Halloween events in Broward, South Florida 2013
Creepy Crawly Crafts: Create Halloween related crafts on the last day of each session, go Trick O’ Treating while wearing costumes for the costume contest. For children ages 6 to 10 years old. Two sessions from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Session I: Thursdays; October 3 to October 17, 2013
Session II: Fridays; October 4 to October 18, 2013
Session fee: $25 for Coconut Creek
Silver Screams Social: An evening of fun, music and magic for the family. Social is for Adults and families. Children must be 9 years or older to attend and must be accompanied by their parents/guardians. Saturday, October 19, 2013, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Recreation Complex, 4455 Sol Press Boulevard. You must come dressed as your favorite movie characters. No other costumes accepted. Special contest around this theme. Contests, music, pass around appetizers, beverages. Prizes provided by Promenade at Coconut Creek. Interactive magic and comedy show from the extraordinary Stephan the Magician. Cost: $10 per person. Register online at www.coconutcreek.net/webtrac. Space is limited to 50 people. Deadline to purchase tickets is October 11, 2013. For more information, logon to www.coconutcreek.net/events or call 954-545-6620
Trick or TREAT SHOP to SHOP: Saturday, October 26th / 10:00 a.m.‐noon. Infants through 5th grade / Complimentary! Hosted by Countryside Shops of Cooper City, located on the corner of Flamingo & Stirling Roads. Costume Contest held throughout the morning.Children must be accompanied by an adult. For additional details and registration information concerning all of our events and programs, please call the Cooper City Recreation Department at 954.434.4300 #233 / www.CooperCityFL.org
Polter-Heist Comedy-Mystery Dinner Theater: October 4, 2013 – November 3, 2013 Special Show: October 31 at Coral Springs Center for the Arts. This is a Hauntingly-hilarious show where everyone is trying to heist something–including stealing a ghost. Join Madame Zelda Von Schpookum, president of the Boogeyman Outreach Organization (BOO), and a host of whacky characters as they attempt to make contact with the ghost haunting the Mouldering Pines Inn. See Professor Lionel Spector become possessed by the spirit! Will the bickering innkeepers, Jim and Phyllis Lodge, kill each other before finding the lost treasure? Will the FBI agents, Smolder and Skullery from the Hex Files division, solve the mystery of the haunted inn before another murder is committed? Shows are Friday’s & Saturday’s at 7pm and Sunday’s at 5pm. Tickets include show and dinner catered by Doris’ Italian Market. Two drink minimum required per person. Buy tickets here.
Halloween Haunted House: Friday, October 25, 2013 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Non-scary haunted house, bounce houses & slides held at the Coral Springs Gymnasium, 2501 Coral Springs Dr. for elementary aged children. Cost is $5 per child and $2 per adult. Contact 954-345-2200 for further information. For more information contact: 954-345-2200
Spooktacular Open House Party: Come join the Coral Springs Center for the Arts as we host our first ever Spooktacular Open House Party on October 30, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dress up in your Halloween costumes and come out to the theater to see all that we are offering this season. Our cast members from the Sherlock’s Dinner Theatre will be walking around interacting with guests and ensuring you have a spooktacular time! After you have discovered all the fun that will be going on this season, grab your FREE popcorn and head into the theater for a special screening of Sherlock Holmes featuring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. The first 200 people to arrive will receive a goody bag filled with all kinds of treats, including a $20 gift card that is redeemable for select shows at the theater! There will be a costume contest for best child, best adult and best group. 2855 Coral Springs Dr., Coral Springs, FL 33065. For more information contact: Tasha Yohan at 954-344-5999. http://www.coralspringscenterforthearts.com
Family Fall Festival: Oct 31, CW Thomas Park, 5:30PM-8:30PM, 100 NW 8 Avenue, Dania Beach. Food, entertainment, more. Costumes Welcome.
