The best Halloween events in Sarasota-Manatee
The Grove of Fruitville
Every weekend in October, 7410 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, (941) 377-0896
Pumpkin Fest 2021 in Fruitville Grove is scheduled every Saturday and Sunday in October. Festival opening hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission includes access to the children’s playground and petting zoo, live music, the Torres Family Circus show, photo ops and costume contests. Also enjoy hay and pony rides, a bounce house, and vendor stalls. The farm market will also be open. Free entry; parking is $ 5.
Saturday-Sunday, Oct 16-17, 23-24 and 30-31, 5500 County Road 675, Bradenton, (941) 322-2168
The 30th Annual Pumpkin Festival at Hunsader Farms will be held Saturday through Sunday, October 16-17, 23-24 and 30-31, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Following. Admission is $ 12 and parking is $ 5; children 10 and under are free.
Bewitching evening at Cooper’s Hawk Winery
Tuesday October 19, Fruitville Commons Blvd., Sarasota, (941) 263-8100
This adult Halloween dinner features Halloween specialty cocktails, a three-course menu, and Cooper’s Hawk wine. Black dress encouraged. The cost is $ 69 per person.
Family night out with pizza in paint with a twist
Tuesday October 19, 5917 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, (941) 795-7928
Bring your family for this pizza and painting evening at Painting with a Twist in Bradenton. Choose from three Halloween-themed paintings, including a spooky skeleton. Bring your own drinks and Painting With a Twist will provide pizzas and treats. The cost is $ 27 per person. The event is from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register here.
Trunk-or-Treat at Westside Christian Church
Friday October 29 3604 15th Ave. W., Bradenton, (941) 746-5969
Take part in this free trunk or treat event in Bradenton, where kids can make treats or treats in a confined space. Check out a balloon animal tent and other craft stations. Food will also be served. Everyone is welcome to dress up.
Boo! at the Bazaar
Saturday October 30, 821 Apricot Ave., Sarasota, (941) 445-1938
The Bazar sur Abricot & Citron Vert will celebrate Halloween on Saturday October 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in its usual market. Children can make treats through the sports vendors. Disguises are encouraged. Get free airbrush tattoos for Halloween. Live music by Tyler Vaden and a special performance of the new musical SpongeBob SquarePants from the Dingbat Theater Project. Free entry.
Sarasota Dog-O-Ween Costume Contest
Saturday October 30, Lemon Avenue and Main Street, Downtown Sarasota, (941) 225-9256
The annual Sarasota Dog-O-Ween Costume Contest at the Farmers Market is back. Dress up your dog in a costume and win a prize like a free Animal Medical Clinic at Rosemary exam, gift basket from New barker review and more. The contest will be held at Paul Thorpe Park at 10 a.m., 135 S. Pineapple Ave. Registration is $ 5; proceeds will go to the Donte’s Den Foundation.
Frighteningly fun parade
Saturday, October 30, 140 University Town Center Dr., Sarasota, (941) 552-7000
Dress up and join this Halloween parade at the east entrance of the mall, between Kona Grill and Urban Outfitters. The parade will begin at 5 p.m. and will feature costumed characters, gifts for the kids and free gift bags for the first 500 kids to check-in at the UTC tent.
Halloween Trolley Pub Crawl with Linkster’s Tap Room
Saturday October 30, 8201 Cooper Creek Blvd., Bradenton, (941) 359-1282
Join the team at Linkster’s Tap Room in Bradenton for a tram ride to five different pubs in Bradenton. Dress up and enjoy drinks and music on the cart between stops. The fun begins at 7 p.m. General admission tickets cost $ 35 per person. Buy your tickets here.
Boo’s Race! At Nathan Benderson Park
Saturday October 30th 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, (941) 358-7275
Join the Camp Gladiator fitness community on Saturday, October 30 at 7:30 a.m. for its annual Boo Run. The 5K race starts at 8:00 am, but arrives at 7:30 am for registration and a group photo in costumes. Registration is $ 35 and ends Friday October 15. After the race, join the crew at Sarasota Food + Beer for post-race refreshments. Register here.
Ghosted – A Halloween Masquerade Experience
Saturday October 30, 1525 4th St., Sarasota, (941) 217-5082
SarasotaOUT is hosting a masquerade dance party at the Oasis Restaurant and Bar on Saturday, October 30, from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Enter a costume contest with cash and drink prizes. VIP access to the different levels of the bar available for purchase. Special meals and drinks will also be available. Tickets are $ 10 pre-order and $ 15 at the door. Buy here.
Night of dread in Saint-Armands
Sunday October 31, 431 St. Armands Circle, Sarasota, (941) 388-1554
Celebrate the 13th anniversary of this family event from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Halloween. The storefronts will be decorated for Halloween and the statues in the circle will be dressed in a spooky spirit. Kids can make treats at retailers and restaurants will have special promotions.
Halloween costume party at the Esplanade
Sunday October 31 10730 Terrasse Inglenook, Palmetto, [email protected]
This Palmetto community will be hosting a costume party on its event lawn from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Halloween night. Dress up and enjoy the entertainment of a live DJ. If you are a member, you can also enjoy a potluck meal. Registrations are open until Thursday, October 28. Register here.