August 28, 2018
The streets of Surfers Paradise will come alive this October for the first ever Fest-Evil event, as magicians, makeup artists, flash mobs and costume competitions entertain by day whilst the living dead prepare to creep in after dark.
An initiative of Surfers Paradise Alliance, the three-day spook-tacular Halloween-inspired event promises to entertain ghosts, ghouls and thrill seekers of all ages, culminating in the official Surfers Paradise Zombie Walk on October 28.
Formerly held in Brisbane, the Zombie Walk is notoriously popular with folk who love to marvel at the horror provided by the unusual exhibition of the monsters on parade. All participants in the Surfers Paradise Zombie Walk must purchase tickets for the event.
This year’s Surfers Paradise Zombie Walk will proudly support the Brain Foundation, a nationally registered charity dedicated to funding world-class research Australia wide for neurological disorders, brain disease and brain injuries.
Families are invited to immerse themselves in the frightening excitement of Fest-Evil as they choose to either participate by dressing up or simply watch on as the freaky fun unfolds. Surfers Paradise Fest-Evil by day will be a safe and friendly opportunity for children to dress up in their favourite Halloween costume and be part of the larger event.
Kids can practice their shuffle in preparation for the Zombie Walk and learn the electrifying dance moves to Michael Jackson’s Thriller in one of the kid-friendly shows presented in Cavill Mall.
Fest-Evil encourages all members of the family to eat, drink and get spooky while in Surfers Paradise, with the Ooky Spooky Magic Show on Saturday 27 and Drax 4 Kids on Sunday 28.
There will be a host of events on offer including the fire eating, angle grinding, singing Voodoo Revue set to thrill crowds on the Friday night free feature show, and event goers can check out One Cavill Beach Bar’s Infectious Halloween party on Friday and Saturday nights.
The Halloween Markets will be operating until 9pm each night so Halloween fans should head down to purchase their scary wares and get their horror makeup by special fx makeup artists.
Those who choose to attend the event in costume are encouraged to enter the Cosplay Competitions, with a huge $4,300 in cash prizes up for grabs for the best and scariest entries. Attracting both costumed enthusiasts and spectators, the competitions will cater for children through to more serious adult entrants.
Surfers Paradise Fest-Evil provides several package options including Zombie Walker tickets for singles and groups of up to four and the Night Stalker package for those aged 18+ years, which includes entry to a VIP Danse Macabre Club Night on Saturday 27.