Are you ready to track down some fun events for Halloween 2021? 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.
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!
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