Diá de Los Muertos and Halloween in Miami is spooktacular and filled with scary haunted houses and pumpkin madness. We’ve put together a guide of festivities for you to get your ghoul and goblin on in Miami. The city’s best Halloween events are going down at some of the best restaurants and bars in Miami. Start making a plan for the spookiest night of the year, plus the slew of other fun events leading up to the big day.
The Best Haunted House Experience In Miami, No Way Out, At Dolphin Mall
The season of thrills and chills is about to begin as NO WAY OUT- THE CABIN opened its doors Friday, September 30th for the fourth year in a row with host Jencarlos Canela. Ranked as one of the best haunted house experiences in the Miami area, this year’s theme “THE CABIN” is sure to give you quite the scare.
Halloween on Lincoln Road
Miami Beach’s iconic promenade is hosting their annual Halloween celebration – one of the largest, most spooktacular parties in the country! Halloween on Lincoln Road attracts over 50,000 participants each year, the landmark celebration is world famous for its spontaneous parades of the most creative and outrageous costumes. For the main event on October 31, Lincoln Road will open its streets to a fun packed night of the ghoulish, glamorous and everything in between. Ghosts and goblins of all ages are invited to enjoy the promenade early in the evening before it transforms into a vibrant catwalk for costume revelers and visitors later in the night.
Celebrate Halloween Weekend with Snoop Dogg and Travis Scott
Date: October 28th-29th, 2022 – Time: 9PM-1AM
This will be the biggest and sexiest Halloween party in the country that will not disappoint, featuring SNOOP DOGG on Friday, October 28th, and The Maxim Halloween Party with TRAVIS SCOTT on Saturday, October 29th, featuring top models and celebrities, exclusive Club 54 access, the Maxim Model Lounge, and a party you will never forget! Buy your tickets now as they will not last! See you at the Fontainebleau for this unmatched Halloween Event!
Smorgasburg Miami, the 50,000 square-foot food market adjacent to the Wynwood Walls and what the Miami Herald dubbed as “Disneyland for food”, is hosting the ultimate Halloween Market Celebration on Saturday, October 29, 2022. Kicking off at 12PM, guests can trick-or-treat Smorgasburg-style and visit the 40+ festively decorated vendor booths offering individualized unique food offerings and specials.
Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
This Halloween, celebrate with a sweet Mummy decorated cake pop from the Food@Science café while you enjoy the 6th Annual Spooky Science Monster Smash at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science on Saturday, October 29 at 11 a.m. This spooky event will feature colorful chemistry concoctions and eerie experiments for every mad scientist to enjoy. There’s also a special treat for Downtown Miami Residents. Residents to the area will receive a 10% discount on all purchases to the Science Store as well as a complimentary cake pop. Promotion is valid with a photo ID showing a Downtown Miami zip code. Address: 1101 Biscayne Blvd Miami, FL 33132
The Lost Island at Joia Beach
Date: Sunday, October 30th – Time: 5:00PM-11:00PM
Miami’s ultimate hidden oasis invites guests to discover The Lost Island at Joia Beach this Halloween. Set against the backdrop of Biscayne Bay, Joia Beach welcomes guests to party like pirates and get lost at sea for the week’s most exciting Halloween celebration. All week long, guests can dine on a special Halloween inspired dessert – a chocolate skull shell filled with Valrhona white chocolate mousse and edible gold coins, crafted by Executive Chef Gustavo Vertone. Available Wednesday, October 26 through Sunday, October 30.
Halloween Name: Haunted Carnival at 1 Hotel
Date: Saturday, October 29th – Time: 9:00PM to 2:00AM
1 Hotel South Beach rooftop series events returns this Halloween with the Haunted Carnival at 1 Hotel South Beach on Saturday, October 29th.The hotel’s Rooftop Series events celebrates the launch of each season with themed celebrations. On Saturday, October 29th, 1 Rooftop will be transformed into a Haunted Carnival with stilt walkers, live performances and carnival décor. Guests will enter and be
immediately transported into a tropical oasis and greeted with a complimentary glass Veuve Clicquot. Pre purchase ticket prices are $40 per person and will go up on the day of the event. For table & lounge packages, please contact 305.604.6580. A percentage of proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the White Oak Conservation, an organization focused on saving and recovering rare animals including elephants and rhinos, to name a few.
