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Halloween fun for everyone

Three spooky little ghosts

Halloween doesn’t have to give you goosebumps. Celebrate Halloween at one of the many haunted happenings throughout our County, and read safety tips to ensure that you have a fun, safe Halloween.


Events at Miami-Dade Parks
Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces will be hosting numerous family-friendly events, including Trunk or Treat, where you can get creative decorating your car’s trunk for Halloween, then gather in the parking lot where kids and adults go from car to car collecting candy.

Friday, Oct. 20

  • 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    Trunk or Treat at L (Joe) & Enid W. Demps Park 
    11350 SW 216th Street in Goulds
  • 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
    Spooktacular event at Westwind Lakes Park
    6805 SW 152nd Avenue in Kendall West

Saturday, Oct. 21

  • 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    Trunk or Treat at Colonial Drive Park
    10750 SW 156th Terrace in Palmetto Estates
  • 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
    Halloween Festival at Continental Park
    10000 SW 82nd Avenue in Kendall

Thursday, Oct. 26

  • 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    Trunk or Treat at Wilbur B. Bell Park
    10301 SW 170th Terrace in West Perrine
  • 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
    Trunk or Treat at North Trail Park
    780 NW 127th Avenue in Tamiami
  • 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Trunk or Treat at Homestead Air Reserve Park
    27401 SW New York Avenue in Homestead

Friday, Oct. 27

  • 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
    Trunk or Treat at Chuck Pezoldt Park
    16555 SW 157 Avenue in Richmond West

Saturday, Oct. 28

  • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    Halloween Bootacular Event at Gwen Cherry Park
    7090 NW 22nd Avenue in Gladeview
  • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Hocus-Pocus Funday at Hammocks Community Park
    9885 Hammocks Blvd. in The Hammocks
  • 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
    Movie Night Spooktacular at Olinda Park
    2101 NW 51st Street in Brownsville

Monday, Oct. 30

  • 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
    Pumpkin Day at Country Village Park
    6550 NW 188th Terrace in Northwest Miami-Dade
  • 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    Trick or Treat at Naranja Park
    14150 SW 264th Street in Naranja

Tuesday, Oct. 31

  • 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
    Trunk or Treat at Sgt. Joseph Delancy Park
    14450 Boggs Drive in Richmond Heights

Events at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Have a BOOtanical Halloween at one of the events being hosted by Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, located at 10901 Old Cutler Road in Coral Gables.

Daily throughout October

Friday, Oct. 20 and Friday, Oct. 27

Sunday, Oct. 29

  • 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Dog Dates at the Garden: Bark or Treat
    Bring your furry friend for a morning stroll for dogs and dog lovers only, with 83 acres to explore. There will be treats, drinks, a dog costume contest and more. 

Other Events

Thursday, Oct. 26

  • Starting at 5 p.m.
    Spooktacular Halloween Event at Winston Park Clubhouse
    Enjoy a spooky hayride, food trucks, trunk or treat, a screening of “Hotel Transylvania” and more. This event is free and costumes are encouraged.
    8100 SW 132nd Avenue in Kendall
  • 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
    Historic Ghost Tour at Deering Estate
    Enjoy an evening of chills and thrills while learning about one of the most haunted properties in Miami-Dade County.
    16701 SW 72nd Avenue in Palmetto Bay

Friday, Oct. 27

  • 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    The Halloween Event at The Moss Center
    There will be candy giveaways, performances, a haunted house, spooky treats and more. The event is free and costumes are encouraged.
    10950 SW 211th Street in Cutler Bay

Friday, Oct. 27 through Tuesday, Oct. 31

  • 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
    MiChiMu’s Halloween Week at Miami Children’s Museum
    Spooktacular delights await you, with sensory experiences in the Mad Scientist Lab, trick-or-treating sessions, the Theater Troupe’s original Halloween show, STEAM experiment and more.
    980 MacArthur Causeway in Watson Island

Saturday, Oct. 28

Saturday, Oct. 28 through Sunday, Oct. 29

  • 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    Zoo Boo at Zoo Miami
    Take part in South Florida’s number one trick-or-treating event, where families and kids ages 12 and under are invited to trick-or-treat in costumes, participate in a costume contest, make Halloween crafts and much more. The event is free with general zoo admission.
    12400 SW 152nd Street in Southwest Miami-Dade

Sunday Oct. 29

  • 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
    Spooky Symphony at Miami-Dade County Auditorium
    This family-friendly concert will include movie themes and dramatic classical pieces performed by a huge orchestra with projected images to enhance the supernatural experience. The event is free and costumes are encouraged.
    2901 West Flagler Street in Little Havana

Tuesday, Oct. 31

  • 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    Drive-Thru Halloween at the Intracoastal District in Oak Grove Park
    690 NW 159 Street in Golden Glades

Safety Tips 

Before you go trick-or-treating, check out these safety tips from the Miami-Dade Police Department. A few common sense decisions can keep you safe this Halloween, no matter how spooky things get.

Mosquitoes are the pesky little blood-sucking vampires of the animal kingdom. Follow these mosquito control tips to protect yourself and your family while you’re out trick-or-treating. 

Remember, Halloween can be an especially stressful night for your pets. Follow these pet tips to make sure your furry friends are happy this All Hallows’ Eve.

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