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Halloween & fall events in Coral Gables

The City of Coral Gables will celebrate the fall season through Oct. 31 with festivals, entertainment, activities and family fun. Here are some highlights:

  • Friday, Oct. 27
    Spooktacular Halloween Bash, for those 50 and older, don your favorite costume for a bit of hocus-pocus at the Adult Activity Center, 2 Andalusia Ave., Coral Gables, FL 33134. It starts at 1 p.m., with food, drinks, and spooky tunes. For more information, please contact 305-461-6765 or AACinfo@coralgables.com.

City of Coral Gables

  • Saturday, Oct. 28
    Trick-or-Treat on the Mile, from 2 to 8 p.m., Miracle Mile will transform into a Halloween haven with costume contests, face painting, balloon artistry, book readings, and a magic show. Participating businesses along Miracle Mile will distribute candy to trick-or-treaters.
  • Doggie Halloween Costume Contest at the Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave., 3 p.m.
  • Face Painting & Balloon Artists, 100 Miracle Mile, 3:30 p.m., 93 Miracle Mile, 3:30 p.m.
  • Magic Show at LeJeune Plaza, Corner of Miracle Mile and Le Jeune, 5 p.m.
  • Spooky Children’s Story Hour at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., 5 p.m.
  • Day of the Dead Celebration from 4 to 9 p.m. across from Coral Gables City Hall. This folkloric celebration organized by the Consulate of Mexico will include traditional Mexican performances, music, and food.
  • Sunday, Oct. 29
    Halloween Pumpkin Float at the historic Venetian Pool,  2701 De Soto Blvd., at 6 p.m. Families can enjoy snacks while carving their pumpkin and watching the jack-o’-lanterns float across the dark, moonlit waters.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 31
    Nightmare at 405 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Visit the Coral Gables War Memorial Youth Center, 405 University Drive. It will be transformed into a gloomy, haunted house. Foolish mortals who dare to enter will receive a treat after being tricked. This event is not suitable for children ages 5 and under.

For more details on upcoming events, visit coralgables.com/news.

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