Miami is always ready for a party, but for Halloween, the city seems to take things up a notch. Whether you do it for the dress-up factor, the South Beach club parties or the candy (because binging on Miami’s best desserts isn’t quite enough sugar), celebrating Halloween in Miami is never a bad idea. You’ll find no shortage of things to do in Miami on the spookiest night of the year, plus other fun events leading up to the big day. Want something a bit more kid-friendly? We’ve got options for you! Looking for something slightly more sinister? We know the perfect spot for you to debut that sexy Frankenstein look. So just because Halloween falls on a Thursday this year, we don’t want to hear that there’s nothing to do.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Ghosts and Ghouls, the creators of the STYLE.RIVALS fashion show competition are dreadfully delighted to host a twisted take on the traditional runway show extravaganza. Witness as several of Chicagoland’s most sinister Style Slayers take their terrifying talents to the runway on a night to remember. This evening will showcase fashions from the most tantalizing horror films, each vying to shock the crowd. Every look will be observed with a raven’s eye by a collective audience. The audience will decide on a sole slayer to whom shall go the spoils of victory. The stillness of the air shall shatter promptly at 7PM where networking and fashion shall conspire, with haunting tracks by DJ Ghost and SLAYFEST Trick or Treat bags filled with snacks and spirits for VIP guests!
Miami’s premier monthly queer party will celebrate Halloween weekend with a costume contest — and there’s money on the line. Whoever shows up wearing the freakiest costume will walk away with $200. If you’ve ever attended Gender Blender, you know besting everyone else is a tall order, because neither the performers nor the attendees play around when it comes to costuming. You can try to outshine the night’s performers — Opulence, Andro Gin, and Persephone Von Lips — but it’ll be easier said than done. There will also be live spooky tunes by Rhino, Devalued, and Sandratz. 10 p.m. Sunday, October 27, at Las Rosas, 2898 NW Seventh Ave., Miami; 786-780-2700; lasrosasbar.com. Admission is free.
Superstar DJ and producer Diplo began celebrating Halloween this summer when he revealed his country-music project Diplo Presents Thomas Wesley. He’s been donning cowboy attire ever since, famously in Lil Nas X’s music video for “Old Town Road.” Though Diplo’s appearance at E11even isn’t country-themed, nothing is stopping you from wearing a ten-gallon hat and snakeskin boots. Will any of his recent collaborators, such as the Jonas Brothers or country singer Morgan Wallen, make surprise appearances? You’ll have to be there to find out. 10 p.m. Saturday, October 26, at E11even Miami, 29 NE 11th St., Miami; 305-829-2911; 11miami.com. Tickets cost $40 to $50 via tixr.com.
The Parks & Recreation Department and local businesses will be handing out treats plus, there will be bounce houses, music, a haunted house, games, prizes and a costume contest. 5-7 p.m., Evelyn Greer Park, 8200 SW 124 St., Miami. Free.
Carnival games, haunted house, treats and trick’o’treat street. Tickets required for carnival games and haunted house. Refreshments for sale. 6-9 pm at the Scott Rakow Youth Center, 2700 Sheridan Ave., in Miami Beach. 305.673.7767. Free.
Rain or shine, naughty or nice, Wynwood’s official Halloween bash goes down under the tent in the neighborhood’s center at the Wynwood Marketplace. This angels-versus-devils-themed, all ages party appropriately sponsored by Fireball whisky (there will be flaming cocktails, people) Join fellow warlocks and witches as they bite down on food from over 20 food trucks and jam into the night, turning The Wynwood Marketplace, also includes a costume contest with a $100 cash prize—so dress accordingly! 2250 NW 2 Ave. into the spookiest spot. Starts at 7 pm. Free.
Returning this year is Wynwood Fear Factory, which has established itself as the city’s premier Halloween event by presenting a who’s who of EDM powerhouses. Wynwood’s EDM horror fest is back with a pretty stacked lineup: Illenium, Knife Party, Malaa, Gareth Emery, EDX and more. The Hallo-rave comes to the Mana Wynwood warehouse this year. Expect something between Ultra and Halloween Horror Nights. Wynwood Fear Factory has become Miami’s de facto Halloween music festival.
Address: 318 NW 23rd St Mana Wynwood.
There’s no doubt about it: Miami loves Halloween.
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