Hay Maze Miami
As Miami natives know to be true, when the Fall months come around, Miamians miss out on true Fall foliage and autumn-themed events that get them in the Fall and Halloween Spirit. 2R Creative’s latest autumn-themed endeavor, Hay Maze Miami, will soon put an end to this as Hay Maze takes over Bayfront Park beginning October 21st through November 6th. Hay Maze Miami will feature local vendors with treats harvested for the season, live music, a beer garden, rum sampling, whiskey tastings, and their main attraction, the 7,000-square-foot Hay Maze that everyone can enjoy as surprise Fall-themed photo moments will be scattered throughout. Beware, as Hay Maze Miami will take a spooky turn once the weekend of Halloween arrives.
Día de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, the Mexican holiday that celebrates those who have passed with food, drink and tradition, kicks off Tuesday, November 1 and Miami’s first taqueria/speakeasy COYO Taco is celebrating with 50% off signature tacos including Pollo Al Carbon, Coliflor, Al Pastor and Cochinita tacos as well as half off COYO premium margaritas, beer, wine and select cocktails from 4-7 p.m. With COYO’s ‘Todo es Fresco’ (or ‘Everything Fresh’) philosophy, guests can expect authentic tacos made with hand-pressed tortillas, locally sourced and naturally raised ingredients, and unforgettable flavors.
Halloween Bash & Costume Contest at Negroni
In Midtown Miami, Negroni Bistro & Sushi Bar is throwing an intimate Halloween bash on Saturday, October 29 in partnership with Alterego x Late Groove. The restaurant will be pumping beats all night with four international DJs back to back. Drink specials from Fever Tree, JAJA Tequila and Tito’s Handmade Vodka will be flowing all night along with a costume contest where the winner will take home a bottle of Claze Azul Tequila. General admission, 8pm-3am. Address: 3201 Buena Vista Blvd, Miami, FL 33127
Sirens of the Sea at The Deck at Island Gardens
Sail away to a spellbinding night of spooky seduction with Sirens of the Sea at The Deck at Island Gardens, the exquisite super-yacht marina outdoor lounge in Biscayne Bay. On Saturday, October 29 at 8 p.m., dive into a festive affair of alluring “potions” and delectable seafood bites. Situated along the waterfront, there’s no better place to listen for magical mermaids while celebrating Halloween. Visit islandgardens.com/the-deck to book. Address: 888 MacArthur Causeway, Miami, FL 33132
Night of Immortal Souls at Chotto Matte
On Saturday, October 29, venture over to Miami Beach where Chotto Matte is celebrating the Day of the Dead with a Night of Immortal Souls dinner party. Starting at 7 p.m., guests are invited to join the festivities in their best Day of the Dead-inspired attire while enjoying the eye-catching decor, and electrifying live entertainment complete with food & drink specials curated for the occasion. For reservations visit https://chotto-matte.com/
The World of Wizards at Villa Azur Miami Beach
Dine and wine this spooky season from the French Riviera at Miami’s lavish Mediterranean supper club Villa Azur. This Halloween, Villa Azur is hosting a four-night party high on spookiness titled The World of Wizards. Rather than ghouls and gore, Villa Azur is keeping to what it does best — sexy elegance. The specially named event references the enchanting magic found in the new films Hocus Pocus 2 and The School for Good and Evil. Starting October 27, everywhere from the elegant dining room to the courtyard under the stars will be decorated with holiday flair, and from October 28-31, guests can dress as their best sorcerer or witch to experience an evening of live entertainment, music beats from resident DJ Stephen M, dancers and bewitched shows. Limited access available. Reserve a spot by contacting reservations@villaazurmiami.
Sexy Fish Turns Scary
Delve into the deepest depths of the oceanic world on Halloween’s haunting weekend. On Thursday, October 27th, Sexy Fish will lure the darkest sea creatures to the surface for an evening of delectable dining, innovative cocktails, jaw dropping Scary Fish-inspired costumes, and guest DJ Ameme. Space is limited so please call to book (305) 889 7888 for table reservations, or purchase bar tickets from $150 available on https://sexyfishmiami.com. Throughout Halloween weekend, guests will be entertained by Scary Sea Sirens, sexy decor and sounds by Resident DJs. Table reservations are required throughout the weekend and space is limited. From 27th to 31st Sexy Fish Miami welcomes guests in the greatest and finest costumes, but we respectfully ask that our dress code is respected, and that there are no weapons or face masks. Book online, call (305) 889 7888 or email reservations.miami@sexyfish.
Moonlight Halloween Movie Screening at Nikki Beach: Hocus Pocus
Conjure up your broomsticks and land at Nikki Beach Miami Beach on October 29th from 7PM-10PM as Nikki Beach hosts a movie screening under the moonlight. Bring loved ones and join us as we watch Hocus Pocus with freshly made gourmet popcorn of various flavors, cozy blankets and plush daybeds. Nikki Beach’s daybed package accommodates up to 4 guests for $50 including four movie passes and one gourmet popcorn serving per guest. A lounge chair package accommodates one guest at $15 which includes one movie ticket and one gourmet popcorn serving. During the screening, our full food and beverage menu will be available for purchase until 9PM. All ages welcome. Celebrate the season and be sure to holler “trick or treat”! Nikki Beach is located at 1 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL. Date: October 29th 7PM-10PM To make reservations email: reservations.miamibeach@
Le Chick Launches Its Spookiest Burger Ever!
Trick or treat! Another new month, a new burger — Wynwood’s favorite restaurant & bar, Le Chick, has unveiled its special creation for the month of October: The Spooky Bun. The seasonal Burger of the Month starts with a juicy 8oz burger patty seasoned with pumpkin spice salt and then topped with green lettuce, red onion aioli, grilled sweet pepper, grilled onions, smoked cheese sauce, and red pepper marmalade. So get into the Halloween spirit and enjoy Le Chick’s limited-edition burger with spooky buns all month-long. Speaking of fall, you can pair the Spooky Bun with their monthly libation starting tomorrow — “Cheshire Colada”: a blend of Bacardi 8, Bacardi coconut, Pumpkin Spice liqueur, and Chinola Passion Fruit liqueur shaken over ice.
Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop
Creep it real and tasty this Halloween with spooktacular treats from the Magic City’s favorite bake shop! Beginning Friday, October 28, Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop seasonal Fall favorites return just in time for Halloween weekend festivities. Available whole or by the slice, Autumn indulgences include Pumpkin Pie featuring FDBS signature, flaky flour crust, a creamy, custard pumpkin spice puree filling topped with fresh whipped cream, crunchy streusel and drizzled with caramel ($41 whole/$8.50 slice); and Pumpkin Cheesecake, cradled in the bake shop’s classic graham cracker crust, and made with a perfectly spiced, delightfully airy filling and topped with house-made pralines and caramel sauce drizzle ($69.99 whole/$8.99 slice).
In addition, Fireman Derek’s has the best at-home tips and tricks to add a spark of midnight magic to bake shop favorites. To impress Halloween party guests or enjoy as a fun family activity, simply add decorative decor such as fake spiders, vampire teeth and skeleton hands, to create stellar spooky treats including Brownie Bomb Bone Pie, Guava Spider Cheesecake, Red Velvet Vamp Cake and Brownie n’ Smore Graveyard. Fireman Derek’s – Wynwood is located at 2545 N. Miami Avenue; Telephone: (786) 703-3623; Fireman Derek’s – Coconut Grove is located at 3435 Main Highway; Telephone: (786) 502-2396. For more information, visit www.firemandereks.com. Follow Fireman Derek’s on social media: @fdpies
Dogs and their owners ready to mingle, need look no further than the InterContinental’s Bayside Terrace, which becomes Paws Patio every Wednesday evening from 5PM to 7PM. The open-air event is free and open to the public. Water bowls are on hand for all canines, while adults can enjoy Dirty Dog Martinis, Mutt Mules and other libations from the cash bar.
On Wednesday, October 26, the hotel is hosting a spooky edition of Paws Patio, Howl-o-Ween Doggie Contest. Get in the Halloween spirit on the Bayside Terrace from 5PM to 7PM, where dogs are encouraged to wear their best Halloween costumes for a chance to win paw-some prizes (and barking rights). First, second and third place winners will be awarded at the event. InterContinental Miami and is located at 100 Chopin Plaza in downtown Miami. For more information, visit www.icmiamihotel.com/play; Telephone: (305) 577-1000
Lona Cocina & Tequileria
Celebrate Halloween and Día de Los Muertos oceanside all-month long at Fort Lauderdale’s hottest Mexican eatery Lona Cocina & Tequileria. Beginning Tuesday, October 4 through Sunday, November 6, imbibe with specialty cocktails as part of chef Richard Sandoval’s global Día de Los Muertos campaign. Themed libations available for spooky sipping include a Palo Santo Margarita featuring Palo Santo Patrón Reposado, Pisco Porton, lime, lemon, agave syrup, rosemary water and Scrappy’s celery bitters; and Vanilla Smoke with Patrón Añejo, Del Maguey Vida, Licor 43, agave syrup, lemon zest, coffee bean and Palo Santo smoke. Reservations are encouraged and can be made on OpenTable – HERE. Lona is located at 321 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. For more information, visit www.lonarestaurant.com/; Telephone: (954) 245-3069. Discounted valet parking is available.
