Halloween Happenings Around South Florida

By on October 13, 2014


Now thru November 2
House of Horror Amusement Park » Miami International Mall
Florida’s premier haunted house & Halloween fairgrounds is back. Includes a 2-acre Haunted House, amusement rides, Hulk Hogan’s Micro Championship “Little People” Wrestling, Michael Griffin escape artist, live concerts, carnival food & games. Mon–Thurs: 6pm–11pm; Fri–Sat: 5pm–midnight; Sun: 5pm–11pm. Haunted House opens at sundown. Adults/$25, Child(6&under)/$15. Ticket includes unlimited rides & one entry through haunted house for adults. FREE PARKING. 1455 NW 107 Ave. (E. Parking Lot) Doral. 305-639-6000. www.houseofhorrorpark.com. #houseofhorrormiami

Fridays–Sundays, October 17–19 & 24–26 & Friday, October 31
Dr. Wilde’s Creepy House » Zoo Miami
This full-scale haunted house with live actors is guaranteed to send chills up & down your spine. It will make your every fear come to life! Roaches take over the kitchen! What will you find when the freezer defrosts– a zookeeper or two perhaps? You’ll have to come & see for yourself! Parental discretion advised for young children. 11am–5pm. $5/pp w/Zoo adm. 12400 SW 152 St. Miami. 305-251-0400. www.zoomiami.org

Friday, October 17
Monster Masquerade » Zoo Miami
Come out to where the wild things are & party in the dark with real spooky creatures while enjoying Dr. Wilde’s open bars, food from the lab, costume contests that will have you dying for awesome prizes & music that will keep the zombies dancing all night long. When night falls & the wild calls, The Monster Masquerade will be the only place to be. Adults Only. 8pm–12am. $65/pp advance, $75/ pp/door. 12400 SW 152 St. Miami. 305-255-5551. www.zoomiami.org

Thursday, October 23
Deering Ghost Tour and Be Your Own Investigator » Deering Estate
Discover the actual paranormal investigations of the Deering Estate & see for yourself the evidence of sightings recorded on video, photographs & audio! Then become part of the Paranormal Team and try your luck at capturing evidence of your own. Walk through the grounds & historical houses & test your investigative skills with the lights out! Pendulums, dowsing rods, EMF meters, voice recorders, & cameras are welcome. Dress comfortably – closed toe shoes, bring a flashlight, mosquito repellant. 7–9pm. $30/pp. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72 Ave Miami. Tickets online or call 305-235-1668×233. www.deeringestate.org

Sunday, October 19
The Riding Dead » Coral Gables Museum
Tropical Zombie Casual attire encouraged! Join in for a ghoulish bike ride to the oldest cemetery south of the Miami River. Once abandoned, overgrown, and desecrated, Pinewoods cemetery, is now a protected historic site within the City of Coral Gables. Ride departs from the Museum. Bike rentals & helmets (required for children under 16) are available at No Boundaries: 305-444-3206, across from the Museum. 10am. $10/pp; $5/Member & Child under 12. Space is limited. RSVP to 305-603-8067. 285 Aragon Ave. Coral Gables.

Sunday, October 19
Not So Scary Family Halloween Bash » Miami Children’s Museum
Families, have a ghostly time as your costumed trick-or-treaters make their candy collecting-way around the Museum’s 14 galleries. Enjoy Miami’s best family-friendly haunted house! Children are bound to be bewitched as they create miniature pumpkins, get their faces painted, dance the Monster Mash & make take-home crafts. Lunch will be provided by Epicure, & guests can enjoy a silent auction. Proceeds benefit the Museum’s educational programs. 1–6pm. Single tickets: $40/members, $50/non-members. A 6-ticket Family Package for $200. The Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Cswy. Watson Island. 305-373-KIDS(5437)x142. www.miamichildrensmuseum.org/halloween

Wednesday, October 22
A Healthyween Party » Homestead Hospital
Calling all superheroes, ballerinas & pirates. You’re invited to the Healthyween Party. Come dressed in costume and be prepared to have some fun with giveaways, Not-Too-Scary Haunted House, photo spot with real-live superheroes & learn a few new tricks for healthy treats. (Event is for elementary school-aged children & their parents). 6:30–8pm. Homestead Hospital, 975 Baptist Way. Homestead. 33033. To register: 786-596-3812 or email Programs@BaptistHealth.net. www.BaptistHealth.net/Wellness.com

