Halloween events along the Gulf Coast

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(WKRG) — Halloween 2021 is upon us, and WKRG News 5 has put together a list of events along the Gulf Coast for you to get into the spooky spirit.

MOBILE COUNTY

BOOTS AND BBQ BARN DASH: Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m. The outdoor event will feature Moe’s BBQ, games and smores. Pets are welcome and proceeds will benefit the Children’s of Alabama Pediatric Rheumatology Clinic in Mobile. A prize will be awarded for best costume and best pet costume. The event will be held at O Daly’s Irish Pub. Tickets are $40 per person. For more information, call 251-610-4969 or click here.

HALLOWEEN AT THE ARCHAEOLOGY MUSEUM: Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Have some Halloween fun at the University of South Alabama Archaeology Museum. Visit the Archaeology Museum and its Native Plant Garden and enjoy fun activities and trick or treating. Masks are required, are costumes encouraged. Admission is free. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 251-460-6106 or
archaeologymuseum@southalabama.edu.

BOO AT BELLINGRATH: Saturday, Oct. 23, from 3-9 p.m. Dress up your little ghosts and goblins and enjoy an evening of Halloween fun at Bellingrath Gardens. The Gardens will be filled with spooky and fun inflatables, and local businesses and organizations will set up numerous treat stations to hand out candy and trinkets to guests of all ages. Boo at Bellingrath will include:
•The Environmental Studies Center’s Raptor Road Show on the Great Lawn from 5:45-6:15 p.m.
• A pumpkin patch where visitors can take photos, pick out and purchase a pumpkin
• Spooky Storytime with Mobile Public Library
• Local fare from a variety of food trucks
• A showing of “Hocus Pocus” on the Great Lawn from 7-9 p.m.
Get tickets here.

35TH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN HOWLER AT CHICKASABOGUE: Disc golf tournament from Oct. 23-24 at Chickasabogue State Park. To register, click here. Online registration closes at midnight Oct. 10.

MOB-TOBER FEST: Mob-tober Fest will be holding a Family Friendly Zombie Fun Run on Oct. 30 starting around 5 p.m.! Come out to Medal of Honor Park for an evening full of awards, treats, and no tricks! There is no fee to register. To register for the event, click here.

MOBILE SAENGER THEATRE HALLOWEEN MOVIE SERIES: Mobile Saenger Theatre will showcase its first-ever Halloween movie series. The 2021 Scream on the Screen Halloween movie schedule is as follows:
Friday, October 29 at 7 p.m. | Friday the 13th
Saturday, October 30 at 7 p.m. | Beetlejuice
Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children (12 and under) and seniors (60+). Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Saenger Theatre Box Office (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) or the Mobile Civic Center Box Office (located at 401 Civic Center Drive; open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). The Saenger Box Office will be open one hour before showtime on movie days. Tickets for movies cannot be purchased online or by phone.

HALLOWEEN AT THE EXPLOREUM: Oct. 30 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come in your best costume for a frightfully fun time at the Exploreum’s Halloween event. See a spooky series of scientific experiments and face your phobias in Dr. Cornelius P. Jitters’ Chambers of Fear!
• 11 a.m. – Airbus fright challenge
• 11:30 a.m. – Solid, Liquid, Or Ghost
• 12-12:45 p.m. – Animal Pavilion
• 1 p.m. – Pumpkin Boom!
• 1:30 p.m. – Bat Gliders
• 2 p.m. – Pumpkin Volcano
• 2:30 p.m. – Skeleton Tales
General admission for non-members. Free for Exploreum members. There will a special showing of “Corpse Bride” at 2:30 p.m. Seating will be limited, so make sure to reserve your spot when you check in at the Box Office upon arrival.

Zaxby’s Chick or Treat: Oct. 31 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Saraland Zaxby locations. Kids in costume will receive a free kids meal with the purchase of an adult meal.

BALDWIN COUNTY

HALLOWEEN DRIVE-THRU TAKE-N-MAKE AT DAPHNE LIBRARY: Friday, Oct. 15, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Daphne Public Library, 2607 U.S. 98, Daphne. Buckle up, and come by for a BOO-tiful Halloween Craft Drive-Thru for children ages Pre-K to 5th grade.

