Don’t Miss a Single Wicked Moment
Weekends are extra thrilling in Downtown Knoxville all October long. Why not spend one of them with us? Book a stay in one of our h̶a̶u̶n̶t̶e̶d̶ favorite hotels and enjoy all the fun and frights we have in store. We’ve even got a plan for you to get the most out of your experience.
We’ve created a magical mood in The Grove at Market Square with wickedly wonderful lights and flying ghosts—plus spooky photo ops and creepy-crawly frights all throughout Downtown Knoxville. Explore on foot to see all that's shadowing over the city, and take a picture of the Krutch Park creature! We're most excited about the Wicked Cool Cat Scavenger Hunt!
Worked up an appetite after those frights? Eat, drink, and be scary at Bistro at the Bijou, where you can enjoy live jazz on Friday, Saturday, and Monday nights (including Halloween night). Pair farm-to-table dinner with a Caramel Apple Martini, Corpse Reviver, Dark & Stormy, or Autumn Mule!
Rise from the grave; uh, we mean bed, and head to the open-air farmers’ market located in the heart of Downtown Knoxville. Market Square Farmers' Market in the fall is our favorite! Boasting pumpkins, apples, baked breads, and more cozy treats. Stop in the shops throughout downtown for frightful accessories and candy for your Halloween weekend – skull earrings, Zombie popcorn, bewitching candles, and so many more local goodies.
The French Market Creperie has created an entire menu of Halloween crepes, and our personal favorite is the "Creepy Caramel" with Nutella and Butterfingers. The "Creep Up" is super cute too with gummy worms! For extra adult fun, order the "Purple Bat" cocktail with Empress blue gin, sprite, and jelly beans. And their Halloween decorations make things even more fun!
Crawl on over to Market Square on October 29 at 5pm for the 13th Annual Thrill the World, as Zombies participate in a globally synchronized dance to Michael Jackson's "Thriller!" Downtown Knoxville has so many Halloween events, so check out these Thrills & Chills!
For drinks, something wicked is brewing in the Old City as Brother Wolf, Tennessee’s only Italian Aperitivo cocktail bar is overrun by Knoxville’s first Halloween pop-up, Brother Werewolf. Prepare yourself for a spine-tingling, intoxicating experience with themed elixirs and staff in costume from October 7-31. Send your inner beast howling into the night!
Think you have the cleverest Halloween getup? The most sinister? The most relentlessly adorable? (Four-legged trick-or-treaters too.) Take your pic on Gay Street with the historic Tennessee Theatre in the background, upload it or share it on social, and let us be the judge. We’ve got prizes for participants of all ages and pets of all sizes! Find categories, prizes, and contest details here.
Put a little tingle in your spine with Spooky Ghost Tours and Paranormal Adventure Tours exploring hanged killers, tragic fires, cold-blooded murder, and sweet revenge. The restless spirits still haunt the city streets of Market Square and the Old City. Speaking of, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is sure to be a spine-tingling play at Theatre Knoxville from October 14-30!
Jig & Reel is going all out for Halloween with decorations, cocktails, desserts and candy! They'll be serving kid-friendly Zombie Juice and an adult-friendly whiskey sour Monster Mash cocktail. Pair the fun with delicious Irish & Scottish food in the Old City. Plus, spooky cocktail specials are popping up at all your favorite haunts.
Last, but not least. Don't go home without trying these treats. Ham'n Goodys lemon cookies never tasted (or looked) so hauntingly delicious, same goes for Coffee & Chocolate's hand-painted chocolates, Proper Popcorn has some frightfully fun mixes, while Kilwins' adorable candy buckets are filled to the top with goodies. If you're craving ice cream, you're in for an extra sweet treat, because The Phoenix Pharmacy & Fountain has a whole menu of Halloween-themed sundaes!
Spend Halloween weekend with us!
We promise it’ll be wicked cool. #KnoxHalloween