Saturday, October 25
Kidgits Club Spooktacular » Miami International Mall
All little ghouls, goblins and boo’tiful princesses come have a frightfully good time with activities & giveaways. 2–4pm in Macy’s Men Court. 1455 NW 107 Ave. Doral 305-593-1777. www.simon.com

Friday–Sunday, October 24–26 and Thursday, October 31
Monster Daytime Splash & Nighttime Bash»Miami Seaquarium
Little ghosts & goblins get set for big fun at Miami’s biggest kid-friendly Halloween Extravaganza. With more ghoulish treats & ghostly fun than ever before: trick-or-treating at Sharky’s Sweet Tooth Station; kiddie rides & bounce houses at the Little Monsters Play Area; the Monsters in the Mangrove Haunted Walk; Flipper’s Dance Party & Halloween themed marine animal shows. A safe Halloween alternative for kids & their families. Halloween themed marine animal shows include Superheroes Killer Whale Show, Flipper’s Thrills & Chills, Finding Nemo sea lion show along with the splashy fun of the Swashbuckling Pirate Top Deck Dolphin Show. 2–10pm. Daytime Splash: reg. park admission, Adult/$41.95, Child(3–9)/$31.95. Special admission price for the Nighttime Bash after 5pm: Adult/$24.95, Child(3–12)/$19.95. 4400 Rickenbacker Cswy. Miami. 305-361-5705. www.miamiseaquarium.com

Friday & Saturday, October 25–26 and October 31
Spooky Zoo Nights » Zoo Miami
An after-hours family event. Admission includes entry into Dr. Wilde’s Creepy House, spooky tram rides, ghoulish carousel rides, & chilling story-telling. Goodies & roving street theatre will add excitement to the pathways. 7–11pm. Gen.Adm /$10.95/pp, ZSF Annual Pass holders/$9.95. 12400 SW 152 St. Miami 305-251-0400. www.zoomiami.org

Saturday, October 25
Pumpkin Patch Party & Teddy Bear Clinic »Kendall Regional Medical Center
Your child can either bring his/her teddy bear or get one at the teddy bear clinic (while supplies last) & it will get a full check up to drive home the importance of staying healthy. Kids can wear their Halloween costumes. Family fun activities include face painting, slide & bounce house, pony rides, & games. Kids will receive a free baby pumpkin, while supplies last. Food & treats for all children. 11am–2pm. Free admission. 11750 SW 40 St. Miami. Register to attend: 305-222-2200 or on facebook.com/KendallRMC. www.kendallmed.com

Sunday, October 26
Howl-O-Ween » Pinecrest Gardens
It’s a day filled with fun for the whole family, & their four-legged friends packed with activities including a Doggie Fun Zone, Food & Drinks, Trick or- Treating, Arts & Crafts, Howl-O-Ween portraits, live entertainment, giveaways, Celebrity Guest Artist LEBO & adoptable dogs! A day to raise animal rescue awareness & possibly take one home.  Noon–5pm; GenAdm/$5, 2&Under/Free. 11000 Red Rd. Pinecrest 305-669-6990. www.pawsforyou.org

Saturday & Sunday, October 25 & 26
Zoo Boo! » Zoo Miami
Included with zoo admission, families & kids, 12&under, are invited to trick-or-treat in costumes, participate in costume contests, watch special performances, make Halloween crafts, watch our wild animals get their Halloween goodies, & more! Music & games with fun prizes provided by Radio Disney AM 990 & The Coast 97.3 FM. 11am–4pm. Adult/ $15.95, Child(3–12)/$11.95. 12400 SW 152 St. 305-251-0400. www.zoomiami.org

Friday, October 31
MiChiMu’s Halloween » Miami Children’s Museum
Trick or Treat?! Visit MCM for some Halloween fun. Enjoy original performances, or take a walk through the not-so-scary haunted house! Create some spooky arts & crafts, & play ghostly games. Don’t forget to wear your costume & go trick or treating!10am–6pm. Gen adm/$18, Fla. resident/$14. Child(1&Under) Free. Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Cswy. Watson Island. 305-373-KIDS www.miamichildrensmuseum.org/halloween

Friday, October 31
Safe Streets Halloween »City Of South Miami
Enjoy a safe and spooky night out in South Miami as businesses hand out candy to all the little ghosts & goblins who go out trick-or-treating. Features a zombie race, haunted  house, music & more. Free. 4–7pm. On Sunset Dr. (SW 72 St.) from US-1 to Red Rd. (SW 57 Ave ). 305-668-2509.

Friday, October 31
Howl-O-Ween at Fairchild »Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
This is one of the rare occasions you can bring your dog to Fairchild. Celebrate Halloween with treats for your pup while they parade around the Garden in their favorite costumes for the costume contest. 9:30am–4:30pm. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd. Coral Gables. 305-667-1651. www.fairchildgarden.org

Friday, October 31
Doggie Costume Contest » Coral Gables Museum
Have a howling good time with your four-legged friend in a funny, outrageous, or just plain cute costume for a chance to win prizes! Judged by The Museum Project, the Museum’s new teen club & proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Greater Miami. 6–7pm. $5/dog registration. Free adm. 285 Aragon Ave. Coral Gables 305-603-8067

Friday, October 31
Track or Treat»Evelyn Greer Park
The Track or Treat Halloween Festival is a safe & fun alternative to the traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating. Visit some of South Dade’s “Monster” Merchants around the track who will give away treats & fun goodies to all ghosts, goblins & friends. Everyone encouraged to come in costume. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian & come prepared with a trick-or-treat bag. 5–7pm. Free. 8200 SW 124 St. Pinecrest. 305-284-0900.

Friday, October 31
Mall-O-Ween»Dadeland Mall
Ghouls & Goblins 12&under are invited to attend the annual Trick-or-Treat in the Mall at participating stores. A safe well-lit environment to grab some goodies. No toy weapons or masks. Costumes should be worn only during event hours. 6–8pm. 7535 N. Kendall Dr. Miami 305-665-6227. www.simon.com

Friday, October 31
Mall-O-Ween»International Mall
Ghouls & Goblins 12&under are invited to attend the annual Trick-or-Treat in the Mall at participating stores. A safe well-lit environment to grab some goodies. No toy weapons or masks. Costumes should be worn only during event hours. 6–8pm. 1455 NW 107 Ave. Doral 305-593-1777. www.simon.com

Friday, October 31
Halloween Kidgits Spooktacular»The Falls
Bring your little ones in their cool costumes for some spooky fun in Center Court. Music & entertainment, giveaways, arts & crafts, scavenger hunt & more! 3–5pm. 8888 SW 136 St. Miami. 305-255-4570. www.simon.com

Friday, October 31
Nightmare at 405 Haunted House »Coral Gables Youth Center
Get your pre-sale tickets for the Haunted House beginning October 25, $4pp. Not suitable for children under the age of 5. 6:30–10pm. Guided tour thru the scary rooms. 405 University Dr. Coral Gables. 305-460-5600. www.coralgables.com

Friday, October 31
Monster Mash Bash » City of North Miami Beach
A safe Halloween event without the tricks, just the treats. Activities include bounce houses, rides, haunted tours, costume contests, candy, & music. There will also be food & drinks for sale. $5/pp. 6–10pm. 16501 NE 16 Ave. No. Miami Beach. 305-948-2957. www.citynmb.com

Friday, October 31
Annual Halloween on the Mile » Coral Gables
It is time once again to begin crafting those costumes because Halloween on the Mile is back for its 17th annual celebration! Always a family affair, there will be something  for everyone, including those members of the furry canine variety. 4–7pm. Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. Details on website: www.shopcoralgables.com 

Friday, October 10
Family Hayride & Campfire»Quiet Waters Park
Enjoy a hayride around the park & a marshmallow roast around a campfire. Groups of 15 or more call for res. Advance tickets req. Purchase at park office or by phone. 7–9:30pm. Hayride: $3.50/pp/(ages 3&up) for one hayride & one bag of s’mores. 401 S. Powerline Rd. Deerfield Beach. 954-357-5100.

Saturday, October 11
Bow Wow Ween»Pembroke Pines Dog Park
Your furry friends won’t be spooked this Halloween! Just for dogs costume contest for all sizes and different categories, games, prizes, and pet related vendors.9am–1pm. Special Events: 954-435-6525. 9751 Johnson St. Pembroke Pines. www.ppines.com

Saturday & Sunday, October 11–12
Harvest Festival & Great Scarecrow Competition»Flamingo Gardens
Kickoff the Fall Season with hayrides, pumpkin patch, music, crafts & games.  View and vote for your favorite scarecrow to win the “People’s Choice”award. Judging takes place at noon, winners will be announced at 2pm. 9:30am–4:30pm. HALF-PRICE DAY! Ages 12&up/$9, Child(4–11)/$5, members & child(3&under) /free. Entrance to courtyard activities & Garden Shop is free. Flamingo Gardens, 3750 So. Flamingo Rd. Davie. 954-473-2955. www.flamingogardens.org

Saturday, October 11
Pumpkin Patch Party & Teddy Bear Clinic»Plantation General Hospital
Your child can either bring his/her teddy bear or get one at the teddy bear clinic & it will get a full check up to drive home the importance of staying healthy. Kids can wear their Halloween costumes. Family fun activities include face painting, slide & bounce house, pony rides, & games. Kids will receive a free baby pumpkin & teddy bear while supplies last. Food & treats for all children. 11am–2pm. Free admission. Visit www.plantationgeneral.com/myteddybearclinic or call 954-321-4099. Plantation General Hospital -Outpatient Entrance, 401 NW 42 Ave. Plantation.

