screen, all presented by the Gulf Coast’s own horror hosts, The Baron Mondo Von Doren (Mike Ensley), El Sapo de Tempesto (Chip Chism) and Mittens the Werewolf (Lemmie Crews). Friday features "Plan 9 From Outer Space" (G) and Saturday features the Gulf Coast’s largest screening of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" (R). $3 per show. Silver Screen Theatre, 7280 Plantation Road. Mike Ensley, 982-6715, or visit www.nightmaretheatre.com.
Beats on the Beach Halloween Party
9 p.m. Friday. The experimental world fusion and electronic music trio Beats Antique will be performing live at the Hangout’s Halloween Party. Also performing is special guest Jermaine Quiz. Wear your costume for your chance to win $1,000 in cash and prizes including Hangout Music Festival tickets. Prizes will be awarded for sexiest most original and scariest costumes. $20 for ages 21 and older; $30 for ages 18 to 20. The Hangout, 101 E. Beach Blvd., Gulf Shores, Ala. (251) 948-3030, or visit www.thehangoutal.com.
Trick or Freak
9 p.m. Saturday. Capt’n Fun Beach Club celebrates Halloween with music from Rumor Mill; a fire-breathing, rock ’n’ roll burlesque show from the Fuel Girls a monster dance party with DJ Tony C, a costume contest with roaming judges and more tha $2,000 in cash and prizes and free beer until 11 p.m. For ages 18 and older. Admission: Free for ladies 21 and older until midnight; $5 for guys 21 and older (and for ladies after midnight); $10 for ages 18 to 20. Capt’n Fun Beach Club, 400 Quietwater Beach Road, Pensacola Beach. 934-3978.
Halloween Block Party at Seville Quarter
9 p.m. Saturday. Government Street in front of Seville Quarter will be closed for a street party complete with laser light show and a costume showcase. The Fear City Nights Haunted House will be open, plus experience seven rooms of fright-filled fun and music inside the massive entertainment complex. For ages 21 and older. Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211, or visit www.sevillequarter.com.
10 p.m. Saturday. Emerald City bills its Halloween bash as featuring “Pensacola’s most infamous costume contest,” with $1,000 in cash and prizes. The contest starts at 1 a.m. and is hosted by Lauren Mitchell, Ebony Sinclair and Penny Holliday. Music from DJ Dewight Barkley. $10. Emerald City, 406 E. Wright St. Visit www.emeraldcitypensacola.com.
9 p.m. Saturday. Let your dark side come out and play with live music from Trunk Monkey and more than $1,000 in cash and prizes. For ages 21 and older. Bamboo Willie’s, 400 Quietwater Beach Road, Pensacola Beach. Visit www.bamboowillie.com.
Halloween Party at O’Riley’s Irish Pub
9 p.m. Saturday. The Gulf Coast Party Crew and DJ Rock will present a $1,000 costume contest starting at midnight. Drink specials include $4 Shock Top pitchers, $4 Dracula kiss shots and $3 Brain Hemorrhage shots. $4. For guys age 21 and older and ladies ages 18 and older. Must be 21 to drink alcoholic beverages. O'Riley’s Irish Pub, 3728 Creighton Road. 474-0522.
B.A.R.E. Zombie Ball
9 p.m. Sunday. If you had to work on Halloween weekend, keep the party going Sunday night with Seville Quarter’s Bar and Restaurant Employee Zombie Ball. Dress as a zombie or in your favorite costume and enter a costume contest exclusively for bar abd restaurant employees. For ages 21 and older. Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211, or visit www.sevillequarter.com.
Drunk & Damned
10 p.m. Sunday. Emerald City presents a pre-Halloween “Drink & Drown” with DJ Dewight Barkley and “Creature Feature” shows at 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. $10. Emerald City, 406 E. Wright St. Visit www.emeraldcitypensacola.com.
Trick or Treat at Seville Quarter
7 p.m. Monday. Seville Quarter claims “Pensacola’s biggest Halloween party,” featuring a huge costume contest which awards $1,000 for first place and prizes for the 20 best costumes through the evening. Registration opens at 7 p.m., and the contest starts at 9 p.m. The party continutes throughout the night with seven rooms of spooky fun, music and entertainment. For ages 21 and older. Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St. 434-6211, or visit www.sevillequarter.com.
Halloween in Da Hood
10 p.m. Monday. Emerald City’s Halloween night party includes DJ Bunnie Hopson spinning the latest urband and hip-hop music and the Penny Holliday Halloween Show at 11:30 p.m. and 1 a.m. Emerald City, 406 E. Wright St. Visit www.emeraldcitypensacola.com.
Halloween Bash at Live Nightclub
8 p.m. Monday. Live Nightclub celebrates the spookiest day of the year with DVDJ Crush and resident DJ D-MIXX, along with $1 longnecks and wells. Live Nightclub, 9121 Pensacola Blvd. 607-2950.