Florida Halloween Events 2020

Are you ready to track down some fun events for Halloween 2020? We have put together one of the largest calendars of Halloween events in the United States for you. It locates holiday activities for all ages – from kid-friendly children’s activities to adult Halloween parties. We don’t have every event yet, but there are plenty of ideas to get you and your family in the mood for Halloween in Florida.

Last Major Update:

At this point we have checked for 2020 dates on all events. Some websites are still holding off on releasing a date, whereas other websites have not been updated at all for this year. We leave the links up from previous events so you can check yourself if it hasn't updated yet.
All events showing 2020 dates need to be verified to confirm that changes to the schedule were not made by the organizers after publication here, due to COVID-19 (or weather or other conditions). We do not run these events, and would hate for anyone to go out of their way only to find the event had been canceled after releasing a date. Please click through to the event website to confirm! Be safe and have a great fall!

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2020 Events

Sea World Halloween Spooktacular - Orlando, FL - Sep 19 to Nov 1, 2020
Meet favorite friends from Sesame Street, including Elmo, plus take in live shows, trick or treat around the park, parade, and more. They’re offering one free child admission with each paid adult admission.

Creatures of the Night - Tampa, FL - Oct 2 to Oct 31, 2020
The Zoo transforms into an eerie and immersive Halloween adventure for the whole family, with startling surprises around every corner. No horror or gore, just fun for all, and an experience with the nocturnal animals

Sesame Street Kid’s Weekends at Busch Gardens - Tampa, FL - Oct 3 to Oct 31, 2020
Meet favorite friends from Sesame Street, including Elmo, plus make crafts, finish the hay bale maze, play fall-inspired activities and games, dance party, trick or treat around the park, and more.

Legoland Brick or Treat - Winter Haven, FL - Oct 4 to Oct 31, 2020
Weekends in October is Brick or Treat at LEGOland Orlando! Kids can travel in costume down the Brick or Treat Trail to collect sweets, take in shows, watch fireworks, meet characters, build LEGO creations and check out models like the world’s largest LEGO pumpkin, eat seasonal foods, and more!

SuperHero 5K, Walk & Stroller Roll - Safety Harbor, FL - Oct 10, 2020
Virtual for 2020 – run/walk at the location of your choice. Make a difference in the life of an abused or neglected child by participating in this 5K run/walk and stroller roll benefitting the Guardian Ad Litem (GAl) Foundation of Tampa Bay.

Boo at the Zoo – Gulf Breeze Zoo - Gulf Breeze, FL - Oct 10 to Oct 31, 2020
Weekends at the zoo. Local organizations will give out candy to children, plus bounce houses, creepy crawly critter touch station, animal encounters, face painting, balloon creatures and more!

Murder Mystery Dinner Show - Pensacola, FL - Oct 15 to Oct 31, 2020
Three themed weekends of murder mysteries over dinner – 1920s Murder Prohibited, Monster Mash, and Rocky Horror. All shows run from 6-9:30pm and include choice of two entrees for dinner. 18+ only.

Halloween Half Marathon - Miami, FL - Oct 24, 2020
Half marathon in Halloween costumes, with each year featuring a different traditional Halloween character incorporated into the event, medals, & shirt, all becoming collectibles among runners. Runners and walkers of all skill levels are invited, with an event and distance for everyone – costumes encouraged because they’re fun!

Halloween Spree - Tampa, FL - Oct 24 to Oct 25, 2020
It’s time to show off your most creative costume! Bring your little ghouls and goblins to Glazer Children’s Museum to enjoy safe, indoor trick-or-treating, spooky experiments, creepy crafts, costume parades, and more! Tickets are available now and will be available at the door. Also, GCM is participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project. Keep an eye out for stations with a teal pumpkin, where your little ones will receive non-edible goodies, perfect for those with allergies to enjoy trick or treating as well. There will be a sensory-friendly Halloween Spree the next day.

Halloween Parade and Toddler Jump Time at SkyZone - Tampa, FL - Oct 25 to Oct 31, 2020
Toddler Time is a morning jump time offered at Sky Zone for parents to jump with their toddlers without the interference of the big kids. This special version for Halloween encourages costumes with games and prizes.

Spooktacular Pumpkin Carving Contest - Estero, FL - Oct 25, 2020
Pumpkin carving contest with prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Pumpkin and some carving tools supplied. Feel free to bring additional carving tools. Those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required ($15/person).

Halloween Panama City Beach - Panama City Beach, FL - Oct 29 to Oct 31, 2020
This year’s theme of “Three Dead Kings” is based on an ancient story of betrayal and death, and a deadly curse cast by a fearsome witch on THREE adjacent kingdom’s rulers. The bar will be decked out with animatronic monsters portraying final resting places of the dead kings, and you are encouraged to dress as nobility, priests, witches, knights, or peasants. Three nights, with a weekend pass or individual nightly passes available.

Freaky Frankenstein Friday - Pensacola, FL - Oct 30, 2020
Seville Quarter is kicking off a Monster of a Halloween Week! Costumes encouraged!

Halloween Boo Bash at Pompano Citi Centre - Pompano Beach, FL - Oct 31, 2020
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021! Normally: Head to the courtyard of Pompano Citi Centre for a free Halloween bash from 5-7pm, with fun, games, candy and music, plus live entertainment! Costumes encouraged at this kids event, although masks only allowed on small children.

HallowWYN Halloween Block Party - Miami, FL - Oct 31, 2020
Wynwood’s official Halloween block party, free to join and a great place to grab food from local food trucks and jam the night away!

Port Orange Halloween Fest - Port Orange, FL - Oct 31, 2020
Modifications for 2020: just a trunk or treat this year, with pre-registration required for specific time slots (see ticket link or registration link on website). Normally: Free, kid friendly event at City Center Circle, with trunk-or-treat, costume contest, pumpkin games, haunted house, food trucks and more.

Crossroads Ministries’ Trunk or Treat - Daytona Beach, FL - Oct 31, 2020
Free trunk or treat event for families – wear a costume and bring a candy bag to collect treats! Crossroads Ministries has transformed their grass field into a maze filled with decorated candy shops! Instead of your children going from door to door, they will go from candy shop to candy shop.

Halloween Spooktacular on 5th - Naples, FL - Oct 31, 2020
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021! Normally: Live music, dancing in the street, costume contest, games and more. 4:30-7:30pm

Halloween Party at Seville Quarter - Pensacola, FL - Oct 31, 2020
Costume contest with prizes, great music, tricks and treats. 21+ costume contest

2019 Events

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party - Lake Buena Vista, FL - Aug 16 to Nov 1, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021! Normally: Select nights (7pm to midnight) in August, September and October at Magic Kingdom. Enjoy frightfully delightful treats, eerie entertainment, Disney characters that go bump in the night, and more, including: Halloween Parade, HalloWishes fireworks show, Hocus Pocus show, dance party, characters in Halloween costumes, trick or treating and more!

Punkin’ Palooza - Fort Myers, FL - Oct 11 to Oct 20, 2019
Pick out a pumpkin from the Great Pumpkin Patch to decorate and take home, enjoy a special performance by the Hafenkapella German Festival Band.

Children’s Halloween Ball - Melbourne, FL - Oct 12, 2019
Dress up and come out for a night of dancing, singing, live performances, meet & greets, costume contest, refreshments and more!

Halloween Festival at Koreshan State Park - Estero, FL - Oct 12, 2019
The Historic Settlement Area at Koreshan State Park offers trunk-or-treating with local businesses and vendors, costume contests, and pumpkins to paint

Owl-O-Ween - Miami, FL - Oct 13, 2019
Head to the Barnacle Historic State Park for arts & crafts, games, storytelling, face painting, and learning about the fascinating lives of owls and their role in the ecosystem. Dress up like your favorite bird and practice your best owl call, with winners of the costume contest getting a one year membership to the Barnacle Society.

Haunted Woods - Thonotosassa, FL - Oct 18 to Oct 19, 2019
Haunted walking trail, no-scare kid zone, haunted campground, costume contests, pumpkin carving contest and more. $10/person suggested donation, held at Hillsborough River State Park.

Boo Bash Halloween Celebration - Palm Beach Gardens, FL - Oct 19, 2019
An afternoon of trick-or-treating, snacks, games, music, costume contest and more

Fort Lauderdale Halloween Happy Hauntings - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Oct 19 to Oct 26, 2019
Fort Lauderdale celebrates Halloween with a host of events, including trick-or-treating, carnival, fest, and parties. Check out the website for details and locations.

Spooky Halloween Dance Party - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Oct 19 to Oct 26, 2019
A family-friendly dance party with games, craft projects, food, music and more

Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest and Pool Party - Gainesville, FL - Oct 20, 2019
K9 Splash Bash for $5 per pup (rabies vaccination record required for entry, people are free). K9 demonstrations, photographer, dogs only swimming and splash pad, free dog baths, costume contest

Sunny’s Howl-a-Palooza - Newberry, FL - Oct 20, 2019
Free food, games, prizes, hay rides, haunted houses, silent auction, costume contest, and more.

Suwanee Hulaween - Live Oak, FL - Oct 24 to Oct 27, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021! Normally: Three day music and silent disco festival, plus camping, yoga and dance classes, craft beer corner, and more!

13 Ugly Men Halloween Party - Ybor City, FL - Oct 25, 2019
Indoor and outdoor spaces at the Cuban Club become one of the biggest parties in Tampa Bay. Live DJs and entertainment. Costumes encouraged.

Orlando Halloween Pub Crawl - Orlando, FL - Oct 25 to Oct 26, 2019
A bar crawl – get admission to participating venues, 4 free drinks (limited to selection of options) plus drink specials

Biggest Halloween Party - Miami, FL - Oct 25 to Oct 26, 2019
Costume contest, live entertainment, bottle & hookah services, bottle specials, DJs, everyone wearing a costume gets in free before 11pm

Guppyween at the Aquarium - Tampa, FL - Oct 25 to Oct 27, 2019
You can trick-or-treat among 8,000+ animals and plants, perfect for the whole family, plus enjoy other themed activities and access to the aquarium. Children with sensory issues can come to a special Sensory Guppyween from 8-9:30am on the 26th, where children can trick-or-treat in a low stress environment and includes a meet-and-greet opportunity with Tang0, the Aquarium’s sea turtle mascot. The lights and sounds will be adapted, and the outdoor play area will be open. At 9:30am, the Aquarium opens for normal busuiness hours (headphones are available at Guest Services if you’d like to continue exploring more comfortably!). The two day, full-day Guppyween is $10 for children in costume (adults pay regular admission) and the morning Sensory one (ONLY for children with sensory issues and disabilities and their families) is $5 per person (in advance) and is free for members. Member Guppyween is after-hours on Friday. Parking is $6 per car.

Boo at the Zoo - Naples, FL - Oct 25 to Oct 27, 2019
Three days of trick-or-treating, with free admission for all three days for all kids in costume! There will also be education stations, games, and a costume contest with prizes each day.

Downtown After Dark: Halloween in the City - Tampa, FL - Oct 26, 2019
Get into five parties with one all-access pass, with drink specials, costume contests and more. 21+.

Miami Mask Off Party - Miami, FL - Oct 26, 2019
Costume & Masquerade party with drink & bottle specials all night

Haunted Mansion Party - Coral Gables, FL - Oct 26, 2019
Treats, costume contest, raffle, cash bar, prizes, DJ and more. 21+ event

Miami Nice Halloween Yacht Party - Miami, FL - Oct 26, 2019
Party on a yacht! Come aboard the South Beach Lady for a Halloween party to remember, with four levels, cash bars, VIP areas, 8 flat screen TVs, open air promenade, DJ Sky booth, and more! Tickets sell out each year and space is limited.

Zoo Boo – Zoo Miami - Miami, FL - Oct 26 to Oct 27, 2019
Trick or treat in costume at the zoo, plus special performances, Halloween crafts, and the animals get treats too (check the zoo website for the schedule of adorable ways the animals are given their treats). Included with zoo admission

Zoo Boo Bash - Sanford, FL - Oct 26, 2019
Bring a treat bag and wear a costume to go trick-or-treating in the zoo! Other fun includes bubble show, costume contest, crafts, bounce house, pumpkin bowling and other games, Zoo Boo Choo-Choo and more! Admission is included with regular zoo admission (there is a blackout day date for members, a $5 special event admission is required from each member per the zoo’s website).

Tampa Halloween Pub Crawl - Tampa, FL - Oct 26, 2019
Wear your costume and enjoy specials at participating locations. Get free gear as you complete the crawl (check in on the Bar Crawl Nation app)

Halloween Happy Hour at Bizou Brasserie - Tampa, FL - Oct 26, 2019
Pre-game at this happy hour at Bizou Brasserie. Enjoy drink specials and more

Haunted Hotel at Aloft Tampa - Tampa, FL - Oct 26, 2019
Celebrates a disappearing hotel from 1905, with a one of a kind look, themed entertainers, specialty cocktails, and more. 21+

Fantasma Fest - Rampa, FL - Oct 26 to Oct 27, 2019
Legend of the Pumpkin King Parade, Little Monster Pumpkin Patch, Big Monster’s Bed Race, and Hell on Wheels Classic Car Show

Riverview Trick or Treat Street - Riverview, FL - Oct 26, 2019
Trick or treat with local businesses, churches, and others, with candy, games, bounce houses, food, prizes, and many free activities. Dress up for the kids’ costume contest and dog costume contest.

HAPPYween Family Fun Day - Gainesville, FL - Oct 26, 2019
The kids can trick-or-treat at over 40 tables while parents gather information from the agencies, organizations and others running them. Children’s activities, car seat and bicycle safety demonstrations, face painting and more – Free and open to the public

Croissant Park Halloween Party - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Oct 26, 2019
Activities for the whole family, with activities, games, and more!

Pumpkin Fest - White Springs, FL - Oct 26, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021! Normally: Head to Big Shoals State Park (use either Little Shoals or Big Shoals entrance) for a free family fun night with pumpkin bowling, face painting, pumpkin decorating, prizes, hayride, costume parade and contest, and pumpkin decorating.

Trick or Treat on Second Street - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Oct 26, 2019
Free event with bounce houses, carnival games, face painting, treat, costume contests, and more!

Barktoberfest - Pensacola, FL - Oct 26, 2019
A pet friendly festival with contests, food & drink, agility races, and more.

Woofstock Wag O’ Ween - Carrollwood, FL - Oct 27, 2019
Woofstock Wag O’ Ween Family Festival is on Oct. 27th from 11-3. Free to the public and dog-friendly. Dress up your pup and win prizes at the huge Halloween Costume Contest. Kids and Pups – Adults and Pups contests. Enjoy live music, lure chasing, free agility instruction, food trucks and trick or treating for the kids. Full itinerary at tampapets.org/events – Free raffle ticket with pet food donation. Hosted by TampaPets.org and KidsandCanines.org

Mall-O-Ween - Estero, FL - Oct 30, 2019
Trick or treat at participating stores while listening to music, singing karaoke, and a contest at the playground.

Halloween Dinner Party - Miami Beach, FL - Oct 31, 2019
Seductive Frightening is the dress-code for this dinner, with music

Halloween Party at Howl - Orlando, FL - Oct 31, 2019
Howl at the Moon Orlando hosts another Halloween party with drink specials, games, and a costume contest.