Halloween Fest: October 27, 2013, 1-6 p.m. Robbins Open Space Park, 4005 Hiatus Road. South Florida Trail Riders’ Horse Costume Contest and Parade; South Florida Clogger’s Family Friendly Haunted House. At a Fee: Halloween Pumpkin Patch, Snacks and Food, Face Painting. Free: Bounce Houses, Climbing Wall, Halloween Games, Spooky Music with DJ Jeff, Petting Farm. Costume Contest: 3 Age Groups: 5 & under, 6-8, 9-12. Fun Contest for Kids of all Ages!
Young At Art Museum Spooktacular Halloween Party: Friday, October 25 from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Museum, located at 751 S.W. 121 Ave. in Davie. Fun for the entire family, this year’s spooktacular celebration includes a range of activities. From 3 to 5 p.m., children age 5 and younger can participate in Storytime & Art, Larry’s Monster Jam and a costume parade. After 5 p.m., older children can join the DJ monster dance party, enjoy a Broadway Kids performance of Thriller!, and a closing costume parade. Activities that all ages can look forward to during the party include glow-in-the-dark spooky masks; a Lichtenstein pumpkin art workshop ($5 per person); a trick-or-treat bag design workshop; friendship ghost cards; ghost stories by Merry Wadja of the Stranahan House Museum; refreshments, such as lava pudding treats form Rainforest Café, Sawgrass; and exploration of the Museum and current national exhibition Zap! Pow! Bam! The Superhero: The Golden Age of Comic Books, 1938-1950. Also, Jacaranda Orthodontics will host a workshop on caring for teeth after indulging in all the party’s sweet delights. The cost is included with museum paid admission: $13 per person; $12 for seniors and children over age 1. Come dress up as your favorite Super Hero and receive $10 off a family membership. For more information, please call 954-424-0085 or visit http://YoungAtArtMuseum.org.
Family Halloween Hoe-Down: Don’t let the ghosts and goblins keep you away from this spooktacular event. Activities for the entire family include: Pumpkin Carving Contest, Costume Contest, Horse-drawn Hayrides, Petting Zoo, Pumpkin Patch, Stuff the Scarecrows, and Halloween games. Villages of Hillsboro Park. Thursday, October 24, 6 – 9 PM
Halloween Festivities: A Halloween Carnival complete with prizes, treats, games and a costume contest. The Entire Family is welcome. Dr. Leo J. Robb Gymnasium at Westside Park on Friday, October 25, 6 – 8 PM.
Best Roofing’s First Annual Trunk or Treat: Free kid’s activities such as a bounce house, pumpkin patch, free concessions and much more. Saturday, October 19, 3:30-7:30. Trunk or Treat is a safe way for families and children to enjoy Halloween. Children spend the evening going from trunk to trunk collecting candy from volunteers who have decorated their vehicles in a fun, not to scary Halloween theme. Candy is provided by Costco. The event is open to all children of Broward County – admission is either $5.00 per child OR 5 cans of food per child. Children affiliated with the following organizations are admitted at no charge- The Pantry of Broward, Angels Pediatric Heart House, Tomorrow’s Rainbow, Jack & Jill, and HOPE South Florida. Every child receives a wrist band for admission. Parents must accompany their children and are admitted for free. Treat bags will be handed out to children as they arrive. Unaccompanied children will not be permitted to participate. More info here.
Snyder Park Fall Fest: Saturday, October 12, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Snyder Park, 3299 S.W. 4th Ave, Fort Lauderdale 33315 / (954) 828-4341. Come on out for a horse drawn hay ride through Snyder Park. There will also be a spooky and not so spooky haunted trail. $5 per person (age 6 and over).
Croissant Park Neighborhood Halloween Party: Saturday, October 26, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Croissant Park, 245 W. Park Drive, Fort Lauderdale 33315. (954) 828-6154. Family fun activities, contests, prizes and food will bring mask-popping smiles to everyone’s faces!
Riverland Park Trick-or-Treat Halloween Party: Saturday, October 26, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Riverland Park, 950 S.W. 27th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale 33312, (954) 828-5320. This free, fun-filled community party will include games, costume contests, food and fun.
