SocialMiami's picks for Halloween fun for little goblins and big scary people too!
7th Annual Howl-O-Ween Festival
Sunday, October 29 from noon to 5 p.m.
Bring the whole family - the pups too - for a fun afternoon with Paws 4 You Rescue. There's lots to do for those of us who are furry and for those of us who are not - food and drinks, trick-or-treating, arts & crafts, dance party, costume contest and prizes, vendor booths, entertainment, raffles and giveaways. And for the furry guests, there's a Doggie Fun Zone, a Paws 4 You Alumni Parade, special Costume Contest emceed by ZooMiami's Ron Magill and adoptable dogs looking for their own families. Admission is $5 - free for kids under two - and a portion goes to Paws 4 You Rescue.
11000 Red Road, Village of Pinecrest
Not-So-Spooky Day of Family Activities
Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Join PAMM for a not-so-spooky day of Halloween family activities all day long! See a free performance of “Peter and the Wolf” presented by South Florida Symphony and explore the galleries. On the terrace, little ghouls and goblins can enjoy Halloween-themed art-making activities, including cookie decorating and making masks. Stop by Verde and try their Halloween-themed cocktail. Come in costume for trick-or-treating and receive free museum admission (no masks though). General admission is $16.
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
Spooky Science Monster Mash
Saturday, October 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Suit up in your favorite costume and get on over the the Frost Science Museum where they're putting a scientific spin on Halloween with bone-chilling experiments and creepy, cool encounters throughout the day. You’ll also get a chance to experience the debut of the museum's newest West Wing special exhibition, “Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants,” to learn about the bizarre and colossal ancient fish that silently roam the depths of freshwater rivers. Plus, watch underwater pumpkin carving, check out a liquid nitro demonstration, get hands-on with some chemistry experiments and more! Normal admission rates apply with Halloween programming free with your paid admission.
Phillip & Patricia Frost Museum of Science
1101 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
Bokamper's 4th Annual Halloween Bash
Friday, October 27 at 8 p.m.
Dance the night away with a live DJ, as BIG 105.9's Paul Castronovo presents a Halloween Party at Bokamper's! After all, why should the kids have all the fun on Halloween. Enjoy drink specials and signature cocktails and a notoriously competitive costume contest with $10,000 worth of prizes. So get on your most horrific, hilarious, sexy and certainly original costume for a chance to win unbelievable cash prizes, like five grand for first place and lots of fun categories. Free entry but must be 21+.
Bokamper’s Sports Bar & Grill Fort Lauderdale
3115 N.E. 32nd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
Sunday, October 29 at 1 and 4 p.m.
The Spooky Symphony is a free Halloween family concert and multimedia presentation featuring the most beautiful scary music youve ever heard, performed by The Greater Miami Youth Symphony and the Alhambra Orchestra. The program includes thrilling excerpts from The Phantom of the Opera, Pirates of the Caribbean plus eerie music by Verdi & Mussorgsky! Kids are encouraged to dress in their best Halloween costumes for a true supernatural experience! Get your First-Access Passes - 4 per household. Though they do not guarantee entry, without the passes you must wait in the Stand-By Line beginning at 12 p.m. for the 1 p.m. performance and 3 p.m. for the 4 p.m. performance on a first-come, first-served basis as seats become available.
Arsht Center - Knight Concert Hall
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
Little Lighthouse Foundation Children's Halloween Parade
Saturday, October 28 from 1:30 to 4 p.m.
The Little Lighthouse Foundation your family and children to the 3rd Annual Children's Halloween Parade. The event includes trick-or-treating along an established route within the park, with treat stations and fun activities for children along the way. Free.
1130 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
You and your four-legged friends can get into the Halloween spirit by way of the doggy dress-up contest while you check out a wide assortment of prepared foods, baked goods, organic produce, arts, crafts, jewelry and more. Samples of doggy and human snacks will be available to munch on while you visit the 40 new food vendors and listen to a live D.J. Take your pet's picture with the famous Gomi, The Frenchie. At day's end two lucky pups will be crowned winners in the costume event and win lavish prizes.
Brickell City Centre Farmers Market
59 S.E. 8th Street, Downtown Miami
8th Annual Nightmare on the Beach: The Dark CarnEvil
Friday, October 27 at 9 p.m.
Enjoy a top shelf open bar with food tastings from some of Miami’s best restaurants, groove to the music from DJ Louis Dee with Leon Morley on sax. Hosted by the Little Lighthouse Foundation as a unique outdoor nightclub experience to raise funds to impact the lives of thousands of children in our community. Tickets are $175 with VIP packages available. The Official After-Party will be hosted by ORA Nightclub at 2000 Collins Avenue.
