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Halloween in Miami 2021: Your holiday headquarters

For all those who love Halloween, we’ve got everything you need to know to make the most of this year’s festivities!

Check out special events and restaurant deals throughout Miami and South Florida, as well as costume ideas, face-painting tips and more in our special Halloween 2021 Headquarters

Happy Halloween!!!!

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Free & cheap Halloween events 

Halloween festivities will hopefully feel a bit more normal this year than in 2020. We’re finding many 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?).

So, ye ghosts, goblins, witches and ghouls … check out our special Halloween roundup for the most current list of kid (and some adult) events. For the full roundup of Halloween events, click here

Halloween restaurant deals 

Halloween “treats” don’t have to be limited to candy. Restaurants big and small throughout Miami and the rest of South Florida are offering special treats – in the form of special offers and freebies – for this holiday season. 

Some deals are only valid on Oct. 31, while others are good before or after or both! (Note: Some offers require a costume.) Not all locations offer the same promotions. As a result, price and participation may vary. It’s always wise to call ahead for verification in your area. We strive to keep up with limited-time offers, but deals may end without notice. For the full roundup of Halloween restaurant deals, click here

Krispy Kreme: Get a free doughnut on Halloween!

As the sprinkle on top of the season, every guest who visits a Krispy Kreme shop in a Halloween costume on Oct. 31, 2021, can receive a FREE doughnut at participating locations.

No purchase is necessary for this freebie, but there is a limit one doughnut per customer. For more information, click here

free Halloween events in Miami

Cheap and easy Halloween costumes

Do you have your Halloween costume yet? If you don’t want to spend a scary amount of money (or time) on a costume, here’s a list of 100-plus cheap and easy Halloween costumes from our parent site, Living on the Cheap.

There are so many costume ideas that they’re divided into sections: Scary, Real-life people, Pop culture and history, Offbeat, sports themed and animals. Just a few that you’ll find are: Playing Card, Tardis from Doctor Who, Medusa and Zombie Bride. We’ve also got instructions for face-painting to create a witch and face-painting to create a monster. For more information, click here


Staff writer Noelani Soto contributed to this report. 


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Find more on special events and restaurant deals throughout Miami and South Florida, as well as costume ideas, face-painting tips and more in our special Halloween 2021 Headquarters





About Melina

Melina I. De Rose is a veteran editor and communications specialist with a special love for all things Miami. The longtime resident spent 22 years at the South Florida Sun Sentinel in roles such as section editor, department head, social media specialist and web producer. Melina has much experience in the freebies-and-bargains arena, having edited the popular Sun Sentinel feature, “Doreen’s Deals,” for many years. She also is editor of, a media hub for local music, theater, dance, visual arts and independent arts coverage. Contact her at



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