Halloween used to be a holiday filled with cute kids’ costumes, adorable trick-or-treaters, and maybe a few toilet-papered houses. It has gradually morphed into a holiday that is less kid-centric and more catered to adults. While little ones certainly continue the tradition of knocking on doors for candy, more adults than ever before are looking for a bit of entertainment on the holiday.
As Fort Lauderdale car accident lawyers, we know that partying and driving don’t always mix. We’ve put together a list of the top events for adults and families in South Florida this year, but want to take the time to add a reminder: Don’t drink and drive.
You can have a spooktacular time this Halloween without putting your life or the lives of others at risk. If you do decide to partake in adult “spirits,” find another ride home: Uber, a designated driver, a cab, or even public transportation.
Here are the top spots this Halloween, in no particular order:
Start off your night with a trip to the largest haunt experience in the region and cap it off with a great party at your friend’s place. House of Horror at Miami International mall is two acres of terror.
For just $30, you can travel through two haunted houses and take a ride on any of the many attractions. The haunts happen all week long, and tickets are 50% off if you go Monday through Thursday. Opening time is 6 pm.
You and the whole family can enjoy the Trick or Treat Community Event in Cutler Bay. The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center has a haunted house, kids’ costume parade, and performances that are spooky enough to be fun for young and old.
There’s food and drink for sale at the free party that takes place from 6 to 10 pm on October 26.
This is a cult classic that can’t be missed on Halloween. The free movie will be played at Pinecrest Gardens at 6:30 pm on October 26. Dress up as your favorite character, from the movie and make sure to bring enough toilet paper to throw!
If you aren’t sure about the traditions around Rocky Horror Picture Show, there are a few handy guides online. While this may not be an appropriate event for little ones, older teenagers may have a great time at a live showing!
If you’re kids love science, this is the party for you. From 11 am to 4 pm on October 27, you can head over to Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science in Miami for creepy and cool activities.
Costumes are permitted, but there are restrictions due to safety. The activity is included with regular museum admission.
Comics instead of candy is the lure of this event. Free for all comic fans, you can visit any one of three shops: A & M Comics, Korka Comics, or Multiverse Corps Comics to take part in the fun.
A costume contest with prizes will be held, and you can nab a comic at no charge.
Dress up your favorite four-legged friend and take a ride to Pinecrest Gardens on October 29. The festivities include a costume contest, parade, tricks and treats, an agility course, entertainment, and food and drinks.
Tickets are only $5, and children 2 and under are free. There is an extra charge of $10 if you would like to participate in the costume contest and parade.
This one might be better left to the adults. It’s the official block party in Wynwood, featuring crazy costumes and more than 20 food trucks.
You and yours can rock into the night from 7 pm onward. The event is absolutely free, but you will have to pay for any food and drink you want.
This is another family-friendly event worth seeing. It takes place at New Testament Baptist Church in Miami and is free to the public.
Face painting, hayrides, music, and more attract families from the community. All are welcome to the event that starts at 7 pm.
Do you think you have what it takes? This fright receives a whopping five pumpkins from past visitors and is sure to scare the pants off you. Four haunted houses, scare zones, carnival rides, and entertainment make this a must do this Halloween season.
Fright Nights is recommended for those 12 years and up, and parents are urged to use discretion when allowing their pre-teens to participate.
You’ll find the attraction in Wynwood, but you may not find yourself getting out! The maze of horror is not recommended for children. If you are ready to test your limits, this blackout maze is for you.
It’s so scary, in fact, that the attractions website keeps a tally of people who have “chickened out” since it opened for the season.
Halloween can be fun for your entire family and involves so much more than going door to door. From carnivals to scare houses, you can easily find something to do throughout October. The frightening season has officially kicked off but we implore you not to extend it into November. If you choose to drink, please don’t drive.
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