15 Halloween Events Near Miami, from Super Spooky to Family-Friendly

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Spine-chilling cocktails, giant river otters bobbing for pumpkins and a spooktacular musical performance by rapper Travis Scott—yeah, the Magic City doesn’t play around when it comes to fright night festivities. Here are the 15 best Halloween events in Miami to check out this year, from family-friendly fun to super spooky experiences and beyond.

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1. Halloween Spook at Sea

Sail around Biscayne Bay with Poseidon Ferry as you dance the night away on Halloween weekend. Halloween Spook at Sea is a two-hour experience that includes cruising on the water, a live DJ, two drink tickets plus a cash bar and small bites like candy and pizza. Now that’s a Hallows Eve plan we can definitely get on board with.

2. Halloween at the Biltmore

The Biltmore in Coral Gables is bringing back its legendary Halloween weekend soiree. Expect an open bar, buzzy music, a chef-driven buffet dinner and a costume contest hosted by a celebrity panel of judges.

3. Halloween Half Marathon

There’s need to feel guilty about stuffing your face with fun-size Snickers bars. Just sign up for Miami Beach’s Halloween Half Marathon and get your sweat on. Pick your course (4 miles or 13.1 miles), dress up in costume and lace up your sneakers. (Psst: You don’t have to be a serious competitor to participate—walkers are welcome too.)

4. Haunted W Rooftop

What better way to channel your alter ego than on one of the most beautiful rooftop bars in the entire city? Offering breathtaking views of downtown and South Beach, the W’s outdoor rooftop will transform into a haunted escape on Halloween weekend with two DJ booths, LED walls, light-up party favors and enough spooky decor to last until next year. In other words, it’s the costume party rave you never knew you needed.

5. Alice in Horrorland Halloween Party

Join the Clevelander for a trip down the rabbit hole where your spookiest dreams will become reality. At Alice in Horrorland Halloween Party, revelers can dance the night away with themed cocktails, costumes galore and live music. Bonus: Participate in the costume contest for a chance to win a two-night stay at Clevelander South Beach.

6. Zoo Boo 2022

Picture this: giant river otters bobbing for pumpkins. Wait, what about saki monkeys in a spooky forest? Expect all of that and more on Halloween weekend (Saturday through Sunday) during this year’s Zoo Boo 2022. Families and children under 12 can expect to trick-or-treat in costume, meet special characters, make Halloween crafts and hang out with Zoo Miami’s furry friends.

7. Mr. Jack O’ Lanterns Pumpkin Patch

Just in time for spooky season, this family-owned pumpkin patch has it all: pumpkin picking, carving kits, games and attractions, and more—all just a short distance away in Palm Beach. Even better, the patch also offers online ordering and delivery for pumpkins. Make sure to place your pumpkin order in advance of Halloween night.

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8. Hallowave

Superheroes on every street corner, costume contests for dogs (and their owners) and enough candy for children and their parents? Count us in for Hallowave, an all-day spooktacular celebration on Halloween for kids and families in Miami Beach.

9. Hallowyn Block Party

Thousands will flood the streets of Wynwood in their craziest costumes to celebrate Halloween this year. Rally a few fun friends for HalloWYN, an all-day (and night) event, complete with food and cocktails, live entertainment and spooky specials. The event is rain or shine and open to all ages, though you might want to leave the kids at home if you’re planning to stay past daylight.

10. Halloween Bar Crawl

The spooky sip fest is back and better than ever. Hang out in Miami for an evening filled with drinks, dancing and Halloween debauchery. Plus, you’ll visit at least half a dozen different venues, sip on drinks at each one and take advantage of additional specials.

11. Maxim Halloween Party

Miami’s sultriest Halloween event is back this year: Maxim Halloween. Taking over the Fontainebleau hotel, this is the place to get dressed to the nines and enjoy an evening of cirque performances (!), an open bar (!!) and an intimate performance by rap superstar Travis Scott (!!!). Need we say more?

12. Hollyweird Halloween Block Party

Candy, costumes, live music and family-friendly activities: Hollyweird Halloween Block Party in Hollywood will take over the downtown area all night long and offer a little something for everyone. Bring the kids along in the beginning for trick-or-treating, or stop by later on in the evening for adults-only programming.

13. Miami Children’s Museum’s Not So Scary Family Halloween Bash

Put on your best costume and get ready to trick or treat throughout Miami Children’s Museum’s 17 galleries. This family-friendly Halloween event will feature pumpkin decorating, spooky arts and crafts, character meet and greets and a haunted house experience. All funds raised through this event will directly the support the museum’s educational programs. Event is rain or shine.

14. Bedner’s Farm Pumpkin Patch

Bedner’s Farm is hosting its annual fall festival this year, running through Halloween. Included with admission is entrance to the pumpkin patch, plus tractor rides, live music and entrance to the corn maze and sunflower field. Also expect homemade ice cream, cider doughnuts, roasted sweet corn and other savory eats like grilled cheese, tacos and New York-style hot dogs.

15. Halloween Haunted Mansion Party

Get spooked for charity: The Coral Gables Woman’s Club’s Halloween Haunted Mansion Party will celebrate all things spooky with an open bar, delicious food and an international celebrity DJ. Plus, a costume contest with prizes will be awarded for best couple, best group and most unique overall. All proceeds will help support the Coral Gables Children’s Dental Clinic.

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