Fridays & Saturdays, October 17–18 & 24– 25
Haunted Nights»Flamingo Gardens, Davie
The Swamp Witch takes her revenge on nights before Halloween. This special outdoor, nighttime event features live actors & animatronic props staged throughout the Garden’s West Arboretum with 2 haunted houses. The faint of heart & young children should be wary as it is sure to scare with haunting surprises & ghouls! 7–9pm. $8/pp. No member passes, discounts or coupons. Not recommended for children under 10. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S. Flamingo Rd. Davie. 954-473-2955. www.flamingogardens.org

Saturday, October 18
Hallo-Green»Anne Kolb Nature Center, Hollywood
Celebrate Halloween in a “green way” with environmentally friendly activities, games, arts & crafts & more. 11am–3pm. All ages. $2. 954-357-5161. Anne Kolb Nature Center, 751 Sheridan St. Hollywood.

Saturday, October 18
Ghoulish Guardians Pumpkin Carving Contest»Community Garden
Join us for our annual Pumpkin Carving Contest. All supplies are provided. Must pre-register: Ages 12&Under, 12-17, 18 &Up, Special Needs all ages. Contact Jill  Slaughter at 954-450-6947. 10am-1pm. Free. Community Garden, Hiatus Rd & Washington St. Pembroke Pines.

Saturday, October 18
Spooktacular 5K Road Race»Ty Park, Hollywood
5K run & walk. For all ages. Prizes for all participants who wear a costume. 5K Run/Walk @7:15am, Spooky Sprint Kid’s Dash & Monster Mile @8am. Register in person or online. 3300 N. Park Rd. Hollywood. 954-461-5515. www.gflrrc.org

Friday, October 24
Boo Bash»Artspark, Hollywood
Hollywood’s favorite Halloween haunt. Kids in costume can trick or treat on the not so scary spooky trail, & participate in the costume contest conducted by the Hollywood Lakes Section Civic Assn. Concert by THE MONSTERS. Free. 7–10pm. 1 Young Circle. 954-921-3500. www.hollywoodfl.org

Friday October 24
Halloween Hoopla» Tamarac Park
Fall into family fun with the City of Tamarac. Enjoy a spooky evening of fun with costume contests, rides & carnival games, music, arts & crafts, BSO demonstrations, prizes & more. Free admission. 6–8pm. 7501 No. University Dr. Tamarac. 954-597-3620 www.tamarac.org

Friday, October 24
Ghosts & Goblins Family Fun Night»Fern Forest Nature Center
Activities for children 2–11yrs. include a costume parade, games, arts & crafts (fee), photos in the Pumpkin Patch (fee), & age-appropriate story time. 8pm. Refreshments available. Free. 201 Lyons Rd. South, Coconut Creek. 954-357-5198

Friday, October 24
YAA Monster Mash Young at Art Museum
Come celebrate Halloween early in costume! Create Halloween decorations, accessories & trick-or-treat bags; dance to Halloween-themed music; participate in the costume parade and costume contest; trick-or-treat and more! 3–6pm $14pp; $12 Broward residents & children over 1, $8 Town of Davie residents. 751 SW 121 Ave, Davie. 954-424-0085. www.youngatartmuseum.org

Friday, October 24
Family Hayride & Campfire»Easterlin Park, Oakland Park
Enjoy a hayride around the park and a marshmallow roast by the campfire. $3.50pp.(3&up) includes hayride and one bag of s’mores.  7–9:30pm.  Park gate fee:$1.50/pp. 1000 NW 38 St. Oakland Park. 954-357-5190

Friday, October 24
Spooky Woods»Secret Woods
Experience the spooky side of Secret Woods with a slightly chilling tour. $5pp.(6&up) includes hayride and one bag of s’mores.  6:30–9pm.  Park gate fee:$1.50/pp. 2701 W. State Rd 84, Dania Beach

