2018’s BEST South Florida Halloween Events for Kiddos & Parents

I’m pretty sure Halloween is the best mommy blogger holiday EVER. We get to write about Boca Raton Halloween events, decorating, cooking (PUMPKINS!), costumes and showcase adorable photos of our kids dressed up as all sorts of cute things.

Pre-baby, #modernbocadad and I used to rock the “couples costumes”. Oh yes! Our great friends throw an epic Halloween party each year, so I always felt like we really needed to work hard to come up with a great outfit! I’m pretty confident we succeeded.

Cruella DeVille & a Dalmatian in 2010
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The “Big Apple” & Statue of Liberty in 2013
But now that we’re parents, our focus is on Boca Raton Halloween events and #dailybocaavery:
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Hunter & Peacock (plus a very cross Tinkerbell) in 2014
Rapunzel and Flynn Rider in 2015
Rapunzel and (Daddy) Flynn Rider in 2015
Star Wars 2016
Minnie & Mickey 2017 (My nephew Aden’s 1st Halloween)

I can’t wait to take her (and my nephew) to all of the great, local Boca Halloween events coming up!

Here are just a few Boca Raton Halloween Events to get your October calendars going…and we’ll continuously update this post as we find more!

The BEST 2018 Local Boca Raton Halloween Events for Kiddos and Adults


NEW!!! Kids’ Monster Bash this Year at the Addison!

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Before the doors open for adults, the Addison will be hosting a Kids’ Monster Bash for families of elementary-aged children. The event will take place on property from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and will feature a not-so-scary dance party, trick-or-treating with special characters, and a kid-approved menu of light bites! We can’t wait for this!

COST: Tickets are $20 per child and $10 per accompanying adult. They are very limited and can be purchased at http://addisonhallowen.com/kids


Halloween Silver Scream at The Addison Benefitting Slow Burn Theatre Company

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DATE/TIME: Wednesday, October 31, 7:30 p.m.-12:00 a.m.

I am counting down the days until this adults only event! According to Boca Raton magazine, it was also the event of the  year in 2017! I would have to agree. One of my absolute favorite event venues (and Boca Halloween events historical landmark) the Addison is opening its doors to the public on Halloween night for a unique event experience to benefit Slow Burn Theatre Company at the Broward Center.

Complementing the Addison’s historic property, this year’s theme pays homage to the 1930’s classic horror icons: Dracula, Frankenstein, the Werewolf of London, and the Mummy. The party will feature extravagant event production (with a haunted walk-through and themed rooms) sponsored by Daniel Events, live music and entertainment by Custom DJs and Celebrity Entertainment, foodie-approved fare catered by the Addison, and an open bar with specialty craft cocktails.

And of course, Boca Magazine will be this year’s Exclusive Magazine Sponsor!

Tickets and VIP tables are available at:  http://addisonhalloween.com.

COST: $110 Early Bird (offer ends September 30, 2018) $125 General Admission $2,500 VIP tables for up to 10 guests (limited availability) – includes complimentary valet parking, access to indoor VIP area, table-side food & beverage service, and champagne bottle service – in addition to General Admission benefits.

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Proceeds will benefit Slow Burn Theatre Company whose mission is to provide South Florida’s diverse population with opportunities to experience high quality, daring, contemporary and intelligent works of musical theatre through attendance, employment, and/or educational and community outreach programs. Slow Burn Theatre opens this season with Hunchback of Notre Dame on October 20, 2016 and will also produce Avenue Q, Titanic, Xanadu, Big River, and  Aida all playing at the Broward Center for Performing Arts. Past productions have included The Rocky Horror Show, Sweeney Todd, Bonnie & Clyde, and Heathers.

WHERE: 2 E Camino Real, Boca Raton

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Boca Pumpkin Patch Festival at Mizner Park

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The Boca Pumpkin Patch Festival is back and more wonderFALL than ever! Join as we celebrate all things Fall on October 6 & 7 at Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton! The festival will feature a variety of fun activities for the whole family, including a pumpkin patch with 2,500 pumpkins to pick from! Plus, carnival rides for ALL AGES!

Included in the entrance fee are unlimited carnival rides, a cornstalk maze, a dress-your-own scarecrow village, and tons of beautiful photo vignettes to capture that perfect Autumn photo. Attendees can also decorate their pumpkins right on-site, as well as enjoy savory & sweet pumpkin delights (and delicious fair food) in our Pumpkin Food Court!

For more information about this event, please visit http://www.bocapumpkinpatch.com/ 

COST: $20 General Admission for Everyone 2 Years Old & Up FREE Admission for Babies Under 24 Months old (does not include access to carnival rides)

DATES: October 6th & 7th 

TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. each day

WHERE: 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton

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Sugar Sand Park Shriek Week! 

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Celebrating its 14th fear year, Shriek Week is two weekends of Halloween fun and entertainment for the whole family at Sugar Sand Park Community Center.

DATES:  Fridays and Saturdays, October 19, 20, 25, 26, and 27 from 6:00-11:00pm, and a separate LITE NITE on Thursday, October 25 from 5:00-9:00pm, featuring a modified haunted house.

This event features an indoor haunted house (paid reservations required), outdoor haunted walkthrough, shows, games, train rides and family entertainment.

Timed paid reservations are required for the indoor haunted house, which is appropriate for ages 7-12.  The LITE NITE (Oct 25) haunted house is for ages 5-12, with brighter lighting, less intense scares and a modified soundtrack.  Reservations are $6.00 starting September 15, and $9.00 starting October 6.  Paid reservations can be booked in person, online, or by calling the Box Office at 561-347-3948. Reserve early…time slots do sell out.

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Other family activities include:
  •  haunted walk-through attraction “Granny Grim: Alien Lab” (closed on LITE NITE, Oct 25)
  • LED lighted stilt-walking “robots” & DJ show (1st weekend)
  • Animal Tales “Creature Feature” show (2nd weekend)
  • glow-in-the-dark carnival games
  • trackless train rides
  • glitter tattoos
  • make and take
  • trick or treating
  • food for purchase

Entertainment and attractions require activity tickets, which can be purchased onsite the day of event with cash or credit cards.

Two new attractions are scheduled- an inflatable Fun House Maze and the “Creature Feature” show by Animal Tales, a hands-on experience introducing kids to some mysterious animals, such as a boa constrictor, a hedgehog, a chinchilla, and more!

A free indoor Trick or Treat Trail will be featured nightly.  Local businesses interested in participating as a vendor in the Trick or Treat Trail may visit the website for details.

WHERE: 300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton


Boca Raton Libraries Celebrate Halloween!

The Boca Raton Public Library is celebrating Halloween early this year! There will be free shows at both libraries. Kids, wear your costumes for a trick-or-treat activity after each show!

COST:  Arrive up to 30 minutes early to get tickets.

DATES: October 19th 

TIME:  3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Spanish River Library: James Changefield Magic Show
Downtown Library: Suzy Hammer’s Pumpkin Patty Show


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Fall Festival & Family Fun Day! 

Join for the 7th annual free scavenger hunt and fall festivities. Enjoy hayrack rides, character appearances, live performances, magic shows and more.

WHERE: 11411 Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton


Frightfully Fantastic Clematis by Fright! 

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The City of West Palm Beach will celebrate Halloween with a free and frightfully fantastic event, Clematis by Fright, on Thursday, October 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. on the Waterfront. This family-friendly event will feature live music by Professor Pennygoode’s Mighty Flea Circus, free kids’ activities ranging from hay rides to Ghoulish Games, and a costume contest for all ages for a chance to win over $7,000 in prizes.

WHERE: 100 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach


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A fun, safe, not-so-scary, Halloween experience for your kids at the Palm Beach Zoo! 

Special Evening Hours Fridays & Saturdays with trick-or-treating during these times…

  • 10/19 10am-4pm and 5pm-9pm
  • 10/20 10am-4pm and 5pm-9pm
  • 10/21 10am-4pm
  • 10/26 10am-4pm and 5pm-9pm
  • 10/27 10am-4pm and 5pm-9pm
  • 10/28 10am-4pm

The public is invited to have a howlin’ good time at “Boo at the Zoo!” Guests will enjoy trick-or-treating, costume contests, live music from a DJ in the Interactive Play Fountain area, giveaways, haystack hunt, face painting/airbrush tattoos, roving animal encounters, not-so-scary wildlife presentations and much more!

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WHERE: 1301 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach


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Boynton Beach Haunted Pirate Fest and Mermaid Splash

DATE/TIME: Saturday, October 27th, 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Sunday, October 28th, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

East Ocean Avenue, in Downtown Boynton Beach, will be transformed into a lively pirate village, and mermaid lagoon, packed with fun-filled activities and entertainment for all ages!

Enjoy live music, children’s activities, pirate re-enactments and stunt shows, an interactive pirate ship, magicians and fairies, Captain Jack, a spooktacular haunted house at the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum and Learning Center (admission fee). There will be live mermaids in a tank, children’s crafts, the Mermaid Splash Pageant, awarding prizes to Miss Mermaid and ‘Lil Miss Mermaid.

For more information, visit www.catchboynton.com or call 561-600-9093.

WHERE: 100 NE 4th Street, in Downtown Boynton Beach


Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival

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DATE/TIME: Saturday & Sunday, October 13th-14th

Gear up for the 7th Annual Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival at Regatta Park in Miami!

The festival will feature a variety of fun activities for the whole family, including a pumpkin patch with 5,000 pumpkins to pick from! A full size carnival for ALL AGES! Included in the entrance fee are unlimited carnival rides, a hay & cornstalk maze, a dress-your-own scarecrow village, and ongoing shows & activities on our main stage! Attendees can also enjoy all the activities planned including the opportunity to decorate your pumpkins right on-site, as well as the Pumpkin Food Court offering savory & sweet pumpkin delights (and delicious fair food)!  Adults can enjoy a “cold one” at one of the Pumpkin Beer Bars!

COST:
  • $20 General Admission for Everyone 2 Years Old & Up
  • FREE for Babies Under 24 Months old
  • VIP Tickets $40

For more information about this event, please check their Facebook page, or visit the event’s website at www.CoconutGrovePumpkinPatch.com.

WHERE: 2699 SW 27th Ave, Miami


Hoot N’ Howl at the Daggerwing Nature

COST: FREE

DATE/TIME: Friday, October 26th 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Bring the kids in costume and enjoy not-so-scary Boca Halloween events, games and crafts* while learning about nocturnal creatures such as owls, toads, snakes and spiders! Remember to bring a flashlight and bug spray to continue the adventure outside along the boardwalk at night! *While supplies last. 

WHERE: 11435 Park Access Road, Boca Raton


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  1. The Boca Raton Public Library is celebrating Halloween early this year! On October 19 at 3:30pm, there will be free shows at both libraries. Kids, wear your costumes for a trick-or-treat activity after each show! Arrive up to 30 minutes early to get tickets.
    Spanish River Library: James Changefield Magic Show
    Downtown Library: Suzy Hammer’s Pumpkin Patty Show

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