What’s Booming RVA: Spooky Season

By Annie Tobey | October 26th, 2023

Boomer’s top 5 picks for the week ahead

dia de los muertos musician statues, by Jai Mo. Used in What's Booming: Spooky Season!

Find elevated chills and thrills at these five fun and culturally relevant seasonal events, with history, artists, and live music. All in “What’s Booming RVA: Spooky Season.”

Spooky Short Stories Tour

Oct. 26, 6 p.m., at The Valentine, Richmond

Join a 30-minute gallery tour of The Valentine featuring stories of the eerie and mysterious. FREE.


Voices from the Shadows

Oct. 27 and 28, 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. both nights. Tour begins at Hart Farm, 6915 Duncan Road, Petersburg.

Costumed guides lead participants on a special Halloween tour, with historical figures on the real battlefield of Pamplin Historical Park. Highlighting historical situations and folk traditions as told through scary stories, music in the night, fireside encounters, soldiers, surgery and more – all accompanied by sights and sounds to enhance the haunting atmosphere. Reservations required.



Oct. 28, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond

Honoring Hispanic Heritage Month with a festival of live performances, a craft market with Hispanic artisans, family friendly activities, food, adult beverages, a Dia de los Muertos community activity, and more.


The Taters Halloween Party

Oct. 28, 8 p.m., at The Tin Pan, Richmond

The long-time Richmond faves start this Halloween show with music from – and the looks of – The Monkees, and includes their roots-pop music and tunes from their Halloween album, “Don’t Scream!”


“Ghostbusters” in Concert

Oct. 28, 8 to 10 p.m., at Altria Theater, Richmond

The Richmond Symphony accompanies the comic classic movie with its fun paranormal score.


Check websites for more details, including prices and registration requirements.

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