The week before Halloween is always bittersweet to us. We’re still lovin’ on all things spooky and costumed and even pumpkin, but we know that come next weekend it’ll all be gone. We guess that means we just have to get out there and do everything we can, from a haunted swamp ride to an Oktoberfest to a comedy show.

Friday We’re weary off anything that goes bump in the night, but that’s tripled when it goes bump in the night on a boat. Test your bravery at Halloween in the Swamp at Cypress Gardens.

Or if you’re not feeling the swamp, you can still get your aquatic fear on during a haunted harbor sail.

Celebrate Bay Street Biergarten‘s first birthday with a party.

It’s the last night to grab some dinner Twenty Six Divine’s Three Nights of Divine Dinners.

Charleston Stage presents the Mel Brooks classic Young Frankenstein.

It’s your last chance to shoot zombies — with a paintball gun that is.

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood begins their three-nights of performances at the Pour House.

Remember VHS tapes? The guys behind the Found Footage Festival scour the nation to find the most awkwardly hilarious ones to share. Head to Theatre 99 to see what they’ve found.

Crawl the streets of King Street and get cheap Sam Adams brews.

Palmetto Brewery’s Loading Dock Series hosts Circus Mutt for some bluegrass and roots.

Have your cake and eat it too at the Red Party: Anarchy.

Saturday  Head to Freehouse Brewery and compete in the pumpkin carving contest. It’s BYOP.

Park Circle will be having a harvest festival with live music, games, and lots o’ eats.

While you’re in Park Circle, Taking Flight Comic Book Show with comedians, music, a movie, and, of course, comics. A $5 suggested donation will be taken at the door and goes toward Communities in School.

Hockey season is here, puck yea! Cheer on the Stingrays at the home game opener.

We don’t think we’ll ever be over the combo of vintage clothes and wine. Thankfully, Red Rose Vintage will be setting up shop at Wine Awesomeness through the rest of the year. And this weekend, they’ve got $5 sangrias and $5 off all vintage.

Brickhouse Party Plantation hosts the Band Together for ALS charity concert.

We’re pretty sure there’s no such thing as too much mac ‘n’ cheese. Test our theory at the Mac Off.

Another day, another one year anniversary. This time celebrate Mellow Mushroom in Summerville‘s first year on the scene.

Molly Darcy’s is holding a fundraiser to raise money for breast cancer research.

In the words of Justin Timberlake, “Get your sexy on” at the 50 Shades of Halloween Masquerade Gala.

Find out if you have any fight or flight reactions at the rUNdead 5K.

It’s COAST‘s turn to celebrate Oktoberfest.

Sunday Whip it on over to North Charleston for a roller derby bout.

Grab your pooch and see if you can master canicross at Running with the Hounds.

Start your week off with a scare at Boone Hall Fright Nights.

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