We understand that we have had a very rough October so far and some of us wonder if there will be a Southwest Florida Halloween this year. Well it turns out that there are many things happening this Halloween, and we have a pretty good list of events that everyone can enjoy. Costume parties, trunk or treat locations, parties and more, for kids and adults, check out some of the area events right here!

 

Now through Oct. 31: 8th Annual Fall Festival & Corn Mazes
Location: Farmer Mike’s U-Pick
Hours: Friday (6-10pm), Saturday (9am-10pm), Sunday (9am-5pm)
Hayrides, corn maze and a pumpkin patch.

Now through Oct. 31: Halloween Notte (Italian: Night)
Location: Charlotte County Fairgrounds
Hours: Friday (5-10pm), Saturday & Sunday (3-10pm), Oct. 31 (4-10pm)
Haunted house, games, pony rides, pumpkin patch and hayrides

Cape Coral, along with the Cape Coral Police and Fire Departments, is hosting an inaugural
Trunk-or-Treat on Friday, October 28, from 6 to 8 p.m.
City Hall visitor’s parking lot, 1015 Cultural Park Boulevard

Join us Saturday, October 29th starting at 10am for the Fall Fest at Bell Tower. 13499 S. Cleveland Ave. Fort Myers. Suite 177 & center concourse. Trick or treating (12pm-4pm) Bell Tower, Children are encouraged to wear costumes

Wonder Gardens second annual WonderWeen 2022,
27180 Old 41 Road
Bonita Springs, FL 34135-5405
Sunday, October 30, 2022, Time: 12:00PM – 2:00PM

Now through Oct. 31: 8th Annual Haunted Corn Maze , Location: Farmer Mike’s U-Pick
Hours: Friday (6-10pm), Saturday (9am-10pm), Sunday (9am-5pm)
‘Stranger Things’ themed haunted corn maze. You can also check out their fall festival with hayrides, corn maze and a pumpkin patch.

Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers
Gulf Coast Symphony: Haunted Halloween, Symphonic Family Concert, Halloween family concerts, with lobby activities including safe trick-or-treating, a costume contest and musical discovery zone starting at 1pm. Then the full symphony brings holiday favorites to life on the main stage at 2pm
Sunday, Oct 30,
2:00 PM, Lobby Doors open 1 Hour Before Performance Theatre Doors Half Hour Before Performance

CAVO LOUNGE Halloween Party
Doors open at 4pm on Saturday, October 29!
80’s Night Out I 6:30-9:30pm
DJ Bigg John I 9:30pm-Close

OCT 30
Halloween Party at Point 57 – Cape Coral
Sun, 4 – 6 PM
Point 57 Kitchen & Cocktails, 3522 Del Prado Blvd S
Cape Coral, FL

Oct 29, 5th Annual Trunk or Treat
Sat, 8 PM
5512 8th St W
Lehigh Acres, FL

Halloween Bar Crawl – Ft Myers
Sat, Oct 29 – Sun, Oct 30
City Tavern, 2206 Bay St, Fort Myers, FL

Haunted Halloween, Sun, Oct 30, 2 – 7 PM
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
13350 FSW Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL

Halloween Festival, Sat, Oct 29, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Friends of Boca Grande
131 1st St W, Boca Grande, FL

Gulf Coast Town Center, Sat, Oct 29, 5 – 8 PM
Trick or Treat and Costume Contest
9903 Gulf Coast Main St, Fort Myers, FL

Halloween Party, Sat, Oct 29, 7 PM
Fraternal Order of Eagles
607 Williams Ave, Lehigh Acres, FL

Trunk or Treat, Sat, Oct 29, 6 PM
Gateway Trinity Lutheran Church
11381 Gateway Blvd, Fort Myers, FL

Halloween Chef Tasting Dinner, Sat, Oct 29, 7 – 10 PM
Cafe` YOU
1423 SE 10th St #1a, Cape Coral, FL

Spooktacular Trick or Treat Extravaganza, Sat, Oct 29, 12 – 4 PM
Bell Tower
13499 S Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers, FL

Boo Bash Event for Kids, Sat, Oct 29, 12 PM
Little Princess Spa Fort Myers
8646 Gladiolus Dr #302, Fort Myers, FL

