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2023 Halloween Happenings on the Space Coast

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October is just around the corner and the Space Coast is gearing up for a host of Halloween events. From the thrilling Space Coast Pirate Festival to the family-friendly Viera Harvest Festival, there’s something for everyone. Join in the Halloween fun with haunted trails, a lively bar crawl, and the Not-So-Spooky Halloween Spooktacular. 

Brevard County is getting ready for a fun-filled fall and Halloween celebrations. Don’t miss out on the festivities! Keep reading to see all the Halloween happenings the Space Coast has to offer. 

Space Coast Pirate Festival

Set sail on a thrilling maritime journey at the Space Coast Pirate Festival. This event celebrates Florida’s rich maritime history and enduring fascination with pirates. Immerse yourself in a bustling pirate village, enjoy live music, and relive the golden age of piracy. Join for a weekend of seafaring fun!

Where?

Space Coast Daily Park

5650 Stadium Parkway

Melbourne, FL 32940

When? 

October 20-22, 2023

Friday: 5pm to 11pm
Saturday: 11am to 11pm
Sunday: 11am to 6pm

Cost of admission

Adult (Ages 12+)Pre-sale: $10; Gate: $12
Child (Ages 5 to 12; Children under 5 are free)Pre-sale: $5; Gate: $7
Senior/Student/Military (Seniors age 65+; all require ID)Pre-sale: $8; Gate: $10
3-Day PassPre-sale: $25; Gate: $30
3-Day Pass w/ CampingPre-sale: $60; Gate: $70
Pets (Leash required)Pre-sale: $5; Gate: $6

Get tickets here! Pre-sale tickets are available until October 19, 2023.

Space Coast Halloween Fest

Celebrate Halloween at the Space Coast Halloween Fest! Enjoy indoor trick-or-treating with local businesses and free activities like face painting, balloon animals, and a reptile petting zoo. Dress up for a chance to win prizes. Don’t miss out on the spooktacular fun for the whole family! Are you a local business owner? Sponsor and vendor opportunities available.

Where? 

Merritt Square Mall

777 E. Merritt Island Cswy 

Merritt Island, FL 32952

When?

October 22, 2023

11am to 3pm

Cost of admission

Admission is free! Get tickets here

Viera Harvest Festival

Celebrate fall harvest at the Viera Harvest Festival, a joyful family. Enjoy the scarecrows, bustling pumpkin patch, and vibrant harvest market. With activities like costume and mini-crow contests, face painting, and hay bale horses, it’s fun for all ages. Don’t miss out!

Where

The Avenue Viera

2261 Town Center Avenue

Viera, FL 32940

When

October 21, 2023 

10am to 2pm

Cost of admission

Admission is free! 

Are you a local business owner? For more information on being a part of the Viera Harvest Festival and Viera Voice’s Scarecrow Stroll, call (321)242-1235 or email media@bluewatercreativegroup.com.

Halloween Spooktacular

Join in on the Halloween fun at the Spooktacular event, hosted by Melbourne’s Parks & Recreation, Police, and Fire Departments! Join us at the Melbourne Auditorium for indoor trick-or-treating. Local businesses will be on hand, decorating and giving out candy. It’s a community celebration of all things spooky! No tickets required.

Where

Melbourne Auditorium

625 East Hibiscus Boulevard 

Melbourne, FL 32901

When 

October 28, 2023

10am to 2 pm

Cost of admission 

Admission is free! Tickets aren’t required, but you can reserve your spot here.

Downtown Melbourne Trick or Treat

Get ready for a spooky fun time at Downtown Melbourne’s Trick or Treat event! Dress up and join the fun. Look for the “TREAT STOP” posters at participating businesses. While you’re here, support local shops and enjoy a family meal. It’s a Halloween celebration for all to enjoy. 

Where

Melbourne Main Street

2004 Vernon Place

Melbourne, FL

When

October 28, 2023

11am – 2pm

Cost of admission

Admission is free!