Trick-or-Treat on Second Street: Saturday, October 26, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (parade starts at 4:00 p.m.) Esplanade Park, 400 S.W. 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale 33312. A free spooktacular event for the whole family with bounce houses, carnival games, face painting, yummy Halloween treats and more!
Bass Park Spooky Halloween Dance Party: Wednesday, October 30, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Bass Park, 2750 N.W. 19th Street, Fort Lauderdale 33311. (954) 828-8498. Come join us at the spookiest party in town for a chilling night of haunted fun! Children ages 5-11 (grades K-5th) will enjoy this free event with spooky games, craft projects, scrumptious food, great music and much more!
Howling Hammock Halloween Adventure: October 18, 2013 – October 19, 2013, 7-11pm. HUGH TAYLOR BIRCH STATE PARK, 3109 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. 954-655-7182. Admission: $15 adults, $10 children (5 and under are free). The Friends of Birch State Park presents its 5th Annual Howling Hammock Adventure A haunting event for children and adults, this year’s “spooktacular” adventure offers a scary “nite hike” along the park’s Howling Hammock trail, a 2 mile carriage ride with creepy and fun surprises, live animal presentations, games, and trick-or-treating. The younger children can visit the Pumpkin Patch located at the Garden Center where they will get to make Halloween crafts and have their picture taken with the ghost of Hugh Taylor Birch! Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $10 for children (children 5 and under are free.) The event opens at 7:00 p.m. – Midnight. Parking is complimentary at The Galleria Mall (across from Birch State Park.) Transportation from the Mall to Birch State Park will be provided. For sponsorship and partnership inquiries call Tracy Roloff at (954) 563-0550 x206 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Halloween Ghost Tours: October 24, 2013 – November 3, 2013, 7:30pm. Historic Stranahan House Museum, 335 S.E. Sixth Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. 954-524-4736. Admission: $30. The Historic Stranahan House Museum takes you on a fantastical journey with spirits, legends, and Halloween fun! Travel back in time to experience a Victorian home funeral and burial at Fort Lauderdale’s oldest home. Then join Pirate Pete and his crew for a spirit-filled boat ride. $30 per person. Advance registration required. Space is limited. 954-524-4736. In partnership with Blue Foot Pirate Adventures.
GrossOut Science Halloween: October 25, 2013 – October 27, 2013, 12-4pm. MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY & SCIENCE & AUTONATION IMAX. 401 SW 2 St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312. 954-713-0930. Admission: $14 for adults; $12 for children (2-12). Visit the Museum for special Halloween activities. Take the jelly bean taste test, touch snakes, gators and bugs and event play the GrossOut Showdown. Make sure to dress to impress for our Halloween Costume Contest. If you dare, taste edible bugs! • Totally Gross Science Lab Dissect a diaper, get sweaty, make a crusty scab, dig for ear wax, make fake vomit, get bad breath and play with snot. • Mad Scientist Chemistry and Electricity Shows The Mad Scientist will blow you away with color changing liquids, bubbling mixtures, and static electricity experiments! • Human Organs show Learn how the body turns food to poo in this exciting and disgusting show! • South Florida Pirates Ahoy Mateys! The South Florida Pirates arrrgh back and taking the Museum by storm. • Blood Truck We want your blood! Visit the South Florida Blood Truck and save a life! • Bat Chat Learn all about echolocation and other interesting bat facts. • South Florida American Chemical Society Meet real chemists and try your hand at some awesome experiments!
Outhouse Festival: October 31, 2013 • 6pm-9pm • Bluesten Park. This spooktacular evening offers fun for the entire family, including a costume contest, games, music and entertainment. Every “body” is welcome!
ArtsPark Boo Bash: Friday, October 25, The City of Hollywood Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts will host its 7th annual ArtsPark BOO Bash on Friday, October 25 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 p.m. This FREE event has quickly become a favorite Hollywood Halloween haunt. Kids in costume can trick or treat on the not so scary spooky trail, participate in the costume contest conducted by the Hollywood Lakes Section Civic Association, and check out a free freaky concert by THE MONSTERS. Admission FREE. ArtsPark at Young Circle, 1 Young Circle, Hollywood, FL 33020. Contact: 954.921.3500. Cost: Free.
COCO Halloween Costume Contest:Thursday, October 31 – 11 p.m. at Center Stage Seminole Coconut Creek Casino. (Registration 8 p.m. at Player’s Club Booth). A total of nine (9) winners will be selected, three (3) from each category – Funniest, Scariest & Most Original. The people who have the best costume in each category will be eligible to win a prize. The contestants must register and provide their Player’s Club card & ID to the drawing official by 8:15 p.m. to be eligible to participate in the contest. First-place prize is $1,000 cash, second-place prize is $300 in free play and third-place prize $200 in free play. Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is located at the corner of U.S. 441 (State Road 7) and Sample Road at 5550 NW 40 Street. For more information, call 954-977-6700 or visit us online at www.seminolecasinococonutcreek.com
Beach Theatre: Green River Monsters (Halloween concert). Wednesday, October 30.. Experience oceanside cultural arts performances at the outdoor Beach Theatre at Johnson Street & the Broadwalk, then savor waterfront dining at its best along the oceanfront Broadwalk or Intracoastal Waterway. All shows 7:30-9:00pm weather permitting. 200 Johnson Street, Hollywood, FL 33020. 954.921.3404. Free.
Youth Light the Night: Thursday, October 31. This alternative Halloween event is geared towards bringing the community together for an evening of fun and games for the kids with bounce houses, face painting and music in a safe and positive environment. 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 2400 Charleston Street, Hollywood, FL 33020. 954.921.3412. FREE.
Town Halloween Party: Thursday, Oct. 31st, 6-8PM / Jarvis Hall
Police Department’s Halloween Safety Day: October 25th from 4 pm – 8:30 pm, Sadkin Community Center, 954.497.4700. The Lauderhill Police Department will host their 5th Annual Halloween Safety Day event to provide safety tips for kids and their parents. Bring your kids out to meet our Police officers, firefighters, Expolorers and more! Free candy. Haunted house. Prizes, food and games. Entertainment.
HALLOWEEN NIGHT AT ANSIN SPORTS COMPLEX: Thursday, October 31, 6:00 PM-9 PM-Ansin Sports Complex – 10801 Miramar Boulevard. Miramar’s Ansin Sports Complex is getting ready for the fall season by starting with a howling good time on October 31st from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. when our City Commission hosts Halloween. As in the past, we are offering a safe alternative for “Trick or Treaters” of all ages. To keep in the spirit of the holiday, we urge children and their parents to come dressed in costume. Ansin Sports Complex will be a sea of costumes that evening, so don’t forget your camera – photo ops will be all around you. Local businesses, as well as our Commissioners and City Departments, will be participating in this safe “Trick or Treat” event by giving out treats. Entertainment for children will include music, games, and rides. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Due to limited parking, overflow parking will be available at the Miramar Town Center, 2300 Civic Center Place. The City will provide shuttle bus service from Town Center Place to the Ansin Sports Complex for the event. For more information call 954-602-3319.
Halloween Spooktakular: (age 8 and up) Tuesday, October 22, 3:30pm Parkland Library, 6620 University Drive, Parkland. Children, 8 and up, are invited to hear creepy Halloween stories, make a Halloween craft, and have a spooky treat. Wear your costume
Halloween Festival: October 26, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Equestrian Center at Temple Park, 8350 Ranch Road, Parkland, FL 33067. Come in costume and celebrate Halloween with spooky stories, activities, crafts and a Wacky Witch! We’ll all have a haunting good time.
Costume Drive: The City of Parkland has partnered for the 5th Annual Costume Drive benefitting Free Costumes for Kids. Please package the costume together in a plastic bag with the size and gender labeled on the bag. The City invites all residents young and old to donate used costumes. Please visit Parkland City Hall, Parkland Library, and the Amphitheater at Pine Trails Park to drop off any and all donations. For more information, please contact Caitlin Crossin, Program Specialist, at 954-757-4113 or email@example.com.
