We have no idea where the better part of 2018 has gone but suddenly we’re in October and Halloween is upon us! If you find yourself in Bali, you’re probably wondering where’s the party. Halloween is of course largely a north American celebration but thanks to a steady stream of Western influences, the spooky October fest has found its way to Bali, too. The holiday is still not celebrated by the locals in Bali so don’t expect to see folks roaming the streets in fancy dress or to catch local kids trick or treating. What you can expect is fun Halloween parties and events dotted across the island. Here’s our guide to the spookiest parties in Bali!
Halloween Parties for the Grownups
La Favela – Haunted House Halloween Party
Don your freakiest costume and head over to Fa Favela, the most popular watering hole on Seminyak’s famous Eat Street. La Favela is known for its surreal tropical décor and on All Hallows’ Eve the crew takes things to a new level by turning the venue into a massive tropical haunted house. Prepare to party hard in a sea of zombies, mermaids and more.
When: Tuesday – Wednesday, October 30 – 31, 10pm until late
Where: Jalan Kayu Aya No. 177x, Seminyak
Omnia – Swim into Saturdays Halloween Edition featuring Tiësto
It’s safe to say that the swanky Omnia day club in Uluwatu has snagged the biggest performer this Halloween. Iconic DJ Tiësto (also dubbed the king of electronic music) will be hitting the decks at this oft photographed pool club on Saturday 27th – the perfect excuse to get down and boogie in your fiercest costume. The event is likely to be sold out so make sure you book your tickets, STAT.
When: Saturday, October 27, 11am – 11pm
Where: Jalan Belimbing Sari, Uluwatu
Gypsy Land – Super Spooky Party
If hitting a beach club in Bali feels a little too mainstream, why not celebrate Halloween in an abandoned kindergarten instead? Gypsy Land Festivals are organising a bash that sounds incredibly creepy and kind of awesome at the same time with a spooky dance party hosted in an abandoned school. Dressing up is essential!
When: Saturday, October 27, 5pm – 2am
Where: Jalan Kayu Aya No. 66, Seminyak
Motel Mexicola – Apocalypto Halloween Party
The perpetually packed Motel Mexicola certainly knows a thing or two about throwing a party so what better place to get down and boogie on All Hallows’ Eve? Motel Mexicola’s annual Day of the Dead Party features DJs and an intriguing “Aztec Show” with free entry for all. Best dressed of the night gets a price so be sure to don your very best Apocalypto inspired outfit with face paint a plenty.
When: Wednesday, October 31, 6pm – 3am
Where: Jalan Kayu Jati No. 9, Seminyak
Karma Beach – Halloween Party
To make it a real Bali Halloween, why not party on the beach? The fabulous Karma Beach down south in Uluwatu is hosting a spooktacular Halloween party on a white sandy beach, with live DJs and prizes for best dressed.
When: Saturday, October 27, 2pm – 7pm
Where: Karma Kandara, Ungasan
Finns Beach Club – Halloween featuring Dom Dolla
Another beachy Halloween bash, Finns Beach Club’s party will feature Dom Dolla on the decks. Dressing up is encouraged and the same goes for booking your day bed in advance.
When: Wednesday, 31 October, 9pm – 3am
Where: Jalan Pantai Berawa, Canggu
Sky Garden – Haunted Mansion
If you take dressing up seriously, head over to Sky Garden come Halloween. Sky Garden’s 10th annual costume party involves a best dressed competition with IDR 50 million in prizes up for grabs! You can also expect some wild moshing down on the dancefloor with special guest DJs providing the beats. The best dressed contest runs between 26 – 31 October.
When: Friday – Wednesday, October 26 – 31, 9pm – 3am
Where: Jalan Legian No. 61, Kuta
No Más – Fang It! Halloween Party
Peaceful Ubud is not exactly known as a party hub but come October 31, even this artistic village populated by yogis will host its own spooky bash. No Mas’s Fang It! party invites guests to put on their best vampire costumes and boogie down to beats from DJ Nicksterz. The creepiest costumes get fun prizes!
When: Wednesday, October 31, 7pm onwards
Where: Jalan Monkey Forest, Ubud
Halloween Events for the Kids
The Joglo – Halloween Party
The Joglo is hosting a family-friendly day filled with arts and crafts, games, face painting and a spooky movie screening. It’s free entry for all so this is a great kid-friendly option if you’re spending Halloween in Canggu.
When: Saturday, October 27, 4:30pm onwards
Where: Jalan Subak Sari 13 No. 8, Canggu
Meera Kids Club – Spooky Halloween Party
Mövenpick resort’s Meera Kids Club is hosting a fun-filled event with face painting, games, lantern making and zombie dancing. The day also includes a mini-buffet for the kiddos and round of trick or treating around the resort. Don’t forget to reserve your spot one day prior!
When: Wednesday, October 31, 6pm – 8pm
Where: Jalan Wanagiri No. 1, Jimbaran
The Garden – Halloween Party
The Garden Early Learning Centre and Sprout Cafe are hosting a family-friendly Halloween event in Canggu. Get your costumes ready and prepare to be spooked!
When: Wednesday, October 31, 4:30 -7:30pm
Where: Jalan Raya Semat No. 18, Canggu
The Anak Atelier – Halloween Costume Party
The Anak Atelier’s spooktacular costume party is set to be one of the best family-friendly happenings on the island. This disco bash includes goodie bags for the kids along with games, face painting, crafts and more. Fancy dress and dancing shoes are a must! Spots are limited so be sure to book yours in advance.
When: Saturday, October 27, 3 – 6pm
Where: Jalan Pantai Balangan, Ungasan
Milk & Madu – Halloween Dress Up Party
Milk & Madu is one of the most family friendly restaurants in Bali so it seems only fitting that their Canggu outlet is hosting a dress up party come October 31. Spooky face painting, creepy crafts, a pumpkin piñata, live music and prizes for best dressed make this a great day out for the whole family.