Halloween for adults in Reno and up at Lake Tahoe gives grown-up revelers a variety of a parties for tricks, treats, drinking, and general adult rowdiness at a number of over 21 venues.
(Note: Some annual Halloween events do not update their information until well into October. More will be added to this page as it become available.)
15th Annual Halloween Freaker's Ball at Brüka Theatre
Saturday, October 27 - Have a "Wicked Good Time" as Brüka continues the tradition of incredible costumes, theatrical antics, dancing, costume contests and the raffle. Doors will open at 8 p.m. On this 20 year anniversary, there will be a special prize given for best Bruka character from the past. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. You must be 21 and over to attend. This is Brüka's annual "Funraiser." Come down and play with the Freaks. For tickets, call the Bruka box office at (775) 323-3221. Hours are 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, and 12 noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday. You can also get them at the Melting Pot World Emporium, 1047 South Virginia Street, Reno. Validated parking is available in the nearby Parking Gallery at First and Sierra Streets.
12th Annual Wild Erotic Ball
Friday, October 26 - The 12th Annual Wild Erotic Ball will be at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino in downtown Reno. Come to the hottest Halloween party in town where the tricks and treats are endless. There will be $5,000 in cash and prizes with awards going to most erotic female, most erotic male, most unique, and best couple / tandem / theme. You must be 21 and wear a costume to attend this bash. Tickets are $20 in advance at the Silver Legacy box office, Wild 102.9 office at 595 E. Plumb Lane in Reno (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), or call (775) 325-7401. Sponsored by Wild 102.9 and the Silver Legacy.
Skin & Scare Annual Halloween Party at the Peppermill
Saturday, October 27 - This sultry Halloween party is at the Edge in the Peppermill Hotel Casino, 2707 S. Virginia Street, Reno. Over $5,000 in prizes will be awarded for costumes such as scariest and sexiest. Music from some of Reno's hottest DJs. Skin & Scare starts at 10 p.m. with a $20 cover. For VIP reservations, call (775) 815-1770.
Reno Zombie Crawl 2012
Saturday, October 27 - The Reno Zombie Crawl 2012 starts at 8 p.m. Begin your crawl at either CommRow, St. James Infirmary, or Imperial. For $5, you get a map and a bracelet that will gain you entry into over 40 crawl bars, sign you up for contests, and entitle you to $2 and $3 drink specials. At 7 p.m., before the crawl starts, zombies can gather on Virginia Street for a mass thriller dance under the Reno Arch. The dance to Michael Jackson's Thriller is alcohol - free and open to all ages. Dance sign - ups are next to the Reno Arch at Harrah's Plaza and start at 6 p.m. Proceeds from the Reno Zombie Crawl benefit Future Kind health and knowledge organization. Got questions? Refer to the Zombie FAQ.
Halloween Hoedown & Costume Contest at the Nugget
Saturday, October 27 - Get on down to John Ascuaga’s Nugget for this Halloween Hoedown. The free party will cast a spell on the Casino Cabaret from 9 p.m. to midnight. Guests will enjoy live hoedown music from Rick Hays & American Steel, drink specials for those in costume, a $1,000 costume contest, and KBUL 98 FM live radio remote. The Nugget is located at 1100 Nugget Avenue in Sparks.
Halloween Happenings at the Eldorado
Friday through Wednesday, October 26 to 31 - Five of the Eldorado's nightclubs will be transformed into Halloween haunts, with cash prize costume contests and reduced cover charges for those in costume. For this Halloween event, the bars will be renamed Ghost Lounge, Stadium Spider Bar, The Blood Brothers, Zombie Lounge, and Sin Sin. On Halloween, BuBinga (aka Zombie Lounge) will host a dusk 'til dawn party with special guest DJ and drink specials. The Eldorado Hotel Casino is located at 345 N. Virginia Street in Reno. Call (775) 786-5700 for more information.
Friday and Saturday, October 26 and 27 - Bowloween offers the chance to win from a $5,000 prize fund. Friday will begin with a free instructional clinic by PBA Teaching Professional Jimmy Sturm, followed by a Welcome Reception and Team Event that evening. Saturday will focus on doubles and singles, with an evening awards presentation and distribution of the prizes. All bowling levels have the same opportunity, with different divisions for men, women, mixed, doubles, singles and league and non - league bowlers. Bowloween is sponsored by the Eldorado Hotel Casino and will be at the National Bowling Stadium, 300 N. Center Street in Reno.
Boogieman's Ball Featuring Jelo at the Knitting Factory
Halloween Events in the Lake Tahoe Area
34th Annual Freaker's Ball at the Montbleu
Saturday, October 27 - The Annual Freaker's Ball at Lake Tahoe's Montbleu will get 21+ adults into four different venues for the price of admission - Opal Ultra Lounge, Blu Nightclub, MontBleu Convention Center, and the Haunted Zone & Party Pit. The party starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $25 in advance, $30 day of the party. There will be body painting, Go Go dancers, and $10K in costume prizes. This is billed as Lake Tahoe's biggest Halloween celebration. For VIP table and bottle service, call (775) 586-2000.
Truckee Historical Haunted Walking Tour
Thursday and Friday, October 18 and 19 - This tour is for adults 21+ only. Meet at Moody's Bistro & Lounge, 10007 Bridge Street in Truckee, for this walking tour of downtown Truckee's historic and spooky places. The $35 tickets can be purchased online and include a glass of wine or non-alcoholic beverage, and a raffle. The tour is a benefit for Trails & Vistas and the Truckee Donner Historical Society. For more information, call (775) 527-4485.
Black CATT Halloween Ball
The most rockin' adult (21+) Halloween costume party in the Sierra will feature live music by "The Whitney Myer Band," with DJ Silver BoomBox Thief before and after, costume contest with $500 cash for first place, $300 for second and $200 for third, and a giant raffle. The Black CATT Halloween Ball, presented by Trex and Truckee Tahoe Lumber, will be in the Truckee Tahoe Airport Haunted Hangar #1, from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturday, October 27. Tickets are $25 at door or $20 in advance at all Truckee Tahoe Lumber locations, Porter's of Truckee, or the Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe at 12313 Soaring Way, #1G, Truckee, CA 96161. Gourmet food trucks available for purchase of dinner and snacks. For tickets and more information, call (530) 550-9999.
Halloween Events in Las Vegas
Fetish & Fantasy Halloween Ball
In Las Vegas, Saturday, October 27 - If you are going to be in Las Vegas for Halloween, the Fetish & Fantasy Halloween Ball might be the adult party you're looking for. Billed as the the world's wildest Halloween party, it will be at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, from 9:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. Be sure to read the Dress Code event information before deciding to attend. This looks like a wild one and not for the faint hearted or prudish.