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Zombies, witches, superheroes, ghosts and goblins will roam the streets on Halloween 2018 weekend, Oct. 26-28, and they’ll most likely be at some of these free and cheap Miami events:
Through Nov. 3: House of Horror: South Florida’s largest haunt experience, offers two acres with more than 30 rooms of bone-chilling terror plus two new new haunted houses Blossom LN and Area 13. Tickets start at $30 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 6-11:30 p.m. at Miami International Mall, 1455 NW 107 Ave. 305-639-6000.
Halloween Trunk or Treat: The Town of Cutler Bay serves up a spooktacular time at its Annual Halloween event with a trunk-or-treat, haunted house, costume contest, golf cart parade photo booth, food trucks, and more. Costume contest limited to the first 25 participants in each age group. Free. 6-10 pm. Cutler Ridge Park, 10100 SW 200 St.
Halloween Haunted Trails and Kids Fun Zone: The City of North Miami hosts its annual fun and creepy event with scary hayrides, kids’ costume contest, games, bounce houses, DJ and other entertainment and the scary Haunted Trails with plenty of creepy Halloween-themed characters. 7-11 p.m., Enchanted Forest Elaine Gordon Park, 1725 NE 135 St., North Miami. Tickets $20 for a family pack of five. 305-895-9840.
Safe Night of Fright: Enjoy a safe night of fright with a Halloween-themed movie, pumpkin carving and “truck or treat.” Free admission and refreshments for sale. 5-9 p.m., North Shore Park, 501 72 St., Miami Beach. 305-861-3616.
Rocky Horror Picture Show. Watch the cult classic romp starring transvestite Tim Curry and young sweethearts Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick who get caught up in a wild night at an eerie mansion after getting a flat tire. Bring props to follow along and come in costume. Free. 6:30 p.m., Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 Red Rd., Pinecrest.
Trick or Treat Community Event: The spooky fun-filled evening includes a kids costume parade, haunted house, candy and giveaways, creepy performances and food and drinks for sale. Must sign up for costume parade at tent by 7 p.m. 6 p.m., South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211 St., Cutler Bay. Free.
Trail of Terrors. Join us for the “real” haunted history tour of Pinecrest Gardens. If your scheduled tour time allows, Rocky Horror Picture Show is included in the price of your ticket. This tour is not recommended for young children. $10 in advance, $13 at door. 7-11 p.m., Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 Red Rd., Pinecrest.
Oct. 26 & 27: City of Miami Springs Halloween Events. Oct. 26 it’s the Spooktacular Costume Contest open to all ages including babies, kids and families. 7 p.m., Aquatic Center, 1401 Westward Dr., Miami Springs. Free. Oct. 27 Howl-O-Springs @ the Circle event with live music, scare zones, rides, trick or treating, a Jack-o-Lantern contest and food for sale. $5 for residents, $10 non-residents. 4-8 p.m., Royal Poinciana Blvd. and Curtiss Parkway, Miami Springs.
Oct. 26, 27, 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 and enjoy movies under the stars. Trunk or Treat 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Registration for Trunk or Treat required. Watch “Mickey’s House of Villains” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26, “Disney’s Halloween Town” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27, and “Hocus Pocus” at 7 :30 p.m. Oct. 31. Free. 6-10 pm. Westwood Park, 11350 SW 53rd Terrace.
Spooky Science Monster Mash. They’re putting a spin on Halloween with a scientific touch of science experiments, and other creepy, cool encounters. Costumes allowed but with several restrictions which are listed on the link. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, 1101 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132. 305-434-9600. Museum admission $17-$29.
Nightmare on Montrose. Kids of all ages are invited to celebrate at this event which will feature pumpkin decorating, costume contest, costume parade for the little ghosts and ghouls, music, food trucks, and a haunted house. 5-9 p.m., Picnic Park West, 15151 NW 82 Ave., Miami Lakes, FL 33016. Free. 305-698-9308.
Trunk or Treat Car Show & Movie Night: Trick or treat, costume contest, car and golf cart contest, screening of “Casper” and raffle prize giveaways. 6-9:30 p.m., Coral Reef Park, 7895 SW 152 St., Miami. Free.
South Florida Halloween Music Festival. Del Monte Fresh Produce invites you to “Go Bananas!” for a healthy Halloween with
brand ambassadors dressed in banana costumes who will host fun-filled fitness sessions, while you enjoy music as well as product, coupon and costume giveaways. Noon to 3 p.m., Giralda Plaza, Coral Gables, FL 33134. Free.
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 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. To find out a participating comic shop near you, use the store locator here. The three shops in Miami-Dade County are listed as:
- A & M Comics, 6650 Bird Rd., Miami, FL, 33155, (305) 661-3406
- 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
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, screening of “Hotel Transylvania 3” and plenty of costumes. 5-7 pm. and movie screening 7-9 p.m. 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.
Trick or Treat down Main Street: Enjoy a one-of-a-kind scavenger hunt filled with loads of candy and fun activities throughout the shops at Downtown Doral. Each trick or treat participant has a chance to win exciting raffle prizes. The fun continues inside the Downtown Doral Wizarding World, a themed event space complete with extravagant décor, a DJ, games, and a magic show. Free trick or treating. $5 to enter the Downtown Doral Wizarding World. Adults free with paying children. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 8500 NW 52 St., #A105, Doral.
