Halloween festivities will hopefully feel a bit more normal this year than in 2020. Already, we’re finding more in-person themed events for 2021.
Still, it’s important you check with each event about safety protocols, including social distancing and mask-wearing rules (although mask-wearing shouldn’t be a problem for Halloween, right?).
Ghosts, goblins, witches and ghouls … read on to find our most current list of kid (and some adult) events.
NOTE: We are constantly updating this list, so scroll down and check back often!
HALLOWEEN 2021 IN MIAMI
Through Oct. 24
The Witches Of Westward
Miami Springs Woman’s Clubhouse, 200 Westward Drive, Miami Springs
11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Oct. 23-24
This first-time event from the Miami Springs Woman’s Club will have “witches” hosting a magical high tea, plus storytelling, crafts and games. Proceeds will go toward the Miami Springs Woman’s Club-supported charities and initiatives.
Hocus Pocus screening
Sandrell Rivers Theater, 6103 NW Seventh Ave., Miami
$5 suggested donation
Watch an afternoon screening of the fun Halloween classic, “Hocus Pocus,” starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Park and Kathy Najimy.
Miami-Dade County Auditorium, 2901 West Flagler St., Miami
Free but tickets required
Spooky Symphony is a one-hour free performance for families and children to enjoy movie themes from the Superman, Batman, Star Wars and Pirates of the Caribbean sagas, and dramatic classical showpieces with eerie themes.
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 Red Road, Pinecrest
Gates open at 6:30 p.m., movie screens at 8:30 p.m.
Watch the annual showing of this cult classic, a social phenomenon with audience participation. Don’t forget to come in costume for the contest and bring your props! Limited capacity.
Track or Treat
Evelyn Greer Park, 8200 SW 124th St., Pinecrest
Here’s another “Hocus Pocus” screening in honor of Halloween! The Pinecrest Parks and Recreation Department, along with local businesses, will present an evening of trick or treating and a screening of “Hocus Pocus” at 7:30 p.m. Bounce houses, photo opps, music, and more will be available for all ghosts, goblins and witches to enjoy!
Pinecrest Police Department, 11000 Red Road, Pinecrest
11 a.m.-5 p.m.
$8 online, $10 at the gate, free for children younger than 2 and members of Pinecrest Gardens
Make Halloween a Howl-O-Ween this year and dress up with your furry friend! Pinecrest Gardens and Paws4You are welcoming four-legged ghouls with their human companions for a night of tricks and treats, plus a costume contest, doggie fun zone, and much more.
Halloween Half Marathon and Freaky 4-Miler
South Pointe Park, 1 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
Registration fee starts at $30
The Halloween Half Marathon and Freaky 4-Miler is a great way to work off the week’s Halloween candy before getting to the real festivities at night. Come decked out in full costume – and be ready to sweat it off – while running a half-marathon or an easier 4-mile run for those who want to jump right into the Halloween fun.
Pirates of The Wharf – Halloween Weekend
The Wharf, 114 SW N. River Drive, Miami
12 p.m. until late
There’s no doubt, The Wharf always puts on a great party for any holiday – and Halloween is no different. The space will transform into a scary pirate fortress, and guests are invited to join the fun with their costumes. Children and leashed dogs welcome with parent or guardian before 6 p.m. After 6 p.m. venue is strictly 21+.
CityPlace Doral, 8300 NW 36 St., Doral
Kiddos Magazine bringing spooky family fun and entertainment to CityPlace Doral! The activity-filled party will feature safe trick-or-treating, character appearances, scary faces Photo Boo-th, and an amazing Pumpkin Patch station. Masks will be required for everyone’s safety. Families must register to attend during a specific time range.
Through Oct. 31
Haunted Circus Miami
Tropical Park, 7900 SW 40th St., Miami
Sept. 17-Oct. 31
Fri. 5 p.m.-12 a.m.
Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-12 a.m.
This Halloween-themed, family friendly carnival is said to have mysteriously appeared and be led by a mad ringmaster in search of a missing acrobat! The traveling troupe will bring with them a variety of activities for all ages to enjoy such as acrobatic shows, petting zoo, tarot card reading, pumpkin carving, and more.
(Video courtesy of House of Horror)
House of Horror Haunted Carnival
Miami International Mall, 1625 NW 107th Ave., Doral
Sept. 30-Oct. 31
Tues.-Thurs. 6-11 p.m.
