Halloween Events 2018 on Florida’s Gulf Coast

October 27, 2018 By Tammy

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It’s not too late to find Halloween festivities in your Florida vacation areas.  Couples, singles and families all have a chance to take part in events. Find the best fit for your celebrating side.


Beach Club Siesta Key – Over 21~, a costume party starts at 8 pm. We’re paying homage to the long loved ” Walking Dead” series by decking out our good ol’ BCSK in the post-apocalyptic spirit! AT MIDNIGHT we’re giving away $1000 in Cash and Prizes to the Sexiest, Scariest, and Most Original Costumes of the evening! Come out and join the party at 1947 5151 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key, Florida 34242

OCT. 28

Selby Spooktacular ~Family Friendly~from 10 am to 12 pm. Daytime activities will include traditional, wholesome Halloween happenings like trick or treating and pumpkin decorating, fun and educational activities like seed planting, as well as more frightening (but not too scary) options for older children like a mad scientist experiment center. Children are encouraged to bring their own trick-or-treat bags to collect their goodies. Come in costume! Grilled foods will be available for purchase from the Michael’s on East grill. The Selby House Cafe will also be open with its full menu. B’s Cool Treat’s will have their ice cream cart on -site with a wide assortment of frozen treats. 900 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, Florida 34236.

Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens – Be spooked by unexpected terrors around every corner at this year’s Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens! Experience 300 acres of terrifying horrors and merciless roaming hoards. The park will be open from 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m on select nights through the end of October. Howl-O-Scream is intended for a mature audience. Hours: 7:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

October 31

FRIGHT NIGHT ON ST. ARMANDS ~ 2018 at 6 pm – 8:30 pm. Decorated store fronts set the stage for wandering spirits of St. Armands past; frightening characters appear around every corner amidst statues dressed in the Halloween spirit. Children trick-or-treat throughout the Circle with numerous retailers and restaurants contributing to the Halloween spirit with customized promotions. 300 Madison Dr, Suite 201, Sarasota, Florida 34236

Trail of Treats~ FF~This longstanding tradition is one of my favorites. Halloween costumes are increasingly more and more creative. When Merchants open their doors to the variety of princesses and pirates, creatures and critters, come marching down the lane, it melts your heart.

Check in by 3:30 pm at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce for a Halloween costume contest. All kids ages 0-12 are invited to participate. We will have four different age groups: 0-4; 5-6; 7-9; and 10-12. Costume Contest Judging begins promptly at 3:45pm at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce. Located at 5313 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach. Register and pick up your list of participating Other vacation businesses at the AMI Chamber of Commerce. For more info, call (941) 778-1541.

Many of the merchants and restaurants offer cookies and other appetizers while the kids get the sweets and Photo ops. The adults have just as much fun wearing their favorite get ups, and continuing their Island Party at some of the local Dining establishments and Pubs.

Stop and see us at the RE/MAX BeachRentals.Mobi office and say hi. We are ready with bags of goodies and a table of treats for the adults too. Your kids are going to love this part of their Island vacation. Don’t fight it, you will to. Most of the trick or treat participants are over 40, after 8. The Island has fun for everyone. Before you let your kids dive into their treats, check here, for safety tips

When you book your next Anna Maria Island Vacation Rental Home, we are happy to help you any way we can. As always, the best prices are when you book directly with our website. Have a safe and Happy Harvest season.

Other vacation rental accommodations:

Siesta Key

Indian Shores


*FF~Family Friendly


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