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Guide to the Halloween events of 2020

Updated: Nov 17, 2020

As Halloween approaches, college students can be left with sense of disarray on what to do this season. As COVID-19 precautions are still present within our daily lives, what to do this spooky season is still up in the air regarding local attractions.

If you are still planning on going out and celebrating, grab your costumes and masks because there are still a variety of establishments celebrating the festivities.

Brew River Restaurant and Bar is hosting a variety of events throughout the upcoming days, starting with the reviving of their classic College Night, from 10:00 pm to 2 am.

“We are still holding our classic costume contest, and this year we will be holding a contest on College Night in addition to Halloween night on Saturday.” Lee Weatly of Brew management informs.

Put your hat in the ring on Thursday to win VIP passes, which will allow you to enter Brew without having to pay cover fees.

Looking to celebrate with a more relaxed atmosphere? This Friday, Brew River is hosting a Grown Ups Halloween Party from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Have a few drinks and relax by the river, while enjoying the soothing music of their Tranzfusion Band.

The event that all college students are waiting, their Halloween Monster Bash, held On Saturday, October 31 from 10:00 pm to 2 am.

“First prize this year will win $500, and we will be celebrating with precautionary measures to ensure everyone’s safety... come with a mask and social distancing in mind.” Weatly stresses.

Grab a costume and some friends, and enjoy a night out with a night hosted by Drizzle and music by DJ Ruckus and DJ Tops Cut Off productions. The costume contest will be held virtually, so check out the Brew Facebook page for information on costume submission or to vote for the spookiest costume.

Planning on spending your Halloween in Ocean City? There are a variety of interactive events occurring along Costal Highway, starting with the addition of Fox Gold Coast announcement of weekly horror movies every Friday at 9 pm. Tickets are $10 and are held weekly until December 18, and include feature trivia, and a discussion of the film; catch

“Halloween III: Season of the Witch” Friday, October 30.

Looking to get spooked? The Haunted Ocean City Ghost Walk features dozens of ghost stories about the local ghouls, such as the “Haunted Trifecta" - a murder, suicide and accidental death occurring at the same location. Find out more about the child spirit at the life-saving station, a young man at the Tarry-A-While, Dolle's Candyland haunting, jazz musicians at the Henry Hotel and much more though this spooky tour. Find out more at

If you are looking to go to Seacrets to participate in their annual Halloween costume contest, on Saturday October, 31 you still have the chance at winning the top prize of $500 but things are looking a little different this year due to COVID-19 precautions.

Jackie Miller of their events coordination team stresses the most vital alteration to the events is that everyone participating must be seated at all times, with the judge walking throughout the tables.

“We love to see all of the creative and large costumes, but with the way things are going with COVID we have to ask that people to keep in mind that they must be able to sit in their costumes throughout the event.” Miller informs.

The Costume Contest will feature three winning slots for cash prizes; First place wins $500, second place wins $300 and third place receives $200.

The event will run from 4 pm till 1 am, and will feature live entertainment throughout the night. Starting with Full Circle at their ‘Nite Club’ at 5 pm, then at 9 pm they will shift to their ‘Tiki Stage’ with Kono Nation playing. Finally, they till end the night of music at the Nite Club, featuring The Benderz playing at 10 pm.

Miller summarizes this upcoming Halloween season best, “Although some things are changed and despite everything that is going on, we just want people to come out and have a fun time.”

Although Halloween is looking different this year, you can still count on the local scene to provide fun ways to celebrate the season. Make sure to be conscious of your actions this year by wearing a mask and socially distancing while participating in these events. Stay safe and have a spooky Halloween!


By STEPHANIE RIVERA Gull Life Editor Cover Photo: Brew River by Summer Sharper

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