Monday, October 18, 2010

Have a Screaming Good Time in Miami for Halloween

From tame to terrifying, silly to scary, Miami has a Halloween event for everyone!

Bayside Halloween

Oct. 31, 5pm-7pm. Free to the public. Enjoy live music and entertainment from Bayside’s colorful street performers plus Trick or Treating for the kids. Bayside Marketplace. 401 Biscayne Blvd., downtown Miami, 305-577-3344.

Circo de Los Horrores
Oct. 8-31. Miami will be invaded by monsters, ghouls and goblins when Circo de los Horrores debuts to American audiences. This live touring production is a unique blend of human circus and horror featuring world-class acrobats, dancers and specialty acts from around the world. At the James L. Knight Center, 400 SE 2nd Ave., downtown Miami, 305-416-5977. (Recommended for children 10 and older.)

Buried Alive!

Oct. 22-24; Oct. 28-31, 7pm-11pm. Reaping horror, thrills and fear, ‘Buried Alive!’ rises up this Halloween with haunted houses, unlimited carnival rides, live DJs and nightmarish fright. Experience pure terror as lifeless corpses and mad characters roam a 5-acre field of screams. May not be appropriate for young children. At the Miami Seaquarium event area, 4400 Rickenbacker Causeway,Virginia Key,

Jungle Island’s Halloween Spooktacular
Oct. 30-31, 10am-5pm. From trick-or-treating through the Jungle to themed animal shows, kids of all ages will enjoy a family-friendly, fun-filled time. Everyone can enter the annual costume contest. 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, downtown Miami, 305-400-7000.

The Monster Masquerade at Dr. Wilde’s Screamatorium

Oct. 23, 8pm-mid. Come to where the wild things are and party in the dark with real spooky creatures while enjoying free witches brew and Dr. Wilde’s open bars, food from the lab including troll fingers, costume contests with prizes to die for and music that will keep the zombies dancing all night long. Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152 St., Miami, 305-255-5551.

Spooky Zoo Nights
Oct. 29-30, 7pm-11pm. Enjoy a night of spooky zoo fun, with a haunted house, haunted tram rides, haunted carousel, scary stories around a fiery pit and much more. Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152 St., Miami, 305-255-5551.

Zoo Boo!

Oct. 30-31, 11am-4pm. Children 12 and under can trick-or-treat, participate
in costume contests and win fabulous prizes in a safe environment. Even Zoo Miami’s very own animals will receive special Halloween treats! Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152 St., Miami, 305-255-5551.

Not So Scary Family
Halloween Bash
Oct. 24, 1pm-6pm. Features a haunted house, trick-or-treating, crafts and food and beverages. Miami Children’s Museum, 980 Macarthur Causeway, downtown Miami, 305-373-5437.

Monster Splash Nighttime Bash

Oct. 28-31, 5pm-11pm. Halloween-themed animal shows, haunted houses, roaming skeletons, fireworks and more. Candy stations and other cool surprises will be set up around the park for trick-or-treaters in costume. Miami Seaquarium, 4400 Rickenbacker Causeway,Virginia Key, 305-361-5705.

MCM’s 2nd Annual Fall Festival

Oct. 31, noon-5pm. Join Miami Children’s Museum and celebrate Halloween in style at the Fall Festival. Come dressed in costume and enjoy the holiday atmosphere. 980 Macarthur Causeway, downtown Miami, 305-373-5437.

Halloween Spookover

Oct. 29, 8pm-6am. Take a spooky Nite Hike of the Tropical Hammock. Listen to ghost stories and performances by the Theater League of South Florida. Then it’s lights out, while the League of Paranormal investigators leads guests on a paranormal investigation of the historic house and main grounds. Bring a floor mat and pillow for seating, but no sleeping arrangements will be made. Breakfast served at sunrise. Programs contain mature subject matter. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72 Ave., Miami, 305-235-1668.

Howl-o-Ween at Fairchild
Oct. 31, 9:30am-4:30pm. This Howl-o-ween bring your dog to Fairchild. Pooches are invited to Fairchild for a day of four-legged fun. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables, 305-667-1651.

Ghostly Ghastly Vice & Crime Coach Tour

Oct. 30, 1pm-4pm. Chill and thrill to stories of mobsters, smugglers and high-profile kidnappings on this coach ride as Dr. Paul George reveals Miami’s colorful criminal past. Visit the Miami City Cemetery, Al Capone’s historic Palm Island home and more. Reservations required. HistoryMiami, 101 W. Flagler St., downtown Miami, 305-375-1621.

House of Horror
Amusement Park
Oct. 7-31. Mon.-Thu., 6pm-mid; Fri-Sun., 5pm-mid. At this professionally produced haunted house and park, ghouls and goblins will scream their way through a two-acre haunted house and enjoy amusement rides, carnival food, interactive games and more. The House of Horror concert stage will feature performances by the hottest acts in South Florida and local DJs on select evenings. Miami International Mall, east parking lot, 1455 NW 107th Ave., 305-593-1775.

Halloween Weekend
Oct. 29-31, all day. From trick or treating to street entertainment, plus plenty of partying and a costume contest, Lincoln Road comes alive for Halloween! Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305-573-0882.

Halloween on the Mile
Oct. 31, 3pm-6pm. Downtown Coral Gables invites kids of all ages to enjoy safe Halloween festivities on Miracle Mile. Enjoy trick or treating at area stores, a scavenger hunt and a costume contest at the Miracle Theater. Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, 305-569-0311.

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