It’s that enchanting time of year when our beloved Gulf Coast transforms into a spooky paradise.
Our vibrant coastal communities, from Dune Allen to Inlet Beach and everywhere in between, come alive with a burst of autumnal energy, turning the entire stretch of Highway 30A into a Halloween wonderland.
Ready to dive into 30A Halloween festivities? Let’s go!
STILL DON’T HAVE A PUMPKIN?
Pumpkin Patch | Camp Helen State Park | Saturdays in October | 9-4pm
It’s not just a pumpkin patch, it’s THE place to be on Saturdays in October. With hayrides, games, costume showdowns, and even a haunted history tour, it’s a Halloween bonanza! Hurry up before these pumpkins ghost you!
BEWARE OF WITCHES CROSSING!
Witches of South Walton Ride(s) | Oct 27, 29, 31
Broomsticks at the ready, folks! The Witches of South Walton are back for their 18th Annual Ride(s). Zoom off with the witches while helping the Children’s Volunteer Health Network. From the Sunset Ride on Friday eve, to the Founders Ride at dawn on Halloween, there’s plenty of magic in the air. Plus, there’s a raffle, auctions, and witchy contests after the rides.
Look for the Witchy BOO-tique. And get yourself some Witches Brew Wednesday night: pop over to Redd’s Pub after work and pick-up your registration packet and enjoy one of the most unique bars along 30a.
Bluewater Ride | Oct 27 | 8-9a
Sunset Ride | Oct 27 | 5:30-6:15p
Watersound Ride | Oct 29 | 4-6p
Hammock Bay Ride | Oct 29 | 4-5p
Destin Harbor Ride| Oct 31 | 7:15-9:00a
Founders Ride | Oct 31 | 6:30-8:15a
Thursday, October 26, 2023
Boos, Brews & Bingo | Rosemary Beach | 6-9pm
Feeling bewitched? Test your luck with a spook-tacular BINGO night. Come in your spooky best to win cash & prizes, and treat yourself to grub and grog from Back Beach Barbecue and Odd Pelican Beer.
Friday, October 27, 2023
The Big Chill Halloween Party | Watersound | 5-9:30pm
Kick off your evening with trick or treating at 5 p.m. Unleash your creative spirit with pumpkin decorating from 5-7 p.m. As the clock ticks, groove to DJ Dan Davis’ beats at the ultimate Halloween dance bash!
BOOgie Night Dance Party | Rosemary Beach | 8pm
Come alive at SOWAL House for a night of monstrous dancing, led by the electrifying DJ Nuara. Dress to impress and stand a chance to win a whopping $1000 for the Best Costume! Secure your tickets and let’s create some hauntingly delightful memories.
Saturday, October 28, 2023
11th Annual Rocky Horror Halloween | Redd’s Fueling Station | 6pm
It’s that time of the year to do the Time Warp Again! Movie starts at 8 on the big screen and all the TVs. Prizes for best Rocky Horror costumes, and all other costumes. Plus there’s live music, dinner specials and more.
Monstrous Halloween Bash | Rosemary Beach | 2-5pm
It’s a daytime haunt for the little monsters! Revel in games, pumpkin crafts, hair coloring, and of course, trick-or-treating. Dress your best and join the most awaited costume contest at North Barrett Square.
13TH Annual Halloweener Derby | Seaside | 10-2pm
Deck out your dachshund in a Halloween costume or simply attend to cheer on our furry friends. Watch the weenie dog races and decide on who you think is rocking the best Halloween costume, which follows the championship race.
Pre-register your dachshund for the race and your dog for the all-breeds costume contest! Please note all dogs will need to be checked in at the registration tent prior to competing in the derby or costume contest.
Halloween Costume Party | AJ’s Grayton Beach | 9pm
A Halloween Party, AJ’s Style! $500 Cash Costume Contest, live music by Unfortunate Sons and DJ Boom. Drink specials all night and no cover charge. It’ll be so fun, it’s scary!
Halloween Bash | Louis Louis | 9pm-2am
Ready for the spookiest good time in SoWal? DJ Michael Disciple will ensure the beats never stop. The drinks will be flowing, and there will be PRIZES for best costume, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd!! This spooky soirée begins at 9!
Sunday, October 29, 2023
First Annual Mahaloween Party | Seaside | 5-9pm
Join The Daytrader Tiki Bar & Restaurant for its first annual Mahaloween Party! From 5 PM ‘til close, enjoy boo-zy cocktails, freaky beats, and fang-tastic eats like a whole roasted suckling pig for a can’t-miss spooky season finale on 30A. And yes, there’s a costume contest. Winner wins a $200 gift card.
Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Trick or Treat of Seaside | 4-6pm
Ghostly ghouls and fairy princesses, unite! Wander through Seaside, collecting treats from the friendly merchants. Dance away to ghoulish grooves in Central Square and experience Halloween with a beachy twist.
Halloween Scare & Costume Party | Local Catch Bar & Grill | 8pm-12am
Get your freak on with drinks, live music, and of course, mouthwatering food! The Forrest Williams Band will be rocking the stage from 6:30 – 9:30 PM. We’re brewing up a ghoulishly good time with a costume contest and $7 drink specials.
DJ 30A Halloween Party | North Beach Social | 6-9pm
Dance the night away with DJ 30A’s electrifying beats. Sport your most haunting look for a chance to win cash prizes and gift cards, must sign up by 8pm, crowd decides the winner. Don’t be late, the haunting begins at 6!
Dwight Halloween FUNdraiser | Red Fish Taco | 6-9pm
Red Fish Taco is celebrating Halloween with a benefit for one of SoWal’s own! WE LOVE DWIGHT. Dress in Dwight’s style or sport his merchandise. Support Dwight and purchase his pottery or swag! Get a chance to win Dwight’s pot while enjoying live tunes. A portion of sales will be donated to help Dwight with medical expenses.
Trick or Treat Street | Baytowne Wharf Plaza | 6-8pm
All magical creatures are invited to visit Baytowne Wharf merchants for treats, music on the main stage, free face painting, enjoy Steve Hall’s thrilling music, and partake in the Coconut Kidz costume contest. End your night with bewitching fireworks at 8!
There’s no shortage of enchanting events to make this Halloween a truly spooktacular experience. Stay safe and have a blast on the Emerald Coast!
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Happy Halloween! 🎃👻✨