IGLOO PAN DI LAWN HALLOWEEN EDITION, Sun, Oct 30, 6 AM – Mon, Oct 31, 6 AM
1112 Acacia Ave, Lehigh Acres, FL

Kids Halloween Costume Contest and Parade, Sat, Oct 29, 10:45 AM – 3:45 PM
Stoneybrook At Gateway
9521 Pebble Brook Blvd, Fort Myers, FL

Trick or Treat, Sun, Oct 30, 8 AM – 4 PM
Fleamasters Fleamarket
4135 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Fort Myers, FL

 

Southwest Florida Halloween

 

Weekend Vibes, What's Happening In Southwest Florida Oct 28-30

Here are your Weekend Vibes, what’s happening in Southwest Florida Oct 28-30

It’s Halloween weekend and while not all places are open, and Southwest Florida is far from being “normal,” the days of the calendar are still peeling away.

For some, the horrors of Hurricane Ian suffice for Halloween. For others, this is their favorite time of the year. Some people take costuming seriously. It gives them joy. If that’s what you need to feel good, DO IT! If you want to have a Halloween gathering, DO IT. In fact, here are some recipes for your gathering.

costume contest

Costume contests are still taking place across Southwest Florida for Halloween this year. Pictured here, Sam Brooks is dressed as an “ice demon.”

There are all kinds of costume parties and trick or treating events for kids. Every where from North Collier Rescue Fire station #45 on Veterans Parkway in Naples to Miromar Outlets in Estero.

Last weekend, Naples Zoo and Caribbean Gardens had their annual Boo at the Zoo event. This weekend, Iguanaland in Punta Gorda has there own Boo at the Zoo. The family friendly event is 11am-2pm both Saturday and Sunday.

Parties and events are still a slippery slope for many. The line is blurry between being respectful of those who are suffering since the hurricane and those who are able to and want to get back to some sense of their pre-Ian life. Regardless of where you fall on that scale, remember to be kind to one another. We are all in different spaces right now.

Numerous events have been canceled or postponed in wake of Hurricane Ian. Find out which ones by clicking here. Remember that events on you calendar and even those listed here can always change. It never hurts to call ahead to confirm. Finally, if you have the means, the energy, the desire to do so, get out and support local businesses that are up and running.

Checkout these Weekend Vibes, what’s happening in Southwest Florida Oct 28-30

  • Rockin' on the River

    Pablo Cruise headlines the latest Rockin’ on the River concert at Caloosa Sound Amphitheater. It’s Sunday at 7pm.  Most tickets are free, but they must be reserved online. Bring a canned goods for the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida to help with Hurricane Ian recovery.  Centennial Park, 2000 W. First St., downtown Fort Myers.

  • Trunk or Treat Cape

    The annual event put on by Cape Coral Police and Fire Departments is Friday, Oct. 28, from 6-8 in the City Hall visitor’s parking lot at 1015 Cultural Park Blvd. The movie “Hocus Pocus” will be shown and costumes encouraged. It is free.

  • Showcase of Bands

    Sixteen Southwest Florida high-school marching bands perform in this event replacing the annual District 18 Florida Bandmasters Assessment, which was canceled due to Hurricane Ian. The bands will perform, but won’t compete or be judged. Noon Saturday, Oct. 29. Admission is a cash donation, canned goods or both. The canned goods will go to a local charity to be announced. Cash donations will help school students participate in various musical events. Lehigh Senior High School, 901 Gunnery Road N., Lehigh Acres.

  • Fall Festival Edition and Ford Winter Estates

    This is a new event for the Edison and Ford Estates in Fort Myers. And it’s the only time you get to do something you may’ve always wanted to, climb their famous banyan tree. There are all kinds of activities for the kids, a pumpkin patch, art and craft vendors, food, drink and more. The event is free but the tree climb is $45. Saturday from 9am-4pm

  • Farmer Mike's Haunted Corn Maze

    This is the 6th year for Farmer Mikes’s amazing Halloween event. There is a haunted corn maze on Friday and Saturday nights and all kinds of family activities throughout the days. Also, Zombie paintball! 26031 Morton Ave, Bonita Springs.