Halloween Events Guide
SocialMiami’s picks for Halloween fun for little goblins and big scary people too!
FREE SPOOKY SYMPHONY
Sunday, October 25 at 3 p.m.
The Arsht Center’s Free Family Fest events continue with a spooky twist for Halloween! Spooky Symphony is a free Halloween family concert that features the most beautiful scary music you’ve ever heard! Performed by The Greater Miami Youth Symphony and the Alhambra Orchestra, the program includes a multimedia presentation of thrilling excerpts from Jurassic Park, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Batman: The Dark Knight, other Halloween favorites and a variety of classical selections. Kids are encouraged to dress in their best Halloween costumes to enhance the supernatural experience! General admission seating is expected to be available so plan to arrive as early at 3 p.m. to line up for seating on a first-come first-serve basis.
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts’ Knight Concert Hall
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami
5TH ANNUAL HOWL-O-WEEN
Sunday, October 25 from noon to 5 p.m.
Join emcee Dave Barry for Howl-O-ween at Pinecrest Gardens, a day filled with fun and activities for the whole family and well behaved pups too. There will be food and refreshments, trick-or-treating, arts & crafts, costume contests and parades, live entertainment, DJ Hurricane Rey, Howl-O-Ween portraits and lots more – all the benefit Paws 4 You Rescue. Adoptable dogs too looking for a new home.
HALLOWEEN KIDS’ CLUB EVENT – PLUS TRICK-OR-TREATING!
Halloween from 1 to 6 p.m.
Southland Mall will host another Kids’ Club Event with a lot of fun Halloween activities for everybody! Plus there will be Trick-or-Treating for all ghosts and goblins near the fountain by TJ Maxx from 1 to 3 p.m. Candy-filled goodie bags will be handed out while supplies last. South Florida Parenting Magazine will join Southland Mall to celebrate Halloween with Kids’ Club members. Come scary or not and participate in the Halloween costume contest with prizes for all and grand prizes for the two winners. There will be lots of fun entertainment and games with Daisy the Witch! The fun happens around Center Court from 4 to 6 p.m. Don’t miss it!
20505 South Dixie Highway
Halloween from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Trick or Treat? You’ll find a little of both at Miami Children’s Museum. Take a walk through the Haunted House and explore the different spooky rooms; create some creepy crafts; and play ghostly games! Plus, there will be some spooky science experiments and trick-or-treating. All the Museum’s educators will be in costumes, and you should come in yours too!
Miami Children’s Museum
980 MacArthur Causeway, Watson Island, Miami
FRIENDLY CREATURES OF THE NIGHT
Thursday, October 29 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Fairchild Gardens offers a night of discovery for the whole family! Come dressed as your favorite creature and don’t forget your flashlight. Learn about the night creatures dwelling in our backyards and stroll through the Garden looking for creepy crawly creatures like spiders, owls and bats while taking part in hands-on themed activities all evening. Start at the Science Village where you’ll stop at Discovery Stations featuring Carnivorous Plants, Owls and Bugs. See owls up close with help from the folks with the Frost Museum of Science. Take in the screening of Disney’s Frankenweenie at 7 at Cycad Vista – blankets and lawn chairs welcome. Bring a picnic basket to enjoy during the movie, or see what’s cooking at the Glasshouse Cafe. Admission is free for Garden members and kids 5 and under; $25 for adults, $18 for seniors and $12 for children 6 to 17.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables
Queen of Blood at Science Art Cinema
Friday, October 23 at 7 p.m.
The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science will host its second Science Art Cinema, special program focusing on fear and how it affects the human brain. Enjoy a special set by DJ Le Spam of City of Progress Studio as you partake of complimentary light bites and libations. There will be a captivating presentation by Dr. Elizabeth Reynolds Losin from the UM’s Department of Psychology who will provide insight on what occurs inside the human brain when confronted with fear. The screening of the science fiction cult classic “Queen of Blood” will follow the presentation by Dr. Losin.
de la Cruz Collection
23 N.E. 41st Street, Miami Design District
HALLOWEEN AT HOGWARTS AND BEYOND!
Halloween at 3 p.m.
As part of Festival Miami 2015, the Frost Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Alexander Magalong, will present Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: Children’s Suite for Orchestra by John Williams. Also on the program will be Danse Macabre by Camille Saint-Saëns and Night on Bald Mountain by Modest Mussorgsky. Broomsticks and wands are welcome but may require checking at the door! Children are invited to dress in Halloween costumes and enjoy healthy post-concert treats courtesy of Wholefoods Market Coral Gables. Tickets are $10 and $15.