Oct. 27 & 28: Halloween Weekend Celebration at IKEA. Bring the kids to the IKEA Restaurant for some Halloween. Kids are encouraged to come dressed in costumes. The afternoon will include craft activities, costume parades and other fun surprises. Parents and/or guardians must be present during the activity. 4-6 p.m., IKEA, 1801 NW 117 Ave., Doral. Free.
Oct. 28: A Spooky Symphony: A one-hour kid-friendly event of movie themes and eerie classics featuring projected images and performed by the Alhambra Orchestra and Greater Miami Youth Symphony. Free admission and open seating. Starts at 4 pm. Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance. Miami-Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W. Flagler St. For more information, please call 305-547-5414.
Oct. 28: Super Hero for the Cure Trunk or Treat: Halloween fundraiser organized by Sweetwater Police Department to raise funds for Hunter Syndrome. Over 20 candy stations, super hero photobooth, pumpkin decorating, bounce houses, petting zoo and costume contest. Masks not allowed. 3-7 p.m., Jorge Mas Canosa Park, 250 SW 114 Ave., Miami. $1 donation per child, $5 wristbands for unlimited rides.
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: 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. 30: Movie Night at the Yard 6-11 p.m. Come in costume, bring your own blanket and bring the pooch and watch either Disney Pixar’s Coco at 6: 45 or Hocus Pocus at 8:45. Each $6 or both for $10. 56 NW 29 St.
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.
Trick or Treat at Midtown Miami: Swing by Target’s first level entrance to pick up a trick-or-treat bag and visit participating retailers for a special treat. Goodie bags available while supplies last, arriving early recommended. 5-7 p.m., 3401 N. Miami Ave.
Trunk or Treat in Brickell. Family friendly event where kids, parents and even pets are encouraged to come in costume and enjoy and trick or treat from an array of decorated car trunks. Condo dwellers are encouraged to decorate their cars and participate in the fun. 6-9 p.m., First Miami Presbyterian Church, 609 Brickell Ave., Miami.
Halloween Boo Bash at Mall of the Americas. Kids ages 10 and under are invited to wear their best costumes to enjoy an amazing show by Gigi the Witch at 5:30pm. Halloween-themed craft activities and giveaways begin at 5pm. Trick or treating around the mall until supplies last. Masks only allowed on small children. 5-7 p.m., 7795 W. Flagler St., Miami.
Spooktacular Safe Streets Halloween. Don’t miss the fun at Miami Kids Magazine’s Safe Streets Halloween Block Party. There will be safe and fun trick or treating for the whole family with a visit from Word Girl, free candy, games, prizes, music, pumpkin painting, inflatables, and much more. Pick a costume theme for the whole family. 4-7 p.m., SW 72 St. to 57 Ave., South Miami. Free.
Spooktacular Halloween Party: Dress the kids up in their best costume and come enjoy trick or treating, music and games, face painting, balloon artist and magician. 5:30-9:30 p.m., Dolphin Mall, 11401 NW 12 St., Miami. Free.
Hallow Bash at Brickell City Centre: Halloween family fun with kids and pets costume contest, tricks and treats, a spooky pumpkin patch, complimentary photobooth, music and crafts. 5:30 p.m., 701 S. Miami Ave., C Block, Level 4 above La Centrale. Free.
Halloween on the Mile. Trick or treating, story time, kiddie costume contest, and doggie costume contest. 4-8 pm all along Miracle Mile and downtown Coral Gables.
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.
Fall Festival and Trunk and Treat. Join in a fun evening of trunk ‘n treat, hayrides, face painting, music, and more, all in a safe and wholesome environment. Family, friends and neighbors are all invited to this annual community event. 7 p.m., New Testament Baptist Church, 6601 NW 167 St., Miami. Free.
Fall Festival: Head to the heart of Little Haiti in your Halloween costme for an evening of games, candy, music and food for sale during a fun Halloween/Fall Festival mash-up event at this colorful complex. 6-9 p.m., Little Haiti Cultural Complex, 212 NE 59 Terr., Miami. Free.
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 different stages throughout Lincoln Road; WALLCAST screening of The Night of the Living Dead (50th Anniversary), the movie at New World Symphony; In-store trick or treating, where select stores will have candy to distribute to visitors; Outdoor pop-up bars; Select in-store Halloween specials. Free admission. On Lincoln Road between Alton and Washington streets.
Aventura Mall: Bring the kids for trick or treating fun throughout the mall with various candy stations and a whole lot of surprises. 5:30-8:30 p.m., 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura. Free.
Monster Mash Bash: Annual event hosted by the City of North Miami Beach. Fun for the whole family with a Creepy Carnival with rides, bounce houses, rock climbing and giant slides; Fright Forest featuring a haunted trail; musical entertainment, costume contests and giveaways on the Spooky Stage; crafts, slime making and Halloween cookie decorating in the DIY Danger Zone and pop-up shops in the Vendor Village. Free treat bags for the first 2,000 attendees. Fright Forest is $1 entry. 6-10 p.m., Patricia A. Mischon Athletic Field, 16601 NE 15 Ave. Free.
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 $5 per children.
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.
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