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Zombies, witches, superheroes, ghosts and goblins will roam the streets on Halloween 2017 weekend, Oct. 27-29, and they’ll most likely be at some of these free and cheap Miami events:
Oct. 5-Nov. 4: House of Horror, South Florida’s largest haunt experience, offers two acres with more than 30 rooms of bone-chilling terror. Tickets start at $29 and will grant access to one entrance at the two haunts and unlimited rides and attractions. Weekday (Monday through Thursday) tickets are 50 percent off! House of Horrors is open 6-11 pm at Miami International Mall, 1455 NW 107 Ave. 305-639-6000.
Oct. 14: Halloween on the Green Festival and Movie Night. Enjoy a haunted house, pumpkin patch and watch the movie “Hotel Translyvania 2” 6-9 pm. Movie begins at 8 pm at A.D. (Doug) Barnes Park, 3401 SW 72nd Ave. Free.
Oct. 15: The Composer is Dead by Lemony Snicket. Click here for full details.
Oct. 21: Paranormal Event. Take a ghost tour with paranormal investigators through rail cars on a hunt for the spirits. $15. 6-9 pm at Gold Coast Railroad Museum, 12450 SW 152 St. 305-253-0063.
Oct. 22: Hansel & Gretel. Magic City Opera presents the children’s classic for a family friendly Halloween opera. Come in costume, meet performers and trick-or-treat on the set. Tickets: $22 adult, $16.50 senior and $11.25 child. Two shows at 2 pm and 4:30 pm at Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 Red. Rd. Use promo code “4ORMORE” for 30% off children ticket prices for families of 4 or more. Click here to buy tickets.
Oct. 26: A Spooky Symphony: Featuring the most beautiful scary music you’ve ever heard by The Greater Miami Youth Symphony and the Alhambra Orchestra, this symphony is a free Halloween family concert with thrilling excerpts from Pirates of the Caribbean, Lord of the Rings and Scheherazade, plus fantastic orchestral blockbusters by the composer of Peter and the Wolf and his contemporaries. Additional concert highlights include a multimedia presentation. Kids are encouraged to dress in their best Halloween costumes to enhance the supernatural experience. The program is performed by the Alhambra Orchestra and Greater Miami Youth Symphony, conducted by Huifang Chen and Zoe Zeniodi, and presented by The Children’s Trust. Free admission and open seating. Starts at 4 pm. No tickets are required, but large groups should call in advance. The Olympia Theater is located at 174 E. Flagler St. Parking is $5 in College Station Garage, 190 NE 3rd Street (corner of NE 2nd Avenue). For more information, please call 305-667-4069 or visit www.gmys.org or www.alhambramusic.org.
Oct. 26: Hallowfest 2017. Ladies in costume get a free shot. Warehouse party in Hialeah. 10 pm at Miami Warehouse, 4620 E. 11th Ave., Hialeah; hallowfestmiami.com. Admission costs $12 to $16.
Oct. 26-29: The Haunted Ballet. Meet the spirits and watch as these fictional characters from historic Coconut Grove dance across the 5-acre property. Two performances at 8 pm and 9:30 pm on Oct. 26, 27 and 28; and one performance at 8 pm on Oct. 29. The Barnacle Historic State Park, 3485 Main Hwy. $20-$30. Buy tickets here. (305) 442-6866. Note: The Barnacle was closed due to damage from Hurricane Irma so please call to confirm re-opening and event.
Oct. 27: Don’t call it a throwback. Dust off your bling and get ready to sip on some gin and juice at Gin & Collins Don’t Call it a Throwback 90’s party. Come dressed as your favorite Rap, Hip-Hop and R&B artists from the golden age of rap, and no, we don’t want no scrubs. DJ @soundsinsane will be spinning 90s beats all night and there will be a Lip Sync Battle hosted by local blogger Veronica Canales. The best costume will win a free hotel stay, and if you’re getting jiggy with it you might also just win the best 90s Dance Moves contest, with a grand prize of a $50 credit at Gin & Collins. To top it all off there will be complimentary snacks and sweets, and $10 90’s candy cocktails. Free admission. 8 pm-midnight. Gin + Collins, 2912 Collins Ave.
Oct. 27: Halloween Trunk or Treat: The Town of Cutler Bay serves up a Join us for a spooktacular time at its Annual Halloween event with a trunk-or-treat, un-boo-lievable haunted house, costume contest, photo booth, food trucks, and more. Costume contest limited to the first 25 participants in each age group. 6-9 pm. Cutler Ridge Park, 10100 SW 200 St.
Oct. 27, 28, and 31: 3 Night Not-So-Spooky Halloween Festival. Family friendly event geared for the little ones. Families will have a safe environment to collect candy, enjoy a movie under the stars, and get in the spirit while walking through our “Spooky“ house ($3 to enter). Watch “Goosebumps” at 7:30 pm Oct. 27, “Mickey’s House of Villains” at 7:30 pm Oct. 28, and “Hocus Pocus” at 7 pm Oct. 31. Free. 6-10 pm. Westwood Park, 11350 SW 53rd Terrace.
Oct. 27: Safe Night of Fright. Enjoy a safe night of fright to include a movie in the park and “trunk or treat.” Free admission and refreshments for sale. Trunk o’ Treat 4-6:30 pm; Movie will begin at sundown (approx. 6:30 pm). North Shore Park, 501 72 Street. 305.861.3616
Oct. 27: The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Gates open at 6:30 pm; Movie and costume contest at 8 pm. In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad and Janet stuck with a flat tire during a storm discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.” Bring your own props. Free. Refreshments available. Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 Red Rd.
Oct. 27: Trunk or Treat at Hialeah Educational Academy: Balloon Animals, Face Painting, Popcorn and more. Join them for a fun and safe way to Trick or Treat. All are welcome. 6-9 pm. Free. HEA is located at 2590 West 76 St., Hialeah. (305) 362-4006.
Oct. 27: Griffing Park in the Dark. Family friendly. Costume parade, of which participants receive a bag with treats. Bounce houses, games, music and watch the movie “Hotel Transyvlania 2.” 7-9:30 pm. Griffing Park, Northeast 123rd Street and West Dixie Highway in North Miami.
Oct. 27-29: Scary Salsa Halloween Party. Oct. 27: 6-10pm Live Jazz, 8pm Monster Ball, 10pm Tony Succar featuring Mixtura DJ Set with DJ Kenyi Succar; Oct. 28: 9pm Pepe Montes and His Conjunto, DJ Set with DJ Danis LaClave; Oct. 29: 11:30am The Ball & Chain Trio, 4pm Vlade Divak, 6-9pm Kemuel Roig Latin Quartet, 9pm Free salsa class, DJ Set with DJ Jorge Charun till 1 am. No cover. Ball & Chain, 1513 SW 8th St.
Oct. 28: Halloween Bal Masque. The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and The National Hotel are sponsoring an electronic music masquerade poolside party for Halloween. During the event Joris Delacriox will debut his first single “Start the Engine.” Bring your masks and get ready to party! Delacriox began playing the piano at an early age but, while at a party during summer camp, discovered his love for electronic music when a girl he was crushing on asked him to dance to a Daft Punk song. Shortly after he began producing music and eventually caught the ear of a resident DJ at Bar Live, Greg Delon, who signed him to his first label WOH Lab. In 2015 he went on tour with The Avener, Feder, and Synapson. His electronic beats offer enchanting melodies, and provoke nostalgia in a melancholy world with their simplicity and sensitivity. Due to limited space, you must RSVP for free tickets.
Oct. 28: Spooky Science Monster Mash. Investigate the contents of a smoky cauldron, carve pumpkins underwater, learn about sharks and their teeth, meet one of the nocturnal animals (an owl) and do-it-yourself chemistry. It’s also the opening day of a new exhibit, “Monster Fish.” Costumes allowed. 9:30 am-5:30 pm. Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, 1101 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132. 305-434-9600. Museum admission $17-$29.
Oct. 28: Fright Night en el Callejon. Salsa lovers party. Jr Sosa and David “Melao” DJ sets. Dancing, bottle specials, and other treats. 9 pm at Wynwood 5th Ave, 2451 NW Fifth Ave., Miami; facebook.com/salsaloversmiami; 305-220-7115. $15 admission.
Oct. 28: Walking dead tour at Pinewood Cemetery. Meet at 6 pm at the Pinewood Cemetery entrance along Erwin Road, and bring your flashlights. Come dressed in your spookiest attire to win a prize as we take a ghoulish tour through one the oldest cemeteries in South Florida. $10; $5 for children under 12 years of age and members of Coral Gables Museum or Bike Walk Coral Gables. Cash and credit will be accepted.
Oct. 28: Costume contest to award $500 to the best costume, $300 to the second best, and $200 to the third place winner. 21 and over are welcome to this free event, which will be hosted by El Zol 106.7 FM’s on-air personality La Gatita. There will also be music by DJ Peter Pam and food trucks curated by the Cuban Guys. Starts at 8 pm at Hialeah Park’s Fountain Terrace, entrances at 100 East 32 St. and 2200 East 4 Ave.
Oct. 28: PAMMoween: A not-so-spooky day of family activities. Come in costume for trick-or-treating and free museum admission (no masks). 10:15-11am: A free performance of “Peter and the Wolf” by South Florida Symphony RSVP; 11am-12pm: PAMM Art Storytime, an artistic adventure for 3-5 year-olds and their caregivers (RSVP required); 1-4pm: Halloween cookie decorating on the terrace courtesy of Verde; 1:30–2:30pm: A Family Tour through the galleries (space is limited); 3-6pm: Picasso-inspired mask making with a PAMM Teaching Artist 10 am-6 pm. PAMM, 1103 Biscayne Blvd. (305) 375-3000.
Oct. 28: Sensory-Friendly Little Monster Tales. Fantasy Theatre Factory actors present Little Monster Tales, delightfully funny stories from children’s books about monsters, children and other squiggly creatures. The show combines reading, literature, comedy, puppets, music and more. It tickles your funny bone and sends everyone running to the library for more books by the same authors. Free. 11 am-Noon. Sandrell Rivers Theater, 6101 NW 7th Ave # 79.
Oct. 28: Halloween ComicFest. Local comic shops across North America and beyond celebrate the Halloween season by giving away FREE comics to fans. Reading treats instead of sweets. There’s also a costume contest with fun prizes. The event takes place the Saturday on or before Halloween each year. To find out a participating comic shop near you, use the store locator here. The four shops in Miami-Dade County are listed as:
- A & M Comics, 6650 Bird Rd., Miami, FL, 33155, (305) 661-3406
- Superheroes Unlimited #2, 1788 NE 163 St.,, North Miami Beach, FL, 33162, (305) 944-4773
- Korka Comics, 10538 SW 8 St., Miami, FL, 33174, (786) 717-5557
- Multiverse Corps Comics, 14234 SW 8 St., Miami, FL, 33184, (305) 987-5302
UPDATE: THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO THE PREDICTION OF INCLEMENT WEATHER. Oct. 28: Music for the Dead. Presented by Miami-Dade College Wind Symphony and Orchestra. The living need light and the dead need music. Presented under the direction of Brian Neal, Alberto Bade and Kenneth Boos. Starts at 8 pm. Free at Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 Red Rd.
UPDATE: THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO THE PREDICTION OF INCLEMENT WEATHER. Oct. 28: Downtown Fright Night. 3 pm-1 am. Free. On East Flagler Street between Southeast 2nd and 3rd avenues. Enjoy a family fun zone, haunted market, costumed dog contest, and adults can party into the late night with DJ LAZ and the HITS DJ Crew as well as cocktails.
