October 31 – Halloween parade in Loulé along Praça da República, Largo Gago Coutinho, Castelo de Loulé and Rua 5 de Outubro. Call 289 400 600

Halloween themed party at the Hugo Beaty Bar and Café in Praia da Luz from 9pm until midnight. Live music from Black Puzzle. Curry specials for 8.50 euros and pints of beer at 2 euros. Call 282 771 200

Halloween themed children’s party in Calabaza, Estrela da Luz, from 7.30pm until midnight. Tickets cost 10 euros. Entertainment by Sam and Lola

Halloween themed dinner dance at Pedras Lawn Bowls Club, Cabanas de Tavira. Starts at 7.30pm. Tickets cost 17.50 euros. Call June McGowan on 281 325 796/ 965 456 365

Halloween party with the Country Riding Centre in Silves from 6pm. Fancy dress competition with prizes for adults and children’s costumes.Take part in a creepy walk in the foothills of Silves then relax around a camp fire where you can eat, drink and be scary. Tickets cost 3.50 euros. Food and drinks available for purchase. Call Martina on 917 976 992/ Sarah 913 510 530

Halloween party at the Dunas Douradas beach club, Almancil. Children’s activities from 3pm until 7pm including Halloween costume making, treasure hunt and Halloween snacks and dinner, prizes awarded for best outfits. Costs 35 euros per child. Call 289 351 300

Halloween Hog roast at Phoenix Nights, Carvoeiro from 5pm. Games for children and fancy dress. Costs 10 euros for all you can eat. Call Kim on 914 375 719