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BEST Fall & Halloween Events in South Florida for Kiddos & Parents


I’m pretty sure Halloween is the best mommy blogger holiday EVER. We get to write about the best Halloween events in South Florida and Boca Raton, 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
2013-10-19 19.49.16-1 WM
The “Big Apple” & Statue of Liberty in 2013

But now that we’re parents, our focus is on Fall & Halloween Events in South Florida and Boca Raton and #dailybocaavery:

Star Wars 2016
Minnie & Mickey 2017 (My nephew Aden’s 1st Halloween)
The Greatest Showman (2018)
Mermaid & Pirate (2019)
Toy Story (2020)

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

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


2023’s BEST Fall & Halloween Events in South Florida and Boca Raton for Kiddos and Adults

Boca Boo Days

BEST Halloween Events in South Florida & Boca Raton for Families

DATES: Through October 31st

WHERE/WHEN: Boca Boo Day Events & Location

The link above features a bunch of our favorite Halloween events in South Florida, but especially Boca Raton!


Bedner’s Annual Fall Festival in Boynton Beach

BEST Halloween Events in South Florida & Boca Raton for Families

DATES: September 23rd through October 31st

WHERE: 10066 Lee Road, Boynton Beach

More Information Here!

Halloween-themed Mommy & Me Pop Up Class for Babies & Toddlers at Bagels With Deli in W. Delray

DATE/TIME: Friday, October 20th at Noon

WHERE: Bagels With Deli | 8854 W. Atlantic Ave. Unit B3, Delray Beach

If you’ve been wanting to try a single class, then this is your chance!

Join us with your baby or toddler in tow for a special outdoor Mommy & Me pop-up Musikgarten Class at Bagels With Deli in west Delray Beach, which offers generous portions of homemade healthy salads, power bowls, and specialty sandwiches. Their wide selection of both traditional and innovative options has garnered attention and admiration.

Each $40 ticket (one per single child + caregiver) comes with a $10 GIFT CARD from Bagels With Deli for lunch or a dine at a later time. Enjoy some musical education and socialize with your fellow modern Boca mamas after class is over in beautiful west Delray! Costumes encouraged.

Class will be held outdoors under a covered dining area next to Bagels With Deli. BYO yoga mat/blanket. 

REGISTER VIA EVENTBRITE: CLICK HERE

Questions? Email michelle@armstrongmediaboca.com or call 904-806-4441


Clematis By Fright-Featuring The Spazmatics (80’s Cover Band)

BEST Halloween Events in South Florida & Boca Raton for Families

DATES: October 26th 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

WHERE: 100 N. Clematis St, West Palm Beach

A frightful twist on the weekly Clematis by Night series, Clematis by Fright is a FREE, family-friendly event that will offer fun for everyone. Activities include games, “Trick-or-Truck,” where kids can safely get candy from first responders and public works vehicles, hayrides, games, face painting, and more. There will also be a costume contest with prizes.

The Clematis by Fright band is The Spazmatics, an ’80s cover band. The Spazmatics are known for bringing back all the awesome sounds, styles, and dances from the ’80s – even those some may wish to forget! Complete with skinny ties, funky hair, and horn-rimmed glasses, The Spazmatics recapture all the best of the worst. Outstanding musicianship combined with creative flair and style creates an evening of pure energy and entertainment.


The Horrorland At Jungle Island

BEST Halloween Events in South Florida & Boca Raton for Families

DATE/TIME: September 22-October 31st from 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

WHERE: 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami

Halloween chills and thrills are guaranteed to be abundant, as this year’s Horrorland experience will expand to include 8 scare zones, 10 chilling “terror-tories,” and 5 new haunts with everything being family-friendly. The names and themes of haunted houses scattered throughout Horrorland are being kept hush-hush and will be released soon via social media – be sure to stay tuned for the spooky surprise! 

This year an array of new mazes has been designed for the brave-of-heart as eerie creatures lie-in-wait to terrorize even the most courageous. Be prepared for additional twists and devious surprises guaranteed to make Halloween nights hair-raising frights.

Purchase Tickets Here!

Mia’s Spooktacular Halloween Party

DATE/TIME: October 28th 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

WHERE: 6000 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach

 

Get ready for a SPOOKTACULAR Halloween Party packed with ghoulish games, creepy crafts, face painting and tons of treats!

