Scaring Up Some Halloween Fun In Jacksonville

Jax has got all the spooks and sweets to get your Halloween-loving-hearts howling!

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Whether you’re looking for family fun with the kids, a zombie chase through the night, costume fun or spell-ectible food; we’ve got you covered.

Fun for monsters of all ages:

Jacksonville Zoo Spooktacular, October 12-31 - Enjoy the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens during their most magical celebration with Halloween adventure for kids of all ages. You don’t want to miss one of Jacksonville’s most exciting Halloween events.

The Catty Shack Ranch Halloween Haunted Forest, October 12-28 - Stroll through as the forest comes alive with creeps and crawls. They’ll have crafts and games for the kids and even a costume contest with prizes. They’ve got a touch lab for the little ghosts and the Trail of Fears for the big ghosts..

Walking Dead Spooky Skate Party, October 19- Prizes for best dressed zombie, humans v zombies, zombie walk, thriller dance contest.

Beaches Town Center Fall Festival & Costume Party, October 20- Join us for our annual Fall Festival & Costume Party on Saturday, October 20th from 10 - 12:30 p.m. on First Street between Lemon and Orange! Enjoy complimentary make-your-own crafts, games and refreshments and register for the costume contest to be eligible to win goodies donated from Beaches Town Center businesses! Plus circle around for trick-or-treating at all retailers. It’s going to be a great time, so don’t miss out!

Spooky Halloween Late Skate,October 26- Werewolves vs vampires costume contest, worm eating & monster blood drinking contests + more!

Adventure Landing Hallo-WEE Party, October 28 - A not-so-scary celebration for the kids! Only $3 per child; there will be crafts, games, bounce houses, face painting, goodie bags, costume contest and much more!

Mall-O-Ween at the Avenues, October 27-Join us for free and safe trick-or-treating, giveaways, characters, a complimentary photo booth and much more. The first 250 children to check-in will receive a Halloween bag and candy map.

Murray Hill-O-Ween, October 28 - A Halloween themed block party and parade on the streets of Murray Hill. There will be food trucks, vendors, costumed characters, floats and even prizes.

Candy Scramble, October 31- Prizes & Candy for All!

Trick-or-Treat on the Street Downtown, October 31 - Come celebrate with Downtown Jax from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wear your best costumes and get your fill of candy, coupons and other goodies from participating businesses.

Mall-O-Ween at the St. Johns Town Center, October 31-Black cats, ghouls and witches brew, let’s see what the kids can do! Your favorite little ghosts and goblins are invited to St. Johns Town Center for a fun and safe night of trick-or-treating in the Park Green outside Maggiano’s Little Italy on Wednesday, October 31 from 6 – 8 p.m.


Not for the faint-of-heart:

Adventure Landing Haunt Nights, October 6-31- Haunt nights feature four haunted attractions including Northeast Florida’s scariest 3D haunted house. The attractions feature a clown takeover, Pinehurst asylum, containment, and descent. Haunt nights are recommended to kids over the age of 12 and not for the faint of heart.

The Haunted Brewery Zombie Hunt, October 19-27 - Enjoy activities, music and free attractions with $10 entry fee. If you dare, go on the zombie hunt and hope to return in one piece!

The Old Spanish Trail, October 5-28 - Over ½ mile long, you don’t want to miss this haunted trail with three distinct areas of terror. Be prepared to be scared.

Warehouse 31 Unleashed, September 28-November 3 - Warehouse 31 has returned opening Thursdays through Sundays to give you your dosage of fear. Their attractions will feature deranged clowns, backwater swamp scares, meat factory and the fear lab.

BOOgie the night away:

Pumpkin Festival + Fall Market, October 6- Local vendors, pumpkin patch, beer releases, live music and more!

The Haunted Brewery: Zombie Hunt, October 19, 20, 26, 27-Zombies have taken over Anheuser-Busch Brewery in Jacksonville, Florida. Save the brewery by eliminating the infestation of zombies. The future of great beer is in your hands, so get your squadron together and prepare to storm the brewery and eliminate the infestation of zombies.

Written by: Grace Stoyshich