Boo! South Florida Halloween Events
There are plenty of ways to get your scares this Halloween season
Ghosts and Goblins Family Fun Night
What: Children ages 2 to 12 and their families enjoy this annual night of Halloween fun with photo opportunities, storytime, games and prizes, arts and crafts, and a costume parade.
When: Oct. 25, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Fern Forest Nature Center
Fee: Free; nominal fees for crafts, refreshments and pictures
Tradewinds Park Fall Festival
What: Make your way to the barn to enjoy a variety of fall activities, such as hayrides, steam-train rides, pony rides, face painting, bounce houses, and arts and crafts. Entertainment and food trucks keep the party hopping along with farm and barn tours and experiences with farm animals. The event’s proceeds benefit the park’s retired horses.
When: Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: North side of Tradewinds Park, 3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek
Fee: Park admission is $1.50 a person with $8 maximum for each vehicle
Bark N’ Brunch: Howloween Edition
What: Bring your dog for complimentary doggie cocktails, live music, and Brimstone brunch favorites. Plus, a best pet costume contest, trick-or-treating for dogs and owners and a photobooth.
When: Oct. 26, 11:30 a.m.
Where: Brimstone Woodfire Grill, Pembroke Pines
An Evening of Paranormal
What: The Paranormal Existence Research Society shares their experiences of paranormal investigating as well as the equipment they use to do so.
When: Oct. 26, 3-4 p.m.
Where: North Regional/Broward College Library, Room 154, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek
Larry’s Circus with Dumbo
What: The community staple invites families to enjoy circus-inspired fun with balloon artists, cotton candy, trick-or-treating and clowns. Children are invited to wear costumes and take a picture with Dumbo.
When: Oct. 26, 7-9 p.m.
Where: Larry’s Ice Cream and Yogurt, 749 N. University Drive, Coral Springs
Hocus Pocus Night
What: Enjoy Halloween-themed rooms, giveaways and trick-or-treating all before a screening of the family favorite Hocus Pocus. Costumes are encouraged!
When: Oct. 27, 2 p.m.
Where: Pompano Beach Cultural Center
Sweet Horror: Tales of Art & Chocolate
What: Miami’s well-known chocolate store hosts the first in a series of chocolate and wine/spirit tasting events with a lecture by art critic and historian Armando Droulers. He discusses iconic works of horror-inspired art while tasting chocolate and spirits paired especially with each other and the works discussed.
When: Oct. 30
Where: Garcia Nevett, Chocolatier de Miami, 7312 Red Road, Miami
What: Saiko-i Sushi Lounge & Hibachi hosts a Halloween contest with prizes, costume contest with 10 categories, and extended happy hour. Winners receive gift cards for $25, $50, $75, or $100. Plus, a DJ and dancing!
When: Oct. 30, 6-9 p.m.; happy hour, 4 p.m.-close
Where: Village Pointe Shopping Center, 5970 S.W. 18th St., Boca Raton
Info: 561.393.5888; saikoiboca.com
Feature image above: Saiko-i Halloween Roll is a wahoo tempura roll that is topped with lobster stir-fried in ginger-scallion sauce. Photo by Libby Volgyes.
Halloween at Promenade
What: Children enjoy a heroic Halloween with trick-or-treating and photo opportunities with members of the Coconut Creek Police Department and their favorite superheroes throughout the shopping center.
When: Oct. 31, 4-6 p.m.
Where: Promenade at Coconut Creek, 4443 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek
What: This event features bounce houses, face painting, a petting zoo, trackless train, organic food and games and arts and crafts.
When: Nov. 2, 1-5 p.m.
Where: Paideia Classical Academy, 2370 Hammock Blvd., Coconut Creek
Fee: Free admission; $15 wristband includes games and major attractions