RUMBAR, the sultry bar and lounge located at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami is featuring a month-long Halloween pop-up bar beginning Saturday, October 15 through Monday, October 31. Beware, as the House of Spells will feature hair-raising bites, haunted cocktails and spooky entertainment daily from 3PM – Close. Bewitching bar bites include The Kraken – warm crab, spinach and artichoke dip, with grilled pita; Day of the Living Veg – roasted garlic hummus, crudité and pita; The Tombstone – foraged wild mushroom, truffle essence and arugula, with artisan flatbread; and Mummy Bites – queso fresco wrapped in pastry dough with cilantro lime aioli ($12 – $15). Featured haunted potions priced at $15 include Witch’s Brew – Mount Gay Black Barrel, black tea, Oleo Saccharum, orange and lime juice, and angostura bitters; Vampire Kiss – Barbera d’Alba, pomegranate liqueur, sparkling rosé and roasted cherry syrup; Grave Robber – Blavod Black Vodka, Crème de Cacao and dry curacao; and Shot of Pixie Dust – Brockman’s Gin, lavender syrup and lemon juice. RUMBAR is located at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami at 455 Grand Bay Drive in Key Biscayne, Florida. For more information, visit www.ritzcarlton.com/key-
Smorgasburg Miami, the 50,000 square-foot food market adjacent to the Wynwood Walls and what the Miami Herald dubbed as “Disneyland for food,” is hosting the ultimate Halloween celebration on Saturday, October 29. Kicking off at 12PM, guests can trick-or-treat Smorgasburg-style and visit the 40+ festively decorated vendor booths offering individualized unique food offerings and specials. From 1PM-2:30PM, guests are invited to watch or participate in the official Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest — an opportunity for your favorite pup to strut its stuff on the runway and win the best prizes. The dog costume contest will be judged by a panel of celebrity judges including South Beach Wine & Food Festival Founder/CEO, Lee Schrager; and Miami New Times food and spirits editor, Laine Doss. To enroll your furry friend in the costume contest, visit @SmorgasburgMiami on Instagram for more details. As if that wasn’t enough, stick around until 3PM-7PM for live music courtesy of Wynwoods School of Music. Human attendees are welcome to participate in a costume contest as well; just show up dressed to thrill any time that day and visit the info booth at Smorgasburg to get your picture taken and the winner will be announced via social media given both a Smorgasburg & Wild Fork gift card. Smorgasburg Miami is located in the heart of Wynwood at 2600 NW Second Avenue. For more information visit www.smorgasburgmiami.com.
Tobacco Road by Kush
Tobacco Road by Kush Hospitality Group is hosting a Scarface-themed Halloween Party on Saturday, October 29 from 8PM to close. Guests can look forward to featured Brugal Rum 1888 craft cocktails including the Pinga Colada, Bulletproof Old Fashioned, and Shots & Beer combination specials garnished with over-the-top “party favors” that pay tribute to the iconic 1983 movie. Dance the night away to great live DJ beats and indulge in the chance to win, as Tony Montana would say, “The world chico, and everything in it”, along with top-notch prizes during the official costume contest. Tobacco Road is located at 650 S Miami Avenue. Visit https://kushhospitality.com/
This October, Toro Toro and internationally renowned chef Richard Sandoval celebrate our connections to family and friends with a global Día de Los Muertos culinary campaign highlighting the importance of bringing families together through food, drinks and sharing. Guests of Toro Toro will have the opportunity to partake in a culinary journey that showcases Mexican Culture with four elements of nature: earth, water, wind and fire. As part of the month-long campaign which begins on Tuesday, October 4 and will run through Sunday, November 6, Toro Toro will be featuring an exclusive a la carte menu of specials, each with a cultural significance to the celebration, including Tortilla Talavera with green pipian, white mole, grilled cheese, shimeji mushroom al ajillo, and cherry tomato salad ($26); and Seafood Pozole Verde featuring baby squid, shrimp, clams, white corn and marigold cempazuchitl oil ($46). For dessert, Pan de Muerto with palo santo smoked butter, a hot chocolate shot and ice cream ($18). The flavorful menu will be accompanied by specialty cocktails for $22 including Vanilla Smoke crafted with Patron Anejo, Liquor 43, agave and lemon zest, using the palo santo smoke method; and Pineapple Mezcal Sour shaken with mezcal, pressed pineapple juice, lime, agave, bitters and fresh pineapple. Toro Toro is located at 100 Chopin Plaza in the InterContinental Miami Hotel. Advanced reservations at Toro Toro are encouraged and can be made on OpenTable – HERE. www.torotoromiami.com/; Telephone: (305) 372-4710
The Pirates of The Wharf at Wharf Miami!
Arrghh! Ye lookin’ for an adventure? Set sail with The Wharf for an evening of pillaging and plundering as it transforms into the biggest pirate fortress in South Florida. Get ready to party like pirates with drinks, live music, and a swashbuckling good time! So throw on your buccaneer outfit and celebrate your Halloween weekend at The Wharf! See ya there, matey! Saturday, Oct. 29 from noon to 3 a.m. at The Wharf Miami (114 SW North River Dr., Miami, FL 33130)
Spooky Scary Skeletons at The Wharf
Who doesn’t have a few skeletons in the closet? Join The Wharf for a spooktacular bone-anza with live music, spooky decor, and of course, skeletons! Spooky, Scary, Skeletons is bound to be a rattling good time. So throw on your best costume and come enjoy your Halloween weekend at The Wharf! Sunday, Oct. 30, from noon to 1 a.m. at The Wharf Miami (114 SW North River Dr., Miami, FL 33130)
Turn your Halloween Upside Down at Stranger Wharf Miami!
Experience all thrills and chills of Halloween at Stranger Wharf! Enter the small town of Hawkins where strange things lurk in the darkness. Become a part of the Hawkins crew with Stranger Things-inspired cocktails, close encounters with creatures from the upside down, live activations, and more! Plus, the first 500 people to arrive with an RSVP will receive a FREE Stranger Wharf hat. You don’t want to keep Vecna waiting, run to The Wharf! Monday, Oct. 31 from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. at The Wharf Miami (114 SW North River Dr., Miami, FL 33130)
Miami Beach’s iconic promenade, Lincoln Road is hosting their annual Halloween celebration – one of the largest, most spooktacular parties in the city! Southern Mediterranean restaurant, Playa, invites guests for a fun packed night of the ghoulish, glamorous and everything in between. We may be too old to trick-or-treat, but that certainly doesn’t stop us from getting into the Halloween spirit and throwing back killer cocktails in costume. Join Playa on Monday, October 31st for a Haunted Halloween-style Party, featuring a wild costume contest! Halloween enthusiasts can celebrate and imbibe with Playa’s specialty Halloween cocktails.
Located in the heart of Wynwood, concrete oasis Le Chick welcomes guests to experience their Halloween Party theme edition known as the ‘Mad Hatter and Alice in Wonderland’. The restaurant will be transforming its late-night lounge into Le Chick in Wonderland. If you’re in search of a unique Halloween Party, Le Chick has everything to offer with ‘Mad Hatter and Alice in Wonderland’ themed celebration filled with lush, Alice in Wonderland decorations and 3 specialty fun-crafted cocktails that will transport guests back to Alice in Wonderland. Join Le Chick for the spooky season on Saturday, October 29th from 10 PM to 2 AM all to the sounds of unforgettable DJ beats. Le Chick’s team will be dressed in costumes and guests are highly encouraged to get into the Halloween spirit and dress the part too. Presale tickets will be available on Eventbrite and include admittance, entry to costume contest, one drink, and a welcome shot. There are a limited number of tables available, guests can email email@example.com to book a table in advance.
Rosa Sky Rooftop
Rosa Sky is going spooky on Saturday, October 29 for Halloween! Miami’s newest rooftop is throwing it’s first Halloween party where guests are encouraged to dress up; whether it’s sexy, spooky, funny or all in one! On the menu will be specialty cocktails from 4:30pm until 8pm to get the night started and after that, guests can enjoy anything on their menu or at the bar. The theme will be Black Rose/Victorian Goth so if you’re looking to go with the theme, so make sure to grab your corsets and black lipstick. With a special DJs performning that night, you’ll definetly don’t want to miss out on the wickedness that awaits so make sure to bring your witches and boos!
What Halloween event are you most excited about? We will be updating this list leading up to end of month, so make sure to bookmark the page, check back often and let us know if you would like to be included!
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