GHOSTS AND GOBLINS FAMILY FUN NIGHT
Fern Forest Nature Center
For ages 2 to 11 accompanied by an adult
6 to 8 p.m. , Oct. 30
Free (nominal fee for crafts and photographs).
Activities include a costume contest, games and prizes, arts and crafts (nominal fee), photos in the Pumpkin Patch (nominal fee), and age-appropriate story time (8 p.m.). Refreshments will be available for purchase. For more information, call the nature center at 954-970-0150. Accessible from Broward County Transit Routes #31 and #42.
Sable Pines Park, 5005 NW 39 Ave.
5 :30 – 9 :30 p.m., Oct. 16
Haunted house, kiddie haunt rides, games, magicians, costume contest for kids under 10, prizes, food. Parents must have wristband. Free shuttle from Monarch High School
Seminole Coconut Creek Casino, 5550 NW 40 St.
21 and up
6-9 p.m., Nov. 1
Included in the ticket price will be stage shows, a dinner buffet prepared by the casino’s Fresh Harvest restaurant, a complimentary cocktail, a live disc jockey and dancing. Guests must be 21 and over to attend. Halloween costumes are encouraged but not mandatory. Purchase tickets at www.sosflorida.com. Event raises money for the SOS Children’s Village.
Coral Springs Gymnasium, 2501 Coral Springs Drive.
5-8 p.m. on Oct. 30, 2-6 p.m. Oct. 31
Children will wander through a non-scary haunted house that weaves through the indoor classrooms and then have a chance to play in bounce houses and slides. Trick-or-treaters will get their share of candy as they leave. The Student Advisory Council will be collecting costumes in good condition at both events. For more information, call Parks and Recreation at 954-345-2200.
Coral Square Mall, 9469 W. Atlantic Blvd.
Oct. 31, 4-7 p.m.
Puppet Show, DJ, Arts & Crafts and Games & Prizes, costume contests, trick or treating, coloring books
ALONG CAME A SPIDER
Secret Woods Nature Center
For all ages
3 to 5 p.m. Oct 31
Get off your tuffet and join us for a special encounter with some amazing arachnids. This family friendly event will feature crafts and activities followed by special encounters with of Florida’s fabulous spiders. For further information call the nature center at 954-791-1030. Accessible from Broward County Transit Route #6.
ARBORETUM OF APPREHENSION
Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S. Flamingo Rd.
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Oct. 6-31, closed Mondays. Oct. 30, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Oct. 31, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
$17/12 and up, $8.50 4-11, under 4 is free. Half price on Oct. 30-31.
Haunted House, cartoon horror film fest for younger kids, tour the museum and more. Visit www.flamingogardens.org for more information.
Pine Island Multipurpose Center, 3801 S. Pine Island Rd
1-4 p.m. Costume contest at 3 p.m., Oct. 25
Horse Costume Contest and Parade, free bounce houses, climbing wall, spooky music with DJ Jeff and a petting farm. There will also be free hayrides, a pumpkin patch, Halloween games. For more information, CLICK HERE. This event will take place rain or shine. Most activities will take place inside the building or under tents.
Crazy Halloween Party 2009
Crazy 8s Lounge, 4 W. Las Olas Blvd.
8 p.m. Oct. 31
Free to get in.
Halloween Drink and Shot Specials with 3 DJ’s spinning all night open format, dance, rock, and hip-hop.1000′s worth of prizes for Best Costume / Sexy Costume and other contests that will be going on all night!
Fort Lauderdale Fire Museum, 1022 W. Las Olas Blvd.
Oct. 30 and 31
Tour is $25. Tour with séance/investigation is $75
Get to spend the witching hour up till 3 a.m. in a Haunted Fire Station as a part of an investigation. Southeast Florida Ghost Research with cooperation with Fort Lauderdale Fire Museum will be holding a Investigation and Seance inside this historical haunted location. The ghost of Robert Leland Knight might pay a visit to see what’s going on. Visit http://www.fortlauderdaleghosttour.com/ to make reservations and get more details.
HALLOWEEN AT UNCOMMON GALLERY
UNCOMMON Gallery, 2713 E. Commercial Blvd.
