Fall and Halloween Events 2017 for Families in South Florida

October is a time for getting outdoors for South Florida families looking for places to go with photography opportunities to capture the essence of the season: apple cider, hayrides, photos of the children surrounded by pumpkins! We will be sharing this event and activity list with the greater community and update it as families contribute […]

October is a time for getting outdoors for South Florida families looking for places to go with photography opportunities to capture the essence of the season: apple cider, hayrides, photos of the children surrounded by pumpkins!

We will be sharing this event and activity list with the greater community and update it as families contribute their suggestions and favorites.  Some events are held all month, while others are available only on select days.  Please refer to the list below to match with your families’ schedule and note that they have been fully researched and each have links to follow for more detail.

Our Broward County Parks & Recreation division and so many cities are putting on wonderful trunk-or-treats, fall festivals and pumpkin patches – do check out what your city is doing for your family this autumn and show your appreciation.

You may also follow these events through our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/132032194114333

October 2017 Events

4th Annual Fall Harvest Festival
Flamingo Road Nursery
1655 S Flamingo Rd, Davie, Florida 33325
Event runs every day throughout the month.   Live music, hayrides, face painting activities on the weekends only.
www.flamingoroadnursery.com
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Fall Festival
Bedner’s Farm Fresh Market
10066 Lee Rd, Boynton Beach, Florida 33473
Classic Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, Petting Zoo and more!
https://www.facebook.com/events/118205278851007/
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First Church Pumpkin Patch
First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood
1530 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood, FL 33020
Every year, the pumpkins arrive, thousands of them, to populate our famed patch. But for anyone who has experienced our Pumpkin Patch knows that it has become about far more than pumpkins. Above all, it has become about community.

The Pumpkin Patch


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Coconut Creek Fall Arts & Crafts Oct 26-Nov 16
Recreation Complex
4455 Sol Press Blvd, Coconut Creek, FL
www.CoconutCreek.net

October 8-14

Spooky Sensory Saturday Oct 14
Miami Children’s Museum
980 MacArthur Cswy, Miami, Florida 33132
Sensory Friendly Saturday is created specifically for children with sensory processing disorders and general development delay to enjoy the Museum in a modified and supportive environment with their families.
miamichildrensmuseum.org
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October 15-21

Family Day in the Miami Design District Oct 15
Costumes, pumpkin painting and a very, special reading of “Quackers” for Read for the Record
Miami Design District
140 NE 39th St, Miami, FL 33137
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/family-day-in-the-miami-design-district-tickets-38775114411?aff=MDDFacebook

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Fall Harvest Festival Oct 15
Sunrise Athletic Complex
11501 NW 44th St, Sunrise, Florida 33323
Enjoy a horse-drawn hayride, petting zoo, rides, old fashioned games, and more! Walk through our pumpkin patch and hand pick your favorite pumpkin.
http://www.sunrisefl.gov/index.aspx?page=615
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FALL into the Pumpkin Patch with PJ Library Oct 15
Flamingo Road Nursery and Farmers Market
1655 S Flamingo Rd, Davie, Florida 33325
Paint a pumpkin, go on a hayride with the family and enjoy “FALL” in S. Florida! Online registration closes on October 8th! PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE TO RESERVE PUMPKINS (one per child)
https://www.jewishbroward.org/2018-events/2018-pj-library-pumpkin-patch
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1 Year Anniversary & Fall Festival Oct 15
Marando Farms & Ranch – Davie
5151 SW 64th Avenue, Davie, Florida 33314
Pumpkin patch, mini-pumpkin painting, BBQ, live music from DJ Scuba Steve, farm animals, fun reptile show from MOS Reptiles, and some free fun Fall-themed activities for the whole family!
PLUS, FREE BOUNCE HOUSE AND PARKING!
https://www.facebook.com/events/439258123135644
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Boca Pumpkin Patch Festival Oct 14 & 15
Mizner Park Amphitheater
590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432
Carnival, food court and beer bars, pumpkin patch, corn maze, more!
www.bocapumpkinpatch.com/
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Harvest Festival- Pirates & Princesses Weekend Oct 14 & 15
Flamingo Gardens
3750 S Flamingo Rd, Davie, Florida 33330
Hayrides, pumpkin patch, arts and crafts and more!
http://www.flamingogardens.org/
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Not So Scary Family Halloween Bash Oct 15
Miami Children’s Museum
980 MacArthur Cswy, Miami, Florida 33132
Haunted house, costumes, pumpkin decorating, shadow puppets; plus a Toddler Room with Halloween themed sensory activities, music, story, & block play.
Notsoscary.michimu.net
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Creative Pumpkin Decoration Oct 19
Recreation Complex
4455 Sol Press Blvd, Coconut Creek, FL
Children will paint and decorate a pumpkin for Halloween, may include some carving
http://www.coconutcreek.net/parks/fitness-center-south/2017/08/23/default-calendar/creative-pumpkin-decoration
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Movies in the Park Hocus Pocus Oct 19
Join us for Movies in the Park October 19th at 7:30pm
Bring your own Blankets & Chairs. Mobile Food Station on site.
Park & Ocean
3109 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304

