Tickets now on sale for the 'Midsummer Scream' Halloween event

March 6, 2020, 12:34 PM · Tickets went on sale today for Midsummer Scream, the world's largest Halloween and horror convention. The event runs for an extra night this year, kicking off July 31 and running through August 2 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Southern California.

"Last year, our continued growth dictated that we take over the entirety of the Long Beach Convention Center," Executive Director David Markland said. "For our Fifth Anniversary celebration, the team agreed that it is time to make this a three-day event, which is exactly what we’ve done for 2020."

For theme park fans, Midsummer Scream this welcomes back all of Southern California's top theme park haunt events for presentations and announcements, including Universal Studios Hollywood's Halloween Horror Nights, Knott’s Scary Farm, and Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Fright Fest. Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor and LA Haunted Hayride will be at the event, as well.

About 40,000 people are expected at the event, which this year features the theme of "Vintage Trick or Treating." The Hall of Shadows returns with the theme "Trick or Treat Forever!," featuring approximately 20 haunted attractions and displays, including largest experience that CalHauntS has designed for Midsummer Scream, "Trick or Treat Lane" - a fully functional neighborhood adorned with vintage Halloween decorations.

Tickets are available at, with 40 percent off General Admission Single Day and Weekend passes when you use the discount code MSS2020. For today only, tickets to the Saturday night Midsummer Scream After Dark party are available for $10 with any event ticket purchase, instead of the usual $25.

Three-day Gold Bat passes also are available for $125 and include priority access to panels and presentations as well as front of line access to select attractions in the Hall of Shadows.

Stay tuned for more information about panels and participants in this year's event.

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