If you live in Miami or will be on a South Florida vacation in late October, chances are you’ll be looking to celebrate Halloween in one way or another.
If it’s just the two of you, or you’re with your buddies, you might be looking for a fun costume party. If you have kids, you certainly won’t want to deprive them of great trick-or-treat opportunities.
Thus, here are five great Halloween events in Miami.
Cobwebs and Candles Halloween Party
Sunday, October 25, 8 p.m.
Station 5 Table & Bar
5845 Sunset Drive, South Miami | 305.668.7405
Here’s a costume party that challenges you to get creative. The 2015 theme for the annual Cobwebs and Candles Party at Station 5 Table & Bar is Famous Couples. Any couple is fair game—come as Sonny and Cher, Kim and Kanye, even Kermit and Piggy or Opus and Bill the Cat. Maybe you’ll win a prize in the contest.
Come enjoy bar appetizers, “poison punch,” music and more at one of the premier eateries in South Miami. Tickets are available in advance and at the door.
Brickell Monster Bar Crawl
Saturday, October 31, 2015, 7 p.m.
American Social Restaurant & Bar (registration/starting point)
Come to one of Miami’s hottest downtown-area neighborhoods for one of the season’s coolest events. If you’re 21 or older, the Brickell Monster Bar Crawl is a great alternative to the crazy Halloween-night Miami club scene.
Show up with your vacation buddies or significant other, wearing fun Halloween costumes, for a trek to five of the best bars and restaurants in the trendy district. You’ll have 6 hours to hit all the stops—from 7 p.m. Saturday to 1 a.m. Sunday, from The longest walk between stops on the circuit route is less than 10 minutes.
The participating establishments are:
• American Social | 690 S.W. 1st Court | 305.223.7704
• Batch Gastropub | 30 S.W. 12th St. | 305.808.5555
• Brother Jimmy’s BBQ | 900 S. Miami Ave. | 305.517.5124
• RedBar Brickell | 52 S.W. 10th St. | 786.316.0303
• Rubi Lounge | 141 S.W. 7th St. | 305.747.7400
Your expedition begins at American Social, on the Miami River, where you can register the night of the event if you haven’t bought your tickets in advance.
Each ticket entitles you to the same perks at every venue: one free beer or drink, one $3 Oculto and Beck’s special, and special pricing on other drinks.
House of Horror Amusement Park
Thursday, September 24 through Sunday, November 1, 6-11 p.m.
Miami International Mall (east parking lot)
1455 N.W. 107th Ave., Doral | 305.639.6000
Your teens can enjoy Halloween thrills all month long while you shop at a Simon mall with more than 140 stores.
The House of Horror Amusement Park features a 2-acre haunted house with 30 eerie rooms connected by horrific hallways, plus games, carnival rides, food and live concerts.
Saturday October 24, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
1 Miami Zoo Monorail, Miami | 305.251.0400
Zoo Boo will be truly memorable for young costumed visitors 12-and-under. They get to go trick-or-treating, enjoy special entertainment and games, and maybe win a prize for best costume. But it’s also a big event for Zoo Miami’s residents, too.
The zoo animals will be given special Halloween treats, too—with you and your kids watching! You’ll see black bears and sun bears munching on pumpkins, meerkats and magpies feasting on tasty worms.
Zoo Boo is a great fun family experience to build into a Halloween vacation agenda.
Knock! Knock! Halloween
Saturday, October 31, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami | 305.400.7000
Bring your costumed little ones to this legendary zoo for Knock! Knock! Halloween, a day of trick-or-treating arts and crafts, animal shows and prizes. They’ll reward you by repeating all the silly knock-knock jokes they’ll learn at various locations along their jungle journey.