Weekend Family Fun in South Florida: 10.18-10.20

Happy Weekend Modern Boca Moms and Dads! Here are all of the great MBMom-recommended Boca kids activities and weekend family fun in South Florida for October 18th-October 20th, 2019!

Weekend Family Fun in South Florida

Friday, October 18th:

Shriek Week at Sugar Sand Park

DATE: Friday, October 18th & Saturday, October 19th

COST/TIME: 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Nightly entertainment requires activity tickets, purchased on site at the event. All forms of payment accepted.

Activities include:

·         Alien Lab: Haunted Walkthrough attraction (closed on LITE NITE, Oct 24)

·         Light up stilt-walking “robots” show (1st weekend)

·         “Star Force” (Star Wars themed) Magic shows with the Amazing Mr. A (2nd weekend)

·         Glow-in-the-dark carnival games

·         Trackless train rides

·         Animal Encounters (tabletop petting zoo)

·         Carousel rides (open until 9pm)

·         NEW! Mystery Marketplace – seasonal, holiday, and kids-friendly goods and services.

·         Trick or Treat Trail (FREE, includes bag)

300 S. Military Trail

Boca Raton

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

9067 Southern Blvd

West Palm Beach

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.


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.

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.

 217 NE 5th Avenue

Deerfield Beach

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…

  • 10/18 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!

1301 Summit Blvd

West Palm Beach

Oktoberfest at the American German Club- ALL WEEKEND!

DATE: Friday, October 18th-20th

COST/TIME: 10:00 a.m.

Celebrate Germany without leaving The Palm Beaches! This Oktoberfest celebration features a traditional yet modern Bavarian atmosphere, authentic German meals, beer and brat booths, a biergarten, family-friendly entertainment for the kids with arts & crafts and games, vendor displays, souvenirs, and continuous live entertainment provided by two bands direct from the Munich Oktoberfest.

5111 Lantana Road

Lake Worth

Animal Feedings at Daggerwing Nature Center

DATE: Friday, October 18th

COST/TIME: 3:15 p.m. FREE

Learn about one of Daggerwing’s resident animals and watch while it’s fed. Wednesday-Saturday at 3:15 pm is feeding time! Families/ All Ages, FREE (reservations NOT required).

  • Wednesday – Alligator
  • Thursday – Snake
  • Friday – Owl
  • Saturday – Alligator

11435 Park Access Road

Boca Raton

Hoffman’s Taste of Fall Sampling

DATE: Friday, October 11th

COST/TIME: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Descriptions of Hoffman’s Chocolates new Fall Treats are below:

  • Pumpkin Spice Truffles: Available in bulk or a five-piece gift box, this seasonal flavor blends perfectly with chocolate for the perfect fall bite! Gift box, $12.95
  • Autumn Foil Wrapped OREOs®: A 12-piece gift box of milk chocolate drenched OREO® Cookies wrapped in assorted colorful autumn foils, $15.95 per box
  • Hoffman’s Toffee: Four flavors of delicious toffee are available this fall at Hoffman’s gourmet candy counter. Flavors include Dark Chocolate Classic, Dark Chocolate Almond, White Chocolate Macadamia and Milk Chocolate Pecan, $29.95 per pound
  • Variety of Chocolate and Cookie Lollipops available in fun Halloween and Fall designs. These are great for kids, school parties, or just a special fall treat, $3.25-$3.75 each
  • Chocolate Caramel Sea Salt Crunch Popcorn: An 8 oz. bag of dark chocolate drizzled caramel popcorn with a touch of sea salt, $9.95
  • Fall Milkshakes: Flavors include Pumpkin Pie and Sea Salt Caramel Mocha $7.95

Additionally, Hoffman’s Chocolates will also be hosting a Taste of Fall Sampling at all of its stores in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

Broward and Palm Beach Stores

Flamingo Comedy Festival

DATE: Friday, October 18th-25th


There are a number of events (including free programs) throughout the week including The Not So Scary Halloween Magic Show and Costume Contest on Saturday, October 19 starring Richard “The Amazing Mr. A” Adler – 4-Time Florida State Magic Champion. This family-friendly event will take place at the Boca Raton Innovation Campus at 3:30 PM. Tickets are only $10.


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Saturday, October 19th:

Pound Fitness at Organic Movements

weekend family fun in South Florida

DATE: Saturday, October 19th

COST/TIME: 9:05 a.m.

POUND® is the world’s first cardio jam session inspired by the energizing & sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums. POUND fitness Boca Raton transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out.

Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and Pilates-inspired movements. Halloween playlist currently in progress!

2400 NW Boca Raton Blvd

Boca Raton

Take a Class at Showtime Performing Arts Theatre & Open House!


503 SE Mizner Blvd.- Royal Palm Place

Boca Raton

Boca Pumpkin Patch Festival

DATE/TIME: Saturday, October 19th & Sunday, October 20th 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

The Boca Pumpkin Patch Festival is back and more wonderFALL than ever! Join us 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!


102 N. Swinton Avenue

Delray Beach

Boo Bash Downtown at the Gardens

DATE: Saturday, October 19th

COST/TIME: 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. FREE

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!

11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Avenue

 Palm Beach Gardens

Pop-Up Patch for Philanthropy

DATE: Saturday, October 19th

COST/TIME: 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Pumpkin patch, fun & games, face-painting, trick-or-treating, a costume contest, and great food & drink at The Royal Poinciana Plaza to get into the Halloween spirit. Excitingly, a portion of the proceeds from the event will be benefitting the Cancer Alliance of Help and Hope.

340 Royal Poinciana Way

 Palm Beach

West Palm Beach GreenMarket!

DATE: Through April 18th

COST/TIME: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. FREE

One of the largest markets in the region, the GreenMarket features a variety of products, including fresh produce, exotic plants and flowers, herbs and spices, baked goods, gourmet and specialty foods, coffee and teas, and much more.

The GreenMarket also features live music, unlimited mimosas for $10, free activities for kids, plus plentiful green space and seating for a morning of fun and relaxation. This Saturday morning ritual in downtown West Palm Beach is the place to see and be seen! The GreenMarket is dog-friendly and always FREE.

100 Clematis Street

West Palm Beach

Morikami Lantern Festival!

DATE: Saturday, October 19th

COST/TIME: 3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

$20 ages 11+, $12 ages 4-11, children 3 & under FREE. Advance Ticket Purchase Required.

Inspired by Obon, Japan’s traditional three-day holiday honoring ancestors, Morikami celebrates Lantern Festival in one fun-packed evening. Enjoy Japanese folk-dancing, drumming, Ennichi street
fair, Morikami’s iconic lantern floating ceremony and an electrifying fireworks show during a fall festival in the spirit of Obon – Japan’s summer homage to ancestors who return for a brief visit to the
living. Morikami’s Lantern Festival will feature Japanese street fair food and drink, crafts and activities. Please note that Morikami is closed during normal hours of operation on this day and opens at
3pm for the festival.

4000 Morikami Park Road

Delray Beach

Sunday, October 20th:

Outdoor Marine Aquarium Feeding at Gumbo Limbo

weekend family fun in South Florida

DATE: Sunday, October 20th

COST/TIME: FREE 12:30 p.m.

What is the connection between mangrove and coral reef communities? How do fish use these habitats? Learn about the fascinating behaviors of native fish, stingrays, and other marine life during these free daily presentations. Meet at the outdoor marine aquariums.

1801 N. Ocean Blvd

Boca Raton

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