Teen Halloween Dance: The City of Parkland Parks and Recreation Department in conjunction with the Parkland YMCA will be having a Teen Halloween Dance on Friday October 25th at the Parkland YMCA from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Teen’s ages 11-16 are invited to participate in this spooky event. The evening will consist of music, games, candy and more. Come dressed in a costume for this event and bring all of your friends! The event tickets will cost $7.00 in advance and $10 at the door. Tickets will be sold at the Parkland Amphitheater and the YMCA. This event will be supervised by the City of Parkland staff. For further information, please contact Miles Amos at 954-757-4122 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BowWow Ween: Saturday, October 12, 2013, 9:00 a.m-1:00 p.m. Free for dogs and their people! Pembroke Pines Dog Park 9751 Johnson Street (just east of Palm Avenue). Dogs and their people are invited to the first ever Halloween Event for dogs – BowWow Ween! To become an exhibitor or sponsor please contact the Special Events office at 954-435-6525.
Ghoulish Guardians Pumpkin Carving Contest: Saturday, October 19, 2013, 10:00am. Community Garden located on Hiatus Road & Washington Street. Pre-register by calling Jill Slaughter at 954-450-6947. FREE pumpkins to the first 50 people
BOO-VILLE: Get ready for a SPOOKTACULAR TIME on Saturday, October 26, 2013, 6-9 pm. Ticket Gate opens at 4:00p.m. Tickets are $2.00 per child 17 and under/ $4.00 non-resident per child. Pines Recreation Center, 7400 Pines Boulevard. Have a “FANG” tastic time with the family. Enjoy the Costume Contest, Rides, and Pumpkin Patch, Trick or Treat stations and many spooky holiday fun activities. The evening begins at 6:00pm, and the Food Truck Round Ups will on be on site with yummy treats for sale. Tickets required for children 17 and under.
A Family Halloween & Safety Festival: Saturday, October 26, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Volunteer Park, 12050 W. Sunrise Blvd., Plantation. Children’s carnival, Games & activities, Inflatables, Food, Costume contests, Face painting, Police and Fire exhibits, free candy & Halloween bags for kids. Featuring the Plantation Puppeteers of the Helen B. Hoffman Plantation Library. Sponsored by the Plantation Parks & Recreation Department and the Plantation Police Department. For more information, please call the Police Department at 954-797-2602 or the Parks & Recreation Department at 954-452-2510.
Fifth Annual Halloween Fair & Horse Show: Fifth Annual Halloween Fair & Horse Show at Sand & Spurs Equestrian Park 1600 NE 5th. Ave. 33060 [north of Goodyear Airship Base] [South of Copans Rd/North of Atlantic Blvd/1 block East of Dixie Hwy]. Saturday, October 19, 2013 10:00 AM-2:30 PM. Watch a costumed horsey half time show and Special Kids show off their riding skills. Enter the 12:45 PM -PUBLIC costume contest on foot. Win a trophy! Public welcome to enjoy $3 pony rides, mini horses, free hay rides, $1 bounce house and $1-$2 ghoulish carnival games. Paint a pumpkin at Pumpkin Patch. Toss a ball to win a goldfish. Enjoy freaky fun and frightening food! Wear your costume! $1 Gate Admission 10 years and older. Sponsors and vendors welcome. Proceeds benefit Bit-by-Bit’s Horses for Heroes Veteran Rehabilitation Program and the Medical Therapeutic Riding Programs held at the Sand & Spurs Equestrian Park. For vendor/event information call: 954.786.4133/954.295.9047. To sponsor Bit-By-Bit programs call 954.512.7986 www.BitbyBitTherapy.org.
Trunk or Treat: Trunk or Treat Street provides a safe and fun way for families to enjoy Halloween! Children “trick or treat” for candy out of decorated car trunks or truck beds. Sign up today … we welcome all types of vehicles! Contest will be held for the most decorated vehicle! Friday, October 25, 2013, 5:30-9 p.m.
