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10 Halloween Events Happening Throughout The Palm Beaches

Winds howling, ghosts moaning, temperatures dropping below 80 degrees: Yes, Halloween is indeed approaching in South Florida. 

Here are 10 events in the Palm Beaches that you should explore this year, but only if you dare.

Cinépolis Handpicked October Screenings

Cinépolis Handpicked October Screenings
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In honor of the spookiest time of year, Cinépolis will be screening horror classics throughout the month of October as part of its weekly Handpicked series. “Frankenstein,” the 1931 version, will play on Oct. 16; “Beetlejuice” will be shown on Oct. 17; and the 1974 classic film “Young Frankenstein” will play on Oct. 23. Discounted tickets for each film can be purchased online. 

201 U.S. Highway 1, Jupiter; 561.277.1740; cinepolisusa.com

Fright Nights

Fright Nights
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With an event like Fright Nights right here in South Florida, you don’t need to drive all the way to Orlando for Halloween Horror Nights. From Oct. 11 to 13, Oct. 18 to 20 and Oct. 25 to 27, explore four haunted houses, including the decrepit Das Krankenhaus institution and the forgotten Mansion on Meadow Lane. If things get too scary, get traditional thrills from live music, food and carnival rides. Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult. The event will be held from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Thursday, and 6 p.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.

9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561.793.0333; myfrightnights.com

Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo
Photo courtesy of Palm Beach Zoo

Boo at the Zoo is celebrating its 20th year of combining furry friends and Halloween celebrations. The event, being held from Oct. 19 to 21, and OCt. 26 to 28, will have wild animal encounters, a kids’ costume contest for ages 12 and younger, a DJ and more than 125,000 pieces of candy sponsored by FPL Connect. You can feel good about these sweets too: They come from manufacturers who follow sustainability practices that help Malayan tigers suffering from the harvesting of palm oil in Southeast Asia. Boo at the Zoo will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561.547.9453; palmbeachzoo.org 

Wellington’s Fall Festival

Wellington’s Fall Festival
Photo courtesy of The Village of Wellington

Hayrides, haunted hallways and Halloween goodies are abound in Village Park on Oct. 20 from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. The whole family will enjoy laser tag, bounce houses and face painting, as well as costume and pie-eating contests. Haunted hallways open at 5 p.m., and children must be at least 12 years old to enter them without an adult. Tickets can be purchased at Village Park and the Wellington Community Center.

11700 Pierson Road, Wellington; 561.791.4005; wellingtonfl.gov

Pumpkin Fest 2018

Pumpkin Fest 2018
Photo courtesy of Chasin A Dream Foundation

Celebrate Halloween on the water at Harbourside Place and pick plenty of pumpkins on Oct. 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free fall bash is hosted by Riverside Realty and the Chasin A Dream Foundation, which provides assistance to families with children who are battling cancer, cystic fibrosis and other life-threatening illnesses. Families can explore 45 vendors, a costume contest, a photo op area, trick-or-treating, balloon artists and face painting.

200 U.S. Highway 1, Jupiter; 561.315.7005; chasinadream.org

Palm Beach Gardens Fall Festival

Palm Beach Gardens Fall Festival
Photo courtesy of Palm Beach Gardens Recreation

Bring your trick-or-treat bags and best costumes to the Palm Beach Gardens City Hall Municipal Campus from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 26. Festivities include a rock climbing wall, an inflatable corn maze, live music from local band Burnt Biscuit, an outdoor screening of the 1993 Halloween caper “Hocus Pocus” and an inaugural trunk or treat. Trick-or-treaters with food allergies can find non-food goodies in teal pumpkins, provided by the Teal Pumpkin Project. 

10500 Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens; 561.799.4100; pbgfl.com

Boogah and Hoogah’s Haunted HouseParty at Batty Manor

Boogah and Hoogah’s Haunted HouseParty at Batty Manor
Photo courtesy of The Gardens Mall

Once Boogah and Hoogah arrive at the Batty Manor cottage, your little monsters will surely be scared with delight. The goofy goblin duo will perform six shows in the Grand Court of the Gardens Mall from Oct. 27 to 31 at 1 p.m. On Halloween they’ll be at the Spooky Soiree at 6 p.m. as well, complete with Instagram-worthy photo ops. Everyone is encouraged to dress in costumes while singing along to such tunes as “Hey Ho Halloween’s Here!” and “Rattle Your Bones.” 

