The Big Scream Halloween Community Festival 2018

19 October 2018

The Big Scream

Calling all witches, ghouls, and fans of things that go bump in the night…

This coming Monday, 22nd of October, The Big Scream Halloween Community Festival 2018 kicks off in Dublin's North East Inner City.

Proceedings will begin with the unveiling of a plaque and mural to Bram Stoker, author of Dracula, who lived for six years in the North East Inner City. Lord Mayor of Dublin Nial Ring will be unveiling the tributes at 12.30pm on 19 Buckingham Street (at the corner of Buckingham Street and Killarney Street). Massey Bros will also be present at the unveiling along with their vintage horse-drawn hearse, as will the festival’s Dracula and children dressed in costumes. 

Other events that are running include a doggie Halloween costume contest, afternoon tea (which includes a cake decorating masterclass with pastry chef Louise Lennox), a movie screening of Hocus Pocus (with donations in aid of Temple Street Children’s Hospital), gothic torchlit walking tours, a Spooktacular Outdoor Event, and much more.

Many events are free and there are also workshops for fright fans young and old. Alternatively, if you have some time and availability to volunteer, The Big Scream is looking for face painters, fairground assistants, stewards, amateur actors, ghouls and ghosts, and many other types of volunteers.

If you’re looking for a good scare, or just a fun day out at little to no cost, come along to The Big Scream Halloween Community Festival 2018.

See for a list of events and details of how to volunteer.