Oct. 28: Halloween Block Party. Enjoy live music plus food and drinks from the area’s restaurant lineup, including: Barley an American Brasserie, The Brick, American Kitchen & Bar, Ghee Indian Kitchen, Harry’s Pizzeria, Pubbelly Sushi, LIME Fresh Mexican Grill, World of Beer – Dadeland, and more. Costumes encouraged. All ages welcomed. Free parking with retailer validation. 5-8 pm. Downtown Dadeland, 8915 SW 72 Pl.
Oct. 28: Hansel & Gretel. Magic City Opera presents the children’s classic for a family friendly Halloween opera. Come in costume, meet performers and trick-or-treat on the set. Two shows at 2 pm and 5 pm at Olympia Theater, 174 E. Flagler St. Click the link above for ticket information, which was not yet determined at the time of this posting.
Oct. 28: Spooky Adventures Fright Night. Family-friendly. $10 admission; free for ages 2 and under. 6-10 pm at Gold Coast Railroad Museum, 12450 SW 152nd St.
Oct. 28-29: Monster Splash Halloween Bash. Features a picture perfect Pumpkin Patch, Inflatables, Flipper’s Dance Party, Rides, Trick-or-Treating and more. Monster Splash Daytime Bash is a safe Halloween alternative for kids and their families. 11 am-4 pm. Miami Seaquarium, 4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne. Click here for details on getting 51% off tickets!
Oct. 29: Family Fest: Spooky Symphony at the Adrienne Arsht Center. Click here for full details.
Oct. 29: Howl-O-Ween. Noon-5 pm. This one is for the dogs. Pinecrest Gardens, 111000 Red Rd., will become haunted by four-legged ghouls and scary human companions. Featuring tricks and treats, a costume contest and parade, a Doggie Fun Zone Agility course, food, drinks, live entertainment, a spooky Kids’ Zone and pumpkin patch. Tickets: $5, Children 2 and younger free. Parade and costume Contest: $10.
Oct. 31: Trunk or Treat car show and movie night, presented by the Village of Palmetto Bay, from 6-9:30 pm at Coral Reef Park, 7895 SW 152nd St. 305-259-1234. Update: After holding a vote, the movie shown will be “The Addams Family.”
Oct. 31: Halloween Happenings. Carnival games, haunted house, treats and trick’o’treat street. Carnival Games $5 (cash), Haunted House $2 (cash). Refreshments for sale. 6-9 pm at the Scott Rakow Youth Center, 2700 Sheridan Ave., in Miami Beach. 305.673.7767.
Oct. 31: Halloween on the Mile. Trick or treating, story time, kiddie costume contest, and doggie costume contest. 4-7 pm all along Miracle Mile and downtown Coral Gables.
Oct. 31: HalloWYN. Wynwood’s official block party for Miami’s most eclectic souls dressed in outrageous costumes. Join fellow warlocks and witches as they bite down on food from over 20 food trucks and jam into the night, turning Mana Wynwood, 318 NW 23rd St, into the spookiest spot. Starts at 7 pm. Free.
Oct. 31: Halloween on Lincoln Road Mall. Family friendly from 5-8 pm and then expect the adult crazies to come out for the night. Great for people watching costumes. Music from local DJ’s set up on four different stages throughout Lincoln Road; WALLCAST screening of Goosebumps, the movie at New World Symphony; In-store trick or treating, where select stores will have candy to distribute to visitors; Ten outdoor pop-up bars; Select in-store Halloween specials. Free admission. On Lincoln Road between Alton and Washington streets.
Oct. 31: Track or Treat. Enjoy treating in a safe and friendly atmosphere. The Pinecrest Parks and Recreation Department and local businesses, will be passing out treats. All ghosts, goblins, witches and friends are invited. Children must be accompanied by an adult and bring their own bag for collecting candy. 5-7 pm. Free. Evelyn Greer Park, 8200 SW 124 St., Pinecrest , Florida 33156. 305-284-0900.