1130 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
Ghosts in the Garden
Saturday, October 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Enjoy creative fun for the whole family - Jack-o-Lantern carving, creepy arts and crafts stations hosted by the Sunflower Society of Miami Beach and Winsome Bolt, nail-biting storytelling by Bryant Capley of the Miami-Dade Regional Library, scavanger hunt, costume parade and plenty of Tricks or Treats for all ages!
Miami Beach Botanical Garden
2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach
Not So Spooky Halloween
Halloween from 5 to 8 p.m.
A one-stop destination for the ultimate in trick-or-treating happens at Gulfstream Park from 5 to 8 p.m. Get the kids in their costumes and enjoy trick-or-treating throughout the village at participating stops. Entertainment includes a DJ, face painter, photo booth, magic show and more. Stop at Gulfstream's many dining options after you make your rounds.
901 S Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach
Halloween at the Biltmore
Friday, October 27 from 8 p.m. to midnight
Enjoy an electrifying night filled with illusions and indulgence at the annual Biltmore Halloween Party! Dress the part and enter the costume contest to win great prizes for most creative (handmade), spookiest and best couple. Open bar, buffet dinner and entertainment. Tickets must be purchased in advance - $110 for Biltmore members and $130 for general public. Must be 21+ to attend.
Biltmore Country Club Ballroom
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables
The Rocky Horror Show
Through October 31 at various times
Who better to celebrate Halloween other than the denizens of Dr. Frank N. Furter’s home-sweet-castle in Richard O’Brien’s beloved cult classic. The Rocky Horror Show is an outrageous assemblage of - and humorous tribute to - the most stereotypical science fiction and horror movies, Marvel comics, Frankie Avalon/Annette Funicello outings and rock 'n' roll of every vintage. The play (upon which the classic film The Rocky Horror Picture Show is based) has grown from an experimental production originally produced in a small London theatre in June 1973, to a cult phenomenon with fans world-wide. The musical tells the story of a newly engaged couple who, when caught in a storm, find refuge in the home of a decidedly unusual scientist who is madly working towards unveiling his latest and greatest creation. Presented by Entr'Acte Theatrix, tickets are $25.
PGA Arts Center
4076 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens
Halloween at Nancy, Little Havana's Craft Cocktail Bar
Friday, October 27 at 9 p.m.
Nancy, owned and operated by a team of some of Miami’s finest bar professionals, is hosting a Halloween Party featuring spooky drink specials, a costume contest and live music with local cover band Radiostereo takes the stage. Enjoy the wide array of popular songs from over the decades while sipping on the special cocktails and shots. At 11 p.m. when party really gets going when revelers will strut their stuff with hopes of winning the costume contest.
2007 S.W. 8th Street, Little Havana
A Scary Fiesta
Saturday, October 28 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Whether you're dressed as a mariachi or just pop in for casual Halloween fun, Plomo will be the place to be! Arrive early and enjoy Happy Hour specials from 4 to 8 or be fashionably late for the scariest fiesta on Miracle Mile!
Plomo Tequila and Taco Bar
230 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
Saturday, October 28 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Don your best gangster look or get dolled up like a 1920s flapper girl and dance the night away to DJ Element's beats at Copper 29 Bar's Prohibition Era Halloween Party! No shortage of libations! Costumes highly encouraged.
Copper 29 Bar
206 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables
Masquerade Party at Vagabond Kitchen and Bar
Saturday, October 28 from 7 p.m. to midnight
Join the Vagabond Crew for Saturday In The Groove: Halloween Masquerade Edition for a night of spooky drink specials, hauntingly delicious dinner options, and groovy dance music. Resident party starter, DJ Jody will keep you in the festive spirit with live music all night; plus potions perfect for the occasion from Bar Manager Giovanni and special Halloween dinner options by Executive Chef Abel Veulens.
Vagabond Kitchen and Bar
7301 Biscayne Boulevard, Upper East Side
Halloween Night from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Double, double toil and trouble, HalloWYN is stirring up something wild! SWARM presents the most haunted and largest Halloween block party in South Florida, all while adding something extra for the 21-and-over crowd. No sexy vampire will go thirsty - 15 bars to pick your poison from, plus 20 food trucks, a Terror Dome, DJs and so much more!
2250 N.W, 2nd Avenue, Wynwood
Electronic Halloween Bal Masque
Saturday, October 28 from 8 p.m. to midnight
The National Hotel is hosting Miami’s first electronic French Bal Masqué with electronic music rising star Joris Delacroix. Celebrate Halloween in the French way! This free event, presented by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, is an opportunity to dance in a beautiful art deco hotel and discover Joris Delacroix' latest single, "Start the Engine!"
The National Hotel
1677 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach