Kid’s Halloween Events in Bradenton/Sarasota

The only thing scary about planning Halloween festivities for kids in Bradenton and Sarasota is making sure you don’t miss out on popular events! From costume parades to not-so-scary haunted houses, there are plenty of kid-friendly events taking place this Halloween near Forest Properties apartments in Florida. Gather your little ghouls and goblins for a spooktacular time at one of these nearby happenings.

kids feet walking on hay in the pumpkin patch

Tee Time for Tots

Hit a howl-in-one at the 3rd annual Tee Time for Tots at Evie’s Miniature Golf Center. This Halloween-themed, family-friendly fundraiser welcomes toddlers, tweens, and baby boomers alike to take part in the October 27th event. Play a round of Halloween-inspired miniature golf, trick-or-treat at each hole, enter to win a boo-tiful raffle basket, and keep your eyes open for passing friendly ghosts!

Each ticket ($20) includes a round of spooky mini golf, a slice of pizza, and a cold beverage. Register your family today! All proceeds and additional donations will support the Early Learning Coalition of Sarasota County.

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Fish, Fun and Fright at Mote Aquarium

On Saturday, October 20th from 4pm-7pm, buoys and ghouls of all ages are invited to attend Mote Aquarium’s Fish, Fun, and Fright event in Sarasota. Dress to impress in your spooky Halloween costume and enjoy the following events near The Lexington:

  • Dig for shark teeth in “Coffin Creek”
  • Enjoy deep sea delights in the “Diner of the Dead”
  • Get mad in Mad Science experiments
  • Watch spooky underwater pumpkin carving

Order your presale tickets ($12) before October 19th, or purchase tickets for $16 at the door. There’s no charge for children under the age of 3 – sounds like a sweet treat!

pumpkins in the patch

Boo Fest Halloween Festival

For residents of Audubon Cove, dress to impress at this year’s 13th annual Boo Fest Halloween Festival! From trick-or-treating to a spooktacular maze, there are plenty of activities for children to run around and enjoy the Halloween spirit. Take home a spooky balloon, compete in the costume contest, dance along to upbeat music, and fill your candy bag to the brim. Oh, the best part? Admission is free for all ages! The event takes place along Lakewood Main Street on October 26th from 6pm-9pm.

Downtown Sarasota Ghost Tour

How would you like to experience the spirited side of Sarasota’s past residents? Sarasota Suncoast Tours offers a one-mile ghost tour that exposes the spookiest tales of downtown Sarasota’s history residents that still call it home. With tours offered every Saturday and Sunday, make your reservation before dates near Halloween fill up. Will you feel the chill in the air?

Good to Know: This specific tour best suits witches, werewolves, and goblins over the age of 13.

For residents of Ranch Lake in Bradenton, here’s a ghost tour for you! Downtown Bradenton Ghost Tour encourages you to get in touch with past souls on their 90-minute walking tour. Tickets must be purchased in advance ($15 for adults and $10 for kids), and is appropriate for children over 6.  

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Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Festival

What would Halloween be without a pumpkin festival?! Running through every Saturday and Sunday in October, gather your little gourds for an afternoon spent at the Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Festival in Sarasota. This family event boasts tasty treats, spooky musical beats, creepy crafts, and more pumpkins than you can shake a stick at. Here are some must-see and must-do activities on the farm:

  • Climb a rock wall and bounce around in a bounce house
  • Get a leg-up for a pony ride or visit the petting zoo
  • Paint your own pumpkin
  • Compete in a costume contest (every Saturday at 1pm)
  • Eat all the pie in the 1pm pie eating contest
  • Stop by the farm store for seasonal produce, raw honey, and organic cheeses

kids trick or treating baskets

Trick or Treat at Home

That’s right – you and your family don’t need to travel far outside your Forest Properties apartment to experience the treats of Halloween! Dress up in your favorite costume, grab your trick-or-treating candy bag, and parade around your Coconut Creek apartment complex for some sweet treats with Forest Properties neighbors.

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