Why should the kids have all the fun? For the young at heart, we’ve got a great list of the area’s best parties, costume contests and events for all you adults who like to play dress-up.
Kelleys Island "Boo" Cruise
6 p.m. Oct. 23, Jet Express, 101 W. Shoreline Dr., Sandusky.
This is a special Jet Express excursion over to Kelleys Island with a full bar, snacks and live entertainment onboard. 21 and over only. $28. For tickets, call 419-609-9930.
Annual Halloween "Boo" Cruise
6:30 & 9 p.m. Oct. 23, Goodtime I, Jackson St. Pier, Jackson St., downtown Sandusky.
Enjoy all the fun Halloween festivities on the Goodtime I boat and Kelleys Island. Don’t forget to wear a costume. $20. 21 and over only. For tickets, call 419-625-9692.
Adults Only Halloween Festivities
7 p.m. Oct. 23, Kelleys Island.
Go to any tavern this night on the island and experience Halloween the only way adults can. Don’t worry, there will still be candy.
Halloween and Masquerade Party
7 p.m. Oct. 29, Chez Francois, 555 Main St., Vermilion.
Chez Francois is throwing their eighth annual Halloween party where there will be a live performance from the Naked Monkeys, a delicious gourmet menu, a DJ, cocktails and dancing. $90-$100. For tickets, call 440-967-0630.
9 p.m. Oct. 29, Cleats, 6801 E. Harbor Rd., Marblehead
Cleats in Marblehead is throwing their first ever Halloween Bash tonight from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. There will be an all-you-can-eat buffet, a DJ, karaoke, costume contest and giveaways. Pre-sale tickets are $8 or $10 at the door. Join them... if you dare! Call 419-734-9464 for more information.
Halloween Bash at the Bay
6 p.m. Oct. 30, Downtown Put-in-Bay.
All around the whole island tonight there will be costume contests, drink specials and one of the biggest and craziest Halloween parties in Ohio. This is the last big blowout on the island before next summer.
Octogaween/Halloween Pub & Island Crawl
6 p.m. Oct. 30, Jet Express, 101 W. Shoreline Dr., Sandusky.
Join the boatload of zany characters and toga-laden maidens for a special cruise from downtown Sandusky to Kelleys Island for the annual Octogaween Pub Crawl, where there will be special “treats” just for you. After Kelleys, you’re off to Put-in-Bay to join in on the crazy Halloween Bash where all the visitors and bars will be dressed up for the holiday. The Jet will have a full bar, snacks and live entertainment onboard. $34. 21 and over only. For tickets, call 419-609-9930.
6 p.m. Oct. 30, Crowbar, 206 W. Market St., Sandusky.
The Crowbar invites you for a night of door prizes, cheap drinks and cash prizes to the best costumes, including sexiest, scariest, overall and couple. Call 419-624-0109 for more information.
6:30 p.m. Oct. 30, Quarry Hill Winery, 8403 Mason Rd., Berlin Heights.
The Quarry Hill Winery will have a live performance from the Summer of ‘65 band and prizes to be given to the best costumes. For more information, call
Halloween & Costume Party
7 p.m. Oct. 30, Matus Winery, 15674 Gore Orphanage Rd., Wakeman.
There will be a live performance from Big Fin at 8 p.m. with delicious food and wine. For more information, call 419-774-WINE (9463).
7 p.m. Oct. 30, Vermilion Valley Vineyards, 11005 Gore Orphanage Rd., Wakeman. View the night sky through a telescope with a talk by Dave Lengyel (weather permitting), a lasagna dinner, wine and a live performance by the Acoustic Junkies. For more information, call 440-965-5202.
Saturday Night Dance & Halloween Party
8 p.m. Oct. 30, Sandusky Eagles Club, 1235 Perkins Ave., Sandusky.
The Country Express band will be giving a live performance with cheap drink prices and lots of Halloween fun. Call 419-625-8911 for more information.
8 p.m. Oct. 30, Mango Mama’s, 40 Madison St., Port Clinton.
Mango Mama’s will have the L.O.M. band performing with great food and drink specials. It’s the perfect stop before and after you hop on and off the boat.
9 p.m. Oct. 30, Mr. Ed's, 255 W. Lakeshore Dr., Port Clinton
Mr. Ed's is throwing a Halloween party with drink specials, a live performance from rock/pop group, Neon Black, and they'll be having a costume contest with plenty of cash to win! Call 419-734-2243 for more information.
8 p.m. Oct. 30, Quaker Steak & Lube, 5150 Liberty Ave., Vermilion.
This is the best costume contest in Vermilion with a whopping $300 cash prize to the best costume. Elvis will make an appearance at 8 p.m. and there will be a party bus making rounds every half hour. Call 440-967-3724 for more information.
9 p.m. Oct. 30, Tailgators, 740 N. Fifth St., Fremont.
There will be drink specials and music by DJ Sauseda. Call 419-332-7808 for more information.
8:30 p.m. Oct. 30, Water Street Bar and Grille, 101 E. Water St. Sandusky.
Plank Road will be performing at 9 p.m. and there will be a costume contest, judged by you at midnight, with a cash prize of $100. Call 419-621-7330 for
9 p.m. Oct. 30, 34 Degrees, 606 Main St., Huron.
This Halloween Party will feature a live performance from the Happy Hour Band. There will be free food, cheap drinks and a costume contest with prizes to be won. It’s sure to be an awesome party with your favorite bartender Jamie, and maybe you can win some beer tokens and a steak dinner. Call 419-433-0900 for more information.
9 p.m. Oct. 30, I-5's Bar & Grill, 356 N. Main St., Huron
The happening I-5's set right by the water is having a Halloween Bash tonight with a live DJ playing all your favorite dance music and there will be a costume contest with $500 in cash prizes to be won! Call 419-433-5566 for more information.
9:30 p.m. Oct. 30, The Pump Bar & Grille, 4024 Hayes Ave., Sandusky.
The Pump will have the Lonesome Pony band performing, as well as great drink specials and lots of Halloween fun. Call 419-621-1041 for more information.
10 p.m. Oct. 30, Cabana Jack’s, 202 Columbus Ave., Sandusky.
Cabana Jack’s is having a Halloween party tonight, complete with a costume contest, decorations, drink specials and a live performance from local favorites The CoCoBeanOs. Call 419-625-4008 for more information.
11 p.m. Oct. 30, The Reserve, Kalahari Resort, 7000 Kalahari Dr., Sandusky.
There will be drink specials, dancing and awesome costume contests where winners will earn a free overnight stay at the resort, a dinner for two, spa services and more. The categories for the costume contests are Scariest, Most Original, Sassiest, Funniest and Famous Person/Celebrity. Call 877-525-2427 for more information.
Costume Contest & "Friday the 13th"
2 p.m. Oct. 31, Ritz Theater, 30 S. Washington St., Tiffin
The Ritz Theater wants you to come out on sunday in your costume so you can win two tickets to any show in their remaining season. The "Best costume" will be picked before you screen the original, classic slasher flick, Friday the 13th (1980). All tickets are $3 and they serve beer! Call 419-448-8544 for more information.
9 p.m. Oct. 30-31, Lyman Harbor, 1615 First St., Sandusky.
Get to Lyman Harbor tonight for great drink specials, Halloween costumes, music by DJ Ray and the best view in town of the Sandusky Bay. Call 419-626-6545 for more information.
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