Melbourne Official Halloween Bar Crawl

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Get ready for Melbourne’s Official Halloween Bar Crawl! Explore Melbourne’s top bars with killer Halloween specials, festive ambiance, and lots of opportunities for fun. Enter the costume contest for a shot at prizes. Dance to Halloween beats from live DJs. This event promises a boozy and spooky good time with friends. 

Where

Melbourne, FL

When

October 28, 2023

4pm – 10 pm

Cost of admission

General Admission$12.99 + taxes and fees
Group Rate$9.99 + taxes and fees

Get your tickets here! Keep in mind this is a 21+ event. Enjoy responsibly!

Not-So-Spooky Halloween Spooktacular!

Experience the Not-So-Spooky Halloween Spooktacular at MKV! Designed for kids aged 1-6 and their grown-ups, enjoy activities like trick-or-treating, witch hat ring toss, costumes, crafts, sensory bins, and more! Don’t miss this ghoulishly good time for the whole family! Get your tickets today!

Where

Melbourne Kids Village

5000 N Wickham Rd

Melbourne, FL 32940

When

Oct 27, 2023 

5pm to 6:30pm

Cost of admission

Members$20
Non-Members$25

Get your tickets here or call (321) 622-6546!

Trunk-O-Treat & Hot Dog War

Don’t miss the Trunk-O-Treat and Hot Dog War event! Bring your family for a fun-filled day and support a good cause. Plus, win prizes for the best-decorated trunk or tent. Join us in helping the community through donations to the Space Coast Basket Brigade. Enjoy fall vendors, crafts, a kid zone, and vote for your favorite hot dog style in the Hot Dog War! 

Where

Space Coast Harley Davidson

When

October 29, 2023

11am to 3pm

Cost of admission

Admission is free, but donations are gladly accepted. All donations go to Space Coast Basket Brigade to help feed 3,500 people on Thanksgiving. Donations may include the following:

  • Whatever monetary gift you can afford
  • Non-perishable food
  • Sponsor a family ($65)
  • All monetary donation is tax deductible 

Trunk or Treat – Space Coast Mom Life

Come to the 5th Annual Space Coast Mom Life Trunk or Treat! It’s a fantastic family event with free trick-or-treating, costume contest, raffles, music, food trucks, bounce houses, and face painting. Be early for the best treats, and don’t forget your candy bag. 

Where

CW Theaters

4345 W New Haven Ave

West Melbourne, FL

When

October 27m, 2023

4-7pm

Cost of admission

Admission is free! Bring a non-perishable food item as a donation to the Space Coast Basket Brigade to get raffle tickets. Sign up here to attend! Interested in being a vendor? Email spacecoastmomlife@gmail.com.

Halloween Night Market & Party

Experience the Halloween Night Market and Party! Explore over 50 vendors and food trucks, enjoy trick-or-treating, and embrace the costume party. Capture the spirit with witchy photo ops. It’s a night of lively Halloween fun!

Where

517a North Harbor City Boulevard

Melbourne, FL 32935

When

October 13, 2023

6pm to 9pm

Cost of admission

Admission is free! Reserve your spot here.

2023 Haunted Jail Trail

Take a stroll through the 2023 Haunted Jail Trail, if you dare. Wander the woods behind Brevard County Jail, encountering curious characters along the way. See if you can find your way out before joining them! Enjoy food trucks in the waiting area for a thrilling yet enjoyable evening.

Where

Brevard County Jail Complex

860 Camp Road

Cocoa, FL 32927

When

October 20, 2023 – October 28, 2023

7pm to 11pm

Cost of admission

Admission is $20 per person. Get your tickets here!

From spooky to cozy in Brevard County

From spooky trails to free celebrations for your kids, there’s no shortage of fun to be had. Hopefully you get the chance to attend one or more of these exciting events this year. Don’t forget to sign up or get your tickets early to secure your spots. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, be sure to keep an eye out for upcoming festivities.

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