3101 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 561.775.7750; thegardensmall.com

Halloween at the Station

Halloween at the Station
Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Ave Station

Ghouls and gals can dress their spooky best at Elizabeth Ave Station, located in West Palm Beach’s trendy warehouse district on Oct. 27 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Enjoy food, live music, adult beverages, a tarot card reader, a festive photo booth and a costume contest. The winner will receive $200. 

1500-C Elizabeth Ave., West Palm Beach; 561.318.8011; thestationwpb.com


Photo courtesy of the City of West Palm Beach

Moonfest has been providing scary good delights in West Palm Beach for 26 years. This year’s musical lineup includes ’80s new wavers Bow Wow Wow, Spred the Dub, Otto Von Schirach and Information Society. Set along five haunted blocks of Clematis Street, this bar crawl will show off plenty of eye-catching costumes, from the “Gilligan’s Island” cast to the three-breasted woman from “Total Recall.” With a haunted house, two stages of live music and a $1,000 cash costume contest, there is something for every cool ghoul wanting to party on Oct. 27, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. 

100 to 500 blocks of Clematis Street (entrance on Quadrille Blvd.), West Palm Beach; 561.667.1030; moonfest.me

Howl-O-Ween Pet Costume Contest by Peggy Adams

Howl-O-Ween Pet Costume Contest by Peggy Adams
Photo courtesy of CityPlace

Dress up your pets in paw-sitively spooky costumes at CityPlace for the chance to win some dog-gone good prizes on Oct. 28, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and the contest begins at noon. There will also be music, pet photos and games. Want to pick up a critter to keep? Adoptable pets from Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League will be present, and guests who adopt will receive a CityPlace gift card.

700 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach; 561.366.1000; cityplace.com

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Ten Spook-tacular Halloween Events To Attend Around The Palm Beaches

Halloween is right around the corner, and Palm Beach is getting ready to host events throughout the area to celebrate the spooky occasion. Keep reading for 10 Halloween parties you won’t want to miss this year. 

Halloween At The Station

Enjoy live music, food, themed decor, a festive photobooth and cocktails—all in costume, of course. Located in the up-and-coming warehouse district, Elizabeth Ave Station will be hosting the event on Oct. 21 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. At 9 p.m., guests in the best costumes will walk down the catwalk as a panel of judges decides who will win the cash prize.

1500c Elizabeth Ave., West Palm Beach; thestationwpb.com

Boo At The Zoo

Returning for its 19th year at the Palm Beach Zoo, Boo At The Zoo will be held from Oct. 21-23 and Oct. 28-30. The family friendly event will feature trick-or-treating around the zoo, little kids costume contests (ages 12 and under), characters in costume, a DJ and more. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, and also from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Oct. 20, 21, 27 and 28.

1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561.547.9453; palmbeachzoo.org

Clematis By Fright

Costume contests, thousands of dollars in prizes, hayrides, trick-or-treating in the haunted hallows and more await you at Clematis By Fright. The event, held by the City of West Palm Beach, is on Oct. 26 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Face painting, balloon twisters and games are also fun aspects of this Halloween party.

100 Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561.822.2222; wpb.org/Meetings-Events/Event-Listings/Clematis-by-Fright-(1)

Garden’s Fall Festival 

Created for fun and families, Garden’s Fall Festival is on Oct. 27 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Burns Road Community Center. Trick-or-treating with your favorite costumed characters, children’s activities, live music by Burnt Biscuit and food and drinks will all be available at the event. The festival also supports children with food allergies: while trick-or-treating on the trail, teal pumpkins have non-food treats. 

4404 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens; 561.799.4100; pbgfl.com/743/Fall-Festival

Spooky Soiree 

Ghost, ghoul and goblin fans should head to The Gardens Mall on Oct. 27 for its Spooky Soiree. From 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. there will be trick-or-treating at participating stores, a costume contest, haunted photo opportunities and more. Each adult guest will receive a complimentary, Halloween-themed cocktail from BRIO Tuscan Grille. Who says Halloween’s just for kids? 

