Top Spooky Halloween Events In South Florida

October 7, 2013 8:00 AM

South Florida Zombie Crawl (Source:

In between plastic surgery Frankensteins, taxpayer-dollar vampire politicians and now the legendary Miami zombie, South Florida can be a spooky place. However, whatever we do, it’s done with style. Check out these scare-tastic Halloween events ranging from classical music, restaurant sampling, classic movies and more to bring out your masked mischief.
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2nd Annual South Florida Zombie Crawl
Shops of Midtown
3401 N. Miami Ave., Suite 132
Miami, FL 33127
(305) 573-3371

Date: Oct. 19, 2013 from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

While sexy vampire trends come and go and werewolf masks can hold a serious wet dog funk, the glorious grumbling zombie is the undisputed king of Halloween ghouls. The Second Annual Zombie Crawl will gather hoards of the brainless at their usual meeting place, the mall. On October 19, Shops of Midtown will host the mobs of undead who are encouraged to stagger from participating shop to bar to restaurant, sampling treats from each location. If the event is at all like last year’s, expect zombies, The Avengers and, of course, zombie avengers.

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Halloween Half Marathon
Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail
Miami, FL 33132

Date: Oct. 26, 2013 at 7 a.m.

When your Iron Man looks iron deficient and your Luke or Leia looks more like Jabba, maybe it’s time to get fit. Combine your love of costumes and cardio at the Halloween Half Marathon, an eerily serious 13.1-mile run around Jungle Island, where winners can pick up a spooky trophy for being a top finisher, fastest superhero, fastest villain and more. You’ll have to howl at the moon, then switch to spandex as this event starts at 7 a.m., Saturday October 26.

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A Spooky Symphony, featuring Alhambra Orchestra and Greater Miami Youth Symphony
Gusman Theater
174 E. Flagler St.
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 374-2444

Date: Oct. 27, 2013 at 4 p.m.

True masters of horror need only play with sound to chill your imagination. On October 27, experience “A Spooky Symphony,” featuring the Alahambra Orchestra, the Greater Miami Youth Symphony and a series of exciting and sometimes frightening classical works. Viewers can expect selections from Liszt’s “Totentanz,” Mussorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain” and Berlioz’s “Symphonie Fantastique,” all paired with a multimedia Halloween spectacular at the Gusman Theater in Downtown Miami.

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Respectable Street
518 Clematis St.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
(561) 832-9999

Date: Oct. 18, 2013 at 10 p.m.

It’s just a jump to the left and a step to the right and boom, 35 years have gone by. Enjoy Halloween’s older, simpler times by dressing up like your favorite tranny and heading out to West Palm Beach’s Respectable Street on October 18, where the 1970s cult classic rock movie musical, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” will send you on a time warp you won’t want to return from.

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Alicia Bustamante is a freelance writer covering all things Miami. Her work can be found on

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