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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. 26-29: 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, 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. 27-29: 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: 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
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.
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. 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.
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