Best Miami Neighborhoods to Celebrate Halloween

Ghosts, goblins, and skeletons, oh my! Whether you’re planning to treat-or-treat, go on a spooky hayride, or don your most terrifying look for a costume party, you have many options for celebrating Halloween.

Here are the neighborhoods where you’ll find the spookiest events in Miami.

South Miami Heights

Zoo Miami photo courtesy of Alexf

Though the wild animals won’t be wearing costumes, they will get Halloween treats at the Zoo Miami Zoo Boo on Oct. 27 and 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is included with park entrance fee (adults $22.95 and kids $18.95), and it’s designed for kids 12 and under. It includes trick-or-treating in costumes, costume contests, and Halloween crafts. Actor’s Playhouse will perform songs and dance numbers from the musicals “La La Land” and “The Greatest Showman” at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.

Wynwood

For the third year, the Wynwood Fear Factory will be held on Oct. 26 and 27 at the Mana Wynwood Warehouse. Sponsored by DiskoLab, it will feature Galantis and RL Grime with special guests Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike. Two-day tickets cost $80 for general admission and $140 for VIP. Also, thousands are expected to attend HalloWyn, Wynwood’s Halloween Block Party, held on Oct. 31 from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Billed as a mashup between Halloween and Wynwood, this free event will feature live art, music and entertainment, a costume contest, 20 local food trucks, and an artisan market.

This year, you can don a costume for a cause at the Haunted Hauteness Halloween Bash on Oct. 20 at Macaya Gallery at 145 NW 36th St. from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. This is the first year this event will take place, and it’ll feature an open bar, DJs, VIP and model lounges, appetizers and desserts, and live entertainment. Organized by Miami attorney and philanthropist Ben Wilson, proceeds will help support his Miami Model Citizens charity. Tickets cost $75 to $100.

South Beach

Halloween on Lincoln Road will be held Oct. 31 beginning at 5 p.m. when the street turns into a zany promenade with treats for all. Between 5-8 p.m., the event is family friendly, but it becomes more geared for adults in the later hours.

At Lummus Park, children can take part in the Children’s Halloween Parade on Oct. 27 from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. Sponsored by The Little Lighthouse Foundation, this free event includes trick-or-treating along a predetermined route, as well as games and activities. The event ends with a Nightmare on the Beach for children with even more games, music, and activities. Later on in the evening, the park holds the Nightmare on the Beach event for adults from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. This year’s theme is Prom Night and guests will enjoy a top shelf open bar, food from Miami restaurants, and live music.

Coconut Grove

Coconut Grove will hold several events throughout the month that both kids and adults will enjoy. The Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival on Oct. 13-14 at Regatta Park will feature a pumpkin patch where you can select your own pumpkin, a scarecrow village where children can dress up a scarecrow, carnival rides, a cornstalk maze, pumpkin food court, and pumpkin beer bars. Tickets cost $20 and include all carnival rides, shows, and activities. Food, drinks, pumpkins, and pumpkin decorating supplies cost extra.

Goulds

The Pumpkin Patch at Little Farm Miami will be held from Oct. 7-31 at The Little Farm in Goulds. It’ll feature pumpkins for sale ($7 to $30), pony rides ($3), a petting farm ($4), and scarecrow kits/miscellaneous harvest decorations ($2-$25). The hours are Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For the first 500 pumpkins sold, $1 will be donated to charity.

South Miami

The City of South Miami will hold a Safe Streets Halloween Trick or Treating event on Oct. 31 from 4-7 p.m. on Sunset Drive (SW 72nd Street) between US 1 and Red Road (57th Avenue). The event is free and will feature free candy, games, prizes, and music.

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