Spooky Outings: Halloween in the Gables

We’ve put together a roundup of some of the most chilling events in the city, from the classic trick-or-treat on the Mile to our adorable Howl-o-ween party. Here’s where to have a frightening good time:

Thursday, October 26

Spooktacular Comedy Night
The Globe (Presented by The Culture Can)
377 Alhambra Circle
Price: $15

Join The Culture Can for a night of laughter, libations, and Halloween merriment at their monthly comedy show at The Globe. In honor of Halloween week, they are encouraging the audience to dress in the spookiest, funniest, or most creative costumes. Prepare to be entertained as top comedians take the stage to tickle your funny bone! Show starts at 8 pm — get there before to enjoy $7 happy hour cocktails.

Friday, October 27

Adult Activity Center’s Spooktacular Halloween Bash
City of Coral Gables Adult Activity Center
2 Andalusia Ave.
Price: $11.50-15.25

For those 50 and older, don your favorite costume for a bit of hocus pocus at the Adult Activity Center’s Spooktacular Halloween Bash. Starting at 1 pm, get ready to do the monster mash as you enjoy food, drinks, and spooky tunes.

For more information, call 305.461.6765 or email AACinfo@coralgables.com.

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The Haunting Hour: Creepy Cocktail Crawl
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road

Price: $30-50

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the shadows of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, where mystery and mixology collide. Uncover hidden messages, unlock the garden’s secrets, and raise a toast to adventure as you step into a hidden speakeasy frozen in time. Enjoy an evening of spine-tingling tales, crafted cocktails, and mysterious revelations that will leave you haunted by memories long after the night has ended. Event starts at 6 pm.

Saturday, October 28

Doggie Trick-or-Treat Party
Infiniti of Coral Gables

2701 S Le Jeune Rd
Price: Free

Each year, Infiniti of Coral Gables, along with our magazine, sponsors a “Doggie Trick-or-Treat Party” at the Infiniti showroom. Join us, from noon to 3 pm, for an afternoon of games, prizes, drinks, and snacks for both humans and pups! Enjoy delicious cocktails cocktails by Bacardi. Win fun prizes during the canine costume contest sponsored by GableStage. People without a pooch can adopt a dog from the Humane Society.

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Trick-or-Treat on the Mile
Along Aragon Avenue and Miracle Mile
Price: Free; pay for certain events

From 2 to 8 pm, Miracle Mile will transform into a Halloween haven with Trick-or-Treat on the Mile, featuring costume contests, face painting, balloon artistry, book readings, and a captivating magic show. Participating businesses along Miracle Mile will distribute candy to eager trick-or-treaters. Click here to see activity times and locations.

Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead)
Coral Gables City Hall
405 Biltmore Way
Price: Free

Halloween-adjacent, the Consulate General of Mexico and the City of Coral Gables are hosting a renowned celebration of Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) from 4 to 9 pm at Coral Gables City Hall. This folkloric festivity organized by the Consulate of Mexico will include traditional Mexican performances, music, and food.

Sunday, October 29

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Halloween Pumpkin Float
Venetian Pool
2701 De Soto Blvd

Price: $30 per family (up to 4 people)

Put your pumpkin carving skills on display during the Halloween Pumpkin Float event at the historic Venetian Pool. Starting at 6 pm, families can enjoy snacks while carving their pumpkin and watching the jack-o’-lanterns float across the dark, moonlit waters. Prizes will be awarded for pumpkin carvings. The categories are scariest, most creative, and cutest. Costumes are encouraged!

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Dog Date Stroll Bark or Treat
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road

Price: $30-50

Dress up your furry friend and come to Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s annual Dog Date Halloween Costume Contest. Starting at 8 am, dog owners can anticipate a refreshing morning outdoors and special treats and drinks for pups and humans at the Glasshouse Cafe. Arrive early to register for the contest on-site near the Bailey Palm Glade. Space is limited; sign-up closes at 9 am.

Tuesday, October 31

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Nightmare on 405
Coral Gables War Memorial Youth Center
405 University Dr.
Price: $6

Visit the Coral Gables War Memorial Youth Center for Nightmare at 405 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. The Youth Center will be transformed into a gloomy, haunted house with a variety of scare zones. Foolish mortals who dare to enter will receive a treat after being tricked. This event is not suitable for children ages 5 and under.

Halloween Masquerade by Frost Studio Jazz Band
UM Gusman Concert Hall
1314 Miller Drive
Price: $10-20

The week-long Knight Opening Festival takes a spooky turn with the Frost Studio Band’s “Halloween Masquerade” at 7:30 pm — a fun night of Halloween-inspired big band jazz. This family-friendly event features trick-or-treating, costumes, and a live broadcast at the new Knight Center for Music Innovation’s plaza.

Howloween Night
Bay 13 Brewery
65 Alhambra Plaza

Come in costume — redeem a drink!

Get ready for a frightening fun Halloween evening at Bay 13 Brewery with an extended happy hour, spooky face painting, howling karaoke, and a costume contest with fantastic prizes for the best-dressed. Have their face paint experts transform you into a creepy clown or a bloodthirsty vampire! Then, after a few rounds of drinks to loosen up, you’ll be ready to howl at the moon during karaoke. Happy hour from 4 to 7 pm; karaoke from 6 to 10 pm; costume contest at 8 pm.