Fri.-Sat. 5:30 p.m.-midnight
Sun. 5:30 p.m. 11 p.m.
This Halloween experience is back this year at Miami International Mall with three haunted houses, unlimited rides, and more. The monthlong event is not for the faint of heart. Those who dare have the choice of walking through haunted houses such Mall Mayhem, Toxic Apocalypse, and 1455 Asylum. If you make it through all three, or just one, you’ll need to gain your strength back, so make sure to head to the delectable treats!
(Video courtesy of No Way Out Haunted City Miami)
No Way Out Haunted City Miami
Westland Mall, 1675 W 49th St., Hialeah
Sept. 30-Oct. 31, 7 p.m.-midnight
Two very scary haunted houses are making their way to Westland Mall, with characters so creepy they will haunt you in your sleep! Walk through terrifying hallucinations and experience the feeling of being trapped inside your own nightmares. Beware of Abbadon the Demon and Linda the Old Hag!
Nightmare at the Curtiss Mansion
Curtiss Mansion, 500 Deer Run Road, Miami Springs
Daily starting Oct. 7, 6-11 p.m.
Take a terror-filled journey through this historic spot in Miami Springs, where you’ll encounter demons, cannibals, clowns and witches from real-life horror stories to the supernatural.
Zoo Boo 2021
Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152nd St., Miami
Oct. 30 & Oct. 31, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Included with the price of admission
This is arguably the best trick or treating event for kids age 12 and younger. Zoo Boo at Zoo Miami is a great way to roam the park – during cooler weather – while also enjoying a great family friendly event. There will be costume contests, Halloween crafts and special characters.
The Vampire Circus
Aventura Mall’s Circus Tent, corner of Biscayne Blvd. and Abigail Road
The Vampire Circus is an immersive 90-minute experience that brings surreal performances by vampires to life. The performance includes acrobatic feats and comical interactions with the audience that is sure to bring a smile to your face and a little fright. Performance times are at 7 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturdays, and 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sundays.
Spooktacular Safe Streets Halloween Party
Block Party, Sunset Drive – Southwest 72nd Street to 57th Avenue
Miami Kids Magazine and The City of South Miami are teaming up to provide a safe and fun trick-or-treating event for the whole family. The epic block party will be handing out free candy, prizes for best costume, and pumpkin carving. Unvaccinated individuals must wear a mask. Masks are optional for children and vaccinated individuals. Before the event, about 24 hours prior, all attendees must complete a SymCheck health screening.
Hallowave Fun Fest
Española Way East, 1445 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
A family fun fest on the night of Halloween where kids can meet their favorite superhero and trick-or-treat along the 1.5 mile stretch of Washington Ave. For pet parents, enter a costume contest to win a prize for the best costume! There will be live music, Food Trucks, a dunk tank, and so much more.
Little Monster Tales
Sandrell Rivers Theater, 6103 NW Seventh Ave., Miami
Fantasy Theatre Factory presents delightfully funny stories from children’s books about monsters, children, and other squiggly creatures. Kids are welcome to put on their Halloween costume and attend the Halloween performance that combines reading, literature, comedy, puppets, music – even a headless butler who can juggle!
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HALLOWEEN 2020 EVENTS
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Through Oct. 23
Virtual Halloween Costume Contest
The City of Hialeah is hosting a Virtual Halloween Costume Contest. Categories are for kids ages 0-12, teenagers ages 12-17, adults ages 18-54 and seniors 55 and up. You can enter your pet too! Submit a photo of your costume to email@example.com by 3 p.m. on Oct. 23. First prize is $150, second prize $100 and third place $50. Winners will be announced on Oct. 31. Free.
Through Oct. 25
Halloween House Decorating Contest
Dolphin Mall is hosting a Halloween House Decorating Contest. Submit a photo of your spooky, creepy decked out house to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 25. Winners receive Visa gift cards. First prize is $1,500, second prize $1,000 and third place $750. The public will vote via the Dolphin Mall website between Oct. 27 and 29 and winners will be announced on Oct. 30. Free.
Kiddo-Ween Safe Trick or Treat
Stroll through the open-air Falls Shopping center for a family-friendly Halloween trick or treat event. Masks required. 3-7 p.m., 8888 SW 136 St., Miami. RSVP on Eventbrite required. Free.
Oct. 22 & 29
Lowe’s Curbside Trick or Treat
Visit your nearby Lowe’s store either of these days for a bag of candy and a small pumpkin to take home. Register soon to participate in this two-time event as spaces will fill up. All day. Free.