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Flamingo Road Nursery’s AppleFest Oct 20-21 
Flamingo Road Nursery
1655 S Flamingo Rd, Davie, Florida 33325
www.flamingoroadnursery.com
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Shriek Week Family-Friendly Halloween Event Oct 20-28
Boca Raton Sugar Sand Park
300 S Military Trl, Boca Raton, Florida 33486
Two weekends of Halloween fun and entertainment for the whole family!
http://www.sugarsandpark.org/shriek-week
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Boo at the Zoo Oct 20-29
Palm Beach Zoo
1301 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach, Florida 33405
BOO offers a safe and fun trick-or-treat environment for children of all ages. Additional activities include: costume contests, dance parties, crafts, face painting, character meet ‘n’ greets, up close animal encounters, and MUCH MORE!
http://www.palmbeachzoo.org/boo-at-the-zoo-2017
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Free Family Fall Festival Oct 21
Shoppes at Loggers RUN
11401 W Palmetto Park Rd, Boca Raton, Florida 33428
Enjoy hayrack rides, character appearances, live performances, magic shows and more.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1387824331316980
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Halloween Trick or Treating Oct 21
The Shops at Pembroke Gardens
527 SW 145th Terrace, Pembroke Pines, Florida 33027
Put your best costume on and celebrate Halloween with us in a safe and fun environment!
http://pembrokegardens.com/events/2017/10/21/halloween-trick-or-treat-
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Hallo-Green Oct 21
Anne Kolb Nature Center
751 Sheridan St., Hollywood
For all ages
http://www.broward.org/PARKS/THINGSTODO/Pages/ThingsThatMakeYouGoBoo.aspx
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Fall Pumpkin PATCH Oct 21
The PATCH Garden
1201 W Dania Beach Blvd, Dania Beach, Florida 33004
Pumpkin Bowling & Ring Toss, A Pumpkin Patch, Pumpkin & Fall Arts & Crafts, Samples, Educational Activities, Vendors, Market Sales, Music , Entertainment & More!

Garden Events


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Plantation Halloween & Safety Festival Oct 21
Volunteer Park Community Center
12050 W. Sunrise Blvd, Plantation
Enjoy a children’s carnival, haunted house (not recommended for children under 6), Police and Fire safety exhibits, live music, raffles and door prizes.
http://plantationchamber.org/signature-events/family-halloween-and-safety-festival
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Funderdome Halloween Party Oct 21
Funderdome
1455 SE 17 St, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
Experiments, dry ice, bubble volcano, handmade silly putty and more!
funderdome.net

October 22-28

Free Halloween Photos Oct 21-31
Bass Pro Shops
200 Gulf Stream Way, Dania Beach, Florida 33004
Great Pumpkin Celebration! FREE 4×6 Photo with the Peanuts Gang.
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Harvest Festival- Superheroes Weekend Oct 21 & 22
Flamingo Gardens
3750 S Flamingo Rd, Davie, Florida 33330
Hayrides, pumpkin patch, arts and crafts and more!
http://www.flamingogardens.org/
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Shriek Week Family-Friendly Halloween Event Oct 20-28
Boca Raton Sugar Sand Park
300 S Military Trl, Boca Raton, Florida 33486
Two weekends of Halloween fun and entertainment for the whole family!
http://www.sugarsandpark.org/shriek-week
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Trunk or Treat on Halloween Street Oct 24
Pompano Community Park
Pompano Beach, Florida 33060
Other activities include an enchanted maze, ghostly games, Pirate ship bounce house and others, spooky crafts, including a slime station, and of course costume and car contest.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1483492241921759/
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Trick or Treat at The Walk Oct 25
The Walk of Coral Springs
2750 N University Dr, Coral Springs, Florida 33065
https://www.facebook.com/events/118855002145957
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Riverland Halloween Party Oct 25
http://fortlauderdale.gov/departments/parks-recreation/special-events/halloween-happy-hauntings
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Deerfied Beach Family Halloween Hoe-Down Oct 26
Villages of Hillsboro Park
4111 NW 6th Street
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
FREE Join us for a not so scary event. Activities for the entire family include costume contest, carnival games, horse-drawn hayrides, Halloween games and more!
http://www.deerfield-beach.com/Calendar.aspx?EID=2925&month=10&year=2017&day=7&calType=0
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Spooky Halloween Dance Party Oct 26
http://fortlauderdale.gov/departments/parks-recreation/special-events/halloween-happy-hauntings
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Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos! Oct 26
Alvin Sherman Library
3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314
We will learn about the holiday’s origin and how it is celebrated, and make Day of the Dead craft projects. For teens ages 13-18 years.

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Deerfied Beach Halloween Festivities Oct 27
Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex
435 SW 2nd Street
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
Join us for a free evening of fun activities, games, great music, arts & crafts, pie eating contest and costume contest!
http://www.deerfield-beach.com/Calendar.aspx?EID=2926&month=10&year=2017&day=7&calType=0
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Spooky Dance Party Oct 27
http://fortlauderdale.gov/departments/parks-recreation/special-events/halloween-happy-hauntings
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Trunk or Treat @ Parkland Oct 27
Pine Trails Park
10559 Trails End
Trunk or Treat provides a safe and fun way for families to enjoy Halloween. Children “trick or treat” for candy out of decorated car or trunk beds. This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required.
http://www.cityofparkland.org/846/Halloween-Festival
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Ghosts & Goblins Family Fun Night Oct 27
Fern Forest Nature Center
201 Lyons Rd. South, Coconut Creek
For ages 2-11. Nominal fees for certain activities. No preregistration required.
http://www.broward.org/PARKS/THINGSTODO/Pages/ThingsThatMakeYouGoBoo.aspx
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Fall Festival Oct 27
Greater Hollywood YMCA Family Center
3161 Taft St, Hollywood, Florida 33021
Community event for families to have a fun and safe place to dress up in you favorite costume, play games and get prizes/candy.
https://www.facebook.com/events/605524163170865
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Monster Mash Oct 27
City of Coconut Creek Coconut Creek Community Center
1100 Lyons Rd, Coconut Creek, Florida 33063
Costume contest, arts and crafts, trick-or-treat scavenger hunt and more!
www.CoconutCreek.net
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YAA Halloween Party Oct 27
Young At Art Museum
751 SW 121st Ave, Davie, Florida 33325
Put on your favorite costume and get into the Halloween spirit for a night of artful, frightful fun for the entire family at Young At Art Museum.
www.YoungAtArtMuseum.org
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Halloween Event Oct 27 & 28
Coral Springs Gymnasium
2501 Coral Springs Dr, Coral Springs, Florida 33065
Trick-or-treat with bounce houses, slides, and candy
www.CoralSprings.org
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Trick ‘Em Treat ‘Em Costume Party Oct 27
Patch Reef Park/JARCC
2000 Yamato Rd, Boca Raton, Florida 33431
Costume party with munchies, mayhem, games and more!
https://www.facebook.com/events/166676427238824
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Not-so-scary Halloween Party Oct 27
Flippo’s Kids Playground and Cafe
3868 N University Dr, Sunrise, Florida 33351
Halloween is FUN! Raffles, contests, games, face painting and more. $15/child or $25 for two kids. FREE for VIPs and Adults are FREE.
https://www.facebook.com/events/398005247282506

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Music on Main Street … Halloween Bash Oct 27
Costume contest, Trunk & Treat activities, food trucks, live entertainment by Pan Paradise
Oakland Park City Hall
3650 N.E. 12th Avenue
Oakland Park, FL 33334
http://www.oaklandparkfl.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=2270&month=10&year=2017&day=7&calType=0
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Spirits of Stranahan House Halloween Tour Oct 27-30
Stranahan House Museum
335 Southeast 6th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
http://www.stranahanhouse.org/events
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Trick-or-Treat Family Fun Night Oct 27 & 28
Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center
3501 S.W. 130th Ave., Davie
For ages 3-10. Fee: $5/child. Preregistration suggested but not required.
http://www.broward.org/PARKS/THINGSTODO/Pages/ThingsThatMakeYouGoBoo.aspx
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Pumpkin Painting, Smashing with BPLF & Lucky’s Market Plantation Oct 28
Lucky’s Market Plantation
7700 Peters Rd, Plantation, Florida 33324
Trick, Treat & Taste with BPLF and Lucky’s Market in Plantation and Coral Springs from noon to 4 PM just in time for Halloween fun.
https://www.facebook.com/events/120644328630813
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Annual Halloween Bash Oct 28
Davie Ranch
5600 SW 61st Ave, Davie, Florida 33314
Hay rides, Unlimited hand-led pony & horse rides, Petting zoo, Trick or treating, Costume contest

Events at Davie Ranch


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Pines Boo Ville Halloween Event Oct 28
Pines Recreation Field
7400 Pines Blvd.
Costume Contest, Rides, Pumpkin Patch, Trick or Treat stations and many spooky holiday fun activities.
http://www.ppines.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=698
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YelloWeen! Oct 28
2495 East Commerical Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
YelloWeen is a family-friendly event filled with fun, entertainment, contests and prizes.
https://www.sunny.org/event/yelloween!/23324/
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Trick-or-Treat Shop to Shop Oct 28
Cooper City Plaza Shopping Center
9900 Griffin Rd, Cooper City, FL 33328
Join our little ghouls and goblins as they gather goodies and participate in our costume contest.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1888250487868403
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Halloween Fun Fest Oct 28
Sunshine Square
546 E Woolbright Rd, Boynton Beach, Florida 33435
Halloween event with Bounce Houses, Costume Contests, Trick or Treating and awesome shopping vendors.
https://www.facebook.com/events/585410338321678
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Great Pumpkin Day Oct 28
Rio Vista Community Church
Hay rides, crafts, music, food and a showing of ‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown’

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Harvest Festival- Story Time Weekend Oct 28
Flamingo Gardens
3750 S Flamingo Rd, Davie, Florida 33330
Hayrides, pumpkin patch, arts and crafts and more!
http://www.flamingogardens.org/
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Boo at the Zoo Oct 20-29
Palm Beach Zoo
1301 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach, Florida 33405
BOO offers a safe and fun trick-or-treat environment for children of all ages. Additional activities include: costume contests, dance parties, crafts, face painting, character meet ‘n’ greets, up close animal encounters, and MUCH MORE!
http://www.palmbeachzoo.org/boo-at-the-zoo-2017
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City of Davie’s Halloween Happenings Oct 28
Robbins Lodge
4005 S Hiatus Rd.
Join the Town of Davie for an afternoon filled with fall fun and not so spooky surprises.
http://members.davie-coopercity.org/events/details/town-of-davie-halloween-happenings-3308

