Unveiling the Spooky Delights of Halloween in Sarasota, County!
It’s that magical time of the year when ghosts roam freely, pumpkins glow eerily, and the air is filled with a sense of enchantment – Halloween is upon us! In Charming Sarasota County, the Halloween spirit is alive and well, with a variety of spooktacular events for every age group. Get ready for a bewitching experience as we guide you through the thrilling festivities awaiting you this Halloween season.
1. Trick or Treat at City Center (Oct. 27, 5 – 8 p.m.)
Kicking off the Halloween extravaganza is the annual Trick or Treat at City Center, presented by Suncoast Credit Union. On October 27th, from 5 to 8 p.m., the City Center Front Green (4970 City Hall Blvd) will be transformed into a kid-friendly Halloween haven. The park and walking paths will be adorned with delightful Halloween displays, and City of North Port staff, along with Pumpkin Trail partners, will be ready to fill your bags with plenty of candy. For those seeking a quieter experience, a low-sensory offering starts at 4:30 p.m., ensuring everyone can revel in the spooky joy without loud music or flashing lights.
2. Venice YMCA Trunk or Treat (Oct. 28, 6 – 8 p.m.)
Prepare for a frightfully fun time at the Venice YMCA Trunk or Treat event on October 28th, from 6 to 8 p.m. The YMCA parking lot will be magically transformed into a Halloween wonderland where little ghouls and goblins, dressed in their spookiest costumes, can enjoy an evening of candy, games, and community spirit. Don’t miss the chance to showcase your creativity by decorating your car trunk in a spooky theme – prizes await the top three trunks! This family-friendly Halloween extravaganza promises an unforgettable night of laughter and fun.
3. Thriller Halloween Party at Chaz 51 Steakhouse (Oct. 28, 7 p.m.)
For those seeking a more grown-up and thrilling Halloween experience, mark your calendars for the Thriller Halloween Party at Chaz 51 Steakhouse on October 28th at 7 p.m. Put on your scariest costume and get ready to dance, mingle, and enjoy an evening filled with eerie atmosphere and spine-chilling music. This in-person event promises a hauntingly good time that you won’t want to miss. Get ready for a howling good time at Chaz 51 Steakhouse!
4. Monster Mash Ultimate Halloween Party (Oct. 28, 6 – 10:30 p.m.)
On Saturday, October 28th, prepare for the ultimate Halloween party hosted by 107.9 WSRZ and Jones and Company at the Venice Community Center. Presented by Badger Bob’s Services, the Monster Mash is legendary across the Suncoast for its outrageous costumes and features a costume contest with $1500 in cash prizing! Dance the night away, enjoy your favorite spirits, and savor delicious food items from Cafe’ Venice. It’s the Halloween bash you’ve been waiting for!
5. Children’s Halloween Parade in Historic Downtown Venice (Oct. 31, 4:30 p.m.)
On Halloween day, October 31st, the fun continues with the Children’s Halloween Parade in Historic Downtown Venice. Presented by Venice MainStreet and Venice Lions Club, the parade kicks off at 4:30 p.m. in Centennial Park, with a procession down West Venice Avenue beginning promptly at 5:00 p.m. Children can showcase their costumes, and the parade is led by the Venice Lions Club float and members. It’s a delightful way for the little ones to celebrate Halloween in a safe and festive atmosphere.
6. Siesta Village Trick or Treating (Oct. 31, 3 – 6 p.m.)
Concluding the Halloween festivities is the Siesta Village Trick or Treating event on October 31st from 3 to 6 p.m. Kids can trick or treat along Ocean Blvd and the surrounding streets, with participating merchants displaying festive balloons. For a convenient and free ride, hop on the Siesta Breeze Trolley, which makes a continuous loop between the Village and Turtle Beach, stopping at multiple points along the way. This event provides a safe venue for children on Halloween and promises fun for the whole family.
As the autumn leaves fall and the moon rises high, Venice, FL, transforms into a Halloween wonderland. Whether you’re seeking family-friendly fun, spine-chilling thrills, or a bit of both, these Halloween events promise a bewitching time for everyone. So, put on your best costume, grab your bags for treats, and get ready to immerse yourself in the magic of Halloween in Venice!