Perth’s Halloween celebrations get bigger and better every year!  We invite you to enjoy a Halloween Party in Perth where we promise you a spooktacular extravaganza of ghoulish delights! Here’s a quick look at what you can expect at this years celebration.

Halloween Parade (18:00)

The fun kicks off with the Halloween Parade, this year leaving from Horsecross Plaza and ending at King Edward Street – dress up and join in!

Zombie Maze and The Tents of Doom!

The Zombie Maze is back! Bigger, better and more terrifying than ever – are you brave enough? If scares are your thing then Zombie Horroween has plenty to offer!  Suitable for Adults and Teenagers. You can find the Zombie Maze on Mill Street this year!

Music – The Horizon Stage (Mill Street from 18:00)

The music will feature performances from some brilliant local bands, performers and lots of fun family entertainment.

The Steve Ferringo Band: Taking to the stage at 18:15, the Steve Ferringo Band have now been in force for over 10 years, tantalizing audiences on both sides of the continent, and are an incredible Hulk of a band… loud, extravagant, voluptuous, and visual. Including Hit Songs from artists such as Kaiser Chiefs, Oasis, Madness, Kings of Leon, Robbie Williams and, err… Beyoncé?! Lead singer Steve Ferringo is eccentric as are the band, who look, play and sound like nothing you’ve ever heard before… Frenzied and exciting – a totally unbelievable experience. If you only go out of your way to see one band this year, make sure it’s The Steve Ferringo Band – the band, other bands come to see!!

The Irritable Owls The Irritable Owls are one of Scotland’s top good time Ska Bands and will be rocking our Horizon stage at 19:45. Hailing from The Fair City, John Ramsay (vocals/accordion), Mike Lee (guitar), Colin Scott (bass) and Dave Bone (drums) have been entertaining audiences all over Scotland with feel good classics from The Specials, Madness and Bad Manners to name but a few. The uniqueness of a midi accordion out front, producing the sound of a full brass section, stands the band apart from all the rest! Get your dancing shoes on and we’ll see you down the front!

Music – The Family Stage (Kind Edward Street from 17:00)

Our Family stage will be rocking all night with some eerie entertainment from some brilliant local artists! Here’s what you can expect to see on the night:

Who Time
Introduction 17:00 – 17:10
Ad Lib Flash Mob 17:15 – 17:25
Phoenix Cheer Leaders 17:30 – 17:45
Parade arrives 17:45 – 18:15
Onda 18:15 – 18:30
Dance Bank 18:30 – 18:50
Fair City Baton Twirlers 18:55 – 19:15
Inspire 19:20 – 19:30
Julie Young 19:35 – 19:50
Letham Majorettes 19:55 – 20:10
Howler Presentation 20:10 – 20:15
Sweeny Tod 20:15 – 20:30
Loudest Scream 20:35 – 20:50
Mass Time Warp 20:50 – 21:00


Our firewalk returns to the City of Perth Halloween Night for the second year in a row. This is your chance to experience the rare opportunity of walking barefoot across hot coals, all while raising money for your chosen charity.

To enter, get in touch with Brian at or give him a call on 01738 475294.

Halloween Howler – Skinnergate (18:30)

This is a fun obstacle run for children aged 6yrs through to 12yrs within the City Centre of Perth. Children will enjoy running and climbing over obstacles while being chased by spooky but ‘not to scary’ Halloween characters. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd places for boys and girls! Every child receives a goody bag and a great medal for braving the course! Runs start from outside Perth Concert Hall & Museum following a route around St. John’s Kirk, returning back to the High Street. Book your spot today.

Plus much, much more!

Perth City Centre will be full of fun for all the family with Storytelling, Face Painting, Funfair Rides, Apples Dooking and fantastic food and drink.

Come join the fun!

Caution: While there will be something for all ages, parts of the city will be zoned as unsuitable for  younger children due to the scarier entertainment on offer. Parental discretion is advised.

Other Spooky Celebrations in Perth City Centre 

Halloween Flag Making

Saturday 13th October, Various times, Perth Civic Hall

Make your very own Halloween flag! Lots of recycled materials are available, but feel free to bring along any scraps that you would like to include in your creation! 25 free spaces are available in each workshop. Find out more here.

Halloween (2018)

Friday 19th October, Perth Playhouse 

Lovers of horror films are working themselves into lather over the release of the new Halloween film which is set 40 years after the original which first introduced the terrifying character of Michael Myers. Find out more here.

Perth: No Fair City

Thursday 25th October, 16:30, Waterstones


Meet the author and hear the dark tales of Perth’s past.

Beetlejuice 2

Friday 26th October, Perth Playhouse 

A follow-up to the 1988 comedy, “Beetlejuice”, about a ghost who’s recruited to help haunt a house. Find out more here.

History and Horror Tour of Perth

Friday 26th October, 20:00, Horescross Plaza

Tour commences from Horsecross Plaza. Limited free places. Find out more here.

Victorian Style Seance

Friday 26th October, 20:00, Effie’s Tearoom 

Set in the stylish surroundings of one of Perth’s famous tearooms, experience magic and suspense of a Victorian Style Séance with hopefully visits from the ‘Spirits of Old Perth’. Find out more here.

Mini Ghost Hunt/Investigation

Friday 26th October, 22:00, Effie’s Tearoom 

Set in the stylish surroundings of one of Perth’s famous tearooms, experience a mini-investigation and ghost hunt as it unfolds.

Perth : No Fair City

Saturday 27th October, 12:00 noon, Waterstones


Meet the author and hear the dark tales of Perth’s past.


Lakeland Treasure Hunt

Saturday 27th October, 09:00- 17:30, Lakeland Perth

Pop into Lakeland this Saturday and take part in their spooky treasure hunt. It’s free to enter and the winner will win a hamper full of tasty goodies!

Little Terrors Candy Apple Making

Sunday 28th October, 16:00, The Bothy 

Bring along your mini monsters and let them create and decorate their very own candy apple, the perfect Halloween treat. Find out more here.

Spritis of Scone

25th – 31st October, 18:00 – 21:00, Scone Palace

There’s a frightening chill of Halloween in the air… This October, why not round up your most fearless of friends and make your way to the Spirits of Scone, a fright-fest like no other! The nights are getting dark, and the grounds will be transformed into a truly terrifying playground for menacing ghouls and horror film freaks. They’re lurking in the woods and hiding in the maze; this is where your nightmares come to life!  Find out more here.

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