Halloween Events In Stuart For 2016
From family-friendly fall festivals to spooky bashes with cocktails for the adults, there’s plenty to do in the Stuart area this year.
The hardest part won’t be choosing your costume; it’ll be deciding on how to spend the scariest nights of the season.
Here's what is going on around town ahead of Oct. 31:
Grab the kids, and head to downtown Stuart for an afternoon of trick-or-treating and a festive costume parade. Downtown merchants will be stationed outside their stores passing out candy and more. There will also be pumpkin decorating, bounce houses, face-painting, food, a photo booth and more.
Oct. 22, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Downtown Stuart; free
Celebrate the start of what (hopefully) will be cooler weather with an outdoor festival presented by the Equine Rescue & Adoption Foundation. The day will feature horse-riding demos, pony rides, face-painting, Italian ice, hamburgers, hot dogs, and tours of the barn.
Oct. 23, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Equine Rescue & Adoption Foundation in Palm City; free
Take part in a wine tasting while dressed in your Halloween costume. The tasting will be led by a professional sommelier and feature light finger foods.
Oct. 27, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Crystal Ballroom in Rio in Jensen Beach; $25
This year, the Children’s Museum is combining its annual Trick-or-Treat event with a Monster Dash 5K, Kids' Spooky Sprint, costume contest, food trucks, and movie screening after the race.
Oct. 28, 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast in Jensen Beach; $10 (Kids' Spooky Sprint); $30 (Monster Dash 5K)
Celebrate autumn at Palm City’s annual fall fest. The event will feature favorite fall pastimes such as sack races and a pumpkin patch. Culinary treats, games, live entertainment and the chance to participate in hands-on projects are among what guests can expect.
Oct. 29, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Citrus Grove Community Park in Palm City; free
Get in the Halloween spirit with a haunted maze, haunted hayride, games, crafts, food and more. Proceeds will go toward offering educational programs at the park.
Oct. 29, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Savannas Preserve State Park in Port St. Lucie; $5 (adult), $3 (children), $15 (family of five)
Put on your best pirate garb for this arrr-mazing Halloween party. Expect a costume contest, live music, happy hour from 10 p.m. to midnight, and a Green Goblin speciality drink. Reserve your table at 772.266.4586.
Oct. 29, 7 p.m. to midnight; Stuart Boathouse
This local spot will be hosting two festive celebrations: one for kids and another for teens! Guests will enjoy a DJ, inflatables, fun activities and contests. Admission to each event covers pizza and drink.
Oct. 29, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (kids), 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (teens); Boundless Gymnastics in Palm City; $8 (kids), $10 (teens)
Don’t let Halloween being on a Monday keep you from celebrating. Twisted Tuna is hosting its third annual Halloween Bash the weekend before the holiday. Be sure to show up in your best costume because the top three costumes will win a prize.
Oct. 29, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Twisted Tuna in Stuart; free
Go trick-or-treating at the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens. Bring the kids—and their clever costumes—for an evening in search of yummy Halloween goodies.
Oct. 31, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens; free
Celebrate Halloween with Nick Lutsko and his band The Gimmix. The band will play Halloween classics and the entirety of the "Nightmare Before Christmas" soundtrack.
Oct. 31, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Terra Fermata in Stuart
(Image via Facebook/Palm City Fall Fest)