Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade & Pumpkin Drop
Bring your four legged friends to the Alys Beach Amphitheatre for the annual event benefiting Alaqua Animal Refuge from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 20. A prize will be awarded for Best Owner Dog Duo and a giant pumpkin filled with sweet treats will be dropped for the kids. There is a $5 entry fee per dog to participate in the Parade.
Butler Does Halloween
Join in a night of frighteningly good tunes from Van R Butler Elementary Chorus as they present Butler Does Halloween at 6 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Events Plaza Stage at Baytowne Wharf.
Camp Helen State Park’s Pumpkin Patch will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through the end of October. Prices are marked on the pumpkins. Proceeds go to the Friends of Camp Helen to support and help maintain the Park. There are several photo props and a pine straw maze, so bring camera and kids.
Enjoy a spooky, family-friendly movie night at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 on the Seaside amphitheater lawn.
Trick or Treating at The Hub in Watersound Beach is from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 27 with face painting station, Dog & Pig Costume Contest and more. A Movie Marathon on the Jumbotron begins at 6 p.m. with “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” then at 6:30 p.m. “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” followed by The Addams Family at 7:45 p.m.
Noche de Los Muertos
Costumes are required for the Night of the Dead Costume Party featuring DJ Jason Jani and $1,000 cash prize for best costume from 8-11:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at Caliza Pool in Alys Beach. Must be 21 and up. Cash bar. Purchase tickets for $50 at nochedelosmuertos.com or Fonville Press until Oct. 27. Tickets will be available at the door for $60. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Children’s Volunteer Health Network.
Bring the little ghosts and goblins for trick-or-treating throughout North Barrett Square in Rosemary Beach and the Harvest Market Artist’s booths from 2-5 p.m. Oct. 28. Enjoy a pumpkin carving and costume contest with prizes, hayrides, a moonwalk, games, airbrush tattoos, spin art, music and more. Tour the haunted cemetery and see Ohana Institute’s annual Scarecrow Lane and gobble up some goodies from their bake sale.
Arnett’s Gulfside and Stables Seventh Annual Pumpkin Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 21-22 and Oct. 28-29 at 613 S. County Hwy. 393 in Santa Rosa Beach. Tickets include pumpkin painting, pony rides, hay rides and bouncy house. There will be live music, food and drinks available for purchase. Tickets available at Arnett Gulfside Trails and Rides or online.
Halloween Movie/Costume Party
The fifth annual Rocky Horror Halloween Movie and Costume Party begins at 8 p.m. Oct. 28 at Redd’s Fueling Station, 2320 W County Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach. Showings will be at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Best Costume prizes awarded for Rocky Horror Picture Show theme. No cover.
The 8th Annual Seaside Halloweener Derby will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Seaside Amphitheater. Check-in and registration starts at 9:30 a.m. with the first races at 10. Costume contest (open to all breeds) follows the Championship race. Register your pups at SeasideHalloweenerDerby.com. Proceeds benefit local nonprofit H.E.A.R.T. Animal Rescue Inc..
The Witches of South Walton, an organization dedicated to supporting the Children’s Volunteer Health Network (CVHN) with their mission, is hosting the 14th Annual Witch Ride at 6:30 a.m. Oct. 31. Tickets are $30/advance and $40/morning of, which includes a charity bike ride from Gulf Place to Stinky’s Fish Camp and ending with a Gathering Brunch at La Playa in Gulf Place. For details on their other events and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.witchesofsouthwalton.com/
Wear your best costume to The Bay, 24215 Hwy. 331 South in Santa Rosa Beach, Oct. 31 for the Halloween Zombie Stomp. The winner of the adult costume contest will win $500. From 5-7 p.m. a kids costume contest will be held with prizes, candy and fun foods. Adults have a costume contest from 7-10 p.m. with first, second and third place winners. Then dance the night away with DJ 30A on the beach.
Trick or Treat Street
Calling all ghouls, ghosts, and goblins to the Village of Baytowne Wharf for a free spooktacular extravaganza from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31. Trick or Treat through the Village streets, listen to the DJ’s frighteningly good tunes on the main stage, and enjoy face painting, balloon animals, and a fly-board show by Ben Merrell. End the night with a spooky fireworks display at 8 p.m.