Halloween Fun For Families & Kids

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By: Carolyn Keating

Fall fun in Miami thrills the young and young at heart with a wide variety of cool Halloween events for the whole family. Put on your favorite costumes and get ready to trick-or-treat around town or enjoy family friendly Halloween parties and visits to pumpkin patches. Here’s your kid-friendly Halloween guide.

Halloween on Lincoln Road

For a classic Miami Halloween celebration, come out to South Beach’s Lincoln Road on Halloween night when the pedestrian promenade becomes a catwalk for some of the most outrageous and creative Halloween costumes you’ve ever seen. Always a hot spot for people watching, Lincoln Road is a true feast for the eyes on Halloween. Come out with the whole family dressed in your best costume and join the walking parade. You can always stop for a bite to eat at one of the sidewalk cafes to rest and refuel. For families, it’s a good idea to come early as the party grows rowdy later in the night.

Not So Scary Family Halloween Bash at Miami Children’s Museum

Come on out to the Miami Children’s Museum on October 20 with the whole family for their annual Not So Scary Family Halloween Bash. You’ll trick or treat across the museum’s 17 galleries, including the new exhibit Pirate Island, which features an exclusive phantom experience. Come dressed in your Halloween costume, enjoy a live theater performance and have fun decorating mini pumpkins to take home.

Monster Splash at Miami Seaquarium

Mark your calendar for October 25 through 27 and come out to the Miami Seaquarium for their annual Monster Splash when ghosts and goblins haunt the facilities. You’ll enjoy Halloween-themed animal shows, Flipper’s Dance Party, trick-or-treating and special rides and inflatable attractions. You’ll also enjoy hands-on activities like creating your own scarecrow and hiking through a pumpkin patch. Get dressed up and have a ball!

Zoo Boo at Zoo Miami

Come out to Zoo Miami on October 26 and 27 for their annual Zoo Boo festivities. This massive trick-or-treating event caters to families with children under the age of 12. Come out to the zoo in costume and view the wild animals as they get their Halloween treats. You’ll enjoy costume contests, Halloween crafts and lots of family friendly fun.

Howl-O-Ween at Pinecrest Gardens

Come out to Pinecrest Gardens on October 27 and bring your four-legged friend for their annual Howl-o-Ween pet party. Enjoy trick or treating, costume contests for humans and animals, a Doggie Fun Zone Agility course, live entertainment, a spooky kid’s zone, a pumpkin patch and plenty of food and drink vendors. It promises to be a howling good time for all!

Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch

Head to Regatta Park in Coconut Grove October 26-27 for some family friendly Halloween fun. The Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch celebrates fall with scarecrows, carnival rides, cornstalk mazes, pumpkin decorating and plenty of hay bales and bright orange pumpkins for Instagram snaps! Activities also include a Pumpkin Food Court Feast, bounce houses and a Pumpkin Beer Garden for the grownups.

Spooky Science Monster Mash

Frost Museum of Science will hold its annual day of Halloween fun on October 27. Spooky Science Monster Mash includes live science shows and demonstrations, underwater pumpkin carving in the aquarium, animal encounters and more. Spooky Science programming is free with paid museum admission.

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