Spending Halloween at the beach in a vacation rental in Destin or the Gulf can be spooky believe it or not. Holidays here are always a good time to make great memories with your family. Check out these Halloween Events in Destin. There are a number of different festivities taking place not only this weekend but also on Halloween Day, October 31st, 2018 in the Destin area.
Halloween Haunt at Destin Commons
Get your broom and fly on over to the Destin Commons on Friday, October 26th, for their Halloween Haunt that starts at 6 pm. This eerie event will be full of kid’s creepy crafts, fantasy face painting, trick-or-treating, and a costume contest. Get creative and bring the kids and dogs, dressed in their bewitching best for the costume contest. Come dressed to impress and you might win a hauntingly awesome assortment of prizes. After the contest, kids can go trick-or-treating in a safe and friendly environment at participating stores throughout Destin Commons.
Halloween Events at AJ’s on the harbor
Afterwards, head on over to AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar on the harbor to attend the Rocky Horror Picture Show viewing party and shadow-cast on AJ’s jumbo-tron at 10 pm on Friday, October 26th. Dress up like your favorite character and get in on the action! Prop “survival” kit awarded to the first 50 guests in costume. Aj’s will also have a late night costume contest with a $500 cash prize on Saturday, October 27th, along with other drink specials and live music with Black Eyed Blonde. While Halloween falls on Wednesday this year, October 31st, the kids in costume eat free at AJ’s from 4 pm – 6 pm. Afterward, be sure to join Flow Tribe at AJ’s for live music, late night costume cash prize of $500 and drink specials!
LuLu’s 4th Annual BooLu’s
The spooktacular week has just begun folks. Enjoy a day full of Halloween festivities and kid’s costume contest at LuLu’s 4th Annual BooLu’s. From 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday, October 27th, the spooky fun will have pumpkin decorating, face painting, kid’s crafts, and inflatable play area. Trunk or Treat will feature trick-or-treating on the LuLu’s grounds during BooLu’s with various businesses and non-profits handing out candy treats to the little goblins. Register by 3:30 pm for the 4 pm costume contest, age categories 0 – 3, 4 – 6 and 7+. Kids can partake in a faboolous costume contest in age categories for boys and ghouls with prizes for the winners. Best of all, this day of fun events is all free. For more information, call 850-710-LULU (5858), or visit www.lulubuffett.com. LuLu’s is located in Destin at the foot of the Mid-Bay Bridge next to Legendary Marina.
Halloween at The Gulf
You can also celebrate at another popular waterfront venue in the area, the Gulf on Okaloosa Island! They will be hosting Halloween festivities on Saturday, October 27th, for little ones and adults with Kids events starting with a candy hunt at 2 pm, where little ghouls and goblins can wander around the large lawn at The Gulf to find treats of all kinds to fill their Halloween buckets. At 4 pm, a costume contest will take place with fun categories including cutest kid/pet duo, funniest, scariest and more! Winners will receive a fun prize from the gift shop. A photo station will be set up for pictures with the whole family! Guests are encouraged to share their photo on social media and use #TheGulfOI for a chance to win a $50 gift card. Parents can enjoy a scary good happy hour during the entire kid’s event. As the sun goes down and the Full Moon rises up, adults can come out for the Full Moon Halloween Party featuring DJ Doc Roc and some deliciously dark drink specials. Attendees will be greeted with complimentary champagne upon arrival before hitting the waterfront dance floor with music by DJ Doc Roc. Plus, you won’t want to miss out on a live aerial jet ski show by Adventure Marine! VIP tables and bottle service will be available.
Halloween Bash on the Harbor
As always the Harbor will have Spirited nightlife to savor at their thrilling & chilling Halloween Bash! The night of fright begins Saturday, October 27th, at 6 pm with the Monster Mash Pub Crawl, then live music on HarborWalk Village’s main stage at 7 pm, followed by fireworks over the Harbor at 9 pm and the adult costume contest on the main stage. The winning stakes for the most creative costume are high during this grown-up ghouls costume contest. Looking for something the family or perhaps your four-legged friend might enjoy? Don’t miss the kids costume contest at 2 pm and pet costume contest at 3:15 pm on Sunday, October 28th.
Halloween Day Activities
If the weekend line up does not get all the ghouls and goblins out, Halloween Day has a number of different activities for you and your family to participate in on Wednesday, October 31st, 2018!
- Families are invited to trick or treat in Grand Boulevard’s Town Center in celebration of Halloween from 4 pm – 7 pm.
- The Witches of South Walton are set to host the 15th Annual Witch Ride as well to support the mission of local nonprofit, the Children’s Volunteer Health Network, or CVHN. Beginning at 7 am sharp at the Gulf Place Amphitheater, this annual fundraiser will head West on 30A for about 1.5 miles before looping back around 8 a.m. to end at Shunk Gulley for the Gathering Brunch.
- You can also make your way to the local Gulfarium for their Splash or Treat event. See details for the Splash or Treat GulfSCarium below: