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Halloween in the 305
October 15, 2018 — Communications Department

Three spooky little ghosts
Three spooky little ghosts

Whether you're trick-or-treating with your little goblins or just looking for a ghoulish good time this Halloween, there are a lot of spooky options to choose from. Here's a rundown of some of the best haunted happenings in and around our County this month.


  • Ghost Tours and Spookover
    Explore the hallowed grounds of Deering Estate with a team of Paranormal Investigators during the Spookover on Saturday, Oct. 20. In the wee hours of the night, you may even contact one of the wayward spirits roaming the historic house. Step into the past at the historic Estate with a Ghost Tour on Wednesday, Oct. 24. Learn all about the supernatural shenanigans that have earned Deering's reputation as a bonafide hotbed of paranormal activity.
  • Trick-or-Treat at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center 
    On Friday, Oct. 26, get a head start on your candy hoarding at Trick-or-Treat. Taking place at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, this free community event is fun for the whole family, with a costume parade and a haunted house for the kids. 
  • Zoo Boo at Zoo Miami
    The weekend of Saturday, Oct. 27, head over to Zoo Miami for Zoo Boo. There will be costume contests and trick-or-treating for the kids, and as always, some delicious Zoo Brew for the adults. Have you ever seen a Florida Black Bear try to carve a pumpkin? Here's your chance.  
  • Spooky Science Monster Mash at Frost Science Museum
    Dabble in some bone-chilling science experiments at the Frost Science Museum's 2nd Annual Spooky Science Monster Mash on Saturday, Oct. 27. Bring the kids in costume and let them explore all the frightful fun the Frost Science Museum has to offer. Dr. Frankenstein would be impressed.  
  • Spooky Symphony at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium
    On Sunday, Oct. 28, keep it classy and enjoy the sounds of the Spooky Symphony, performing live at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium. Come in costume and bring the whole family for a fun, free night of culture and sophistication. 
  • Miami-Dade Police Kendall District Halloween event 
    On Halloween, Oct. 31, head over to Kendall for Miami-Dade Police's spectacular Halloween event. There will be a pumpkin patch and a haunted house for any mortals foolish enough to enter. Bring the kids in costume for a safe and fun evening of fright. 

Safety Tips 

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

Mosquitoes are the pesky, little, blood-sucking vampires of the insect kingdom. Follow these mosquito control tips to protect yourself and your family. 

Remember, Halloween can be an especially stressful night for your pets. Keep your pets in a quiet and safe place, away from the excitement of trick-or-treaters. Follow these simple pet tips to make sure your furry friends stay safe this Hallows' Eve.

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