Kids will get to dress up in Halloween costumes and have fun at the family-friendly, non-scary events in the West Palm Beach-Fort Pierce area of Florida. Check out all the fun-filled events on the Treasure Coast in 2017.
Spiders in the Garden at Mounts Botanical Garden
Oct. 13 @ 10 a.m.
532 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415
The nature-themed program for young children (ages 2-6) will explore the subject of spiders and get a tour of the Tropical Forest. Admission will be free.
Boo at the Zoo
Oct. 20-22 & 27-29 @ 10 a.m.
Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, 1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33405
Boo at the Zoo will be a non-scary, daytime event at the Palm Beach Zoo. Fund for the family activities will include trick-or-treating and fun interactions with strolling costumed characters. Dress the kids in costumes because there will be costume contests for children ages 12 and younger. Most Boo at the Zoo activities will be included in the price of regular admission. Tickets for non-members of the zoo will be $14.95-$19.95, free for toddlers (under 3).
Spookyville at WPB Fairgrounds
Oct. 20-22, 27-29, & 31 @ Various times
South Florida Fair — 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33411
Spookyville will offer an old-fashioned, safe trick-or-treat for family fun at the West Palm Beach Fairgrounds. Volunteers in Yesteryear Village’s 25 historic buildings will hand out treats to little ones. Activities will include kiddie rides, scarecrow making, games and arts & crafts. There will be costume contests on both Sundays of Spookyville. The ticket fee will be $10. Children 2 and younger will be admitted free.
Oct. 22 @ 2 p.m.
Johnson History Museum, 300 N. Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach, FL
The Scarecrow Festival will be fun for the entire family, with activities including pumpkin decoration, a scavenger hunt, corn shucking, live music, and an agricultural display. The highlight of the festival will be the Scarecrow competition.
Halloween Hoot ‘N’ Howl at Daggerwing Nature Center
Oct. 27 @ 6 p.m.
Daggerwing Nature Center, Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park, 11435 Park Access Rd., Boca Raton, FL 33498
Kids dress in costumes and enjoy the not-so-scary Halloween activities while learning about nocturnal creatures, such as toads, owls, spiders, and snakes. Bring a flashlight and bug spray to the educational free event.
City of Vero Beach Recreation Department’s 59th Halloween Parade
Oct. 28 @ 9:30 a.m.
Vero Beach Women’s Club, 1534 21st St., Vero Beach, FL
The free Halloween Parade will kick off at the Vero Beach Women’s Club and travel north on 14th Ave. to the Community Center. There will be a costume contest with prizes for children up to 17 years of age.
Oct. 28 @ 4 p.m.
Environmental Learning Center, 255 Live Oak Dr., Vero Beach, FL 32963
Half-Haunted Halloween will offer not-so-spooky fun for the family on Lagoon Island. There will be live music and nature-based programs, including spooky sounds, Halloween nature crafts, “Nature Nightmares,” the Discovery Center Interactive Museum, and more. Admission will be $5 for adults and children over 12 years of age, free for children 12 and under.
Howl-O-Ween Pet Costume Contest
Oct. 29 @ 10 a.m.
City Place, 700 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Howl-O-Ween will offer fun for the family and the family pet at CityPlace. Enter your costumed pet in the contest and have fun with the music, games, and activities
Delray Marketplace’s Halloween Trick or Treat
Oct. 30 @ 5:30 p.m.
Delray Marketplace — 14851 Lyons Road, Delray Beach, FL 33446
Delray Marketplace will offer a free Halloween celebration that will be fun for the family. Children 10 and under will be able to trick-or-treat at the businesses in the Marketplace. Activities will include the trackless train, games, face painting, and music.