Halloween is a time for thrills, chills, and, of course, lots of treats. But when you have little ones in tow, the scare factor might need to be dialed down a notch. That’s where family-friendly Halloween events come in, providing a perfect blend of excitement and fun for kids of all ages. Miami offers a variety of options to ensure your little ghouls and goblins have a memorable and safe Halloween. Here are some fantastic family-friendly Halloween events to consider:
Date: October 31
Lincoln Road, the heart of Miami Beach, will transform into a Halloween wonderland on October 31. The day begins with a family-friendly atmosphere for the little ones to enjoy before the streets later fill with costumed revelers. From the cutest pumpkins to the most creative costumes, Lincoln Road is the place to be. Don’t miss the Trick Or Treat event from 4-7 pm for the little ones in the patch.
The Little Lighthouse Foundation’s Children’s Halloween Party
Date: October 28, 2023, 12:30 PM-4:30 PM
Location: Miami Design District’s Jungle Plaza
The Little Lighthouse Foundation‘s Children’s Halloween Party is a magical event that invites children and their families to a fantastic Halloween celebration. With the support of dedicated sponsors, this event is like no other, creating memorable moments for children from partner facilities. It’s a day filled with fun, costumes, and the spirit of Halloween, all while making a positive impact.
Not-So-Scary Halloween in Coconut Grove!
Date: October 31
Coconut Grove promises a spooktacular Halloween bash. Join the festivities for a night of live music, mind-blowing magicians, a fantastic photo booth on Fuller Street, and Halloween characters. This event is open to the public and perfect for the entire family. Get your costumes ready for a night of making memories that will haunt you forever.
4th Annual Tricks & Treats Halloween Extravaganza at The Berry Farm
Date: Friday, October 27th, until Sunday, October 29th
A kid-friendly event at The Berry Farm designed for children aged 3 to 12. Costumes are encouraged, and the Tricks & Treats Halloween Extravaganza will allow participants to visit candy stations throughout the berry farm. It’s a wonderful opportunity for your little ones to enjoy some Halloween magic.
Zoo Boo 2023
Date: October 28th and 29th, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Zoo Boo at Zoo Miami is South Florida’s number one trick-or-treating event. Families and kids ages 12 and under are invited to trick-or-treat in costumes, participate in a costume contest, meet special characters, make Halloween crafts, see the animals receive their Halloween goodies, and much more. It’s a day of spooky fun in the heart of nature.
Spooky Celebration at the Garden, Miami Beach
Date: Sunday, October 22
Your children will not only have a blast and collect treats but also have the chance to receive a free pumpkin, one per family, while supplies last, on a first-come, first-served basis. So, have them dress up in their costumes and prepare to have a fantastic time at the Spooky Celebration in the Garden, taking place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 22, at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, located at 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139. The event features spine-tingling stories, entertaining games, a costume fashion show, pumpkins, delectable treats, and much more.
Concert for Kids Tricks and Treats
Date: Sunday, October 29, 2023, 11:30 AM
Location: New World Center Miami Beach
Families can enjoy a spooktacular afternoon at the New World Center for Tricks and Treats. It’s NWS’s first Concert for Kids program of the season, featuring scary-good musical favorites conducted by Molly Turner. Costumes are encouraged, and there will be pre-concert activities and a chance to meet the NWS Fellows. These concerts are designed with young ones aged four to nine in mind.
North Bay Village Spooktacular Halloween
Date: October 25
Nothing feels more like fall than wandering through a Halloween maze, which is what you’ll do from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the North Bay Village Spooktacular Halloween in Dr. Paul Vogel Community Park. Once you’ve found your way out of the haunted labyrinth in North Bay Village, grab some free popcorn and Halloween candy and enjoy an interactive magic show. Kids can get their faces painted for free, too, and compete in a costume contest with both kids and teens divisions.
Halloween Haunted Trails And Kids Zone
Date: October 27
Enchanted Forest Elaine Gordon Park in North Miami combines Halloween and a fall-themed festival during its all-ages Halloween Haunted Trails and Kids Zone party from 7-11 p.m. Families can jump aboard a hayride or walk one of the park’s haunted trails, where you never know what’ll be lurking around the next corner. Kids who don’t want to venture into the dark can hang out in the special Family Fun Zone Party, which will feature pony rides, a costume parade, music, games and plenty of food for purchase.
Kiddos Magazine is throwing its annual Kiddo-ween Halloween Party at the fountain plaza at CityPlace Doral from 2-8 p.m. This year’s big draw will undoubtedly be the Barbie-themed play area, but kids who don’t play with Barbies can also visit the petting zoo, take a train ride or enter a Hula-Hoop contest. There’ll also be a live band and magic show as well as a costume runway show and inflatable characters at this Doral event.
Creepy Pizza Halloween Party
Looking for a little Halloween respite before a big night of trick-or-treating? Head to Far Out Pizza on Calle Ocho in Little Havana, where the pizza maestros inside will guide your kids through a 90-minute pizza-making Creepy Pizza Halloween Party that culminates in a costume contest.
Halloween Market @ Vizcaya Village
Sunday, October 22
Join the Halloween Vizcaya Village Farmers Market this Sunday for a spooktacular experience. Trick or treat your way through 30+ local vendors, shop for fall produce, artisan crafts, and delicious baked goods. Explore Vizcaya’s historic farm and village, and if you’re in costume, enter the costume contest for a chance to win a Vizcaya Family and Friends Membership ($175 value). It’s a family-friendly event that offers a taste of the season while supporting local businesses. See you at Vizcaya Village, 3250 S. Miami Ave., Miami, FL 33129, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This event happens rain or shine!
Safe Streets Halloween
The City of South Miami teams up with Miami Kids Magazine for a Halloween block party from 4-7 p.m. The Safe Streets Halloween celebration will happen inside The Shops at Sunset Place, where families will find free candy, prizes, pumpkin decorating, inflatables and a live appearance from dog sleuth Scooby-Doo. Kids can also register for the costume contest, which will be broken down into divisions for little kids, big kids and the entire family.
Food Truck Tuesdays Halloween Party At Haulover Park
Haulover Park’s usual Tuesday night food truck roundup takes a Halloween turn from 5-10 p.m. for the Food Truck Tuesdays Halloween Party. That means that in addition to the typical lineup of fantastic local food, you’ll also find a live DJ, bounce houses, plenty of people in costume and some special Halloween creations. Find it all just south of beautiful Sunny Isles Beach.
This Halloween, there’s no shortage of family-friendly fun to be had in Miami. From trick-or-treating to live music and entertainment, the city offers a wide range of activities for all ages to enjoy. So, put on your costumes and get ready for a spooktacular time with the entire family. Happy Halloween!