8 Halloween Events You Can Attend in New Zealand

New Zealand leaves no stone unturned when it comes to throwing parties, and this year is no different! With a search for the next drag monster, Halloween-themed parties, balls, and festivals, there’s lots to do and see this Halloween in Aotearoa. The venues will be decked out with Halloween decor and special food and drinks to elevate your experience of the spooky season.

Gather your friends and loved ones and put together a scary look for a complete Halloween experience! Powered by The Ticket Fairy, here are eight Halloween events across New Zealand that you can attend –

After Dark Halloween Warehouse Rave

When: Saturday, October 21, 2023
Where: Wellington, New Zealand

The recently renovated 1930s Dominion Museum Building is set to host the forward-thinking Belgiam-based DnB DJ/producer Alix Perez, Wellington’s DJ/producer Yanik, producer for drum & bass duo PTHWYS Tenpin, and more for After Dark Halloween Warehouse Rave.

Joining them at the October 21 Halloween party is DJ/producer Benthaism, who has supported the likes of State of Mind, Krafty Kuts, Skeptical, and Metrik, among others; DJ Comp Winner; and a b2b set from Singula and Lange, who has been on support duties for the finest acts including Pola & Bryson, Document One, Alix Perez, Degs, Camo & Krooked, Inja, and Hedex.

Groove to bass music from house, DnB, and bass music at After Dark Halloween Warehouse Rave in Wellington, New Zealand, wherein Breaking Beats will offer their first-class sound and killer lighting showcase.

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Artists performing at this Halloween party: Alix Perez | Yanik | Tenpin | Benthaism | Lange
Breaking Beats on: Instagram

ANTI-PAGEANT – Aotearoa’s Next Drag Monster 

When: Saturday, October 21, 2023
Where: Wellington, New Zealand

Amy Thurst Productions presents ANTI-PAGEANT – Aotearoa’s Next Drag Monster, a spooky night with the aim of crowning New Zealand’s next drag monster! The Halloween party will see specially selected budding alternative dragsters from all over Aotearoa entice you to the dark side at “Wellington’s favourite Queer Bar” Ivy Bar in New Zealand, on October 21, 2023.

The hosts for the evening will be drag artist and show producer Amy Thurst and Yonic Kunt. It’s not too late to begin putting your look together! Brace yourself to have the scariest and most memorable night of your life at ANTI-PAGEANT next weekend! “? ANTI-PAGEANT IS NIGH?Welcome to hell on earth! ANTI-PAGEANT is just around the corner and I can’t wait to see who will take the crown!” Amy Thurst announced via Instagram.

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Amy Thurst Productions on: Instagram
Hosts: Amy Thurst | Yonic Kunt
Ivy Bar on: Instagram

Phantom Fest

When: Friday, October 27, 2023
Where: Auckland, New Zealand

Gear up, New Zealand! Phantom Fest is set to deliver hypnotic performances from some of the finest artists in the music scene. Ama!nk and Jaded Enterprise have teamed up to bring you Phantom Fest 2023. Go tell your friends to start putting together a scary look for the spookiest party to make Halloween 2023 one to remember! The multi-level nightclub, Roxy, is throwing a Halloween party featuring themed costumes, decor, contests, and exciting giveaways on Friday, October 27, 2023.

The first 100 guests at Phantom Fest will receive exclusive goodie bags. Revus, DJ Biv, and The Cabin are all set to appear at this festival. More acts are yet to be announced.

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Artists performing at Phantom Fest 2023: Revus | Tha Cabin

Roxy Nightclub on: Instagram
Phantom Fest on: Instagram

The Tunnel of Doom

When: Saturday, October 28, 2023
Where: Haruru, New Zealand

Ravers, get ready to rock your scariest look for The Tunnel of Doom, scheduled to be held at the PhatHouse Brewery Bar in Haruru, New Zealand. North New Zealand’s multi-genre DJ CeeKay and Tangerine Candyfloss will get behind the deck for this killer Halloween show on Saturday, October 28. From 6 PM onwards, you can show off your outfits and move to tunes from CeeKay, who specializes “in funky house & garage.”

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Artists performing at The Tunnel of Doom: CeeKay | Tangerine Candyfloss
PhatHouse Beer on: Instagram

Halloween @ Rosemary’s

When: Saturday, October 28, 2023
Where: Taupo, New Zealand

DJ Truce Lee is all set to take charge of the dive bar and live music venue Rosemary’s on Halloween weekend, October 28. Halloween @ Rosemary’s in Taupo will be an unforgettable night for partygoers. Completely ornated with Halloween decor, Rosemary’s will welcome guests with drink specials as well as prizes for the best dressed. Having had gigs across Wellington and Taupom, Truce Lee will set Rosemary’s dance floor with his fiery tunes.

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Rosemary’s on: Instagram
Truce Lee on: Instagram

Halloween Ball 2023

When: Saturday, 28 October, 2023
Where: Tauranga, New Zealand

Tauriko Settlers Hall on 776 State Highway 29 in Tauriko is hosting a Halloween Ball on the last weekend before Halloween in 2023. This is the perfect Halloween event for those looking to go to bed at a reasonable time, as the Ball ends at 11 PM. Doors will open at 6:30 PM, and attendees must leave the community center in Tauriko by midnight. Keep your eyes on their Facebook page for more information. The Halloween Ball 2023 officially begins at 7 PM, so get ready to have the spookiest night of the year!

Please note Parking is limited.

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Tauriko Settlers Hall on: Facebook


When: Saturday, October 28, 2023

Where: Auckland, New Zealand

Following a tremendous event last year, Ignite Halloween returns for a massive party in 2023, bringing Texas-based drum & bass artist Justin Hawkes, DnB duo Pirapus, one of the finest emerging artists in drum & bass from Sydney – Blaine Stranger, and NZ DnB DJ/producer Mylen. Blaine Stranger and Mylen are set to deliver a mind-boggling b2b set at this party on October 28 at Sweat Shop Brew Kitchen in Auckland, New Zealand.

Enzed, Kidzkub and drum & bass duo Skytri have been tapped as supporting acts for IGNITE HALLOWEEN 2023, while DnB DJ Ali B and Ciko will play a b2b set. Make sure you’re ready with your Halloween costumes to make the most of your time at Ignite!

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Artists performing at IGNITE HALLOWEEN 2023: Justin Hakwes | Pirapus | Blaine Stranger B2B Mylen | Ali – B | Enzed | Skytri

Sweat Shop Brew Kitchen on: Instagram
Full Time Senders on: Instagram
Sail Away on: Instagram

New Zealand’s Biggest Halloween Festival ’23

When: Sunday, October 29, 2023
Where: Queenstown, New Zealand

No Trace Events brings New Zealand’s Biggest Halloween Festival ’23! Be part of this intimate and immersive musical gathering on Sunday, October 29, at the AJ Hackett Kawarau Bungy Centre. New Zealand’s Biggest Halloween Festival ‘23 returns to Queenstown with a stunning line-up featuring Sammy Virji, who will be hitting the road in Australia and New Zealand this month; producers, multi-instrumentalists, and songwriters Jaded; and Gold Coast-based DJ and promoter Little Fritter. No Trace Events co-founder Charlie C and DJ Lenni Vibe will also play at this Halloween festival.

“HOLYYY SMOKES ? Beyond excited to be working with @no_trace_events for 2023 & New Zealand’s most epic halloween festival. And literally WHAT A LINE UP @jadedofficial & @littlefritter,” Lenni Vibe wrote on Instagram. “And just announced today @sammyvirji the best in the game, reinventing UKG & bassline. The music close to my heart that I grew up on. Can’t even contain my excitement! You bet this is going to be one to remember! Get your best costumes ready & grab a ticket! Don’t sleep on this. You’ll kick yourself! ITS GONNA BE A MAD TING ? ?”

The outdoor stage will be set up on a cliff, and attendees can dance at sunset while enjoying the jaw-dropping views of the Kawarau River and the mountains of Queenstown’s mesmerizing winery region. At night, you can head inside to the indoor stage to be surrounded by a quality sound system.

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Artists performing at New Zealand’s Biggest Halloween Festival ‘23: Sammy Virji | Jaded | Little Fritter | Charlie C | Lenni Vibe
No Trace Events on: Instagram

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