Plan your visit for a spooky evening full of free family-friendly festivities:

  • Treats
  • Crafts
  • Face Painting
  • Pumpkin Decorating Station
  • Children’s Costume Contest
  • Take a photo with our mascot, Mia the Manatee
  • Mad Scientist Activity
  • Soft Play Area
  • Food Truck on site
  • …and more!
More Information Here!

 

PumpkinPalooza

DATE/TIME: October 28th-31st 

WHERE: 1301 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach

 

WEAR YOUR COSTUME AND JOIN US TO SEE YOUR FAVORITE ANIMALS ENJOY THEIR FAVORITE TREATS (ENRICHMENTS). THE TROPICS CAFÉ WILL FEATURE SEVERAL FALL TREATS FOR HUMANS AS WELL!

Go wild at Pumpkinpalooza this Halloween at Palm Beach Zoo! From October 28 to 31, we’re emphasizing the TREAT in trick-or-treat as your favorite animals will receive pumpkin enrichments throughout the day for all to see. Don’t forget your costume! 

Tickets & Information Here!

The Rock & Roll Playhouse Halloween Spooktacular 

 

DATE/TIME: October 29th Doors 11:15AM, Show 12PM

WHERE: 201 W Plaza Real, Boca Raton

 

Rock and Roll Playhouse’s Halloween Spooktacular features the songs you associate with Halloween like The Monster Mash, Thriller, and more, and this is the perfect event to get kids in the spooky spirit. This concert series features games, movement, stories and allows kids to “move, play and sing while listening to works from the classic-rock canon,” said the New York Times.

 

From The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Phish, David Bowie, Prince, Aretha Franklin, Dave Matthews Band and more, The Rock and Roll Playhouse introduces the next generation to timeless music while providing kids with early music exposure and encouraging creativity.

Tickets & Information Here!

Boca Raton Pumpkin Patch Festival at Mizner Park

BEST Halloween Events in South Florida & Boca Raton for Families

COST: $25 General Admission for Everyone 3 Years Old & Up

FREE Admission for Babies & Toddlers Under 3 (does not include access to carnival rides)

DATES: October 13th 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., 14th 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. or 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. & 15th 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton

Plan to join to celebrate all things Fall on October 13, 14 & 15, 2023 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.
 

For an additional cost, attendees can also enjoy picking the perfect pumpkin in the patch (prices vary based on size); decorating pumpkins at any table throughout the festival with a specially curated Pumpkin Decorating Kit; and yummy offerings in the Pumpkin Food Court featuring savory & sweet pumpkin delights, as well as delicious fair food.  Adults can also enjoy pumpkin-inspired craft cocktails or a cold brew at the Pumpkin Beer Garden.

For more information about these particular Halloween events in South Florida, please visit: http://www.bocapumpkinpatch.com/ 

 

Purchase Tickets Here

The South Florida “Haunt” At Tree Tops Park

BEST Halloween Events in South Florida & Boca Raton for Families

DATES:

  • The Haunt: Oct 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, 30, & 31st 7:00 p.m.
  • After Dusk Family: Oct 14, 22 & 29th 5-7:00 p.m.
  • Fall Festival: Oct 22nd & 29th 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: 3900 SW 100th Ave, Davie

Purchase Tickets Here!

Spookyville at Yesteryear Village in West Palm Beach/South Florida Fairgrounds

BEST Halloween Events in South Florida & Boca Raton for Families

DATES: October 20th-22nd & October 28, 29th & 31st

WHERE: 9067 Southern Blvd, West Palm Beach

 
Spookyville, an old fashion Halloween for families and children 10 and under, offers a full array of safe trick or treats, kiddie train, contests, games, and more! It’s a throwback to the traditional days of family Halloweens in a fun, secure and family friendly environment.
 

Enjoy live music and entertainment in the the Storm Tight Windows Pavilion!

Skip the lines and buy your tickets online! Note: Admission gates close 1/2 hour before announced event closing time.

 

Purchase Tickets Here!

Oktoberfest of the Palm Beaches-American German Club

DATE: October 13-15 & 20-22

WHERE: 5111 Lantana Road, Lake Worth

Join us for two weekends of fun as we celebrate Oktoberfest featuring food, brews and music!

We welcome back the Heldensteiner Band from Munich! In addition, live bands and performances inside the Clubhouse for you to polka the day and night away. The 2023 Oktoberfest is back in full form! Party the day and night away while experiencing German culture, live bands playing German and party music, amazing German foods (yes, potato pancakes will be sizzling) and of course, a carnival for the kids!

Oktoberfest would not be complete without our Biermeister’s curated selection of imported German Beers.

 

Purchase Tickets Here!

Costumes & Cocktails Event at Yesteryear Village at the South Florida Fairgrounds

BEST Halloween Events in South Florida & Boca Raton for Families

DATE: October 21st

WHERE: 9067 Southern Blvd, West Palm Beach

If you’re looking for a place to strut your Halloween costume, get some dancing going, or just want to grab your friends for a fun grown-up trick-or-treat- Costumes & Cocktails in Yesteryear Village is where you want to be! It’s fun and wild and you can grab a bite or a cool cocktail. Wear you best Costume for a chance to win $500 cash prize!

Admission ticket includes one Signature Cocktail, trick-or-treating for grown-ups and all-night dancing with DJ Kid Carter & DJ Matte Black.

GHOST PROWL

In addition to the Costumes & Cocktails party, you can now experience a Ghost Prowl. Starting at 10 p.m., guest will be guided through Yesteryear Village structures that are said to be haunted, for a unique, intimate and exclusive paranormal experience.

Tickets are $60 and include admission to Costumes & Cocktails. Ghost Prowl tickets cannot be purchased separately.

 
Purchase Tickets Here!

Cox Science Center Fall Family Fun Fest

BEST Halloween Events in South Florida & Boca Raton for Families

DATE: October 14th 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

WHERE: 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach

Guests of all ages will fall in love with science at the Cox Science Center’s Fall Family Fun Fest! This event features many grab-n-go activities, including fall-themed crafts, live science demonstrations, outdoor entertainment, FREE mini-golf, a petting zoo, and much more!

Explore the new Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition exhibit!

 

Activities Include:
  • Petting zoo
  • Fall-themed crafts and science activities
  • Live science demonstrations
  • Outdoor games and inflatables
  • Get to know our community neighbors with Dreher Park Neighborhood Association
  • Steve Gryb, the Pied Piper of Percussion presents “The Rhythm is Going to Get You!” show, an interactive family-friendly music show for the young and young-at-heart!  This high-energy and hands-on “percussion party” has entertained and educated audiences for over 20 years throughout North America. Each show invites everyone to participate and play instruments with the Pied Piper of Percussion which includes tambourines of all shapes and sizes, Remo hand drums, and colorful maracas for the wiggle, jiggle, and jam percussion parade. Steve will also be presenting “The Percussion Petting Zoo” a hands-on, interactive, musical activity/attraction filled with hundreds of unique percussion instruments from around the world. Steve Gryb is considered one of the world’s foremost ambassadors for percussion and is endorsed by many of the world’s best-known percussion companies.

Pumpkin Painting In The Park!

DATE: October 13th 6-7:30PM

WHERE: Patch Reef Park, 2000 Yamato Road, Boca Raton

COST: $5 per participant 

Please bring your own pumpkin! We will have a limited supply of pumpkins starting at $5 for sale at the event. If you are interested in more information or would like to register, please email Ms. Jenna at jlawrence@ymcaspbc.org. If you would prefer a call please reach out to (561) 237-0976. 


Coral Springs Thrills and Chills

BEST Halloween Events in South Florida & Boca Raton for Families

DATE/TIME: Saturday, October 21 from 1-4:00 p.m. & 6-9:00 p.m.

WHERE: Coral Springs Gymnasium – 2501 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs

COST: $5 for Adults & Children ages 2+ per session

Coral Springs is conjuring a spooky space for tricks, treats, and ghoulish goodies as the city hosts Coral Springs Thrills and Chills!

With a little hocus pocus, and a lot of community spirit, the Coral Springs Gymnasium will transform into a fall festival featuring themed spaces and activities for all ages.

Activities include a haunted walk-through, carnival games, toddler room, crafts, a costume contest, and more.  The carnival experience will feature indoor games, inflatable obstacle course, and bounce houses and Halloween-themed arts and crafts.

A Halloween Costume Contest will take place at 6 p.m. and allow entrants the chance to win prizes for wearing the best costumes in various categories, including cutest, funniest, scariest, most creative, and best group. Participants will need to arrive and be lined up at 5:30 p.m.

More Information Here!

SOMething Scary at Space of Mind


Halloween in Downtown Delray Beach

BEST Halloween Events in South Florida & Boca Raton for Families

DATE: October 29th

WHERE: Halloween Events in South Florida in Downtown Delray Beach

 
Trick-or-Treating on the Avenue
  • Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Location: Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach
  • Brought to you by the Downtown Development Authority. Have fun trick-or-treating with the merchants along the Avenue.
 
60th Annual Halloween Parade
  • Time: 1:00 p.m.
  • Location: Starts at Atlantic Avenue at NE 5th Ave., Delray Beach
  • Brought to you by The Rotary Club of Delray Beach.
  • Be a part of the parade and show off your costumes! Meet on Atlantic Ave. at NE 5th Ave. to line up for the parade. The parade will end at Old School Square, right into Kidsfest of Delray. Enjoy free ice cream sponsored by the Rotary Club of Delray Beach upon entering.
 
Kidsfest
  • Time: 12 PM – 4 PM
  • Location: Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave, Delray Beach
  • Brought to you by the City of Delray Beach Parks and Recreation Department. Food, vendors, arts and crafts, entertainment, and more.

All events are FREE and appropriate for all ages!

 

More Information Here!

Spooktacular Science: Tricks & Treats Weekend at MODS

BEST Halloween Events in South Florida & Boca Raton for Families

DATE: October 28-29; 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Saturday & Noon-5:00 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: 401 SW 2nd St., Ft. Lauderdale

Join the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) for a ghostly good time at its “Spooktacular Science: Tricks and Treats Weekend” on October 28-29!

Calling all ghouls and goblins! Discover MODS’ creepy critters and create your own spooky haunted house with real fog. It’s sure to be a spooktacular time!

  • Exhibits, Shows and Demos: Using engineering skills and the engineering design process in The Hangar, MODS’ Makerspace, guests will construct a spooky structure using recycled and reusable materials and learn how to create a haunted house setting with dry ice and soap!

    • Animal Encounters: See how the creatures we may call “creepy” or “crawly” (snakes, lizards, tarantulas and scorpions) play an important role in the world we live in and learn what we can do to protect them.
    • Watch an IMAX on the GIANT Screen: Explore the eerie animals of Deep Sea 3D.
    • Just for Early Learners (ages 0-6): Little pumpkins will make-and-take creepy, crawly spiders and dance to the monster mash music time.
 
More Information & Registration Here!

Jack & Jill + Salvation Army Ft. Lauderdale Trunk or Treat 

DATES: October 24th from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

WHERE: 100 SW 9th Ave, Fort Lauderdale

Dress up as your favorite Disney, Marvel, DC, Fairy Tale Superhero or Storybook Character! This family friendly event is free and open to the public. Trunk-or-Treaters of all ages are welcome!


Taste of The Square in West Palm Beach

DATES: October 12th from 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

WHERE: 700 S. Rosemary Ave, West Palm Beach

 

Taking place from 6-8:30pm, the palate-pleasing evening event will showcase the talents of The Square’s celebrated chefs preparing appetizers, entrees and dessert samplings from the following participating restaurants: Adrienne’s Pizzabar, Angie’s Epicurean, BurgerFi, City Cellar, City Pizza, El Camino, Felice, Galley, Harry’s, Il Bellagio, Planta, Pura Vida, Ruth’s Chris, Sloan’s, The Salty, and True Food Kitchen. 

 

Event-goers will enjoy live music, bar, an artist-led Pumpkin Painting Experience benefiting the Promise Fund of Florida, an interactive installation provided by Discover the Palm Beaches offering photo-worthy moments and more.

 

Tickets are available on Eventbrite and start at $50 for general admission. VIP passes are priced at $75 and includes advanced access to event starting at 5:30pm before the event opens to the public at 6pm, two drink tickets and a favor bag. There will be one “taste” per ticket per restaurant and tickets are limited.

 

Purchase Tickets Here!

Tradewinds Fall Festival on October 21st

More Info Here

Pumpkins & Palm Trees Fall Festival at The LOOP

DATE: October 20-22; various times

WHERE: Las Olas Oceanside Park: 3000 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale

The full Pumpkins & Palm Tree Fall Fest lineup includes:

 

Movies by Moonlight | Friday, Oct. 20, 5–10 p.m. 

  • Bring lawn chairs, blankets, family, friends and pups for The LOOP’s Halloween edition of Movies by Moonlight on the main lawn at Las Olas Oceanside Park. Come early to capture the moment and take home photos from Scooby-Doo’s Mystery Machine Van, shop the people and pets marketplace, or grab a bite at The LOOP’s food court for dinner and a movie experience under the stars. Limited chairs and blankets are available to borrow.
  • Featured Film: Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo (Not Rated)
  • Synopsis: Scooby-Doo and Shaggy’s favorite holiday is upon us! With fake monsters and candy galore – Halloween is heaven for these hungry foodies going door-to-door. But, this year, their sweet holiday turns sour when the neighborhood pumpkin patch is infected by a toxic ooze, creating high-flying jack-o-lanterns and a king-sized pumpkin leader squashing everything in its path. It’s up to Scooby-Doo and the gang as they team up with their pals, Bill Nye, The Science Guy, and Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, to solve this mystery of gigantic proportions and save Crystal Cove!
  • Cost: Free and open to the public. Family and pet-friendly. Costumes are encouraged.
  • Time: 
    • 5–10 p.m.: Marketplace vendors
    • 5–8 p.m.: Scooby Doo Mystery Machine photo booth
    • 7:30 p.m.: Movie begins (80-minute run time)

Happy HOWL-O-Ween at The MKT at Las Olas Oceanside Park | Saturday, Oct. 21, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

  • 9 a.m.–4 p.m.: Sip, shop, and stroll local food vendors, makers and artisans. Take in breathtaking beach views and enjoy the ocean breeze while perusing an eclectic array of traditional market fare ranging from fresh produce and fruit to global flavors, made-to-order foods and handmade and homemade items to wear and decorate the home.

Unleash the Halloween spirit! Join The LOOP for a pet-friendly experience from 11 a.m.–2 p.m., for exciting activities, including an agility course, bobbing for tennis balls, pet vendors, giveaways and more designed for a spooktacular time. Guests are invited to get down with their dogs for dog-friendly yoga at 9:30 a.m.

  • Additional activities include:
    • Fall and Halloween-themed photo stations, including a 7’ tall walkthrough Pumpkin House 
    • Mr. Jack O’ Lantern’s Pumpkin Patch – pumpkins and fall décor are available for purchase
    • Live Music and Entertainment, 12–3 p.m. 
    • Fall-themed workshops and tastings

Third Annual Pumpkins & Palm Trees Fall Fest | Sunday, Oct. 22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • 9:30–11 a.m.: Third Annual “Best Pie in Greater Fort Lauderdale” Competition
  • 10 a.m.–3 p.m.:
    • Sip, Shop and Stroll more than three-dozen local food vendors, makers and artisans
    • Fall and Halloween-themed photo stations, including a 7’ tall walkthrough Pumpkin House 
    • Mr. Jack O’ Lantern’s Pumpkin Patch – pumpkins and fall décor are available for purchase
    • Children’s Arts & Crafts Corner with make-and-take crafts (while supplies last) 
    • 1,600 sq. ft. inflatable corn maze
    • Instagramable photo stations
    • Tabletop and Lawn Games
    • Cooking demonstrations and Fall-themed workshops
  • 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: Trick or Treat Trail with the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
    • The Broward Center Spotlights will treat children ages 2–12 with both sweets and sweet tunes from popular theater productions. Guests are encouraged to stick around for theband break at 1:15 p.m. when this talented group of aspiring talents will take to the stage for a spooktacular performance.
  • 12–3 p.m.: Live music: Joey Calderaio Band

Annual Pompano Beach Autumn Festival

BEST Halloween Events in South Florida & Boca Raton for Families

DATES: November 18th 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. & 19th from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

WHERE: 1660 NE 10th Street, Pompano Beach

The Pompano Beach Festivals are fun for the entire family event! Event highlights include  non-stop live music from popular south Florida bands, food and beverages for purchase, a kids zone, community organizations, and a small business and craft vendors marketplace. General admission is $10 for Adults and Free for kids under 16.

Register Here!

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Halloween Events in South Florida


I’m pretty sure Halloween is the best mommy blogger holiday EVER. We get to write about the best Halloween events in South Florida and Boca Raton, 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
2013-10-19 19.49.16-1 WM
The “Big Apple” & Statue of Liberty in 2013

But now that we’re parents, our focus is on Fall & Halloween Events in South Florida and Boca Raton and #dailybocaavery:

Star Wars 2016
Minnie & Mickey 2017 (My nephew Aden’s 1st Halloween)
The Greatest Showman (2018)
Mermaid & Pirate (2019)
Toy Story (2020)

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

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


2023’s BEST Fall & Halloween Events in South Florida and Boca Raton for Kiddos and Adults

Boca Boo Days

BEST Halloween Events in South Florida & Boca Raton for Families

DATES: Through October 31st

WHERE/WHEN: Boca Boo Day Events & Location

The link above features a bunch of our favorite Halloween events in South Florida, but especially Boca Raton!


