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Halloween events and activities in Naples, Bonita Springs, Immokalee
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Spooky season is here, and there’s a scary amount of Halloween events happening in Southwest Florida.

But don’t fear: We’ve narrowed everything down to the best of the best. Here are our picks for the top Halloween events happening in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and elsewhere — from trick-or-treating to haunted hikes and creepy movie nights.

Not enough? Check out our full list of Halloween events in Lee County: Your guide to haunted walks, pumpkins and more in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Bonita, Estero

And here are more events happening in Collier County: Your guide to haunted walks, pumpkins and more in Naples, Marco

If you’re unvaccinated, the CDC recommends wearing a face mask, avoiding mass gatherings and staying at least 6 feet from others. Vaccinated people are also advised to wear masks in public, indoor places in states where COVID cases are surging. For more CDC guidelines, visit


A publicity image for Florida Rep's  ghost story, “The Woman in Black”

Florida Rep performs the classic ghost story — the second-longest-running play on London’s West End, right behind “The Mousetrap.” Oct. 26-Nov. 14. $35-$39. Masks and a negative COVID test or proof of vaccination required. Florida Repertory Theatre, 2268 Bay St., downtown Fort Myers. 332-4488 or


 Farmer Mike’s gets spooked up with various monsters and ghouls for this seventh annual fest, including a haunted corn maze with zombie paintball, a family-friendly “Amazing Honeybee Corn Maze,” bounce houses, crafts, vendors, a pumpkin patch and more. Every Friday through Sunday, now through Oct. 31. The haunted corn maze takes places Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets are available online only this year and are available in 30-minute slots. Prices vary. Farmer Mike’s U Pick, 26031 Morton Ave., Bonita Springs. 498-4576 or


Frightmare on 78 returns Oct. 1-31 to Gator Mike’s Family Fun Park in Cape Coral.

The annual scare fest gets an upgrade this year, including a terrifying Hike in the Woods, a Doomsday theme, a bigger haunted house with 20 rooms, and roaming creatures throughout the park grounds. Now through Oct. 31. $20 for the main event. Tickets for the Hike in the Woods are extra and cost $15. Gator Mike’s Family Fun Park, 35 N.E. Pine Island Road, Cape Coral. 574-4386 or


Ride trolleys throughout downtown Cape Coral and stop at 10 bars, restaurants and businesses for drink and appetizer samples. Costumes are encouraged. 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23. $17-25. Check-in happens from 6-7:30 p.m. in downtown Cape Coral at Big John Plaza (near Pinch-A-Penny) and the South Cape Hub at 909 SE 47th Terrace, No. 105. Early and late check-in from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the South Cape Hub.


Gulf Coast Symphony's Andrew Kurtz will wear full Jedi robes when he conducts Sunday's “Star Wars Summer Family Concert.

 Gulf Coast Symphony returns for its annual Symphony Spooktacular. The community orchestra performs a kid-friendly night of music from the two popular movie franchises. Audiences are encouraged to come in costume. 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31. $15 for adults, $5 for children. Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Parkway, south Fort Myers. 481-4849 or


Volunteer actors in the Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium Haunted Walk scare people as they walk on the trail and through different scary rooms along the way.

The annual Haunted Walk brings fear back to the dark, decorated trails at Calusa Nature Center. Not recommended for ages 15 and younger. 7:30-11 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Oct. 22-31. $15-$20. Ticket holders must arrive at their designated arrival time. Limited to six guests per group. Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium, 3450 Ortiz Ave., Fort Myers. 275-3435 or


SOLD OUT Watch the witchy family classic on an outdoor screen. Bring lawn chairs, coolers and blankets. 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29 (rescheduled from Oct. 28 due to expected bad weather). $12. Seating is limited. Tickets must be reserved in advance. Masks required when indoors, in bathrooms and when social distancing isn’t possible outside. Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. 939-2787 or


Springtime Farms Adventure Park gets spooky for a second year in a row with a pumpkin patch, a scavenger hunt, games, vendors, rides and a haunted trail, maze and hayride. Now through Oct. 31. $8-$12 for an all-day pass. Springtime Farms Adventure Park at Springtime Garden Center, 10761 Aqua Vista Lane, North Fort Myers. 309-0630 or


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Do the Time Warp again as you watch the cult-classic movie musical. Admission includes a bag of Rocky Horror props for audience participation. Come dressed in “Rocky Horror” costumes and get a raffle ticket for the chance to win memorabilia. 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22. $15. Center for Performing Arts Bonita Springs, 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs. 495-8989 or


This Halloween event starts with trunk or treating for the kids from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. Children are encouraged to wear costumes and walk from vehicle to vehicle to see the trunk decorations and collect treats. Awards will be given out for the best decorated trunks/vehicles. After that, the PG rated Scooby-Doo movie “SCOOB!” will be shown on an outdoor screen at 7:15 p.m. Free admission. Blankets and chairs are encouraged. Estero Recreation Center at Estero Community Park, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd., Estero. 533-1470 or


Celebrate both the fall season and Fire Prevention Month. Activities include extraction demonstrations; fire prevention tips; a scarecrow contest; trick-or-treating and a costume contest for ages 13 and younger (11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.); and free hot dogs, popcorn, candy and snow cones. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 30. Costume contest starts at 1 p.m. Free. Veterans Park Recreation Center, 55 Homestead Road S., Lehigh Acres.


A family-friendly Halloween festival with truck and car shows, a beer garden, beer sampling, a kids zone, chalk art, yard games, a petting zoo, live music, food trucks, costume contests for all ages, candy, face painting and more. 3-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23. Free. The parking lot at Edison Mall, 4125 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers. For tickets and registration, visit


Halloween season is here, including pumpkin patches throughout Southwest Florida.

Lots of events and festivals offer trick or treating for the kids this season. Here are a few of the biggest ones:

South Cape Business Trick-or-Treat: South Cape businesses hand out candy to trick or treaters. Check the South Cape Hospitality and Entertainment Associations’ Facebook page for participating businesses. Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23. Free. Downtown Cape Coral.

GCTC Halloween Event: Gulf Coast Town Center celebrates Halloween with a costume contest, trick or treating, a pumpkin-decorating contest, carnival-style games and prizes, stilt walkers, a deejay, live music, sideshow acts and more family-friendly fun. 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23. Free. Preregistration for the costume contest required online. Gulf Coast Town Center, 9903 Gulf Coast Main St., San Carlos Park. 267-5107 or

Koreshan State Park Trunk or Treat: Local businesses and organizations hand out treats to the kids and offer various games. Plus street food, arts, crafts and more. Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. Free with park admission of $4-$5 per vehicle. Koreshan State Historic Site, 3800 Corkscrew Road, Estero. 992-0311 or

For more trick-or-treating and Halloween events, check out our big Halloween events guide here.

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