The 14th Annual Halloween Parade meets at Monroe Park
Presented by All the Saints Theater Company, this all-inclusive Richmond tradition includes puppets and flags, props, you name it. 7 to 9 p.m.
A Scary Good Costume Contest at the Jefferson Hotel
Walk the grand and glorious stairs of the Jefferson in your finest Halloween costume (watch your step, it’s a nasty fall) and return to Lemaire for savory bites and Halloween desserts. $50. 9 p.m.
Haunted Carnival Rooftop at the Graduate
Enjoy carnival-themed frights, a costume contest, DJ Just Different Bee, spooky drinks and complimentary photos. Ticket sales benefit Graduate Hotels’ $150,000 payoff in partnership with Schooly, “a scholarship search app dedicated to student success.” $15. 7 p.m.
Halloween at Gallery5 featuring Nosebleed, Benderheads, Unmaker and Haybaby
Looking for a night of live music, drag performance from Niche Brand and Chicki Parm, as well as a costume contest and prizes, all hosted by Michael Smith? Then hit the cool old firehouse building in Jackson Ward. $10. Doors at 7 p.m. Music at 8 p.m. gallery5.org.
Red Vein: the Witch’s Plague at Hanover Vegetable Farm in Ashland
Just 10 miles from Short Pump lies the haunted house ranked scariest in Virginia by FrightFind.com. The theme this year is some kind of pestilence outbreak that causes red veins on fingers and necks. General admission includes three haunted attractions: $20. 7:30 p.m. For information, see redveinhaunt.com.