Bedner’s Annual Fall Festival in Boynton Beach

BEST Halloween Events in South Florida & Boca Raton for Families

DATES: September 23rd through October 31st

WHERE: 10066 Lee Road, Boynton Beach

More Information Here!

Clematis By Fright-Featuring The Spazmatics (80’s Cover Band)

BEST Halloween Events in South Florida & Boca Raton for Families

DATES: October 26th 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

WHERE: 100 N. Clematis St, West Palm Beach

A frightful twist on the weekly Clematis by Night series, Clematis by Fright is a FREE, family-friendly event that will offer fun for everyone. Activities include games, “Trick-or-Truck,” where kids can safely get candy from first responders and public works vehicles, hayrides, games, face painting, and more. There will also be a costume contest with prizes.

The Clematis by Fright band is The Spazmatics, an ’80s cover band. The Spazmatics are known for bringing back all the awesome sounds, styles, and dances from the ’80s – even those some may wish to forget! Complete with skinny ties, funky hair, and horn-rimmed glasses, The Spazmatics recapture all the best of the worst. Outstanding musicianship combined with creative flair and style creates an evening of pure energy and entertainment.


The Horrorland At Jungle Island

BEST Halloween Events in South Florida & Boca Raton for Families

DATE/TIME: September 22-October 31st from 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

WHERE: 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami

Halloween chills and thrills are guaranteed to be abundant, as this year’s Horrorland experience will expand to include 8 scare zones, 10 chilling “terror-tories,” and 5 new haunts with everything being family-friendly. The names and themes of haunted houses scattered throughout Horrorland are being kept hush-hush and will be released soon via social media – be sure to stay tuned for the spooky surprise! 

This year an array of new mazes has been designed for the brave-of-heart as eerie creatures lie-in-wait to terrorize even the most courageous. Be prepared for additional twists and devious surprises guaranteed to make Halloween nights hair-raising frights.

Purchase Tickets Here!

Boca Raton Pumpkin Patch Festival at Mizner Park

BEST Halloween Events in South Florida & Boca Raton for Families

COST: $25 General Admission for Everyone 3 Years Old & Up

FREE Admission for Babies & Toddlers Under 3 (does not include access to carnival rides)

DATES: October 13th 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., 14th 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. or 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. & 15th 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton

SAVE THE DATE and plan to join to celebrate all things Fall on October 13, 14 & 15, 2023 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.
 

For an additional cost, attendees can also enjoy picking the perfect pumpkin in the patch (prices vary based on size); decorating pumpkins at any table throughout the festival with a specially curated Pumpkin Decorating Kit; and yummy offerings in the Pumpkin Food Court featuring savory & sweet pumpkin delights, as well as delicious fair food.  Adults can also enjoy pumpkin-inspired craft cocktails or a cold brew at the Pumpkin Beer Garden.

For more information about these particular Halloween events in South Florida, please visit: http://www.bocapumpkinpatch.com/ 

 

Purchase Tickets Here!

The South Florida “Haunt” At Tree Tops Park

BEST Halloween Events in South Florida & Boca Raton for Families

DATES:

  • The Haunt: Oct 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, 30, & 31st 7:00 p.m.
  • After Dusk Family: Oct 14, 22 & 29th 5-7:00 p.m.
  • Fall Festival: Oct 22nd & 29th 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: 3900 SW 100th Ave, Davie

Purchase Tickets Here!

Spookyville at Yesteryear Village in West Palm Beach/South Florida Fairgrounds

BEST Halloween Events in South Florida & Boca Raton for Families

DATES: October 20th-22nd & October 28, 29th & 31st

WHERE: 9067 Southern Blvd, West Palm Beach

 
Spookyville, an old fashion Halloween for families and children 10 and under, offers a full array of safe trick or treats, kiddie train, contests, games, and more! It’s a throwback to the traditional days of family Halloweens in a fun, secure and family friendly environment.
 

Enjoy live music and entertainment in the the Storm Tight Windows Pavilion!

Skip the lines and buy your tickets online! Note: Admission gates close 1/2 hour before announced event closing time.

