Uniquely Sarasota Halloween Happenings

Scary pumpkin with palm trees for Halloween events

We may be close to setting record high temperatures in sunny Sarasota this October, but fall festivals and Halloween events are in full swing! We hope you’ll be enjoying a stay Sarasota’s Gateway Hotels (the Sleep Inn / MainStay Suites and Comfort Inn & Suites) this weekend – or perhaps you are considering booking a vacation for next fall. Either way, October is a great time to visit Sarasota!

Here are just a few Halloween events, from trick-or-treat options for families with kids at the coolest venues in town to adult costume parties and programs exploring the paranormal, to ensure this next week is spooky and fun for you and all Sarasota visitors!

Halloween Trail Carnival
Friday, October 25, 2019, 5 – 7 PM
Arlington Park Sarasota, 2650 Waldemere St
Sarasota, FL

BOOFest
Friday, October 25, 2019, 6 – 9 PM
Main Street At Lakewood Ranch, 8100 Lakewood Ranch Blvd
Bradenton, FL

Oscar Scherer State Park Haunted Trails
Friday, October 25 – Sunday, October 27, 2019
Oscar Scherer State Park, 1843 S Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL

Boo! at the Bazaar – Free Trick or Treat Event
Saturday, October 26, 2019, 10 AM – 3 PM
The Bazaar on Apricot & Lime, 821 Apricot Ave
Sarasota, FL

Arlington Park Pumpkin Splash in Sarasota
Saturday, October 26, 2019, 1 – 2 PM
Arlington Park Sarasota, 2650 Waldemere St
Sarasota, FL

Rossiter’s Halloween Bike Night
Saturday, October 26, 2019, 5 – 8 PM
Rossiter’s Harley-Davidson, 330 Cattlemen Rd
Sarasota, FL

Fruitville Showfolks Halloween Party
Saturday, October 26, 2019, 8 PM
Show Folks of Sarasota, 5204 N Lockwood Ridge Rd
Sarasota, FL

Fruitville Grove’s Pumpkin Festival
Saturday, October 26 – Sunday, October 27, 2019, 10 AM – 5 PM
Fruitville Grove, 7410 Fruitville Rd
Sarasota, FL

Spooktacular at Selby Gardens
Sunday, October 27, 2019, 10 AM – NOON
Selby Gardens, 900 S. Palm Avenue
Sarasota, FL

NBP Trick Or Treat On The Lake
Tuesday, October 29, 6 – 8 PM
Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Cir
Sarasota, FL

Halloween Costume Party Bar Crawl
Thursday, October 31, 2019, 5:30 – 9:30 PM
Marina Jacks, 2 Marina Plaza
Sarasota, FL

Fright Night on St. Armands
Thursday, October 31, 2019, 6:00 – 8:30 PM
St. Armands Circle, 431 St Armands Cir
Sarasota, FL

Haunted Halloween Tour of The Players Centre
Thursday, October 31, 2019, 11:00 PM
838 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL