Florida Halloween Events 2018

Are you ready to track down some fun events for Halloween 2018? 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 Arkansas.

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Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party - Lake Buena Vista, FL - Aug 17 to Oct 31, 2018
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!

Sea World Halloween Spooktacular - Orlando, FL - Sep 22 to Oct 28, 2018
Meet favorite friends from Sesame Street, including Elmo, plus take in live shows, trick or treat around the park, and more.

Creatures of the Night - Tampa, FL - Oct 5 to Oct 27, 2018
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

Legoland Brick or Treat - Winter Haven, FL - Oct 6 to Oct 31, 2018
Weekends in October plus Halloween 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!

Sesame Street Kid’s Weekends at Busch Gardens - Tampa, FL - Oct 6 to Oct 28, 2018
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.

Pumpkin’Palooza - Fort Myers, FL - Oct 12 to Oct 14, 2018
Pick a pumpkin from the patch, enjoy live music and a visit from the Whispering Pines Clydesdales, shop crafts and bargains and more

Trick or Treat Candy & Wine Pairing - Pensacola Beach, FL - Oct 12, 2018
Try four wines and candy pairings – because Halloween candy isn’t just for kids!

SuperHero 5K, Walk & Stroller Roll - Safety Harbor, FL - Oct 13, 2018
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, FL - Oct 13 to Oct 28, 2018
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!

Owl-O-Ween - Miami, FL - Oct 14, 2018
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.

Halloween Parade and Toddler Jump Time at SkyZone - Tampa, FL - Oct 17, 2018
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.

Children’s Halloween Ball - Melbourne, FL - Oct 19, 2018
2nd annual. Dress up and come out for a night of dancing, singing, live performances, meet & greets, costume contest, refreshments and more!

Boo at the Zoo - Naples, FL - Oct 19 to Oct 21, 2018
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.

Blind Goat Halloween Party - Tampa, FL - Oct 19, 2018
Eat, drink & be scary. No entry fee, costume contest with cash prizes, happy hour and drink specials, live music, games & prizes, pumpkin beer, and more

Haunted Woods - Thonotosassa, FL - Oct 19 to Oct 20, 2018
Haunted walking trail, no-scare kid zone, haunted campground, costume contests, pumpkin carving contest and more. $10/person suggested donation

Gainesville Spooktacular - Gainesville, FL - Oct 20, 2018
Candy, smores, art, face painting, bounce house, science experiments, haunted house, carnivals, costume contest, trick or treating and more

Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest and Pool Party - Gainesville, FL - Oct 20, 2018
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

Fort Lauderdale Halloween Happy Hauntings - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Oct 20 to Oct 27, 2018
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.

Haunted Mansion Party - Coral Gables, FL - Oct 20, 2018
Treats, costume contest, raffle, cash bar, prizes, DJ and more

Boo Bash Halloween Celebration - Palm Beach Gardens, FL - Oct 20, 2018
An afternoon of trick-or-treating, snacks, games, music, costume contest and more, starting at 3pm in Centre Court

Zoo Boo Bash - Sanford, FL - Oct 20, 2018
Bring a treat bag and wear a costume to go trick-or-treating in the zoo! Other fun includes local author Chad Shea reading his book The Skeleton in the Closet, 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 per the zoo’s website).

Tampa Halloween Pub Crawl - Tampa, FL - Oct 20, 2018
Wear your costume and enjoy specials at participating locations in Soho. Get free gear as you complete the crawl (check in on the Bar Crawl Nation app)

Sunny’s Howl-a-Palooza - Newberry, FL - Oct 21, 2018
Free food, games, prizes, hay rides, haunted houses, silent auction, costume contest, and more.

Spooky Halloween Dance Party - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Oct 25, 2018
A dance party with games, craft projects, food, music and more

Halloween at Schooners - Panama City Beach, FL - Oct 26, 2018
Live entertainment and lots of spooky fun, including a costume contest with cash prizes

Ocala Pumpkin Run - Ocala, FL - Oct 26 to Oct 28, 2018
A weekend of events with free kids activities all day plus a car show, petting zoo, dog performances, monster truck demos and rides, BMX and FMX performances and more

Halloween Panama City Beach - Panama City Beach, FL - Oct 26 to Oct 28, 2018
This year’s theme is “The Lost Tomb of Aman-Ra” and the bar will be transformed into a lost tomb in the Valley of the Kings, plus live drag appearances, Miss Halloween competition and more.

Suwanee Hulaween - Live Oak, FL - Oct 26 to Oct 28, 2018
Three day music and silent disco festival, plus camping, yoga and dance classes, craft beer corner, and more!

Wahooloween - Pensacola, FL - Oct 26, 2018
A free community event at Blue Wahoos Staduym, with trick-or-treating, local organizations, a Halloween movie screening, and concessions. The first 1000 children receive trick-or-treat bags.

Halloween in the Park - Dunedin, FL - Oct 26 to Oct 27, 2018
Honeymoon Island State Park hosts a spooktacular evening for $10 a carload. Enjoy a haunted house, scary trail, children’s trail, games, storytelling and more.

Halloween Havoc - Orlando, FL - Oct 26, 2018
Costume contest, DJ, hookah, food and drinks on the patio

13 Ugly Men Halloween Party - Ybor City, FL - Oct 26, 2018
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 26, 2018
The Friday before Halloween is the night to party this year, with a bar crawl in your best costume! Get admission to participating venues, 4 free drinks (limited to selection of options) plus drink specials

A Nightmare on Franklin Street Block Party - Tampa, FL - Oct 26, 2018
A haunted manor party with patinum recording artist Cheat Codes. Costume contest with $10,000 in prizes and 3 stages.

Fantasma Fest - Rampa, FL - Oct 26 to Oct 28, 2018
Legend of the Pumpkin King Parade, Little Monster Pumpkin Patch, Big Monster’s Bed Race, and Hell on Wheels Classic Car Show

Halloween Party at Howl - Orlando, FL - Oct 26, 2018
Howl at the Moon Indianapolis hosts another Halloween party with drink specials, games, and a costume contest.

HAPPYween Family Fun Day - Gainesville, FL - Oct 27, 2018
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 - Frot Lauderdale, FL - Oct 27, 2018
Activities for the whole family, with activities, games, and more!

Pumpkin Fest - White Springs, FL - Oct 27, 2018
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.

Halloween Festival at Koreshan State Park - Estero, FL - Oct 27, 2018
The Historic Settlement Area at Koreshan State Park offers trunk-or-treating with local businesses and vendors, costume contests, and pumpkins to paint

Trick or Treat on Second Street - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Oct 27, 2018
Free event with bounce houses, carnival games, face painting, treat, costume contests, and more!

Halloween Block Party - Oakland Park, FL - Oct 27, 2018
$5000 in prizes for the costume contest, performances and DJ, bounce houses, face painting, henna tattoos, beer sampling & food trucks, and more

Barktoberfest - Pensacola, FL - Oct 27, 2018
A pet friendly festival with contests, food & drink, agility races, and more.

Miami Mask Off Party - Miami, FL - Oct 27, 2018
Costume & Masquerade party with drink & bottle specials all night

Miami Nice Halloween Yacht Party - Miami, FL - Oct 27, 2018
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.

Biggest Halloween Party - Miami, FL - Oct 27, 2018
Costume contest, live entertainment, bottle & hookah services, bottle specials, DJs, ladies get in free before 11:11pm

Zoo Boo - Miami, FL - Oct 27 to Oct 28, 2018
Trick or treat in costume at the zoo, plus special performance, Halloween crafts, the animals get treats too (check the zoo website for the schedule of adorable ways, the animals are given their treats differently!), and more! Included with zoo admission

The Happy Halloween Run 5k - Orlando, FL - Oct 27, 2018
Dress up and run while raising money for your favorite causes! 5k fun run with music, festivities and more

Temptation Halloween Party - Tampa, FL - Oct 27, 2018
10th annual party with 3 areas. Kirill Was Here will be there!

