By: Heather McMechan Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers
When you drive down the road you see the pumpkin patches being assembled, you know it’s fall in South Florida. It might still be 85 degrees, but we don’t care. We’re ready for a change of season and South Florida Fall Events to begin.
I’ve got the scoop on some South Florida Fall and Halloween events that will get you in the fall Florida mood.
Halloween in Delray Beach
Downtown Delray Beach will be hosting Trick-or-Treating on the Avenue from 11:30 am—1:00 p.m. on Oct. 27.
After your kids are done collecting candy, the 56th Annual Halloween Parade begins. Located at the water fountain at Veterans Park, a new location this year, to walk along Atlantic Ave. The parade will end at the Tennis Center, another new location. The Kidsfest takes place at the Delray Beach Tennis Center, a new location this year. Food, vendors, arts and crafts, entertainment, and more.
Halloween at the YMCA
Halloween at the YMCA of South Palm Beach County will take place on Oct. 26 at the Boynton Beach YMCA and Oct. 27 at the Boca Raton YMCA. This fun family event hosted in the safe environment of the DeVos-Blum Family Y will feature the best costumes, decorations, activities and the MOST fun you will ever have on Halloween! The Halloween at the Y events include: haunted houses, trick or treating, dance party, bounce houses, hayrides and more. Advance tickets: Y Members: One bag of candy/person
Non-Members: $5 Adult, $15 Child. Tickets Day of Event: Y Members: $5 Adult, $15 Child
Non-Members: $5 Adult, $20 Child. Call 561-738-9622 for more information.
Silver Scream at the Addison
Halloween at the Addison is back. Complementing the Addison’s historic property, this year’s theme “Silver Scream” pays homage to the 1930’s classic horror icons: Dracula, Frankenstein, the Werewolf of London, and the Mummy. The event benefits non-profit Slow Burn Theatre Company.
The party will feature: extravagant event production (with a haunted walk-through and themed rooms) sponsored by Daniel Events. Live music and entertainment by Custom DJs and Celebrity Entertainment. Foodie-approved fare catered by the Addison. An open bar with specialty craft cocktails. Tickets, tables and details are at: http://addisonhalloween.com
Kids’ Monster Bash
In addition, before the doors open for adults, the Addison will also be hosting a Kids’ Monster Bash for families of elementary-aged children. The event will take place on property from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and will feature a not-so-scary dance party, trick-or-treating with special characters, and a kid-approved menu of light bites. Tickets are limited and can be purchased at http://addisonhallowen.com/kids