The bewitching charm of the Space Coast
It’s almost that time of year where hoarding candy and then sorting through to get rid of the “not so favorable” pieces is totally acceptable. Where tricks and treats are the topic of conversation and months of planning the best costume that tops the previous year are about to come to fruition.
Since Halloween happens to find itself smack dab in the middle of the week, there are Space Coast Halloween events happening all month long, especially the weekend before the big day. It’s time to have fun and create memories with your family, kids, and friends, and here on the Space Coast, Halloween is done right.
8225 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne
October 12-14, 19-21, 26-28, 2018
Friday-Saturday: 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. | Sunday: 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
Boo at the Zoo is more spooktacular than ever this year! Experience this family-favorite Halloween activity featuring more than 30 treat stations each weekend. Once you’ve had your fill of candy, rock out on the dance floor, explore the haunted house (recommended for ages 8 and up), take an adventure on the Boo Choo Train, channel your competitive spirit with fun games and go for the gold in the costume contest!
620 Glen Cheek Drive, Port Canaveral
October 27, 2018 | 8:30 p.m.
Hop on board Canaveral Cruises for a memorable Halloween Costume Cruise for the family. Put on your best costume and get ready for dancing, fun, and food.
2153 US Highway 1, Rockledge
October 27-28, 2018 | Saturday: 9 a.m. | Sunday: 11a.m.
Come out for a full weekend of food, flowers, and fun! There will be food trucks, live music, beer & wine, kids’ costume contests, face-painting and photo booths, petting zoo, a haunted hayride, and so much more. This is a great event for you and your family to enjoy.
6091 Stadium Parkway, Viera
October 26-November 11, 2018 | 5 p.m.-11:30 p.m.
Dress up with your best costume and trick-or-treat at the fair. Enjoy an evening of hauntingly good fun, spooky and weird shows and rides that will give you a thrill this Halloween.
216 Fifth Avenue, Indialantic
October 6, 2018 | 5:30 p.m. start
The Witch Way 5K is a fun-filled family-friendly evening. Immediately following the race, gather down at Long Doggers for post-run festivities where the winners will be announced and celebrated for their hard efforts! There will be trick-or-treating for the kids at the Indialantic Shopping Center.
1551 Highland Avenue, Melbourne
October 27, 2018 | 6:30 p.m.
Wear your best Halloween costume for this fun race. Beat your competition in both speed and style. All race finishers will receive a trick-or-treat bag. After the race, head over to Squid Lips for an awesome post race party. Proceeds will benefit the Eau Gallie High School Health & Wellness Academy.
Arts & Entertainment
625 E. New Haven Avenue, Melbourne
October 12-28, 2018 | Friday-Saturday: 8 p.m., Sunday: 2 p.m.
Enjoy the beloved Broadway musical of Dorothy’s adventures in the Land of Oz.
300 Brevard Avenue, Cocoa
October 16, 2018 | Doors open at 8:30 p.m.
Cocoa Village Playhouse presents “Hocus Pocus,” the movie. Three outlandishly wild witches, played by Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker, return from 17th-century Salem after some unsuspecting pranksters accidentally conjure them up on Halloween night! It's up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to their reign of terror once and for all.
301 Julia Street, Titusville
October 19-21, 26-27
Friday-Saturday: 8 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m.
See the "The Rocky Horror Show” live on stage at the Titusville Playhouse. This musical inspired the 1975 classic cult film, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” that follows innocent couple Brad and Janet as they seek shelter at a mysterious old castle on a dark and stormy night and encounter transvestite Dr. Frank N. Furter, his “perfect” creation Rocky, and an assortment of other crazy creatures.
Whether you have to get your Halloween fun in the weekend before, or you have time to work that costume and gather all that candy for the whole week, there is something fangtastic happening all along the Space Coast the entire month of October.
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