South Florida is filled with Halloween events. A huge variety of Halloween themed activities are taking place for the next two weeks in Palm Beach, Broward an Miami/Dade counties. From adult only alcohol fueled parties, to children’s costume contests; there is a little bit of something for everyone. Finding out what you want to do can be difficult when you don’t know what the options are. Beyond just trick-or-treating, what else is there to do on and before Halloween in Boca Raton and surrounding towns? This list will help give you idea of what Halloween Events in Palm Beach county might be best for you, your friends and your family to attend.
October 20th, 21st, 27th and 28th
G-Star School of the Arts, 2030 S. Congress Ave., West Palm Beach
X-Scram is celebrating its 13th year of Halloween festivities in West Palm Beach. It offers up a variety of activities including a haunted hayride, two different haunted houses including zombies and ghosts, scare zones and much more. X-Scream is presented by G-Star School of the Arts, tickets are $13 for adults; $10 for children (ages 5-11), children under 5 free.
October 28th 2pm-5pm
Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum, 300 N. Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach
This extremely family friendly event is a nice way to spend the afternoon before going out at night. This is the 4th annual Scarecrow Festival will once again be held on the grounds of the Johnson History Museum – this year promises to be the best yet! The annual Scarecrow Festival will feature the trademark scarecrow competition, open to the public with cash prizes, a scavenger hunt inside the History Museum, pumpkin decorating, corn shucking contest, live music, an agricultural display by local farmers, and much, much more! Adults are $10, kids under 3 are free.
7 to 10:30 p.m. Sundays & Thursdays 7 to Midnight Fridays, Saturdays and Until 11 pm on Halloween
1751 N Military Trail, Boca Raton
The Enigma Haunt is an indoor attraction and features three haunted houses, this is not a family friendly attraction. I suggest not bringing kids under the age of 12, it might be a bit too intense for them. From Enigma Haunt’s website:
“South Florida is deeply rooted in history and tradition. From the impenetrable depth of the Everglades to the fog laden shores of Lake Okeechobee, stories are passed down from generation to generation and tribe to tribe. Many of these stories recant horrifying curses and pure terror brought upon unsuspecting explorers, pirates and settlers that journeyed to South Florida centuries ago. Many native Floridians believe that these “legends” are in fact truth and that the instances involving this unknown horror are currently increasing in frequency. Pure evil has many forms, tortured souls, demons and undead abominations all from a realm that appears to have crossed the boundaries into reality and are considered an Enigma in the universe today and those attacked by this Enigma are paying a price for eternity. Today’s society is controlled by the media and in South Florida they have buried the truth to preserve the tourism industry that is so vital to us. Untold deaths, many left undiscovered or unsolved, are brushed under the carpet although descriptions of the bodies and the circumstances surrounding these atrocities are not of this world. This Enigma has exposed itself here in South Florida and awaits those that enter the Enigma Haunted Attraction.” Prices start at $25.
Garden’s Fall Festival
Burns Road Community Center, 4404 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens
This is a free family friendly event being held at the Burns Road Community Center. It feautres live music, games, a trick or treat trail, pumpkins and pumpkin carving and much more.
Oct. 28, 2017 from 8 p.m to 4 a.m.
Clematis Street, West Palm Beach FL
Moonfest is one of the largest Halloween parties in South Florida. All of Clematis street is closed down and flooded with people dressed in their best Halloween attire. This is not really for kids, especially after 10pm. There is everything here, all the bars and restaurants down Clematis street are opened and usually packed. Beyond that there is a $1000 costume contest, multiple live bands preforming on over various stages, art installments, food trucks, 3d projections, a haunted house and more. General admission – $10
Shriek Week Haunted Ghost Town Tours
October 21st-30th Sugar Sand Park,
300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton
Sugar Sand Park in Boca is hosting Shriek Week, a family friendly Halloween event. Held for over a week there is a ton of fun stuff to do! A haunted house “Superstitions”, recommended for kids 7-12 years of age, this is a walk through haunted house, this attraction is only available Fri and Sat, Oct 20, 21, 27, 28 6pm-11pm. Thurs, Oct 26 LITE NITE (ages 5-12) 5pm-9pm and offers a less scary version of the Haunted House. Advance $6 per person; $9 per person beginning Oct. 6. Adults MUST purchase a reservation with their kids. There is another walk through house titled “Alien Lab”. On top of that there is indoor black light games, glitter, tattoos and make & takes, a train ride, a GIANT LED robot with DJ show, a funhouse maze and much more. Ticket prices vary depending on activities.
Gary Goodman Ghoulish Comedy Magic and Frightful Illusion Show
Willow Theatre, 300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton
Gary Goodman is a fantastic illusionist, comedian and magician. Gary and his assistant will perform magic and grand illusions with a Halloween theme, spooky music and special effects are part of the act! Show is suitable for age 5 and older. Adults $9, kids 12 and younger $7.
October 29th 6:30-8:30pm
Daggerwing Nature Center, 11200 Park Access Road, Boca Raton
Adults and parents, bring your loved ones and costumed kids to this fun Halloween event in Boca Raton. Take part in fun Halloween activities like: arts and crafts, learn about some spooky creatures of the night like spiders, bats, snakes and owls. They suggest bringing a flashlight to help spot those spooky creatures of the night!
Halloween Parade and Downtown Trick or Treating
October 30th – 11:30am-1pm – Parade Starts at 1:30pm
Veterans Park, 802 NE First St., Delray Beach
Downtown Delray Beach always has some awesome events happening during most major holidays, Halloween is no exception. With a huge parade, trick or treating, a kidsfest, multiple food and art vendors plus much more, this is an amazing way to spend the day. All ages are welcome to attend, plus it’s free!
Boo at the Zoo
Oct. 20-Oct. 22; Oct. 27-Oct. 29
1301 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
A fun, not super scary Halloween experience for the whole family. Wear your costumes to the Palm Beach Zoo. With tons of extra activities including in the price of admission there is no way to be bored here! Trick-or-treating, costume character meet and greets, kids costume contest, a kids DJ, pumpkin decorating, a haystack hunt, special zookeeper talks and much more! The Palm Beach Zoo is open daily, with special hours during this event. free during daytime hours for zoo members with a $5 charge after 4:15 p.m.; $19.50 for adults; $14.50 for children; kids under 3 free
There’s nothing wrong with some old fashion trick-or-treating, but for those of you looking to do a little more this Halloween, as you can see there is plenty to do. Hopefully you have your custome picked out and purchased before the stores go absolutely crazy. Don’t forget to check your local Goodwill and other thrift stores for used Halloween costumes at up to 90% face value. Whatever you end up doing on Halloween and the days prior make sure you and your family have fun and be safe!