2019’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:
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)
The Greatest Showman (2018)

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 2019 Local Boca Raton Halloween Events for Kiddos and Adults

Spookyville in Yesteryear Village at the South Florida Fairgrounds


COST: Admission is $10 – Includes trick-or-treating every day and all contests and activities, age 2 & younger are free. Parking is Free.

DATES: October 18th-20th, 25th-27th & 31st

TIME: Fridays, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Admission gates close at 8:30 pm Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM – Admission gates close at 5:30 pm Halloween 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Admission gates close at 8:30 pm

Spookyville, an old fashion Halloween for families and children 10 and under, offers a full array of safe trick or treats, live music and entertainment, kiddie train, bounce houses, contests, games, and arts & crafts. It’s a throwback to the traditional days of family Halloweens in a fun, secure and family friendly environment. And they have amazing entertainment…


5:00-8:00 PM
Mark Thomas DJ, Totally Twisted Balloons, Petting Zoo, Barrel Train Rides, Bounce Houses, Crafts Tent & Trick-or-Treating


11:00 AM-6:00 PM
Deanna the Storytelling Witch, Totally Twisted Balloons, Petting Zoo, Barrel Train Rides, Bounce Houses, Crafts Tent & Trick-or-Treating


11:00 AM-6:00 PM
Deanna the Storytelling Witch, Totally Twisted Balloons, Petting Zoo, Barrel Train Rides, Bounce Houses, Crafts Tent & Trick-or-Treating
1:00-3:00 PM
Costume Contests


5:00-8:00 PM
Mark Thomas DJ, Totally Twisted Balloons, Petting Zoo, Barrel Train Rides, Bounce Houses, Crafts Tent & Trick-or-Treating


11:00 AM-6:00 PM
Mr. Tommy’s Musical Show for Kids, Totally Twisted Balloons, Petting Zoo, Barrel Train Rides, Bounce Houses, Crafts Tent & Trick-or-Treating


11:00 AM-6:00 PM
Mr. Tommy’s Musical Show for Kids, Totally Twisted Balloons, Petting Zoo, Barrel Train Rides, Bounce Houses, Crafts Tent & Trick-or-Treating

1:00-3:00 PM
Costume Contests


5:00-8:00 PM
Mark Thomas DJ, Totally Twisted Balloons, Petting Zoo, Live DJ, Barrel Train Rides, Bounce Houses, Crafts Tent & Trick-or-Treating

WHERE: 9067 Southern Blvd, West Palm Beach

Boca Pumpkin Patch Festival at Mizner Park


COST: $20 General Admission for everyone 2 years old & up; FREE Admission for babies under 24 months (does not include access to carnival rides)

DATES: October 19th & 20th 

TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. each day

The Boca Pumpkin Patch Festival is back and more wonderFALL than ever! Join as we celebrate all things Fall on October 19 & 20 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 45% OFF festival tickets:

Click the link below and use code FALL45 by midnight on Monday, September 2nd to unlock this deal. Don’t wait! Get your tickets to the most wonderFALL event of the season today. *Discount expires on 9/2/2019*

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

WHERE: 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton

Purchase Tickets Here!

Celebrate Halloween at Mizner Park



DATES: October 29th

TIME: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Celebrate Halloween at Mizner Park, with trick-or-treating at participating merchants and free activities for the family.

The fun starts at the main central fountain, across from the valet station.  Come dressed in costume for treats and enjoy Halloween themed activities including a DJ Monster Mash dance party; spooky craft station; costume contest with cash prizes; “spooky” story time with the Boca Raton Library, personalized pumpkin pop-up, sponsored by All My Sons Moving & Storage, with mini pumpkins personalized with your name or monogram in calligraphy (while supplies last) and more!  Complimentary glow-in-the-dark necklaces and metallic treat bags will be distributed while supplies last.

Many Mizner Park merchants and restaurants will be getting into the spirit with trick or treating.  Look for a hanging spider web outside for those participating.  Sloan’s will be giving red candy apples to the first 100 trick or treaters age 12 and under, and Sur La Table will host a complimentary spooky cookie decorating station.

Also that evening, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Max’s Grille will host their 10th Annual Howl-o-Ween event, benefiting the Tri-County Humane Society with cash prizes for the best dressed up dog.  Cost is $20 per person to include two select cocktails and passed hors d’oeurves.  To pre register, call 561-482-8110.

WHERE: 327 Plaza Real, Boca Raton

Halloween at The Addison Benefiting Slow Burn Theatre Company

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

I am counting down the days until this adults only event! 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 colorful and spooky event experience!

The party will feature extravagant event production (with a haunted walk-through and themed rooms) sponsored by Daniel Events, live music and entertainment, foodie-approved fare catered by the Addison, and an open bar with specialty craft cocktails.

Halloween at the Addison is back for the fourth consecutive year on Thursday, October 31st. Five Star Diamond Award winning event venue and historic Boca Raton landmark the Addison will open doors to the public at 7:30 PM, showcasing the venue’s delicious catering, an open-bar, live entertainment and outrageous event production.

COST: Tickets are $110 for early bird (ends 9/30/2019), $125 for general admission and $250 for VIP. All tickets include entry, food, open-bar and entertainment. VIP benefits include a three-course, table-side dinner, champagne bottle service and complimentary valet parking. {Please contact them directly to inquire about reserving a table for up to 10}

Voted “Event of the Year” by Boca Magazine, this year’s theme is “Neon Nights” and will feature a glow-in-the-dark theme styled by Daniel Events. We’re so excited!

Purchase Tickets Here!

WHERE: 2 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton

2018 Boca Raton Halloween Events
2017 Halloween at The Addison

Sugar Sand Park Shriek Week! 

Sponsored by Modern Boca Mom

Celebrating its 15th fear year, Shriek Week is two weekends of Halloween fun and entertainment for the whole family at Sugar Sand Park Community Center.

Climb aboard th’ wreckage o’ notorious pirate ship Ghouls Gold. Tall tales be told o’ rival buccaneers, sinister storms, plagued captives, ‘n th’ black spotted Kraken…but who really knows wha’ came o’ th’ infamous krewe o’ cast’ways-or if they left at all. They might even be buried under all that loot…

DATES:  Friday & Saturday, Oct 18-19, 25-26  | 6:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Thurs, Oct 24 LITE NITE (ages 5-12) | 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (less scary version of the Haunted House)

COST: Advance $6 per person; $9 per person beginning Oct. 8. Adults MUST purchase a reservation with their kids.

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

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 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.  http://www.sugarsandpark.org/shriek-week 

WHERE: 300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton

Ride the Brightline Trick-or-Train

DATE/TIME:  Saturday October 19th, 20th & 26th, 27th

COST: Guests will be greeted at the Fort Lauderdale station by costumed characters and will enjoy a costume dress-up photo opp and character interaction, and be directed to board the train.  While on the train, children will enjoy a hilarious interactive show with performers from the Florida Children’s Theater.

Upon arrival to Virgin MiamiCentral, guests will be guided by the performers to a play area in Central Fare marketplace that will be transformed into Trainsylvania where families can explore and participate in a range of activities including Halloween crafts, games, LEGO challenges, and other fun surprises! The experience also includes a complimentary kids meal by HOUSE OF MAC.

Families will then reboard the train and head back to Fort Lauderdale for another fun performance by the Florida Children’s Theater. When guests arrive in-station kids will receive a trick-or-treat bag as a sweet finale. Allergy-friendly treats available upon request. This entertaining afternoon is not intended to be scary; just good fun for the entire family.


WHERE: 101 NW 2nd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale

Fright Nights & Zombie Run at the South Florida Fair Grounds

DATE/TIME: Opening on Friday, Oct. 11, and will continue to be held on October 12,17-19, 24-26, 31 and November 1 and 2.

Midway hours are from 6 p.m.-11 p.m. (midnight on Friday and Saturday). The haunted houses will open at 7 p.m.Saturday October 19th 4:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

COST: 45-minute tours, which cost $15 bought online at www.myfrightnights.com, includes a free promotional ticket on Friday, Oct. 11, which includes one free admission and one haunted house. Admission is $30 and includes 30 fright tickets, which may be used for the haunted houses (eight tickets per haunt) and/or Midway rides (two-five tickets each).

The carnival of terror offers four new haunted houses each year and includes scare zones, food and beverages, live entertainment, virtual reality, video games and midway carnival rides.

WHERE: 9067 Southern Blvd, West Palm Beach

Deerfield Beach Fall Festival

DATE/TIME: Saturday October 19th 4:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.


Join us for the 5th Annual Deerfield Beach Fall Festival, Saturday, October 19th, at Pioneer Park, 217 NE 5th Avenue. Enjoy a day of fun with the entire family! This festival event includes several fun activities such as picking out the perfect pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, running through a enjoying live entertainment, hay rides, tasty treats and much more!

Stay tuned for new activations and vendors!

For more information visit www.dfb.city/fallfestival or contact the Community Events and Outreach Division at 954-480-4429 or dfbspecialevents@deerfield-beach.com.

WHERE: 217 NE 5th Avenue, Deerfield Beach

Boo Bash Downtown At The Gardens

DATE/TIME: October 19th 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

All skeletons, superheroes and witches are invited to celebrate Halloween at the 13th Annual Boo Bash. This FREE event features fun kids’ activities including spooky surprise giveaways, balloon artists, games, face-painting and a costume contest!

WHERE: 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens 

Something SCARY at the Space of Mind Campus

DATE/TIME: Saturday, October 26th 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

COST: Tickets available at the door

WHERE: 102 N. Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach

Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival

DATE/TIME: Saturday & Sunday, October 26th-27th

Gear up for the 8th 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!

  • $20 General Admission for Everyone 2 Years Old & Up
  • FREE for Babies Under 24 Months old

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

WHERE: 2820 McFarlane Road, Miami

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

Boca Raton Halloween events

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

  • 10/18 9am-9pm
  • 10/19 9am-9pm
  • 10/20 9am-9pm
  • 10/25 9am-9pm
  • 10/26 9am-9pm
  • 10/27 9am-9pm

The public is invited to have a howlin’ good time at “Boo at the Zoo!” Now in its 21st year, Palm Beach Zoo‘s not-so-scary Halloween tradition returns. Boo at the Zoo is a SPOOKTACULAR, safe and fun trick-or-treat environment for children of all ages! Plus, character meet and greets, costume contests, WILD prizes, kids DJ/dance parties, and more! Boo At The Zoo!

WHERE: 1301 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach

Frightfully Fantastic Clematis by Fright

The City of West Palm Beach will celebrate Halloween with a free and frightfully fantastic event, Clematis by Fright, on Thursday, October 31 from 6 to 9 p.m. on the Waterfront. Creep, crawl or float down to Clematis by Fright for a FREE, frightfully fantastic time!? Thousands of dollars in prizes will be awarded in the annual costume contest in categories for kids, adults, families and pets. Lots of spookily spectacular family fun awaits you at the best place to celebrate Halloween in West Palm Beach!?  

WHERE: 100 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach

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Halloween at the YMCA

DATE/TIME: Friday, October 25th (Boynton Y) & Saturday, October 26th (Boca Y) 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Our Annual Halloween at the Y! Bring in your bags of candy to claim your tickets to this highly anticipated event!

WHERE: 6631 Palmetto Circle S., Boca Raton; 9600 S.Military Trail, Boynton Beach

Boynton Beach Haunted Pirate Fest and Mermaid SplashBoca Raton Halloween events

DATE/TIME: Saturday, October 26th, 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Sunday, October 27th, 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!

Visitors, who are encouraged to attend in pirate, mermaid, or other maritime themed attire, will be immersed into the theme of the festival as they interact with a variety of roaming actors, street performers, and musicians. This family friendly event will transform the downtown area into a bustling port reminiscent of the Renaissance era. Guests will be able to venture between Hobb’s Cove, a bustling old world port brimming with pirate superstitions of the shipwrecks off the coast of Boynton Beach and Merlandia, a mysterious oasis where the sirens of the sea lure you into the depths with their captivating songs.

This lively festival will provide attendees with nonstop entertainment, as the streets come to life with 11 areas of live entertainment, music, pirate reenactments, magic shows and interactive mermaid tanks. Visitors will have the opportunity to partake in a treasure hunt, mermaid pageant, costume contest, and many other fun activities.

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

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

Batty Manor Haunted House at the Gardens Mall

DATE/TIME: Starting October 19th through October 31st

WHERE: 3101 PGA Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens 

Gardens Mall Events

The Museum and Discovery and Science to Host a Not-So-Spooky Halloween Extravaganza 

DATE/TIME: Thursday, October 31st 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: 401 SW 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale

A Not-So-Spooky Halloween Event featuring science related tricks and treats

  • Appropriate for ages 12 months to 6 years old.
  • Visitors encouraged to come in costume.
  • Spooktacular activities include make your own trick-or-treat bag, the spooky specimen table, ghoulish gourds, batty bats and oodles of ooz.
  • FREE with Museum admission.

Town Center Disney Junior Halloween Play Date

DATE/TIME: Thursday, October 31st 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

WHERE: 6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton FREE

During the event, families will be able to participate in a variety of activities including a craft project to create their own Disney Junior character mask and a Halloween themed photo booth. The fun starts at 5 p.m. in the Nordstrom Court near the play area. This event does not include live character appearances.

In addition to the Disney Junior Play Date, the Mall-o-ween celebration keeps the festivities going throughout the mall! Children will enjoy a wickedly good time trick-or-treating at participating retailers in a climate-controlled environment. *details below.

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2 thoughts on “2019’s BEST South Florida Halloween Events for Kiddos & Parents”

  1. Wow…what a phenomenal post!!

    I’m also a Boca Mom who has been scavenging the internet for Halloween events for my 4-year old son only to find that ALL OF THEM seemed to be in MIAMI!!

    I so appreciate the information you have provided and I look forward to checking out your site for more fun-filled LOCAL events!


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