TERROR IN THE PARK AT OWA: Turn up the thrill factor with a good old-fashioned Halloween Haunt at The Park at OWA. Three frightful scare zones will chill you to your bones, scaring Friday through Sunday, Oct. 15-31.
• Fridays 5-10 p.m.
• Saturdays 6-10 p.m.
• Sundays 6-9 p.m.
Face your fears in three socially distanced, walkthrough haunts. OWA’s spine-tingling thrill rides along with some seriously whacky uninvited guests: zombies, clowns, and your own worst fears. Learn more and grab tickets here.

KID-FRIENDLY HALLOWEEN AT DOWNTOWN OWA: Go to downtown OWA for trick-or-treating, arts and crafts, costume contests, spooky movies every Friday through Sunday, Oct. 15-31. View the full schedule here.

BUG OUT AT SWEET TOOTH AT OWA: Crickets, ants, worms, scorpions… Halloween candies are even creepier than usual this year at Sweet Tooth at OWA. Stop by during store hours on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. for a chance to test your bravery and your taste buds. It’s a crispy, crunchy, confusing sort of feeling as we wonder, is it a trick or is it a treat? Bug candy will be on sale, and everyone who eats a bug will win a prize and be entered into a raffle giveaway.

BOO AT THE ZOO: Celebrate Halloween with the animals at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo BOO at the ZOO
Saturday, Oct. 23, from 9 a.m. to noon. It will be a day full of scare-free fun, trick or treating, activities, and meet and greets with your favorite animal ambassadors. Boo at the Zoo is included with regular Zoo admission. Purchase tickets online here or at the door the day of the event. Zoo Admission is $19.95 for adults (ages 13-54), senior (55+)/military is $16.95, and child (ages 3-12) is $14.95. Zoo Members and children 2 years and younger are free. Membership cards must be shown at the entrance. All proceeds benefit the animals and programs of the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo. Animal Encounters will be closed during the event. Bring your own treat bags for goodies, and dress in your best costumes for a chance to win a Golden Ticket to redeem for a prize in the gift shop. Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo is located at 20499 Oak Road East in Gulf Shores.

GHOULS ON THE GULF: Join Gulf State Park for a night of camping on the beach on Oct. 23.  Wear your Halloween costume, decorate you tent and have a ghouling good time under the stars with your family. For more information and to register for this event, email gulfevents.statepark@dcnr.alabama.gov.

HALLOWEEN AT THE FORT: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 29 at The Fort Park, 29001 Bass Pro Drive, Spanish Fort. Enjoy shopping, food, and beverages at The Fort, a shipping container event district in Spanish Fort.

BooLu’s AT LuLu’s GULF SHORES: Enjoy a day full of Halloween festivities and a kid’s costume contest at LuLu’s Gulf Shores annual BooLu’s Halloween event on Oct 30 from 2-5 p.m. Trunk or Treat will feature trick-or-treating on the LuLu’s grounds during BooLu’s with various businesses and non-profits handing out candy treats to the little goblins, as well as, pumpkin decorating, crafts, and an inflatable slide. Kids can come dressed in their most creative costumes to partake in the costume contest with prizes for the winners. Registration for the costume contest ends at 4:30 p.m., and the winner will be announced at 5 p.m. The event is free. LuLu’s is in Gulf Shores under the Highway 59 Bridge next to Homeport Marina. For more information, call 251-967-LULU (5858), or visit www.lulubuffett.com.

WITCHES RIDE IN BAY MINETTE: The third annual Witches Ride is at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, through the downtown streets of Bay Minette. The event is open to all witches and warlocks ages 18 and older. The three-mile parade is open to bicycles and some motorized vehicles such as golf carts. There will also be food trucks, music, local vendors and Life South on site. Registration is available through Eventbrite. Proceeds from the annual ride benefit the North Baldwin Animal Shelter. For more information, contact Carolyn Wright at 251-402-8393.

Zaxby’s Chick or Treat: Oct. 31 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at several Baldwin Zaxby locations. Kids in costume will receive a free kids meal with the purchase of an adult meal.
Locations include: Daphne, Malbis, Foley, Robertsdale, and Gulf Shores

Spooktacular Halloween Celebration in Foley: Oct. 31 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Located at the Family Fun Park and will include music, games, prizes, balloon art, photo booth, and more. Attendees 12 and under can also enjoy trick-or-treating at shopper services and participating retailers.

