Halloween is a fun time of year for those young and old. The costume shops start popping up, yards fill with graveyards and spooky witches and cobwebs, and you get to dress up however you want without feeling self conscious.
The Southwest Florida area always has a ton of events happening around Halloween from the Collier County Fairgrounds all the way to 5th Avenue.
Mark down your calendar and see which Halloween events you want to attend, if you’re lucky maybe you can hit them all!
Haunted “Gross” House
October 14 & 15, 21 & 22, 28 & 29 7-11pm
Collier County Fairgrounds
Haunted hay rides, pony rides, games, and food vendors. October 29 has a costume contest and trunk or treat. Tickets are $15 per person for 1 walk through the Haunted “Gross” House.
Boo at the Zoo
October 21-23 10am-4pm
Boo at the Zoo will be hosted for 3 days this year! Enjoy activities daily from 10am to 4 pm. Guests will enjoy a trick or treat trail, games and education activities, and watch our animals “carve” their pumpkins.
Children in costume will receive FREE admission.
HalloWine Walk at Mercato
October 27 6-9pm
–Costume Contest, 9pm
Monster Mash at Venetian Village
October 29 1-4pm
Join us at The Village this Halloween for a frightfully good time! Face painting, balloon art pumpkin decorating, complimentary photos, arts and crafts, and trick or treating.
6th Annual Halloween Spooktacular on 5th
October 31, 2016
Join in the fun as 5th Avenue South goes all out for Halloween. This fabulous festival brings kids, teens and adults together for an afternoon and evening of fun, trick or treating, costume contests for all ages and dogs too, live music, a street dance, kids crafts, live animal exhibits, giant movie screen and fun spooky cartoons and movies, and so much more!
Mall-O-Ween at Miromar
October 31 6-8pm
MALL – O – WEEN Monday, October 31, 6 to 8 p.m. Music, karaoke, trick-or-treating and contests. TRUNK – OR – TREAT 6 to 8 p.m. Near the Restaurant Piazza, Lakeside Trick-or-treat from trunk to trunk of specialty cars. Presented by The Cool Cruisers of SWFL. TRICK-OR-TREATING 6 to 8 p.m. Children trick-or-treat at participating stores. While supplies last. CHILDREN’S COSTUME CONTEST (0-12 YEARS) 6:30 p.m. Near Bloomingdale’s The Outlet Store PET COSTUME CONTEST 7:30 p.m. Between Neiman Marcus Last Call and Bloomingdale’s The Outlet Store
Healthy Halloween Recipes
Looking for a way to celebrate Halloween without succumbing to a sugar coma? Here are a few sites that have tons of healthy Halloween-fun recipes.