Old Hallows Eve is approaching fast, so it’s time to start getting your Halloween plans in order. Miami is just the right place to dress up as your favorite alter-ego and let your hair down. Instead of wasting your time searching the web for the perfect party spot, here’s a few of the best places to spend October 31. There is something for everyone, from the family-friendly event to all-out drunken, adult madness.
Spooktober at Zoo Miami
October 31, 7 to 11 p.m.
Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152nd St, Miami
This is a great family-fun place to spend Halloween. Adults can brave Dr. Wilde’s Creepy House, on the Zombie-laden tram ride and along the haunted pathways. Little ones can enjoy spooky carousel rides, creepy crawlies and candy stations at the Children’s Zoo.
Ghoulish carousel rides are $2 per ride.
Admission is $10.95/person ($9.95 for zoo members)
Howl-o-ween at Cocowalk
October 31, 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Cocowalk, 3015 Grand Ave., Miami
Miami’s Cocowalk turns from relaxed and bohemian, to buck-wild one night of the year: Halloween. Every year more than 40,000 costumed party goers swarm Cocowalk for costume contests, food, drinks, music, and some great people watching. This is a perfect place for the grown ups to play.The event is free. Kid’s events run from 2 to 7 p.m., and adult-focused fun from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. (the adult costume contest will kick off at 9:30 p.m.) Call 305-444-0777 or visit cocowalk.net.
John Martin’s 25th Annual Halloween Party
October 31, 9 p.m.
John Martin’s Irish Pub, 253 Miracle Mile
This old-time favorite Irish Pub packs the house on Halloween night. Downstairs, you can test your singing skills out with karaoke; while upstairs it’s an ’80’s disco dance scene. They also have food, giveaways and $5 Captain Morgan drink specials.
The event is free, 21+ only.
Lincoln Road’s Live Halloween Costume Parade
Lincoln Road Mall, Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
Lincoln Road is the one spot that gives Key West’s Fantasy Feast a run for it’s money. The outdoor mall quickly turns into one giant parade of costumes every October 31st. Onlookers can see everything from a pop culture persona, to a space ship with aliens aboard. It’s definitely the right place to show off that sexy side. The event is free, but get there early to get a good seat. Visit lincolnroadmall.com.