There is an umbrella within our umbrella, however, and that is The Festival of the Dead.
Organized by Salem Witch Christian Day, The Festival of the Dead has events throughout the month of October including the month-long Psychic Fair and Witchcraft Expo at Museum Place Mall, a series of balls (the first of which is this Saturday - the Retro Zombie Ball), and events that celebrate the Halloween season.
In Christian's words, Halloween is the time of year when the shades of the dead whisper from forgotten places and spirits walk among us... Festival of the Dead explores death’s macabre customs, heretical histories, and strange rituals.
The Salem Witches Ball is certainly the grand finale to this unique festival. The theme for costumes this year is "legendary creatures," and if you don't have your costume yet, start searching or sewing! The Witches Ball is a top-rated Halloween party with live entertainment from around the world.
There are many other events, as well. If you are seeking seances, spectral evidence, over-the-top parties, psychic readings, and anything truly Witchy, check out the Festival of the Dead.