New Smyrna Halloween Parade & Costume Contest - New Smyrna Beach, FL - Oct 31, 2019
Parade down Canal Street at 4pm, followed by a costume contest with prizes by age group

Trick or Treat on Main Street - Alachua, FL - Oct 31, 2019
Trick or treat with Main Street businesses from 6-8pm

Trunk or Treat at Tomoka UMC - Ormond Beach, FL - Oct 31, 2019
Collect candy, cotton candy and play games, and more

Trick or Treat with Jacksonville Beach First Responders - Jacksonville Beach, FL - Oct 31, 2019
Head to the fire station to play games and do crafts, win prices and collect treats with first responders.

Boo at the Zoo – Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo - Gainesville, FL - Oct 31, 2019
The zoo will transform into a Halloween wonderland, with admission only one canned good per person, to be donated to Catholic Charities and Gainesville Harvest food banks to help needy families. Trick or treaters need to bring a bag or bucket to collect their candy and treats – candy will only come from companies that use sustainable palm oil, thus protecting the future of gibbons. There will also be a kids zone, refreshments, entertainment, and more.

Halloween at Schooners - Panama City Beach, FL - Nov 1, 2019
They have canceled all events for 2020, look for their return in 2021! Normally: Live entertainment and lots of spooky fun, including a costume contest with cash prizes

Past Events

SuperHero 5K, Walk & Stroller Roll – Safety Harbor, FL – Sept 23, 2017

Pumpkin’Palooza – Fort Myers, FL – weekends from Oct 13-22, 2017

Boo at the Zoo – Naples, FL – Oct 20-22, 2017

Gainesville Spooktacular! – Gainesville, FL – Oct 21, 2017

Drool & Ghoul Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest and Pool Party – Gainesville, FL – Oct 21, 2017

Boo at the Zoo – Gulf Breeze, FL – weekends from Oct 21 – 29, 2017

Sunny’s Howl-A-Palooza – Gainesville, FL – Oct 22, 2017

Riverland Halloween Party – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Oct 25, 2017

Halloween at Schooners – Panama City Beach, FL – Oct 27, 2017

Ocala Pumpkin Run – Ocala, FL – Oct 27-29, 2017

Halloween Panama City Beach – Panama City Beach, FL – Oct 27-29, 2017

Suwanee Halloween – Live Oak, FL – Oct 27 – 29, 2017

Croissant Park Halloween Party – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Oct 28, 2017

HalloWYN Halloween Block Party – Miami, FL – Oct 31, 2017

Port Orange Halloween Fest – Port Orange, FL – Oct 31, 2017

Boo at the Zoo – Gainesville, FL – Oct 31, 2017

Trick or Treat on Main Street – Alachua, FL – Oct 31, 2017

Mojo’s Trunk or Treat – Ocala, FL – Oct 31, 2017

Mall-O-Ween – Estero, FL – Oct 31, 2017

Halloween Spooktacular on 5th – Naples, FL – Oct 31, 2017

Spooktacular Halloween Party – Bonita Springs, FL – Oct 21, 2016

Heaven & Hell Halloween Party – Coral Springs, FL – Oct 22, 2016

3rd Annual Costume Run – Palatka, FL – Oct 22, 2016 (Cancelled for 2017 due to Hurricane Irma)

Spooky Halloween Dance Party – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Oct 27, 2016

Halloween Carnival Party – Pensacola Beach, FL – Oct 28, 2016

Halloween Kids’ Carnival on the Pier – Pensacola Beach, FL – Oct 28, 2016

Trunk or Treat Halloween Food Truck Rally – Jacksonville, FL – Oct 28, 2016

Halloween Costume Party – Silver Springs, FL – Oct 29, 2016

Trick or Treat on Second Street – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Oct 29, 2016

Panik RQQM – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Oct 29, 2016

Halloween Block Party – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Oct 29, 2016

Downtown Trick or Treat – Pensacola, FL – Oct 29, 2016

Racing’s North Turn Halloween Party – Ponce Inlet, FL – Oct 29, 2016

For more Halloween fun in Florida, check out our pages for these classic fall activities:
Haunted HousesPumpkin PatchesGhost Tours

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