Downtown After Dark: Halloween in the City - Tampa, FL - Oct 27, 2018
Get into five parties with one all-access passm with drink specials, costume contests and more. 21+. Use promo code CURE for $5 off AND $5 will be donated to breast cancer research (Use the Buy Tickets link to go to their Eventbrite page)

Bizou’s Voodoo on the Bayou - Tampa, FL - Oct 27, 2018
Costume contest, food and drink specials, and more at this “fais do-do” (Cajun dance party), plus a Voodoo Shoppe, swamp voodoo priestess doing psychic readings, DH. and more. Free admission, 21+

Haunted Hotel at Aloft Tampa - Tampa, FL - Oct 27, 2018
5th annual. Celebrates a disappearing hotel from 1905, with a one of a kind look, themed entertainers, specialty cocktails, and more. 21+

Guppyween at the Aquarium - Tampa, FL - Oct 27 to Oct 28, 2018
From 1-5pm, you can trick-or-treat among 8,000+ animals and plants, perfect for the whole family. Children with sensory issues can come to a special Sensory Guppyween from 8-9:30am on the 27th, where children can trick-or-treat in a low stress environment and includes a meet-and-greet opportunity with Tangp, the Aquarium’s sea turtle mascot. The lights and sounds will be adapted for 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 afternoon 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. Parking is $6 per car.

Riverview Trick or Treat Street - Riverview, FL - Oct 27, 2018
30th annual. 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.

Halloween Spree - Tampa, FL - Oct 27 to Oct 28, 2018
Trick or treat along the Riverwalk and come into the Glazer Children’s Museum for spooky experiments, costume parades, candy stations, and more! There will be a Sensory Friendly Halloween Spree on 10/28.

Halloween Half Marathon - Miami, FL - Oct 27, 2018
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!

Woofstock Wag O’ Ween - Carrollwood, FL - Oct 27, 2018
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

HallowWYN Halloween Block Party - Miami, FL - Oct 31, 2018
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, 2018
Free, kid friendly event at City Center Circle, with trunk-or-treat, costume contest, pumpkin games, food trucks and more.

Trick or Treat on Main Street - Alachua, FL - Oct 31, 2018
Trick or treat with Main Street businesses from 7-9pm

Crossroads Ministries’ Trunk or Treat - Daytona Beach, FL - Oct 31, 2018
Free trunk or treat event for families – wear a costume and bring a candy bag to collect treats!

Mall-O-Ween - Estero, FL - Oct 31, 2018
Trick or treat at participating stores while listening to music, singing karaoke, and a contest at the playground.

Halloween Spooktacular on 5th - Naples, FL - Oct 31, 2018
Live music, dancing in the street, costume contest, games and more. 4:30-7:30pm

Trunk or Treat - Ormond Beach, FL - Oct 31, 2018
Collect candy, cotton candy and play games, and more

Haunted Halloween at Oleta - North Miami Beach, FL - Oct 31, 2018
Oleta State Park hosts a night of tricks, treats, and treasure. It all starts at 7pm Halloween with food trucks, activities for kids and families, crafts, costume contest and more.

Trick or Treat with Jacksonville Beach First Responders - Jacksonville Beach, FL - Oct 31, 2018
Head to the fire station to play games and do crafts, win prices and collect treats with first responders.

Halloween Party at Seville Quarter - Pensacola, FL - Oct 31, 2018
Costume contest with prizes, great music, tricks and treats. 21+ costume contest

Halloween Weekend at Fire & Ice - Miami, FL - Oct 31, 2018
Costumes, Fire & Ice ladies along with syringe shots, candy, specialty cocktails, and more

Halloween Dinner Party - Miami Beach, FL - Oct 31, 2018
Seductive Frightening is the dress-code for this dinner, with music

Fright Night Bar Crawl in Wynwood - Miami, FL - Oct 31, 2018
Enjoy 5 free drinks, drink specials at 5+ venues, Halloween swag, candy & more

Halloween Boo Bash at Pompano Citi Centre - Pompano Beach, FL - Oct 31, 2018
Head to the courtyard of Pompano Citi Centre for a free Halloween bash from 5-7pm, with fun, games, candy and music, plus a mad scientist magic show with Professor James! Costumes encouraged at this kids event, although masks only allowed on small children.

New Smyrna Halloween Parade & Costume Contest - New Smyrna Beach, FL - Oct 31, 2018
Parade down Canal Street at 4pm, followed by a costume contest with prizes by age group

Fright Night Bar Crawl in Tampa - Tampa, FL - Oct 31, 2018
Bar crawl in Soho with 5 free drinks, drink specials, Halloween swag, candy and more

Boo at the Zoo - Gainesville, FL - Oct 31, 2018
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 kidszone, refreshments, entertainment, and more.

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

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