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Croissant Park Annual Halloween Party Oct 28
http://fortlauderdale.gov/departments/parks-recreation/special-events/halloween-happy-hauntings
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Fall Fest Oct 28
http://fortlauderdale.gov/departments/parks-recreation/special-events/halloween-happy-hauntings
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Trick-or-Treat on 2nd Street Oct 28
http://www.fortlauderdale.gov/departments/parks-recreation/special-events/halloween-happy-hauntings
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Fall Festival for Kids Oct 28
Century Plaza/Leon Slatin Branch
1856 W Hillsboro Blvd A, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
Fall crafts, games, and music. Come in costume and receive a free book. Fun! Fun! Fun! Ages 4-11. 954-357-7740
http://ems.browardlibrary.org/MasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=239559
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Hollyweird Halloween Block Party Oct 28
Downtown Hollywood
Family friendly entertainment from 6-9pm, including candy stations, balloon twisters, face painting, DJ, and a children’s costume contest with prizes. From 9pm – 2am, the party continues with live bands, outdoor bars and adult costume contests with prizes.
http://www.floridashollywood.org/events.aspx
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P is for Pumpkin Oct 28 & 29
Sons & Daughters Farm and Winery
5926 Fearnley Road, Lake Worth, Florida 33467
Fun Family Event from 2-8 both Saturday and Sunday! Pick pumpkins from our pumpkin patch, and enjoy the beautiful fall weather.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1553969124697111
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BOO! By The Sea Oct 28
Commercial Blvd @ Ocean Drive
Created for kids 2 to 11, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea’s small business community will host “Boo! By The Sea, A Halloween Stroll”
file:///C:/Users/User/Downloads/BOO2016flier2017B.pdf

October 29-31

Free Halloween Photos Oct 21-31
Bass Pro Shops
200 Gulf Stream Way, Dania Beach, Florida 33004
Great Pumpkin Celebration! FREE 4×6 Photo with the Peanuts Gang.
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P is for Pumpkin Oct 28 & 29
Sons & Daughters Farm and Winery
5926 Fearnley Road, Lake Worth, Florida 33467
Fun Family Event from 2-8 both Saturday and Sunday! Pick pumpkins from our pumpkin patch, and enjoy the beautiful fall weather.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1553969124697111
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Spooktacular 5K Road Race Oct 29
T.Y. (Topeekeegee Yugnee) Park
3300 N. Park Rd., Hollywood
For all ages. Fees: $5-$40, depending on event. Preregistration required by 6 a.m. on race day.
http://www.broward.org/PARKS/THINGSTODO/Pages/ThingsThatMakeYouGoBoo.aspx
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A Creature’s Trick-or-Treat Oct 29
Secret Woods Nature Center
2701 W. State Rd. 84, Dania Beach
For ages 2 and up. Fee: $5/person. Preregistration required.
http://www.broward.org/PARKS/THINGSTODO/Pages/ThingsThatMakeYouGoBoo.aspx
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Trunk or Treat Oct 29
Hollywood Hills United Methodist Church
400 N 35th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33021
http://hollywoodhillsumc.org/calendar/
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Trick or Treat Oct 30
Delray Marketplace
14851 Lyons Rd Ste 121, Delray Beach, Florida 33446
Kids 10 and under can enjoy Trick-or-Treating at Delray Marketplace shops and restaurants
http://www.delraymarket.com/events/
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Is It Haunted? Oct 30
Old Davie School Historical Museum
6650 Griffin Rd, Davie, Florida 33314
Explore the Davie School–built in 1918–by only the light of your flashlight!
https://www.facebook.com/events/401802430026722
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Weston Halloween Spooktacular Oct 31
Weston Town Center
1675 Market St, Weston, Florida 33326
Featuring live entertainment, Halloween themed photo booth, face painting, bouce houses, trick or treating, costume parades at 6pm and 8pm, free giveaways and much more. Admission is free.

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Halloween at Promenade at Coconut Creek Oct 31
Promenade at Coconut Creek
4443 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, Florida 33073
Join us for trick-or-treating at stores throughout Promenade at Coconut Creek! Parents are encouraged to bring their children dressed in their Halloween costumes.
https://www.facebook.com/events/126393407977078