7-11 p.m., Oct. 31
Costumes, art, activities. More details to come. 954-336-4305. email@example.com
HALLOWEEN DANCE PARTY
Franklin Park (Fort Lauderdale)
For ages 6 to 17
3 to 5 p.m. Oct 30
Activities include dancing, costumes, and refreshments. To participate, children must already be enrolled in the park’s After-School Program. For more information, call the park at 954-791-1037.
HALLOWEEN/RED RIBBON CELEBRATION
Boulevard Gardens Community Center (Fort Lauderdale)
For ages 6 to 17
3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Oct 30
A parent/guardian must complete a registration form and a Code of Conduct form for children to participate. Activities will include music, games, and refreshments. For more information, call the park at 954-625-2988. Accessible from Broward County Transit Routes #9, #22, #40, and #81.
Lafayette Hart Park (Fort Lauderdale)
For ages 6 to 17
3 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 31
Participants should come in costume. Refreshments will be served. To participate, children must already be enrolled in the park’s After-School Program. For more information, call the park at 954-791-1041. Accessible from Broward County Transit Routes #11 and #40.
6-10 p.m., Oct. 31
Live music on the outside main stage with L-Tribe!
Just as we do for Sunset Blue every Sunday, the 3300 block of NE 33rd Street in Fort Lauderdale (beachside) will be closed to traffic from 5pm to 11pm for the Fort Lauderdale North Beach Nightmare On 33rd party. Live music, food, drinks and games from local bars, restaurants and businesses. This is a community event by the North Beach Restaurants & Shops. Free entry and Free parking from 6pm.Bring canned goods to support the Daily Bread Food Bank which lost 93,000 pounds of food in a fire.
SHOOTER’S ANNUAL HALLOWEEN STREET PARTY
Shooters, 3033 NE 32 Ave.
7 p.m. Oct. 31
Two restaurants, ten bars, vendors, live music, costume contest at 9 p.m., Tiki Bar & Pool open from 11:30 a.m. til…. ??? on Halloween – no Halloween costume? Wear your bathing suit!The big street party goes from Dusk til Midnight.La Playa open from 11:30 a.m. til……???? http://www.shooterscafe.com/Halloween-party.html
12TH ANNUAL WITCHES BALL
Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Lauderdale, 3970 NW 21 Avenue
7:30 p.m. Oct. 31
$15/adult. Kids free with adult
Live music by Witch’s Mark, The Druids Rite with Ash the Silent, Samhain Ritual Circle with drumming, bonfire, memorail wreath, costume contest, labriynth, tarot readings. This year’s theme is Hel – Goddess of the Dead, Queen of the Norse Underworld. http://moonpathcuups.org/wball.htm
ARTS PARK BOO BASH
Arts Park, Young Circle, Federal Highway and Hollywood Blvd.
7-10 p.m., Oct. 30
Enjoy safe Halloween fun for children of all ages at the ArtsPark at Young Circle. Call 954-921-3500 for info.
CREATURES OF THE SWAMP HIKE
Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park (Hollywood)
For all ages
10 to 11 a.m. Oct 31
Find out about the swamp creatures that lurk at the nature center. For more information, call the nature center at 954-926-2480. Accessible from Broward County Transit Route #12.
Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park (Hollywood)
For all ages
6 to 8 p.m. Oct 30
Think “green” this Halloween. Enjoy games, crafts, and fun activities at the nature center. For more information, call the nature center at 954-926-2480. Accessible from Broward County Transit Route #12.
LITTLE GHOULS HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION
David Park Community Center, 108 N. 33 St.
5-8 p.m., Oct. 27
Games, contests and prizes with a surprise guest. 954-967-4236
SEMINOLE HARD ROCK
1 Seminole Way, various clubs
“Scary Movie’s” Costume Contest.
Best in originality, judged by crowd response and staff.
Two contests: 12am and 2am
Thursday October 29th – Majestic Group
Friday, October 30th – The 4th Annual Penthouse Naughty Halloween Party
Saturday, October 31st – The Pirates of Pangaea
Thursday October 29th – Steve Lawler
Friday October 30th – DJ Edgar V.
Saturday October 31st, 2009 – DJ Jonathan Peters
Vivid Porn Star Ball hosted by AJ Bailey
Automatic Slims: 2-4-1 drinks till midnight and a bottle of champagne to the best group of costumes before midnight
Murphy’s Law: October 30th Halloween Party hosted by Murphy’s Law and the South Florida Firefighters 2010 Calendar Men.