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Not-so-spooky Halloween with free carousel rides: Little pirates, witches and superheroes ages 10 and under are invited to Pompano Citi Centre (southwest corner of Federal Highway and Copans Road) for some Not-So-Spooky Halloween fun! On October 31st starting at 5 pm, costumed children can enjoy music and games with Witch Anna, followed by a special Wizard Show with Dusty the Dragon. Complimentary candy bags will be handed out at the event, and trick-or-treating will be allowed at participating stores. Children and their families can also ride the new Carousel for free! Adult supervision is required to participate at this event. Admission is free. For more information on this and other upcoming events, please visit our website at .
Fall Harvest Festival: October 20, 2013, 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM. $5 per participant. Welleby Park, 11100 NW 44th Street, Sunrise, Florida 33351. Enjoy a horse-drawn hayride, costume contests, face painting, games and rides. Hand pick your favorite pumpkin from our old-fashioned pumpkin patch. (Pumpkin prices vary by size.) Food will also be available for purchase. This event is presented by Baptist Health Urgent Care-Sawgrass. Call (954) 747-4600.
Bobbie Celler’s Screamfest 2013: October 26, 2013, 5pm, BB&T CENTER, One Panther Parkway, Sunrise, FL 33323-5315. 800-745-3000. Admission: $75, $120 . Featuring Carly Rae Jepsen, Victoria Justice, Sky Blu (Of LMFAO), Cobra Starship, Far East Movement, IYAZ, Mann, Casely and a special guest performance by Jon Secada. Pre-Show begins at 1 p.m outdoor on the plaza.. In addition to the highly anticipated concert, Jon Secada’s Inspire & Develop Artist (IDA), the official talent acquisition firm of television’s hit show X-Factor, will be conducting a dynamic pre-concert talent contest. Hosted by the global charity Bobbie Celler Feeds The World, 3 cans of food gives attendees all access to pre-concert festivities. Highlights of Bobbie Celler’s Screamfest include the IDA talent show, a Key West style street festival with fortune tellers & face painting for kids, red carpet step and repeat event along with in person and YouTube costume competitions with celebrity judges all wrapped up in one Halloween extravaganza.
Halloween Hoopla: October 25, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Tamarac Park, 7501 N. University Dr. Tamarac, FL 33321 , 954-597-3620. Enjoy this FREE event for all ages which will include music, arts & crafts, bounce houses, BSO Demonstrations, costume contest, carnival games, prizes, candy, and much more.
Movie in the Park: FREE Moonlight Movie in the Park – Hotel Translyvania, October 12, 2013, 8:00 PM. The film tells a story of Dracula, the owner of Hotel Transylvania, where the world’s monsters can take a rest from human civilization. Dracula invites some of the most famous monsters, including Frankenstein’s monster, Mummy, a Werewolf family, and the Invisible Man, to celebrate the 118th birthday of his daughter Mavis. Animated, Comedy / 1 hr 35 min. Kick back and relax- the movies are on us. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy this FREE full-length feature film projected onto a giant inflatable screen. The movie will begin at 8:00pm at the event stage in Weston Regional Park, 20200 Saddle Club Road. For more information, please call 954-389-4321 or visit www.westonfl.org. For more information on the complete 2013-2014 Performing Arts Events, please visit: www.westonfl.org/Departments/ParksAndRecreation/ParksAndRecreationHome.aspx.
Halloween Spooktackular: Friday, Oct. 26, 6:00pm-9:00pm, Wilton Manors Elementary School.
Wicked Wilton: Wednesday, October 31, 7pm – midnight, Wilton Drive, October 31, 2013, 6pm, Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, FL 33305. Free. This Adult Themed party officially takes place from 6:00 P.M. until 11:00 P.M., if that’s not enough for you, the bars along the drive will be continuing the party until the wee hours of the morning. All bars will be open until 2 or 3 a.m. Be prepared to party with thousands of costumed party-goers filling the streets and businesses. It’s sure to be a great party. From Ghosts & Goblins to Witches, Aliens and Faeries you’ll see some of the best costumes that South Florida has to offer. Come out and show everyone the Beauty or Beast that you become on all hallows eve!