3101 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 561.775.7750; thegardensmall.com/events/the-gardens-mall-spooky-soiree

Spooky Science Night

A mad scientist laboratory and Halloween fun house? What more could you want for a Spooky Science Night? Held at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium on Oct. 27, the event encourages guests to come in their best costumes for treats, prize giveaways, alligator pettings, an oozing pumpkins science demonstration and night sky viewing with Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches. Activities will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., with the observatory remaining open until 10 p.m. 

4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach; 561.832.1988; sfsciencecenter.org/events/nights-museum-spooky-science-0

Kooky Halloween 

Mark your calendars for Oct. 27 and join your fellow ghosts, princesses, monsters and more at the Jupiter Community Center for Kooky Halloween. The event will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and will include inflatable bounce houses, candy, music, prizes, games, a flashlight egg haunt and more. The philanthropic vampires over at One Blood will also be on site for a blood drive during the event.  

210 Military Trail, Jupiter; 561.746.5134; jupiter.fl.us/651/Kooky-Halloween

Poolside Brunch-Halloween Edition

A brunch filled with Halloween fun, the event at Hilton West Palm Beach on Oct. 28 will boast yoga, brunch, bottomless drinks, music and plenty of sun to soak up with your mimosa. Yoga will begin at 10 a.m., bottomless drinks begin at 11 a.m. and brunch will be held at 11:30 a.m.

600 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561.231.6000; www3.hilton.com

Scarecrow Festival And Contest 

The Historical Society of Palm Beach County’s Scarecrow Festival and Contest brings together lcoal families to learn about the history of agriculture in the county. The educational event brings in entries of decorated scarecrows from public and private school students, scout troops and other community groups. The event will be held at Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 28. 

300 North Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach; 561.832.4164; hspbc.org/calendar/scarecrow-festival-and-contest-2


The music festival every Halloween fan can appreciate is Moonfest, with bands Surfer Blood, King Complex, Octo Gato and Catfish Critters, a set of DJs and more. The event will be on Oct. 28 from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. the next day. Featuring a haunted house, an art village, a laser light show, 3D projections, a food truck court and a $1,000 costume contest, Moonfest is the place to be for all music-loving locals. 

Clematis Street (Entrance on Quadrille Blvd.), West Palm Beach; moonfest.me

Photo courtesy of The Gardens Mall

Halloween Events In Palm Beach County 2016

Ah, Halloween. A time for tricks and treats, ghouls and goblins, cowboys and clowns.  

It's the perfect fall night to load up on either candy or cocktails, depending on your age, of course, and it should be spent having fun with family and friends. That's why we’ve rounded up some of the best events in the Palm Beach area perfect for parading around your costume of choice.

Here are some great Halloween happenings in Palm Beach County. 

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Boca/Delray Area

Delray Marketplace’s Halloween Trick-or-Treat Event

Delray Marketplace has transformed the shopping center into a kid-friendly, trick-or-treating wonderland. Kid games, face-painting, live entertainment, hay rides and much more will be available for the entire family. Bring your favorite Halloween bags and buckets to gather all the delicious sweets.

Oct. 26; 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Delray Marketplace; free

Halloween Murder Mystery Dinner Show

Laugh along to a humorous murder mystery show while enjoying a delicious, three-course authentic Italian dinner at Maggiano’s Little Italy. Some menu items include bruschetta, spaghetti and meatballs, fettuccine afredo, and tiramisu. A complimentary glass of wine or beer will be provided. 

Oct. 27 or 28; 6:30 p.m.; Maggiano’s Little Italy, Boca Raton; $59.95

Trick and Treats at Farmer’s Table

Mingle with newfound friends at this upscale Halloween event. An optional buffet will be provided, and guests are encouraged—but not required—to come dressed to the nines in their best upscale costumes. There will be a costume contest, with prizes for the Best Costume, Most Creative Costume, Sexiest Costume and Best Couples Costume. Nothing to wear? Ladies can slip on a little black dress, and men can look snazzy in all black. Buffets items include chicken meatballs, steak skewers, mini brie grilled cheese and caprese salad.

