Halloween is in the air and Miami residents are ready to celebrate. Get the kids in their costumes and head out to these pumpkin festivals, trick-or-treating events and costume contests for all ages. Get ready to celebrate Halloween with the best events and activities for kids in and around Miami!

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Monster Splash Halloween Bash
The Miami Seaquarium will be taken over by ghosts and goblins for three fun-filled days with special activities for people of all ages to enjoy! Check out the new Halloween-themed shows, trick-or-treating, rides, inflatable and more. Miami Seaquarium. Oct. 25-27. Event details

Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival
It’s pumpkins and palm trees! Coconut Grove puts on a fun-filled weekend for the family, together with scarecrows, cornstalk and haybale mazes, hillbilly hay rides, and of course pumpkin galore. Lots of activities for the kids, a Pumpkin Food Court Feast, thrilling carnival rides, bounce houses, a Pumpkin Beer Garden for mom and dad and of course your favorite fair foods. Regatta Park in Coconut Grove. Oct. 26-27. Event details

Zoo Boo
Families and kids ages 12 and under are invited to trick-or-treat through the zoo, participate in the Fangtastic Costume Contest, enjoy special performances, watch the animals get their Halloween goodies, and more! Included in zoo admission. Zoo Miami. Oct. 26-27. Event details

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Spooky Science Monster Mash
The magic of science abounds for the 3rd Annual Spooky Science Monster Mash. Get ready for Halloween with a new potions show, Into the Cauldron, where chemistry helps us change the color of water, create bubbling concoctions and even make water disappear before your very eyes. Then dive below the surface of our aquarium habitats to view underwater pumpkin carving before joining us for a live animal encounter with one of our owls, all while learning about the conservation work we do here at Frost Science. Frost Science Museum. Oct. 27. Event details

Spooktacular Safe Streets Halloween Party
Don’t miss the spooktacular Halloween Block Party! The party will be from SW 72nd St. to 57th Avenue. There will be safe and fun trick-or-treating for the whole family. Enjoy a visit from Scooby Doo, free candy, games, prizes, music, inflatables and more. Oct. 31. Event details

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Halloween Boo Bash
Mall of the Americas’ annual Halloween Celebration returns with fun games with the friendly, bilingual Gigi the Witch. Trick-or-treat at participating stores. Mall of the Americas. Oct. 31. Event details

Spooktacular Halloween Party
Families will love trick-or-treating around the mall at this fun event. There will be face painting, costume contests, music, games and more! Dolphin Mall. Oct. 31. Event details

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