It is time to get the kids' costumes ready for the many non-scary Halloween events in the Orlando-Daytona-Melbourne area of Florida in 2017. Check out the celebrations featuring family-fun and entertainment for kids in Central Florida this year.
Halloween Family Fun
Oct. 20 @ 6:30 p.m.
Eau Gallie Civic Center, 1551 Highland Ave., Melbourne, FL 32935
The City of Melbourne will host this fun-filled Halloween event with costume contests, carnival style games, music, prizes, and more. Tickets will be $5 per person, children ages 2 and under will be admitted free.
Daytona Ice Arena Spooktacular Skate
Oct. 21 @ 1:30 p.m.
Daytona Ice Arena, 2400 S. Ridgewood Ave., South Daytona, FL 21229
Enjoy family fun while skating to spooky tunes at the Daytona Ice Arena. Dress in Halloween costumes to save $2 off the price of admission.
Oct. 27-28 @ 6 p.m.
Dewey O. Boster Sports Complex — 1200 Saxon Boulevard, Deltona, FL 32725
The City of Deltona will host this free two-day Halloween Spooktacular featuring family fun and activities for children. The event will offer safe alternative to trick-or-treating, with the Haunted Trail, Haunted Pirate Ship, hayrides, DJ music and more.
City of Melbourne Fall Festival and Halloween Fun
Oct. 27-28 @ various times
Various locations in Melbourne, FL, 32901
There will be free kid-friendly activities in Melbourne on the weekend before Halloween. The Fall Festival ($3) will be at Lipscomb Community Center on Oct. 27. The Melbourne Police Department Trunk or Treat will be at Melbourne City Hall on Oct. 28, starting at 11 a.m. The Fire Truck Trick or Treat will be at the Melbourne Fire Department on Oct. 28 starting at noon. The Halloween Family Fun Festival ($5) will be Wickham Park Community Center, starting at 4 p.m.
Central Florida Zoo Boo Bash
Oct. 28-29 @ 9 a.m.
Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens — 3755 US-17, Sanford, FL 32771
Kids should bring goody bags so they can go trick-or-treating at the zoo at this Halloween-themed event in central Florida. There will be a costume contest at 1 p.m., so kids should dress in costumes and join in the fun. Activities will include crafts, rides on the Zoo Boo Choo-Choo, and more. The Zoo Boo Bash will be included with regular admission to the zoo.
Trick or Treat Safe Zone Block Party
Oct. 28 @ 10 a.m.
Orange County Regional History Center — 65 E. Central Blvd., Orlando, FL 32801
The Trick or Treat Zone Block Party will allow youngsters to trick or treat throughout the Orlando Public Library and History Center. Kid-friendly activities will include face painters, kids’ crafts, scavenger hunt, shaved ice treats, and free books for kids.
Halloween Block Party
Oct. 28 @ 5 p.m.
Block of City Hall, 205 East Graves Ave., Orange City, FL 32763
The family-friendly block party in Orange City will include trick-or-treating for kids, a play area, live music, a pet costume contest, and costume contests for kids and adults. The Movie in the Park will be Hotel Transylvania 2 and will start at 8 p.m. The Halloween event will be free to attend.
Port Orange Halloween Fest
Oct. 31 @ 5:30 p.m.
Port Orange City Center, 1000 City Center Circle, Port Orange, FL 32129
Port Orange Parks and Recreations will host the family-friendly Halloween event featuring a large Trunk or Treat Community Expo, pumpkin games, costume contests for kids, a petting zoo, and more. This non-spooky event will be free to attend. Food trucks will sell food and refreshments for this evening full of family activities.