We’re so excited for the return of in-person Halloween experiences this year. While the spooky season has already kicked off with pumpkin patches popping up all over South Florida, the main event will center around the last weekend in October, with Halloween falling on a Sunday. If may feel overwhelming after a Covid break, but we’ve made it easier for you to be the “mummy of the year” by researching the best Halloween events and activations in Miami the weekend of October 30 and 31. Starting with our very own eerie celebration.
State Of Kid
We’re taking our favorite classes and making them spookier! And we’ve got all ages covered, too. On Saturday, October 23, our Smocked Dough sessions will incorporate Halloween themes for ages 1-3 and 3-7. Hint, there will be pumpkins, spiders, sprinkles, glitter and dough (to take home), so prepare accordingly. Miss Nancy will be cooking up ghoulish treats with her Petit Chefs (ages 3-7) on Saturday October 23 and 30. On Halloween, our Jam with Jamie morning session (6 months to 3 years) will be a costume dance party and sing-along in the Palm Court, right outside our new space. You must pre-register for all events here.
Trick or treating on Lincoln Road is back! It’s kid friendly from 5-7 pm with local stores and restaurants handing out candy throughout the eight-block pedestrian promenade. After 8, the crowd will be more risqué with a CrazySexyCool catwalk—so save that for after you’ve put the tiny goblins to bed!
The Berry Farms
In addition to their ongoing Harvest Festival, the Berry Farms is going all in for Halloween with three nights of trick or treating. Costumed guests can show off their scary ensembles in the Haunted Corn Maze on the evenings of October 23, 29 or 30 from 7-10:30 pm. Tickets to this candy-filled nighttime party are only sold online (not at the door). Otherwise, soak in all things pumpkin during the day. You can read our recent review here and purchase tickets here.
Frost Museum of Science
On Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm, little Einsteins will engage in some weird science at the Museum’s Spooky Science Monster Mash. Enjoy Halloween-themed experiments, prehistoric beasts, sea creatures of the deep and giveaways. The spine-tingling event is included with paid museum admission and for annual members.
On Saturday and Sunday, Zoo Miami is hosting its annual Halloween party for kids 12 and under. Both days will feature trick or treating, costume contests, meet and greets with special characters and craft-making stations. Even the animals will be participating in the festivities with pumpkin treats, decorated habitats and bobbing for pumpkins. The Zoo Boo is included with general admission (and free for Zoo members), but you should reserve your tickets in advance online as it will sell out.
Brickell City Centre
The indoor/outdoor mall in the heart of Miami is hosting four kid-friendly Halloween activations. On Saturday at 9 am, junior yogis are invited to Spooky Kids Yoga, where Sprout Yoga will lead a morning wellness session. Kids ages 2-7 are encouraged to pose in costume for the class. On both days, dressed-up pets are welcome on BCC’s Garden Deck for Barks & Boos. On Sunday at 5 pm, Little Creative Souls is hosting a Pumpkin Pottery class using organic clay materials. Also on Sunday, from 5-7 pm, there’s traditional trick or treating with live entertainment and candy. A few events require RSVPs. Find more information here.
Haunted Circus Miami
Step into the big tent where the Haunted Circus performs its sinister show. Actually, it’s not as scary as it sounds with performances by clowns, jugglers and aerialists. There are activities for all ages including a petting zoo, face painting, pumpkin carving, balloon animals and tarot cards. The experience spans a 35-minute show, after which you can roam the circus grounds filled with amusements and food. Find it at Tropical Park in South Miami (where Santa’s Enchanted Forest used to be). The Haunted Circus is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through October 31 and tickets should be purchased in advance.