KnightTime Billiards: Buy the first drink get the second drink free if you’re in costume
Lauderhill Mall Library, 4257 NW 12 St.
Ages 12 and up
6-8 p.m., Oct. 28
Join us for fun, food and a costume contest. Win a prize for the ugliest, most original, funniest
and most creative.
HALLOWEEN MASQUERADE DANCE
Miramar Civic Center, 6920 SW 35 St.
Students grade 6-8
7 p.m., Oct. 24
Come in costume. Tickets at the door will cost $5 and are limited to the first 25 students in line with their middle school student ID cards. Space is limited so buy your tickets early. For more information, call (954) 602-3319.
HALLOWEEN NIGHT AT THE TOWN CENTER
Miramar Town Center, 2300 Civic Center Place
6-9 p.m., Oct. 31
Trick or treat at Miramar’s businesses with the kids for free candy. Music, games, crafts, magic show and more. Dress up! 954-602-3319
Oakland Park Library, 1298 NE 37 St.
6:30 p.m., Oct. 13
Make Halloween crafts with the kids. 954-630-4373
COSTUME PARTY AND TRICK OR TREAT
Party early with costumes and get
COSTUME PARTY AND TRICK OR TREAT October 27. Show off your cool costume a few days early and pick up a few treats while you’re at it! So bring that Halloween goody bag and don’t forget to say “trick or treat!” 6:30 p.m. Oakland Park Library, 1298 NE 37 St., Oakland Park. 954-630-4372. Free.
FRI OCT 30, 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM at the YMCA
The Parks and Recreation Department in conjunction with the YMCA will be having a Teen Halloween Dance. Teen’s ages 11-16 are invited to participate in this spooky event consisting of music, games, tattoos, fortune telling, candy & more. Click here for more details Teen Nights
HALLOWEEN FUN FAIR
Center Court, Broward Mall, 8000 W. Broward Blvd.
Noon – 3 p.m., Oct. 28
Pumpkin painting/decorating, costume contest, face-painting and trick-or-treating in mall. Music, giveaways, more. 954-473-8100 or www.browardmall.com
HALLOWEEN AND SAFETY FESTIVAL
Plantation Community Center, 5555 Palm Tree Road.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 17
Haunted house, children’s carnival, kid’s activities, police/fire exhibits, games, food, raffles and more. Kids get free candy and Halloween bags.954-797-2602 or 954-797-2180.
Pompano Citi Centre is hosting a Kids Halloween Celebration (10 and under) on Saturday, October 31 from 4 – 6 p.m. From 4 – 5 p.m. kids will be entertained at the center courtyard stage by Kid DJ Jake Miller. From 5 – 6, kids will stroll from retailer to restailer collecting candy. The event is free. The Citi Centre is located at the corner of Copans Rd. and Federal Hwy.
HALLOWEEN FALL FESTIVAL
Welleby Park, 11100 NW 44 St.
For all ages.
10 a.m. to noon, Oct. 21
Horse-drawn hayrides, costume contest, carnival games, crafts, pumpkin patch and more. Call 954-747-4800 for more information.
South Florida Fairgrounds,
Weekends, Oct. 15-31, Thursdays: 6pm-11pm, Fridays & Saturdays: 6pm-Midnight, Spookyville Hours: Thursdays to Saturdays 5pm–8pm. Saturday, Oct. 31, 3pm-8pm
Total Terror Ticket: $25.00 – Admission to Park + one-time entry to each of
the three Haunted Attractions and Unlimited Monster Midway Rides.
General Admission: $15.00 – Admission to Park + one-time entry to each of
the three Haunted Attractions. (Midway Rides Not Included)
Spookyville Admission: $5.00 – age 2 & younger admitted free.
Ride all rides wristband $10.00
Additional Haunts and Ride tickets can be purchased inside at Ticket Booths.
Fright Nights, the scariest Halloween phenomenon around, returns to the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach. This year’s terror-full attraction kicks off Thursday, October 15th and is slated to be scarier than ever before with three new exhibits and a special kids-only section.
For more info & to purchase tickets: www.frightnights.net