UM Gusman Concert Hall
1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables
FUNTAINEBOO HALLOWEEN BASH
Sunday, October 25 from 4 to 7 p.m.
A wicked fun time awaits youngsters at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach for the FB Kids FuntaineBoo Holloween Bash. Little zombies and witches from ages 4 to 12 will have a haunting good time at this family friendly affair. Kids are invited to dress in their best costumes as they enjoy ghoulish activities such as Pin the Nose on the Jack-o-Lantern, an Eyeball Bounce and a Witch Pitch at this grueling event. Kiddies will also be enchanted by whimsical crafting like Halloween frame decorating, mini pumpkin decorating and sparkle tattoo applications as they jam to spooky beats. Don’t forget to pay a visit to Dracula’s Lair and the FuntaineBoo fortune teller for a look into your future. Children are also invited to pose for a photo in the Harvest Room to capture the grueling memories. Admission is complimentary for hotel guests and $10 for non-hotel guests.
Fontainebleau Miami Beach FB Kids Camp Room
4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
305-538-2000, Ext. 3460
PETER & THE WEREWOLF
Halloween at 1 p.m. Plus Two More Performances!
Trick or Treat? Actually it’s both, as Orchestra Miami presents “Peter & the Werewolf!” Prokofiev’s beloved music presented with a new story that has a unique Halloween “twist,” It’s the perfect way to introduce your little munchkins to classical music! Juice and cookies will be served. Concerts last approximately one hour. Three performances, three locations! Second performance on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Divine Savior Academy, 10311 N.W. 58th Street, Doral; and the third performance on Sunday at 4 p.m. at Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 S.W. 57th Avenue, Pinecrest. Tickets are $10 for kids, ages 3 to 17, and $15 for adults.
Dr. Michael Krop Senior High School
1401 N.E. 215th Street, Aventura
TEEN LOCK-IN: DOWN UNDER
Friday to Saturday, October 30 to 31 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
The PAMM Teen Art Council’s (PTAC) first museum lock-in is just for highschool teens. Planned for the night before Halloween, PTAC invites teens to spend a night at Perez Art Museum Miami and enjoy experimental art-making, teen-led museum tours, photo booth fun, tasty treats and a dance party with live DJ. Costumes optional! Space is limited so pre-registration is a must!
DADELAND’S BOO BASH
Halloween from 3 to 5 p.m.
Dadeland Mall welcomes all to sport their best Halloween costume to haunt participating retailers during the mall’s annual Boo Bash and mall-wide trick-or-treating event! Also, Dadeland Mall is participating in a Halloween Costume Drive to benefit Neighbors4Neighbors. Please drop off gently used Halloween costumes at Simon Guest Services through October 25.
7535 N. Kendall Drive, Miami
SHORT FILMS TO CHILL YOUR BONES!
Wednesday, October 28 at 8 p.m.
Scaredy Cats Unwelcome! Try to keep your eyes open with Miami Short Film Festival as it celebrates the mysterious month of Halloween! These short films will chill your bones with toil and trouble to spare, enter if you dare! “Velvet Road” (14 min USA directed by L. Gustavo Cooper); “FOXED!” (3.30 min, Canada, directed by James Stewart); “Honeymoon Suite” (14 min, China, directed by Zao Wang); “Inmentis” (12.25 min, Argentina, directed by Francisco de la Fuente); “Gwoemul” (23.06 min, South Korea, directed by Seong-Kyu Ryu); and “TERCERO B” (19 min, Spain, directed by José Mari Goenaga). Tickets are $16.74.
Cinepolis Theater at CoCoWalk
3015 Grand Avenue, Coconut Grove
SPOOKY ZOO NIGHTS
Friday & Saturday, October 30 & 31 from 7 to 11 p.m.
Brave souls can be terrified at Dr. Wilde’s Creepy House, on the Zombie-laden tram ride and along the disturbing pathways at Zoo Miami. Little ones can enjoy ghoulish carousel rides, creepy crawlies and candy stations at the Children’s Zoo. Admission is $10.95 and $9.95 for Zoo members.
1 Zoo Boulevard, 12400 S.W. 152nd Street, Miami
7TH ANNUAL WALLOWEEN – CIRCO NEGRO
Halloween at 11:30 p.m.
WALL will introduce you to The Dark Side of Circus with its Halloween bash, Circo Negro.
18th Annual Halloween on the Mile
Halloween from 2 to 7 p.m.