Oct. 28; 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Farmer’s Table, Boca Raton; $5 (party only), $35 (party and VIP buffet)

Angels and Devils Party

Are you good or evil? Come dressed in your best angel or devil costumes, and celebrate All Hallows' Eve with $3 Halloween shots and a $500 cash prize for best costume.

Oct. 29; 9 p.m.; The Wishing Well, Boca Raton

Fright Night at the Addison

Foodies can appreciate this signature Halloween event at the Addison, which will benefit Slow Burn Theatre Company at the Broward Center for Performing Arts. Enjoy delicious five-star diamond award winning cuisines and photo-worthy cocktails, which will be served as guests roam through various themed rooms and enjoy spectacular holiday décor. Live music and entertainment will also be provided throughout the night. Guest are encouraged to dress in their best costumes.

Oct. 31; 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.; The Addison, Boca Raton; $50 (general admission), $100 (VIP)


Palm Beach Area

Fright Nights

For a more daring Halloween experience, Fright Nights is the best place to get creeped out by the area’s freakiest haunted houses. Adventure through the spine-chilling Doll Factory, or dare to step foot into the war-torn Sunnyville School House. This year’s event will include two Escape Rooms, each an hour long.

Through Oct. 30, Thursday through Saturday; hours vary; South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach; $25 general admission (includes 3 haunts and unlimited rides), $30 Total Terror (includes 4 haunts and unlimited rides)


Perfect for the younger kids, this event features an old-fashioned, family-friendly Halloween celebration. Yesteryear Village’s 25 historic buildings will be transformed into a kid-friendly Halloween town, and cast members will be passing out safe trick or treats. Kiddie rides, games, arts and crafts, and more will be available. 

Oct. 21-23, Oct. 28-31; Fri./ 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sat. and Sun./ 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Halloween/ 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Yesteryear Village at South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach; $10

Clematis by Fright

The entire family can enjoy this spooky twist on the popular, award-winning Clematis concert series. Enter—if you dare—the kid-friendly Haunted Hallows zones, where candy will be provided by nonprofit organizations and local businesses. Other fun activities include hay rides, face-painting, balloon animals and a costume contest with thousands of dollars in prizes up for grabs. Live rock music will be provided by Miami-based band Jason K & Signal Fire.

Oct. 27; 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Downtown West Palm Beach; free

Masks and Mayhem Halloween Bash

Celebrate the season at this unique "Phantom of the Opera"-themed bash. A live DJ, dancing, delicacies and disguises will make this Halloween event unforgettable. Hors d’oeuvres complementing the flavors of autumn and signature Halloween themed cocktails like the Poison Apple will also be served. A costume contest will be held, and the winner will receive a weekend stay at Hilton West Palm Beach, a cabana rental for the day and a four-person brunch gift certificate.

Oct. 28; 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Hilton West Palm Beach; $65 per person, $120 per couple

Phantom Run

Participate in Palm Beach Outlets’ first ever Phantom 5K, Monster Mile and Kids Devil Dash benefiting Quantum House. Also, take part in a costume contest and mall-wide trick-or treating at participating stores.

Oct. 29, 7:30 a.m. (5K), 8:45 a.m. (Monster Mile), 9 a.m. (Kids Dash), 9:30 a.m. (Costume Contest), 10 a.m. (shops open); Palm Beach Outlets in West Palm Beach

Cars and Coffee Trunk-or-Treat Event

Dress up your wardrobe and your car for a fun-filled night of superheroes and supercars. Set up your car with store-bought candy for kids to go trunk-or-treating.

Oct. 30, 9 a.m. to noon; Palm Beach Outlets in West Palm Beach; $5 (car entry), free (spectators)

4th Annual Monster Bash and Costume Party

Dance with the dead at this premier Halloween party event, which will include a cash bar, a dead DJ, finger foods, and a costume contest, with prizes ranging from $100 to $500.

Oct. 30; 7 p.m. to midnight; South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach; $10

Eau Spa Spooktacular

Skip the scare, and relax this Halloween at Eau Spa. Creep around the Haunted Villa and trick-or-treat for product samples; enjoy the saunas, steam showers Jacuzzis and Self-Centered Garden Cabanas; enter into raffles, with prizes including spa products and gifts. An online social media costume contest will also take place, with a prize of $500 Spa Bucks. 

Oct. 31; 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Eau Spa in Manalapan; $60


Jupiter Area

Barks & Beaches

All family members—even the furry ones—are welcome to enjoy this Halloween event, complete with a dog costume contest, pumpkin-decorating, pet adoptions, a doggy fun zone and more. 

Oct. 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Downtown Abacoa; free

Pumpkin Bash

The whole family is welcome to enjoy this pre-Halloween party. Come in costume, and trick-or-treat around the shopping center. You can also pick out a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch with a monetary donation to Little Smiles. Guests can also enjoy Halloween arts and crafts, face-painting, and a balloon artist. 

Oct. 22, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Harbourside Place in Jupiter; free

Spooky Soirée

Who said malls are only for shopping? Kids of all ages can trick-or-treat at participating stores throughout The Gardens Malls' Grand Court. There will also be a Halloween costume contest, haunted photo opportunities, and more. While the kids celebrate, the adults can grab a free Halloween-themed cocktail from BRIO Tuscan Grille.

Oct. 28, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens; free

Kooky Halloween

Bring your own bag for a night of Halloween trick-or-treating with the whole community. Activities will include inflatable bounce houses, candy, music, prizes, games, a flashlight Egg Haunt and more. One Blood will also be on site for those who’d like to donate blood during the event. 

Oct. 28, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Jupiter Community Center; free

Costumes Optional Halloween Bash

Rock out in your favorite Halloween costume to Little River Band, who will be performing hit classics like "Reminiscing," "Lady," "It's A Long Way There" and many more at the beautiful PGA National Resort and Spa.

Oct. 29; 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.; PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens; $75 (general admission), $90/ (preferred), $175 (VIP)


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10 Palm Beach County Halloween Events That Are Fun For Everyone

Halloween is one of our favorite times of year. (Really, what’s better than endless free candy?) With so many events and activities in Palm Beach County, there's no better place to celebrate than right here at home.

Editor's Note: This post is from 2015. If you're looking for things to do in 2016, be sure to check out our current Halloween roundup here


Here are 10 events worth checking out: 

The Creepy Critter Trail: This month, the Jupiter Indiantown Trail will be called the Creepy Critter Trail. Explore the wildlife and learn about the native critters along your hike.


Spookyville: Bring your little ones to a safe and fun Halloween event. Spookyville, for children 12 and under, will feature trick-or-treating, scarecrow-making, rides and arts & crafts.

Oct. 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30 and 31 at Yesteryear Village at South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach


Scarecrow Festival: Join the Historical Society of Palm Beach for the annual Scarecrow Festival. Browse through the award-winning scarecrows entered into the competition, partake in a corn-shucking competition and decorate pumpkins.

Oct. 17, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum in West Palm Beach 


Pumpkin Bash: Dress up in your Halloween best and make your way over to Harbourside Place for the Pumpkin Bash. Families get to have one free pumpkin from the Harbourside pumpkin patch, trick-or-treat through all the stores and listen to live music.

Oct. 17, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Harbourside Place in Jupiter 


Boo at the Zoo: Visit the zoo and celebrate Halloween at the same time this year at Boo at the Zoo. There will be wildlife shows, a hay stack hunt and a pumpkin patch.

Oct. 23, 24 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society in West Palm Beach 


Monster Bash: Bring the whole family along to the Monster Bash, where costumes are highly encouraged. Listen to live music, enjoy free finger foods and raffles all night long.

Oct 25, 7 p.m. to 12 a.m., the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach 


Clematis By Fright: The fun event gets a Halloween twist with a costume contest, trick-or-treating and live music.

Oct. 29, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., West Palm Beach Waterfront


Fall Festival: Bring in the season at the Fall Festival. Enjoy live music, trick-or-treating and activities for the whole family.

Oct. 30, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Burns Road Recreation Center


Kooky Halloween: Enjoy bounce houses, games and more at this family-friendly Halloween party.

Oct. 30, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Jupiter Community Center


Fright Nights: Get spooked in one our local haunted houses with four “scare zones.” You might want to leave the little ones at home for this one.

Thursday through Saturday nights until Oct. 31 at the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach 

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Editor's Note: This post is from 2014. If you're looking for things to do in 2016, be sure to check out our current Halloween roundup here