Oct. 31: Dolphin Mall Hosts Annual Spooktacular Halloween Party. It’s all treats at Dolphin Mall’s annual “Spooktacular” Halloween Party. The event features a night of live music and games for the whole family to enjoy. As part of the celebration, face painters and balloon artists will be located throughout the mall as kids participate in the mall-wide trick-or-treating. Bring your coolest costume and participate in the optional costume contest for a chance to win a $50 Dolphin Mall gift card. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public. 5:30-9:30 pm. Dolphin Mall, 11401 NW 12th St., Miami 33172. 305-365-7446.
Oct. 31: Safe Streets Halloween. Come in costume and get ready for fun. Free. 5-7 pm. Downtown South Miami, Southwest 72nd Street and 58th Avenue. (305) 668-3873.
Oct. 31: Fun at the libraries. Bring your little ones to enjoy fun, safe Halloween events at the library. Join us for stories, crafts, a haunted library and more. Please contact the branch for more details. 10:15 am at Tamiami Branch, 3 pm at Edison Center Branch and Opa-locka Branch, 5 pm at North Dade Regional and Golden Glades Branch.
Oct. 31: Haunted House: Nightmare at 405. War Memorial Youth Center’s Haunted House, 405 University Dr., in Coral Gables beginning from 6:30-10 pm. Tickets are $4 per children.
Oct. 31: No tricks, just treats at Miami Beach Fire Stations. Take a photo with a firefighter and fire truck. 7-9 pm at Station 1, 1051 Jefferson Ave.; Station 2, 2300 Pine Tree Dr.; Station 3, 5303 Collins Ave.; and Station 4, 6880 Indian Creek Dr.
Oct. 31: Halloween at Founders Park. All ghosts, goblins, witches, heroes, and fairies are invited to celebrate Halloween, which will include a disc jockey, interactive games, bounce houses, activity stations, arts and crafts, food trucks, tricks & treats, and plenty of costumes. 5-7 pm. Founders Park, 3105 NE 190 St. Parking available at the City of Aventura Government Center parking garage, 19200 W Country Club Dr. as well as at the Harbour Centre on the corner of NE 188 Street and 29 Avenue. Complimentary shuttle service from the parking lots to Founders Park. Note: this event was rescheduled from Oct. 28 due to the forecast of inclement weather.
Oct. 31: Doggy costume contest to benefit the Humane Society of Greater Miami. Free admission. $5 to register pet in costume. 5-7 pm. Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave. 305-603-8067
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Restaurants offering Halloween specials
Oct. 31: Kids eat free at participating Applebee’s restaurants including Cutler Bay and Doral in Miami-Dade County. Families that dine in with kids in costume at Applebee’s on Halloween will receive up to two free Kids’ Meals with an adult entrée purchase. Kids ages 12 and under can choose any entrée on the Applebee’s Kids’ Menu, accompanied by their choice of a side dish, and juice, milk or chocolate milk.
Oct. 31: Scary Clown Night at Burger King. Dress like a clown and get a FREE Whopper from 7 pm to 3 am at the Burger King at 1101 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Valid for the first 500 guests wearing a clown costume only. Watch the Scary Clown Night video at Youtube.com/BurgerKing.
Oct. 31: Free ‘cup of dirt’ dessert for kids at Outback Steakhouse with the purchase of a Joey menu entree.
Oct. 31: ‘Boo-ritos’ at Chipotle restaurants. Stop by any Chipotle in costume from 3 pm to close to get a $3 burrito, bowl, salad, or order of tacos. Limit one per person.
Oct. 31: Free scary face pancake: Come to IHOP and create the scariest pancake using strawberries, whipped topping, Mini OREO® cookies, candy corn. Free for kids aged 12 and under. One per child, dine in only, at participating IHOP restaurants. 7 am-10 pm.
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