Halloween on the Mile is back for its 18th annual celebration! Always a family affair, there will be something for everyone, including those members of the furry canine variety. Some of the spooky festivities for children and families include spooky stories, singing, dancing and sweets at Books & Books (265 Aragon) at 2; doggie costume contest at the Coral Gables Museum (285 Aragon) at 3 ($5 registration goes to the Humane Society); balloon artist and face painting at Nini & Loli 3 to 5 p.m. (2300 Salzedo); photo booth at Leica Store (372 Miracle Mile) 3:30 to 5; songs and dances from Disney Broadway Musicals at Actors’ Playhouse (280 Miracle Mile) at 4:30; and a kiddie costume contest at the Playhouse at 5 p.m.
Miracle Mile and Downtown Coral Gables
TRICK-OR-TREATING AT THE FALLS
Halloween from 3 to 8 p.m.
All little ghouls, goblins and boo’tiful princesses are invited to The Falls for a spooktacular time at the Kidgits Halloween event. Take part in a trick-or-treating scavenger Hunt, and while haunting the mall for candy, stop by the Center Court Stage to enjoy a performance by School of Rock USA from 3 – 5 p.m. And your gently used Halloween costumes will be welcome donations for a Halloween Costume Drive to benefit Neighbors4Neighbors. Drop off costumes at Simon Guest Services until October 25.
The Falls Center Court
8888 S.W. 136th Street, Miami
HAUNTED HAPPY HOUR
Halloween from 7 to 10 p.m.
SHOTS Miami will throw the Shots Hop Halloween Party where the theme is the 1950’s-meet-zombies, complete with a haunted house. Free.
311 N.W. 23rd Street, Wynwood Art District
5TH HOWLWEEN PARTY
Friday, October 30 from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Celebrate Halloween a day early and you’ll find some exciting entertainment in store for you. Performing live will be DJ Stringray, Fabi, Chilly, Broward Beat Box, and more! Put together your most creative Halloween costume and be prepared to have some fun. Free admission before 11 for all musicians and performers. In advance admission ranges from $10 to $25 – higher at the door. Must be 21 to attend.
Makers Square Marketplace
1142 N.E. 6th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
Saturday, October 31 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Enjoy a not-so-spooky afternoon of family art-making on the terrace at PAMM. Create a Halloween disguise by customizing your own mask, or decorate a trick-or-treat bag to stash your goodies in. There will be cotton candy and sweets available for purchase. General museum admission applies, but visitors who arrive in costume will receive complimentary museum admission.
SAINTS & SINNERS – MIAMI FASHION LAUNCH
Halloween at 7 p.m.
CatWalk Pros will host its 3rd annual Miami Fashion Launch, “Saints and Sinners.” This black carpet masquerade gala will attract fashionistas and philanthropists alike for an evening where fashion, art, music, theater and entertainment collide. Spend Halloween with notable fashion designers and emerging talent showcasing apparel in support of the local Miami Police Athletic League and the Do The Right Thing of Miami, Inc. Doors for the masquerade party and fashion show open at 7 p.m. General admission is $50 ($60 at the door) and VIP guests $75.
Little Haiti Cultural Complex
212 N.E. 59th Terrace
KNOCK! KNOCK! HALLOWEEN AT JUNGLE ISLAND
Saturday, October 31 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Jungle Island is calling all princesses, goblins and superheroes for its Knock! Knock! Halloween event. From trick-or-treating through the jungle, creating Halloween-themed arts & crafts to scarecrows and animal shows with cool creepy creatures, kids will enjoy this family-friendly day at Jungle Island. Plus, children can learn knock-knock jokes at trick-or-treat doors around the park and particvipate in a costume contest for neat prizes. As part of Miami Attractions Month, general park admission is buy one, get one free!.
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island, Miami
MONSTER SPLASH DAYTIME BASH
October 24, 25, 30 and 31 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Miami Seaquarium has planned four days of family-friendly Halloween fun for little ghosts and goblins! Monster Splash Daytime Bash returns with more ghoulish treats and ghostly fun than ever before. Kids can trick-or-treat at Sharky’s Sweet Tooth Stations from noon to 4; enjoy kiddie rides and bounce houses at the Little Monsters Play Area from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; take the Monsters in the Mangrove Haunted Walk; and watcj Flipper’s Dance Party at the only place in Miami with Halloween themed marine animal shows. Monster Splash Daytime Bash is a safe Halloween alternative for kids and their families. Admission for Monster Splash is the regular park admission – $42.99 and $33.99 for children ages 3-9.
Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne