The summer is barely over but I know that many already start planning their Halloween so I’m releasing the list early this year. Having said that, most places that usually host Halloween parties haven’t published their events yet, so please try to check this list in a week or so for more updates.
Here’s a list of Halloween events taking place in the Bordeaux region (and some in Dordogne) in 2023.
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Halloween in and around Bordeaux
Zombie walk de Bordeaux
The Zombie Walk of Bordeaux is probably one of the best ways to get into the Halloween spirit. This year the event will take place on October 21, starting at 14:00 at la Place de la Victoire.
See all the details here.
Thriller Party : Le Bal des Loups-Garous
Blonde Venus, located at the Bassin a Flot is hosting its annual Halloween party, this year’s theme is “Thriller – The Werewolf Ball”. The party will take place on October 31st, see all the details and tickets here.
Halloween Roller Party – Darwin
On October 31, Darwin is hosting a Halloween Roller Party. See all the details here.
Château de Vayres
Château de Vayres always hosts the best Halloween events! This year their Halloween weekend will take place on October 28-29 with all the Halloween classics: witches, phantoms, and werewolves. The two-day event will be accompanied by exceptional Halloween decorations and plenty of activities. For more details click here.
Also, throughout the upcoming school break (until November 3), the chateau will host afternoons for kids (3-12 years old) with workshops to create monsters and different surprises in the château and its beautiful gardens. For more info and reservation click here.
Halloween au Château de Villandraut
Château de Villandraut never disappoints and like every year they offer a great Halloween program. This year the events will take place f on October 29 -31 with a program that includes a treasure hunt, a murder party, and more. Check out all the details here and here.
Blonde Venus • Halloween: Kids Day monstrueux
Another fun Halloween event at the Blonde Venus (Iboat) is dedicated to kids! On October 22, they will be hosting a party with DIY mask workshops, music, and sweet surprises. See more details here.
Halloween brunch and kids party- Mama Shelter
Mama Shelter never misses a chance to celebrate Halloween! This year they are hosting a kids’ Halloween party on Saturday afternoon (October 28) and two Halloween brunches on Sunday (October 22 and October 29) – with a babysitting service included 🙂
Reservations are a must for both events. See more details here.
The Temple Halloween Party
A very cool costume party will take place on October 31 at the Temple gym in the Bastide neighborhood, with plenty of fun surprises for kids and adults.
Halloween au Château de Duras
Château de Duras will celebrate its annual Halloween party on October 31. The party is for adults and kids over 10 years old, you can buy tickets here. From October 21 to November 5 (the autumn school break) Château de Duras will also host plenty of activities and workshops for younger kids. See all the details here.
School of witches in Château de Bridoire
If you don’t mind traveling a bit then you would also enjoy this event. The Château de Bridoire in Dordogne, also known as the Castle of Games, is hosting a game called The School of Witches, which should be fun for both kids and adults. The activities are about to take place daily during the kids’ fall break from October 21 to November 5.
On the weekend of October 27 – 31, the château is also organizing Halloween nights with a murder party escape game. See all the details here.
Students Halloween Party
A big Halloween party for the students of Bordeaux organized by the International Students Network will take place on October 27. See all the details here.
Arcachon Fête Halloween
Halloween & fête de la citrouille
The town of Cadaujac is hosting a fun event on October 31 that will combine the two best things of this period: Halloween and pumpkins! Plenty of fun activities will be offered to kids depending on their age: games for the little ones and a more scary activity for older kids at the Chateau.Halloween et sa fête de la Citrouille will take place at Le Parc du Château. See all the details here.
Have a great Halloween!!
If you’re looking for more ideas for day trips in the Bordeaux region here are a few other articles you might want to read:
Day trips around Bordeaux – wine, beaches, and villages
10 day trips from Bordeaux by Public transport
A weekend in Medoc – Bordeaux wine tours
What to do and eat in Saint Emilion
You can also get plenty of tips on things to do in the Southwest of France via lost in Bordeaux’s social media accounts and email list, check them out here: