Halloween is right around the corner, and Palm Beach is getting ready to host events throughout the area to celebrate the spooky occasion. Keep reading for 10 Halloween parties you won’t want to miss this year.
Halloween At The Station
Enjoy live music, food, themed decor, a festive photobooth and cocktails—all in costume, of course. Located in the up-and-coming warehouse district, Elizabeth Ave Station will be hosting the event on Oct. 21 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. At 9 p.m., guests in the best costumes will walk down the catwalk as a panel of judges decides who will win the cash prize.
1500c Elizabeth Ave., West Palm Beach; thestationwpb.com
Boo At The Zoo
Returning for its 19th year at the Palm Beach Zoo, Boo At The Zoo will be held from Oct. 21-23 and Oct. 28-30. The family friendly event will feature trick-or-treating around the zoo, little kids costume contests (ages 12 and under), characters in costume, a DJ and more. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, and also from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Oct. 20, 21, 27 and 28.
1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561.547.9453; palmbeachzoo.org
Clematis By Fright
Costume contests, thousands of dollars in prizes, hayrides, trick-or-treating in the haunted hallows and more await you at Clematis By Fright. The event, held by the City of West Palm Beach, is on Oct. 26 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Face painting, balloon twisters and games are also fun aspects of this Halloween party.
100 Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561.822.2222; wpb.org/Meetings-Events/Event-Listings/Clematis-by-Fright-(1)
Garden’s Fall Festival
Created for fun and families, Garden’s Fall Festival is on Oct. 27 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Burns Road Community Center. Trick-or-treating with your favorite costumed characters, children’s activities, live music by Burnt Biscuit and food and drinks will all be available at the event. The festival also supports children with food allergies: while trick-or-treating on the trail, teal pumpkins have non-food treats.
4404 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens; 561.799.4100; pbgfl.com/743/Fall-Festival
Ghost, ghoul and goblin fans should head to The Gardens Mall on Oct. 27 for its Spooky Soiree. From 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. there will be trick-or-treating at participating stores, a costume contest, haunted photo opportunities and more. Each adult guest will receive a complimentary, Halloween-themed cocktail from BRIO Tuscan Grille. Who says Halloween’s just for kids?
3101 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 561.775.7750; thegardensmall.com/events/the-gardens-mall-spooky-soiree
Spooky Science Night
A mad scientist laboratory and Halloween fun house? What more could you want for a Spooky Science Night? Held at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium on Oct. 27, the event encourages guests to come in their best costumes for treats, prize giveaways, alligator pettings, an oozing pumpkins science demonstration and night sky viewing with Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches. Activities will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., with the observatory remaining open until 10 p.m.
4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach; 561.832.1988; sfsciencecenter.org/events/nights-museum-spooky-science-0
Mark your calendars for Oct. 27 and join your fellow ghosts, princesses, monsters and more at the Jupiter Community Center for Kooky Halloween. The event will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and will include inflatable bounce houses, candy, music, prizes, games, a flashlight egg haunt and more. The philanthropic vampires over at One Blood will also be on site for a blood drive during the event.
210 Military Trail, Jupiter; 561.746.5134; jupiter.fl.us/651/Kooky-Halloween
Poolside Brunch-Halloween Edition
A brunch filled with Halloween fun, the event at Hilton West Palm Beach on Oct. 28 will boast yoga, brunch, bottomless drinks, music and plenty of sun to soak up with your mimosa. Yoga will begin at 10 a.m., bottomless drinks begin at 11 a.m. and brunch will be held at 11:30 a.m.
600 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561.231.6000; www3.hilton.com
Scarecrow Festival And Contest
The Historical Society of Palm Beach County’s Scarecrow Festival and Contest brings together lcoal families to learn about the history of agriculture in the county. The educational event brings in entries of decorated scarecrows from public and private school students, scout troops and other community groups. The event will be held at Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 28.
300 North Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach; 561.832.4164; hspbc.org/calendar/scarecrow-festival-and-contest-2
The music festival every Halloween fan can appreciate is Moonfest, with bands Surfer Blood, King Complex, Octo Gato and Catfish Critters, a set of DJs and more. The event will be on Oct. 28 from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. the next day. Featuring a haunted house, an art village, a laser light show, 3D projections, a food truck court and a $1,000 costume contest, Moonfest is the place to be for all music-loving locals.
Clematis Street (Entrance on Quadrille Blvd.), West Palm Beach; moonfest.me
Photo courtesy of The Gardens Mall