In one of the most sought-after regions in Florida, there’s a lot of scaring (and also plenty of sharing) going on during this festive time of year. With a calendar full of costume contests, candy eating, and singing and dancing, it’s never been a better time to be out and about in Palm Beach County. So take the kids — or just your date — for a monstrously fun time this Halloween.
5 Spooktacular Events for Halloween in Palm Beach County
Imagine Credit: Palm Beach Zoo
Boo at the ZooThe best not-so-scary tradition in Palm Beach — no competition! From the costume contests and kid-friendly deejay to the face paint stations and trick-or-treat opportunities, there’s a reason Boo at the Zoo is in its 20th year and it’s because it’s awesome. Take the kids, take the neighbors, take the entire cul-de-sac — this family-friendly Halloween event is always “the more, the merrier!”
Where: West Palm Beach Zoo. 1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach
When: October 26-28. 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
More info: palmbeachzoo.org
Palm Beach Ghost WalkIs there a better time to explore the real ghosts, haunts, and goblins in Palm Beach than on All Hallow’s Eve? Full of historical mystery and intrigue — not to mention hauntings of the jet-setting set with its past as a highlight destination for the rich and famous — the Ghosts of Palm Beach walking tour promises spectacular paranormal experiences from the wine cellars to the libraries. Available for school groups and private tours in addition to general tour dates.
Where & When: Varied. Check out their calendar here.
More info: ghostsofpalmbeach.com
Image Credit: Historical Society of Palm Beach County
Harvest Festival & Scarecrow Contest - Saturday, October 27What’s more seasonal festive than a scarecrow? Presented by the Historical Society of Palm Beach County, the Harvest Festival & Scarecrow Contest is the ideal event for friends, families, and more. With renowned scarecrow costume contests (plus cash prizes!), arts and crafts, pie-eating contests, live bluegrass music, agricultural displays, and more, a fall afternoon at the Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum never looked so good. Plus, kids three and under are free!
Where: Richard & Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum. 300 N. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach
When: Saturday, October 27. 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
More info: hspbc.org
Moonfest 2018 - Saturday, October 27It’s grown-ups only for this all-night street bash in its 26th year. From the haunted house and Halloween costume contest (with cash prizes!) to the food truck festival and multiple musical performances, this rain-or-shine event brings out all the hardcore Halloween lovers for a wicked night of seriously festive fun.
Where: 100-500 block of Clematis Street, West Palm Beach
When: Saturday, October 27. 8:00 PM - Sunday, October 28, 1:00 AM
More info: Eventbrite
Kid’s Club Spooky Soiree - Wednesday, October 31Grab the kids and head to the Gardens Mall for a monstrously good time trick-or-treating on Halloween night with a costume contest, photo booths, and more surprises for all. Don’t forget to check out the special highlight of the night: Boogah & Hoogah silly sing-along-do-along. It’s perfect for “kids” of any age!
Where: The Gardens Mall. 3101 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens
When: Wednesday, October 31. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
More info: Eventbrite