Halloween drive-in movie event
City of Miami Beach is hosting a Halloween-themed drive-in movie event with a judged Halloween Car Decorating Contest where prizes will be awarded. Gates open at 7:15 p.m., movie screens at 8 p.m., Convention Center Rooftop parking on Washington Ave. and 20 St., Miami Beach. $10 per car.
The Spooky Drive-in Movie Theater
Screening of the Halloween movie “The Addams Family” and although the drive-in portion is sold out, tickets for circle lawn seating for a maximum group of six will be sold the day of the event.
7 p.m., Pinecrest Community Center, 5855 SW 111th St., Pinecrest. $20 per group of six.
After Dark at Stafford Park
This Halloween event with candy and Halloween-themed fun activities is open to Miami Spring and Virginia Gardens only.
6-8 p.m., 501 East Dr., Miami Springs. Free.
Spooky Symphony Concert: A Halloween Extravaganza
The annual Halloween concert by the Alhambra Orchestra of favorite symphonic pieces includes movie themes and other eerie classics. Starts at 3 p.m. Click here for more details. Virtual.
Through Oct. 30
Halloween goodie bags at Dolphin Mall
Visit the mall’s information booth to pick up a goodie bag filled with candy, chocolate, Bath & Body works pocket hand sanitizer, a bakery treat, kids club gift and passport to shopping certificate.
Daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., 11401 NW 12th St., Miami. Free.
Through Oct. 31
Not So Spooky Adventure and Harvest Market
This monthlong event features a variety of Halloween-themed drive-thru experiences including:
- Not So Spooky drive-thru experience with haunted stories streamed through your radio
- Pumpkin Patch where you can buy pumpkins and carving kits
- Trick or Treating Alley where kids get treats from their favorite costumed characters
- Harvest Market where you can take photos, shop for fall items, take photos in a fall setting and grab a bite from local vendors in a socially-distant environment
Saturdays and Sundays noon to 7 p.m., Tamiami Park, 11201 SW 24th St. $29.
Zombie Park Trunk or Treat Drive-Thru
Drive through Zombie Park with trunks open for plenty of Halloween treats!
Decorate your car, come in costume.
5 p.m. at Pinecrest Community Center, 5855 Killian Drive, Pinecrest. Free.
Drive-in movie The Addams Family
The City of Homestead Police Department is hosting Drive-in Movie with a cop featuring “The Addams Family.”
6 p.m., Losner Park Parking Lot, 104 N. Krome Ave., Homestead. Free.
Monster Mash Bash
This Halloween bash includes costume contests, prizes, treats, ghost tours and plenty of candy
6-10 p.m. at North Miami Beach City Hall, 17011 NE 19th Ave. Free.
Not So Spooky Halloween
More than 20 merchants will be handing out treats, selfie stations will be posted throughout along with more Halloween-themed fun.
5:30-7 p.m., CityPlace Doral, 8300 NW 36 St., Doral. Free.
Halloween Trunk or Treat Drive-Thru
Grab candy and treats from the comfort of your car!
5-7 p.m., Palmetto Bay Park, 17535 SW 95 Ave., Palmetto Bay. Free.
Halloween Spooky Jam at Doral Yard
Halloween party at the newly-opened Doral Yard with a live musical performance by Sol + The Tribu along with a fall-themed drink special the Pumpkin Old-Fashioned for $10, $30 buckets with five Estrella Damm beers and specials on Paletas Morelia paletas for customers in costume.
8-10:30 p.m., Doral Yard, 8455 NW 53 St., Doral. Free.
Drive-thru trick or treat
Family-friendly event in the parking lot with Halloween decorations, music and Halloween candy goodie bags.
2-4 p.m., Southland Mall, 20505 S. Dixie Hwy., Miami, next to Filipe’s Restaurant entrance. Free.
Halloween Family Movie Night
Trick or treat through the rainforest at Fairchild then stick around for a fun Halloween-themed family movie.
6-10 p.m., Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables.
Members $15; nonmembers $25; $10 for kids ages 6-17; free for children younger than 5.
Magic City Opera Halloween Celebration
Virtual Livestream of “Hansel & Gretel: A Halloween Opera” featuring famous melodies “Evening Prayer” and “When at Night I Go to Sleep.” 6:30 p.m., livestreamed from the North Beach Bandshell. Click here to reserve a virtual ticket. Free.