NORTHWEST FLORIDA

SPOOKTACULAR: A LOW SENSORY HALLOWEEN PARTY AT PENSACOLA MUSEUM OF ART: A low-sensory Halloween party will be held at the Pensacola Museum of Art, 407 S. Jefferson St., on Oct 16 from 4-7 p.m. To purchase tickets, click here.

BEACH-O-WEEN ON THE PENSACOLA BEACH BOARDWALK: Load up your kids, friends and family and head to Pensacola Beach on Friday, Oct. 22, to enjoy a SPOOKtacular Beach-O-Ween celebration along the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk. The third annual Beach-O-Ween takes place from 4-8 p.m. on the boardwalk and is jointly sponsored by the Santa Rosa Island Authority, Visit Pensacola, Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce, and Pensacola Beach Boardwalk to showcase businesses and celebrate with trick-or-treating, decorated booths and games for all ages. The family-friendly event is free to the public and costumes are encouraged. The event also includes face painting, arts and crafts activities, a Halloween bounce house, trick or treat candy, hotdogs and special guests.

SPOOKTACULAR MOVIE NIGHT AT DESTIN LIBRARY: Haunt the Destin Library after hours for a special movie night on Friday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. The spooky feature presentation will be a family-friendly Halloween classic rated PG. Popcorn, popsicles, and water will be provided, but guests are welcome to bring their own movie snacks. Seating is limited so please register for this event at okaloosa.librarycalendar.com. Click on the Spooktacular Movie Night event and fill out the registration form under the event details. If you have any questions, contact the library at 850-867-8572 or library@cityofdestin.com.

TRICK-OR-TREAT DRIVE-THRU BOO: On Monday, Oct. 25 from 6-8 p.m. a Trick or Treat drive-thru Boo event at the Destin Community Center parking lot. Festivities include the annual Fall Festival Jack-O-Latern Contest and a drive-thru trick or treat event.

DESTIN LIBRARY’S ANNUAL HALLOWEEN HIKE: Destin Library’s Halloween Hike is Oct. 27, from 10:30-11:15 a.m. Come hike the Trick or Treat trail winding through the library’s front lawn, where staff and volunteers will be handing out crafts, snacks, candy, and toys. The event is for children ages five and under and there is no cost to attend, however, registration is required. Go to okaloosa.librarycalendar.com, click on the October 27 Halloween Hike Event, then fill out the registration form under the event details. You can also always contact the library at 850-837-8572 or library@cityofdestin.com.

BLUE WAHOOS HALLOWEEN TRICK-OR-TREAT, MOVIE AND FIREWORKS: The Blue Wahoos will host a fun-filled Halloween celebration at Blue Wahoos Stadium on Friday, Oct. 29, featuring trick-or-treating, a family-friendly movie, and a post-movie firework show. Beginning at 5 p.m., gates at the stadium will open for trick-or-treating and kids can receive tasty treats at stations around the ballpark. At 6 p.m., Disney’s “Cruella” will begin on the stadium videoboard. After the movie, a fireworks spectacular will light up Pensacola Bay. Tickets to the event are $5 and include trick-or-treating, the movie, and the fireworks show. Kids are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes to the event. During the film, guests will have the opportunity to sit on the field at Blue Wahoos Stadium to watch the movie on the stadium’s videoboard. The stadium’s seating bowl will also be open for seating. Grab-and-go style concessions will be available during the event at multiple points throughout the stadium. No chairs or outside food or drink will be permitted. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket for their group to sit on.

TRUNK OR TREAT AND DRIVE-IN MOVIE IN PERDIDO KEY: The Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Flicks on the Field and Trunk or Treat event on Oct. 29, at Baars Field, 13020 Sorrento Road.
The festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. as families will travel from trunk to trunk to gather Halloween treats before settling down on the grass to watch the classic film “E. T. The extraterrestrial” on a large inflatable movie screen. The event is free, and concessions will be available.

HALLOWEEN PUB CRAWL: Saturday, Oct. 30. Dress up in your favorite costume and join in on the fun at the inaugural Halloween Pub Crawl, Saturday, Oct. 30, on Pensacola Beach. Hosted by the Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce, the 2021 Halloween Pub Crawl will take place from 2 p.m. until closing at a dozen participating beach bars, restaurants and hotels on the island.
Each participating venue will be brewing up their very own Halloween potions and concoctions for guests to imbibe on. In order to adhere to social distancing guidelines, there will be no set pub crawl schedule. Participants are encouraged to crawl at their own pace, in whatever order they want.