 

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Oktoberfest of the Palm Beaches-American German Club

DATE: October 13-15 & 20-22

WHERE: 5111 Lantana Road, Lake Worth

Join us for two weekends of fun as we celebrate Oktoberfest featuring food, brews and music!

We welcome back the Heldensteiner Band from Munich! In addition, live bands and performances inside the Clubhouse for you to polka the day and night away. The 2023 Oktoberfest is back in full form! Party the day and night away while experiencing German culture, live bands playing German and party music, amazing German foods (yes, potato pancakes will be sizzling) and of course, a carnival for the kids!

Oktoberfest would not be complete without our Biermeister’s curated selection of imported German Beers.

 
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Costumes & Cocktails Event at Yesteryear Village at the South Florida Fairgrounds

BEST Halloween Events in South Florida & Boca Raton for Families

DATE: October 21st

WHERE: 9067 Southern Blvd, West Palm Beach

If you’re looking for a place to strut your Halloween costume, get some dancing going, or just want to grab your friends for a fun grown-up trick-or-treat- Costumes & Cocktails in Yesteryear Village is where you want to be! It’s fun and wild and you can grab a bite or a cool cocktail. Wear you best Costume for a chance to win $500 cash prize!

Admission ticket includes one Signature Cocktail, trick-or-treating for grown-ups and all-night dancing with DJ Kid Carter & DJ Matte Black.

GHOST PROWL

In addition to the Costumes & Cocktails party, you can now experience a Ghost Prowl. Starting at 10 p.m., guest will be guided through Yesteryear Village structures that are said to be haunted, for a unique, intimate and exclusive paranormal experience.

Tickets are $60 and include admission to Costumes & Cocktails. Ghost Prowl tickets cannot be purchased separately.

 
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Cox Science Center Fall Family Fun Fest

BEST Halloween Events in South Florida & Boca Raton for Families

DATE: October 14th 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

WHERE: 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach

Guests of all ages will fall in love with science at the Cox Science Center’s Fall Family Fun Fest! This event features many grab-n-go activities, including fall-themed crafts, live science demonstrations, outdoor entertainment, FREE mini-golf, a petting zoo, and much more!

Explore the new Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition exhibit!

 
Activities Include:
  • Petting zoo
  • Fall-themed crafts and science activities
  • Live science demonstrations
  • Outdoor games and inflatables
  • Get to know our community neighbors with Dreher Park Neighborhood Association
  • Steve Gryb, the Pied Piper of Percussion presents “The Rhythm is Going to Get You!” show, an interactive family-friendly music show for the young and young-at-heart!  This high-energy and hands-on “percussion party” has entertained and educated audiences for over 20 years throughout North America. Each show invites everyone to participate and play instruments with the Pied Piper of Percussion which includes tambourines of all shapes and sizes, Remo hand drums, and colorful maracas for the wiggle, jiggle, and jam percussion parade. Steve will also be presenting “The Percussion Petting Zoo” a hands-on, interactive, musical activity/attraction filled with hundreds of unique percussion instruments from around the world. Steve Gryb is considered one of the world’s foremost ambassadors for percussion and is endorsed by many of the world’s best-known percussion companies.

Coral Springs Thrills and Chills

BEST Halloween Events in South Florida & Boca Raton for Families

DATE/TIME: Saturday, October 21 from 1-4:00 p.m. & 6-9:00 p.m.

WHERE: Coral Springs Gymnasium – 2501 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs

COST: $5 for Adults & Children ages 2+ per session

Coral Springs is conjuring a spooky space for tricks, treats, and ghoulish goodies as the city hosts Coral Springs Thrills and Chills!

With a little hocus pocus, and a lot of community spirit, the Coral Springs Gymnasium will transform into a fall festival featuring themed spaces and activities for all ages.

Activities include a haunted walk-through, carnival games, toddler room, crafts, a costume contest, and more.  The carnival experience will feature indoor games, inflatable obstacle course, and bounce houses and Halloween-themed arts and crafts.

A Halloween Costume Contest will take place at 6 p.m. and allow entrants the chance to win prizes for wearing the best costumes in various categories, including cutest, funniest, scariest, most creative, and best group. Participants will need to arrive and be lined up at 5:30 p.m.

 

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Halloween in Downtown Delray Beach

BEST Halloween Events in South Florida & Boca Raton for Families

DATE: October 29th

WHERE: Halloween Events in South Florida in Downtown Delray Beach

 
Trick-or-Treating on the Avenue
  • Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Location: Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach
  • Brought to you by the Downtown Development Authority. Have fun trick-or-treating with the merchants along the Avenue.
 
60th Annual Halloween Parade
  • Time: 1:00 p.m.
  • Location: Starts at Atlantic Avenue at NE 5th Ave., Delray Beach
  • Brought to you by The Rotary Club of Delray Beach.
  • Be a part of the parade and show off your costumes! Meet on Atlantic Ave. at NE 5th Ave. to line up for the parade. The parade will end at Old School Square, right into Kidsfest of Delray. Enjoy free ice cream sponsored by the Rotary Club of Delray Beach upon entering.
 
Kidsfest
  • Time: 12 PM – 4 PM
  • Location: Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave, Delray Beach
  • Brought to you by the City of Delray Beach Parks and Recreation Department. Food, vendors, arts and crafts, entertainment, and more.

All events are FREE and appropriate for all ages!

 

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Spooktacular Science: Tricks & Treats Weekend at MODS

BEST Halloween Events in South Florida & Boca Raton for Families

DATE: October 28-29; 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Saturday & Noon-5:00 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: 401 SW 2nd St., Ft. Lauderdale

Join the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) for a ghostly good time at its “Spooktacular Science: Tricks and Treats Weekend” on October 28-29!

Calling all ghouls and goblins! Discover MODS’ creepy critters and create your own spooky haunted house with real fog. It’s sure to be a spooktacular time!

  • Exhibits, Shows and Demos: Using engineering skills and the engineering design process in The Hangar, MODS’ Makerspace, guests will construct a spooky structure using recycled and reusable materials and learn how to create a haunted house setting with dry ice and soap!

    • Animal Encounters: See how the creatures we may call “creepy” or “crawly” (snakes, lizards, tarantulas and scorpions) play an important role in the world we live in and learn what we can do to protect them.
    • Watch an IMAX on the GIANT Screen: Explore the eerie animals of Deep Sea 3D.
    • Just for Early Learners (ages 0-6): Little pumpkins will make-and-take creepy, crawly spiders and dance to the monster mash music time.
 
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Taste of The Square in West Palm Beach

DATES: October 12th from 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

WHERE: 700 S. Rosemary Ave, West Palm Beach

 

Taking place from 6-8:30pm, the palate-pleasing evening event will showcase the talents of The Square’s celebrated chefs preparing appetizers, entrees and dessert samplings from the following participating restaurants: Adrienne’s Pizzabar, Angie’s Epicurean, BurgerFi, City Cellar, City Pizza, El Camino, Felice, Galley, Harry’s, Il Bellagio, Planta, Pura Vida, Ruth’s Chris, Sloan’s, The Salty, and True Food Kitchen. 

 

Event-goers will enjoy live music, bar, an artist-led Pumpkin Painting Experience benefiting the Promise Fund of Florida, an interactive installation provided by Discover the Palm Beaches offering photo-worthy moments and more.

 

Tickets are available on Eventbrite and start at $50 for general admission. VIP passes are priced at $75 and includes advanced access to event starting at 5:30pm before the event opens to the public at 6pm, two drink tickets and a favor bag. There will be one “taste” per ticket per restaurant and tickets are limited.

 

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Annual Pompano Beach Autumn Festival

BEST Halloween Events in South Florida & Boca Raton for Families

DATES: November 18th 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. & 19th from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

WHERE: 1660 NE 10th Street, Pompano Beach

The Pompano Beach Festivals are fun for the entire family event! Event highlights include  non-stop live music from popular south Florida bands, food and beverages for purchase, a kids zone, community organizations, and a small business and craft vendors marketplace. General admission is $10 for Adults and Free for kids under 16.

Register Here!

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Michelle Olson-Rogers is the founder of Modern Boca Mom, a leading lifestyle site for the stylish & modern South Florida mommy. ModernBocaMom.com features local businesses, events, lifestyle and family travel options and was the proud winner of the 2019 Florida Blog Con Sunshine Award in the “Favorite Events/Neighborhood Blogger” category. Michelle is also a regular contributor to Boca Raton magazine.


In addition to blogging, Michelle also serves as the Director of Communications and Community Outreach for Grandview Preparatory School, a private PK3-Grade 12 independent school in east Boca Raton. Her successful “Modern Boca Mommy & Me” program has been running there year-round since 2014.

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