Saturday, October 25
Howl’oween Parade»Easterlin Park
Doggie parade, food trucks, contests and giveaways. $10per dog. 11am–2:30pm.  7–9:30pm.  Park gate fee: $1.50/pp. 1000 NW 38 St. Oakland Park. 954-357-5190

Saturday, October 25
Trick-or-Treat Shop-to-Shop»Countryside Shops
A fun morning of trick-or-treat plus a costume contest! 5th grade & under, including tots. 10am–12pm. Free. Located in Cooper City on the corner of Stirling & Flamingo Roads. 954-434-4300 x233 www.coopercityfl.org

Saturday, October 25
Boo-ville»Pines Recreation Center
Get ready for a “FANG” tastic evening filled with lots of spooky holiday activities for the family! Costume Contest, Rides, Pumpkin Patch, Trick-or-Treat stations, Moonlight movies, & Food Truck Round Up. 6–9pm. Child(Pines resident)$2/, Child (non-resident)/$4. 7400 Pines Blvd. Pembroke Pines. 954-435-6525. www.ppines.com

Saturday, October 25
Halloween & Safety Festival»Volunteer Park
Fun for the whole family! Children’s carnival, inflatable rides, face painting, police & fire exhibits, the Plantation Puppeteers, games, raffles. Free Halloween bags & candy for the kids. 10–2pm. $3/pp. Free (1&under). New location. 12050 W. Sunrise Blvd. Plantation. 954-452-2510. www.plantation.org

Sunday, October 26
Trick-or-Treat on Second Street»Esplanade Park
A free spooktacular event for the whole family with bounce houses, carnival games, face painting, yummy Halloween treats & more! 1–4pm (parade starts at 4pm). 400 SW 2nd St. Fort Lauderdale. 954-828-5363. www.fortlauderdale.gov

Sunday, October 26
Halloween Happenings»Pine Island Park
Includes a pumpkin patch, free games & prizes, a petting farm, bounce houses, climbing wall & a Halloween costume contest. The South Florida Trail Riders present a Halloween Horse Costume Contest and the South Florida Cloggers will be hosting a family friendly haunted house. 1–5pm. Free. 3801 S. Pine Island Rd. Davie. 954-797-1076. www.davie-fl.gov

Sunday, October 26
Story Time with the Good Witch»Flamingo Gardens
Kids will love story time with friendly witches and their creepy pets. It begins with a costume parade at 11:30am through the haunted woods to find the witch’s cottage. Storytime is at Noon followed by a costume contest, crafts & other tricks & treats. Visitors can also explore the great scarecrows throughout the bootanical gardens and take a hayride between 1 & 3pm. Sure to be fun for all but best for younger children. 11:30am–4pm. Come in costume this day & get half-price admission: Adult/$9, Child(4–11)/ $5, member & child(3&under)/free. Flamingo Gardens, 3750 So. Flamingo Rd. Davie. 954-473-2955. www.flamingogardens.org

Sunday, October 26
Halloween Happenings»Pine Island Park
South Florida Trail Riders’ Horse Costume Contest & Parade, So. Florida Clogger’s Family Friendly Haunted House. Free: petting farm, bounce houses, climbing wall, Halloween games, spooky music with DJ Jeff. Costume Contest in 3 age groups. (Fee) Pumpkin Patch, face painting, snacks & food. 1–6pm. Pine Island Park, 3801 So. Pine Island Rd.  Davie. 954-797-1166. www.davie-fl.gov

Friday, October 31
Trick or Treat at MODS»Museum of Discovery and Science
Enjoy GrossOut Science Halloween activities. Take the jelly bean taste test, touch snakes, gators and bugs and even if you dare, taste edible bugs! The Mad Scientist will blow you away with color changing liquids, bubbling mixtures & static electricity experiments! Make sure to dress to impress for the Halloween Costume Contest. Land Ho! with  Venture into the EcoScapes in the Dark and  see what animals do at night. Snap photos with Joey  the Otter in his favorite costume.  6–9pm. Adult/$18, Child(2–12)$14, Under 2/free. 401 SW 2 St. Fort Lauderdale. 954-467-6637. www.mods.org

Friday, October 31
Family Hayride & Campfire»TY Park
Enjoy a hayride around the park & a marshmallow roast around a campfire. Groups of 15 or more call for res. Advance tickets req. Purchase at park office or by phone. 6–9pm. Hayride: $3.50/pp/(ages 3&up) for one hayride & one bag of s’mores. 3300 No. Park Rd, Hollywood. 954-357-8811.

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