2021 Pensacola Beach Halloween Pub Crawl Locations

  • Café Nola
  • Casino Beach Bar & Grill
  • Crabs We Got ‘Em
  • The Dock
  • DRIFT
  • Flounders
  • Hilton – Sal de Mar
  • Red Fish Blue Fish
  • The Sandshaker
  • Shaggy’s
  • Sneaky Tiki
  • Water Pig BBQ

PENSACON HALLOWEENFEST: Pensacola’s all-inclusive annual pop-culture convention, will once again celebrate the spooky season with the return of Pensacola HalloweenFest, a free outdoor festival to celebrate Halloween, on Saturday, Oct. 30. Pensacon HalloweenFest offers a full day of spooky pop-culture fun in Museum Plaza in downtown Pensacola. Featuring an outdoor, convention-style atmosphere with a Halloween theme, the day will feature vendors, live entertainment, celebrity guests, artists, food trucks, trick-or-treating and other fun in a safe and family-friendly environment. Costumes are encouraged, and the day will include costume contests for children and adults, with a nominal entry fee for the adult contest.
Among the celebrity guests scheduled to appear is actor Deep Roy, who is one of only two actors known to have completed the science-fiction hat trick of appearing in “Star Wars,” “Star Trek” and “Doctor Who.” Roy’s other roles include Tim Burton’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” (in which he played all of the Oompa Loompas), “Eastbound & Down,” “The X-Files” and “The NeverEnding Story.” Roy and other guests will be on hand to meet fans and, for a fee, to sign autographs and pose for photos. Kids in costumes will receive a free Halloween bag and are encouraged to trick-or-treat with the vendors set up across the plaza. In light of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, masks are recommended, and vendors will be spaced out across the plaza to encourage social distancing. Ample hand sanitizing stations will be made available. Attendees are encouraged to stay with their groups and maintain six feet of distance from those outside their bubbles.

PALAFOX MARKET “HALLOWEEN MARKET:” Saturday, Oct. 30, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children are encouraged to dress in their most outrageous costumes for a special “Halloween Market” edition of the Palafox Market. Vendor booths will be decorated for the autumn holiday, offering candy to trick-or-treaters. Kids can get their faces painted for awesome Halloween selfie opportunities. Also, candy prizes will be awarded in a costume contest and in a Halloween-themed scavenger hunt. In addition to the sweet treats, everybody’s favorite arachnid superhero, Spider-Man, as well as Disney’s Princess Rapunzel, will be mingling with fans. The market features up to 200 vendors ranging from local farmers and bakers to artists and craftsmen and women. All the items available at Palafox Market are grown, created or produced within 100 miles of Pensacola.

CITY OF MILTON FALL FESTIVAL: On Saturday, Oct. 30, the City of Milton will host its first Fall Festival at Jernigan’s Landing from 4:30-7:30 p.m. The free event will feature Trunk-or-Treating along South Willing Street, bounce houses, games, arts & crafts, face-painting, food trucks, music and more. Local business, civic groups, churches, and any interested group is encouraged to sign up to participate. Children of all ages are encouraged to come in costume. For more information, call the City of Milton Public Information Office at 850-983-5400 or go to the city’s website.

FLORA-BAMA OCTOBER EVENTS: Sunday, Oct. 31, Halloween festivities begin with a “Boo Fest” for young ghosts and goblins at the Flora-Bama’s Yacht Club and Ole River Grill from 3-6 p.m. Arts and crafts by Sand Castle University, sweet treats, and games provided for patrons. Following that evening, the main Flora-Bama’s traditional costume contest with over $2,000 in cash and prizes concludes the month’s activities at 9 p.m. on the Tent Stage. Registration begins at 6 p.m. Live music by Smokey Otis Trio and Yeah, Probably.

MISSISSIPPI

LUCEDALE LIBRARY FALL CRAFTS FOR YOUTH: The Lucedale-George County Public Library will offer Fall Crafts for Youth in the meeting room on Thursday, Oct. 14, at 5 p.m. Create items for fall decorating. Supplies provided by the Friends of the Library. This program is intended for youth ages 12-17. Social distancing and masks will be required to help keep everyone safe. Space is limited. Call 601-947-2123 to reserve your spot today.

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