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HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS

Staff Report
Halloween

Camp Helen Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkins are sold from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through Oct. 31 or until sold out at Camp Helen State Park, 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway (U.S. 98), in Panama City Beach. Social distancing measures will be in place. Everyone is encouraged to stay six feet apart and only handle pumpkins being purchased. 

Sweet Street

Come to Sweet Street hosted by Village Church from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 25 for a safe, family, fun, free, trunk-or-treating event.

Grace Fall Festival

GraceDestin will host its first Grace Fall Festival from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28 with a night of safe, outdoor (weather-permitting) fun. Activities include prepared food, games, a costume contest for kids and adults, family devotion, bonfire and outdoor movie, "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown." For more information, email pastorlogan@gracedestin.com.

Halloween Hike

Gather your little ghouls and ghosties, ages 5 and younger, for a Halloween Hike on the Destin Library’s front lawn at 10 a.m. Oct. 28. Trick or Treat through socially-distanced stations where library staff will be handing out crafts, snacks, candy, and toys. In case of rain, refer to the library’s Facebook page or website for cancellation information the day of the event. Visit cityofdestin.com/library, click on Programs and Events, and then click on the Halloween Hike image to access the short registration form, or call the library at 837-8572.

Barktoberfest

Dog-Harmony presents the free Barktoberfest fundraiser from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 29 at North Park in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. Attendees and their pets are encouraged to dress in their Halloween best and enjoy a canine-only trick-or-treating event. Judging for the best “Pet & Parent Matching Costume” Contest will take place during the event with the prize-winning duo announced at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy light bites, libations, and raffle drawings. Donations are greatly appreciated. No prong, choke or shock collars.

'Hocus Pocus'

Grab your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy this week's free film, “Hocus Pocus,” on the big-screen at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at The Village of Baytowne Wharf. All movies are family-friendly and open to the public. 

Witch Ride

The Witch Ride is an annual Halloween charity bike ride that benefits Children’s Volunteer Health Network. This year there will be three Santa Rosa Beach rides including the Founders Ride at 7 a.m. Oct. 30; Sunset Ride at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 30; and the Goblin Ride, 10 a.m. Oct. 31. Visit https://www.witchesofsouthwalton.com/ for more information and to register.

Hub-O-Ween

Hub-O-Ween 2020 will be 5-9 p.m. Oct. 30 at The Hub, 7000 East County Hwy. 30A in Watersound Beach. Trick or treat through The Hub and The Shops at The Hub from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by pumpkin decorating, $5/person, from 5-7 p.m. and a DJ Dance Party on stage from 6 to 9 p.m.

Halloween Eve Movie

Come on out to The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 30 for a free Halloween Eve Movie on the Beach. Grab some food or a drink from one of The Boardwalk’s restaurants, then take your seat in the sand, beachside behind Al’s Beach Club & Burger Bar for a family-friendly movie on the large inflatable screen. Halloween Eve's Movies on the Beach will come to life with a favorite character making an appearance 6-7 p.m., just before the show. 

Destin Commons Spooktacular

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. families will enjoy spooky crafts on the Uniquely Clever Art Bus, a photo booth by Epic Photo Co., balloon sculpting with Betty Longlegs, face painting by Arts on the Beach, and a magic and music show by Captain Davy and his Crew at Destin Commons. Come dressed in costume of choice. A Virtual Costume Contest will be held and no trick or treating. Submit costume entry at des.halloween@turnberry.com. Details: DestinCommons.com.

GulfScarium

Splash or treat at Gulfarium on Okaloosa Island from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Enjoy trick-or-treating, a skeleton scavenger hunt, and more. Free admission for children in costume, ages 3-12. This offer is not to be combined with any other discount or coupon, limit two children per adult. Details: Gulfarium.com

Spooktacular Nights

Celebrate Halloween with two nights of fun every ghost, ghoul, and goblin can enjoy from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 30-31 at HarborWalk Village in Destin. The Boos & Booze Bingo and Pub Crawl & Concert is on the main stage Oct. 30 and Spook Street and Trick or Treating & Costume Contests with fireworks is Oct. 31. Details: EmeraldGrande.com

Trick or Treat Street

Calling all ghouls, ghosts, and goblins to the Village of Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin for a spooktacular extravaganza from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31. Trick or Treat through the village streets and visit merchants for treats. Steve Hall will play frighteningly good tunes on the main stage and enjoy crafts and balloon animals. Be sure to stop by Coconut Kidz to enter the costume contest and compete to win the grand prize. End the night with  fireworks display at 8 p.m. Details: BaytowneWharf.com

Boardwalk Tricks & Treasures

Visit The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach for a frightfully free and spooktacularly safe Fifth Annual Tricks & Treasures from 4 to 8 p.m. Oct.  31 with fireworks over the Gulf at 8 p.m. The event features Walkabout Parking Lot Parade then Pillage the Planks of The Boardwalk for treats; costume contests; Captain Davy & The Crossbones Show at 5 p.m.; kids eat free at restaurants. Details: TheBoardwalkOI.com