Target’s Boo Avenue
Participating Targets are converting their parking lots into drive-thru Halloween experiences with costumed cars decked out like a robot, skeleton, unicorn and pumpkin and costumed characters handing out candy.
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Click here to find the participating Target in your neighborhood.
It’s a Space(d) Jam! Halloween Family Jam
The family-friendly Halloween event includes a costume parade, so come in your best! and a Jam with Jamie. Masks are required and space is limited. RSVP to email@example.com
4 p.m., Paradise Plaza, 151 NE 41 St., Miami. Free.
Halloween Trick or Treat Caravan (for Coral Gables residents only)
Come in costume, decorate your car and grab treats from costumed characters The Mummy and Dracula during this drive-thru event.
5-9 p.m., corner of Riviera Drive and Segovia Street. $10 per car.
Halloween Comic Fest
Pick up a free comic book at one of several Miami comic book stores. Participating stores are Games of Gauntlet in North Miami, Knowhere Toys, Comics & Gaming in Hialeah, A&M Comics in Miami on Bird Road or Korka Comics in West Dade. Click here for addresses and hours of operation for each store. All day. Free.
Halloween Drive-Thru at IKEA
Dress in costume and head to the Miami Ikea store for a fun trick-or-treat, drive-thru event with Halloween wrapped candy and a goodie bag.
1-4 p.m., 1801 NW 117th Ave., Miami. Free.
Line up for a contactless drive-thru event with pre-packaged trick-or-treat bags filled with wrapped candies and other treats and free chocolate milk provided by Florida Dairy Farmers. The event is sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers and Caleb and Calder Sloan’s Awesome Foundation.
11 a.m.-1 p.m., Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Causeway., Miami. Free.
Drive-thru Trick-or-Treat Street and Haunted Avenue
Costumed Halloween characters greet kids on Haunted Avenue and hand out bags of candy.
3:30-5 p.m. for kids ages 3-5, and 6:30-8 p.m. for kids ages 6-17, Scott Rakow Youth Center, 2700 Sheridan Ave., Miami Beach. $5 per car.
Maleficent drive-in screening
Watch the live-action film “Maleficent – Mistress of Evil” starring Angelina Jolie and also enjoy one goody bag per car including refreshments, popcorn and candy along with live DJ performances.
6-9 p.m., Dezerland Park, 14401 NE 19 Ave., North Miami. $10 per car.
Gold Coast Railroad Museum
Kids up to 12 years old in costume get free admission to the museum and Halloween candy. Visitors are encouraged to bring a bagged lunch.
11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 12450 SW 152 St., Miami. Free for kids, adults pay regular admission.
Schnebly’s Movies on the Lawn Halloween Edition
Grand Opening of the new outdoor lawn space with screening “Scream” on Oct. 31.
Schnebly Redland’s Winery, 30205 SW 217 Ave., Homestead. $10.
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Miami 2021 events: A month-by-month guide
Yes, many plans changed in 2020 … with vacations and shows and festivals canceled throughout Miami, South Florida and the world. However, the New Year brought with it hope of brighter and better times ahead. Car shows, art festivals and more have been scheduled for 2021.
We’ve compiled a month-by-month roundup of events in our area. Keep in mind that some events may be virtual. Others may follow strict safety protocols. You’ll want to get all the details and decide which options are best for you and your family. Click here for a handy guide!
Popular Miami events canceled for 2020-2021
The year 2020 brought many firsts and never-before-seens, including the cancellation of some of our favorite events, including Santa’s Enchanted Forest, Coral Gables Festival of the Arts, Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Florida Renaissance Festival and more.
We’ve compiled a roundup of canceled events, so you can see if your favorite festivals will take place or not. Many will have to wait for now, but hopefully they’ll be back soon! Click here to see which ones have been affected for the 2020-2021 season.
- Free & cheap things to do this weekend in Miami
- Zoo Miami: Last chance to enjoy $15 Monday admission!
- Regal Theatres: Enjoy discounted tickets & bargain popcorn
- Tony Succar headlines free Hispanic Heritage concert on Saturday
- It’s fall! Harvest festivals popping up around Miami
- Rent an RV for fall travel
- Free & cheap Halloween 2021 events in Miami
- Miami festivals & events: Your guide to what’s happening in 2021
- Fairchild Garden: 20% off admission with promo code
- Santa’s Parade of the Elves, a popular South Miami tradition, scheduled to make 2021 comeback
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