Free, frugal and fun Halloween Happenings in South Florida this weekend!


There are tons of Halloween festivals and events going on the next two weekends in South Florida–some that are free, and others that cost only a few dollars–and of course, some that are a bit more pricey. Here’s what’s happening this weekend:

Friday, October 21, 2011 

Annual Bee Not So Scared Halloween Party 
at Busy Bee Kidz in Pembroke Pines

6pm -8pm
$10 Pre-Pay Per/Person

Includes:

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Visit from Zombie Elmo
  • Decorate your own Pumpkin
  • Costume contest
  • Goodie Bags
  • and Much more!

 Call to reserve your spot:  954-680-8200 or visit Busy Bee Kidz for more info!

Boo at the Zoo at Palm Beach Zoo
5:30-9pm

Includes:

  • Trick or Treating in an exciting but safe environment
  • Pumpkin Painting
  • Pumpkin Patch
  • Hay Stack Hunt
  • Jugglers, Storytellers and more..

All activities are included with regular zoo admission or a Palm Beach Zoo annual membership unless where noted. All proceeds raised go towards the care and feeding of the zoo’s animals.

Pricing is as follows:

Members:

  • Adults: $6.95
  • Children 12 & Under: Free

Non-Members:

  • Adults: $11.95
  • Children 3-12: $6.95
  • Children 0-2: Free

Here’s a link to a printable coupon I found for a free child’s admission with one paying adult admission.

For more information, visit their website at www.palmbeachzoo.org

Friday, October 21st & Saturday, October 22nd
(This one seems kind of pricey in my opinion at $25, but wanted to pass along in case.)
6:30-9:00PM 
Bring the little munchkins in for a night of fun at A Latte Fun in Coral Springs. 

  • Little Monsters Tattoo Station
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Kooky Cookie Decorating
  • Li’l Spooks Costume Contest
  • Pizza & A Juice Box For The Kids

Village of Horrors at War Memorial Auditorium

(on select dates thru Oct 31, 2011, including Oct 22 and Oct 23)

This is one for the bigger kids, definitely not the little ones!

  • There are different admission options, but the Village features:
    Midway rides
  • Haunted houses
  • Panic Zone experience
  • Plenty of great fair food

Visit the Village of Horrors website for more info or to purchase tickets. And check out their special deals here–if you go on certain dates you can get buy one get one free, or visit your local Subway store to get discounted tickets as well.

Saturday, October 22, 2011  

Halloween & Safety Festival in Plantation

10am-2pm
Plantation Community Center
5555 Palm Tree Road
Plantation
954-797-2180

$3 per person

Featuring:

  • Children’s carnival
  • Haunted house (not recommended for kids under 6)
  • Inflatable rides
  • Face painting
  • Games
  • Raffles
  • FREE Halloween bags and candy for the kids
  • Police and fire exhibits

For more information, visit www.plantation.org

Mr. Blue’s Boo Bash

12:00 to 4:00pm
at their Coral Springs pool
Come trick or treat at this FREE event!
There will be Halloween fun for the entire family. Kids can wear their favorite costumes and take pictures with our life sized Mr. Blue, enter to win our costume contest and even take a tour of Mr. Blue’s Halloween adventure house. There will be bounce houses, cotton candy, snow cones, a Dj, raffles, and more.

For  more information, visit http://www.swimwithmrblue.com or http://www.lessonswithjulie.com/images/boobash.pdf

This one’s not free or even frugal, but it does go to a great cause: the Boys and Girls Club of Broward County:

Fright Night on Las Olas

To Benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County

Riverside Lawn on Las Olas
Saturday, October 22nd – 7:00 P.M.
The HOTTEST ADULT HALLOWEEN Celebration of 2011!
South Florida’s Favorite Meteorologist Julie Durda is back and for the first time,
Miami Dolphins’ great Channing Crowder will be co-hosting!
They are both ready to party with all our celebrity friends

For the older kids (or young-at-heart adults), check out Flamingo Gardens’ Haunted Nights, opening today:

October 21, 22, 28 & 29
Friday and Saturday evenings, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
 
Haunted Nights at Flamingo Gardens “Return of the Swamp Witch” 

The Swamp Witch returns to haunt another night at Flamingo Gardens. The special night time event is sponsored by Spirit Halloween Stores and features live actors and animatronic props through the West Arboretum of the Gardens. This year is twice as long, twice the fright, and features an indoor “Zombie Tunnel”.

$8 General Admission*   for this special night-time haunted tour. 
Visit www.FlamingoGardens.org for more info or call 954 473-2955

*This is a special fundraising event and all proceeds go to Flamingo Gardens. Tickets available at the door. No member passes or coupons. Not recommended for children under 10, but parents please use your own discretion. Youth under 16 must be escorted by an adult.

Stay tuned for more South Florida Halloween events happening next weekend!

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