If you’re looking for the most spooktacular Emerald Coast events happening this Halloween, Panama City Beach, South Walton, and Destin have plenty to haunt your holiday plans!
Here’s your Halloween guide to the spooky and family-friendly events along the Emerald Coast PLUS some of the best places to pick up all of your gear to add to the spooks, scares, and FUN taking place between Destin and Panama City Beach!
Emerald Coast Halloween Events
Panama City Beach
Whether you’re looking for family fun and trick-or-treating in Panama City Beach, or haunts and spooks at a haunted house, Panama City Beach will have an event for you.
Oct. 27-28, 10am to 4pm
Zoo World, 9008 Front Beach Road
Children are invited to trick-or-treat and party like an animal with games, prizes, candy, costumes and surprises. Everyone in costume receives a prize. For details and pricing, visit ZooWorldPCB.com.
St. Andrew’s Trick-or-Treat Trail
Oct. 28, 10am to 2pm
Historic St. Andrew’s, Panama City Beach
The Saturday before Halloween, St. Andrew’s opens up its’ family-friendly trick-or-treat trail featuring free treats at each stop along the trail for kids in costume.
Brew ‘n’ Boo Halloween Beer Festival at Pier Park
Oct. 28, 2:30pm
600 Pier Park Drive
Adults, come wearing your spookiest costume and have some Halloween fun as you sample beer at the 3rd annual Brew ‘n’ Boo Beer Festival at Pier Park featuring dozens of local and national beers along with live music. A portion of proceeds go to American Cancer Society. Tickets can be purchased in advance (at the Pier Park mall office) or at the door the day of the event.
Classic Creep Show – Haunted House at Massage Envy
Oct. 31, 5-9pm
Massage Envy at Pier Park
This free event is the premier charity haunted house in Panama City Beach with thrills, scares of classic horror films, and more! All ages are welcome. All proceeds will go to benefit Food4Kidz and hurricane relief organizations.
Fall Festival at Destiny Worship Center (Panama City Beach campus)
Oct. 31, 6-9pm
13300 Panama City Beach Pkwy
Enjoy family fun and festivities including inflatables, games, candy, attractions, and much more at Destiny Worship Center’s Panama City Beach Fall Festival! This is an outdoor, family-friendly event that is open to the community as a Halloween alternative. Advance registration and details here.
Trick-or-Treat at Pier Park
Oct. 31, 6-9pm
600 Pier Park Drive
Trick-or-treat throughout Pier Park for Halloween, and even bring the family pet along in costume to receive some yummy treats.
30A & South Walton
South Walton has a handful of events amongst its communities that are sure to please the spook-seekers and the candy-cravers!
Noches de los Muertos Party
Oct. 26, 8-11:30pm
Caliza at Alys Beach, 30A
Attend one of the most popular, surreal, and larger-than-life costume parties you’ll ever witness. Held at the gorgeous Caliza Pool, this adults-only party offers a $1,000 cash prize awarded for best costume with music by DJ Drew Pierce, and a cash bar. Costumes are required and only ages 21 and up are allowed to attend. Purchase tickets online at nochedelosmuertos.com or at select Alys Beach merchants.
Witches of South Walton Charity Ride & Brunch
Oct. 31, 7am
Gulf Place, 30A
On Halloween morning, The Witches of South Walton (and their friends) meet at the Amphitheater in Gulf Place and ride their “brooms” (bikes) along Highway 30A. Ride participants come dressed to impress as a witch, and a broom (bike) is needed for participants. This ride goes from Gulf Place to Stinky’s Bait Shack and back to Gulf Place with the Gathering Brunch following at Shunk Gulley’s Oyster Bar with food, mimosas, open bar, and big cackles from 8:15am til 10:30am. All of this fun is to raise money to assist the Children’s Volunteer Health Network and spectators are always welcome to cheer on the participants the morning of the ride!
Halloween on the BOOlevard
Oct. 31, 4-7pm
Grand Boulevard at Sandestin
Get creative and bring the kids and dogs, dressed in their bewitching best. The event is free and open to the public. Kids can go trick-or-treating in a safe and friendly environment at participating stores throughout Grand Boulevard.
Oct. 31, 4-6pm
It’s time for ghosts, goblins, princesses, and kids of all ages to go door-to-door collecting candy from the Seaside merchants to feed their sugary appetites. Come out on Halloween and visit merchants all around town, hear spooky stories with the Seaside Rep Theatre, and do the monster mash with terrifying tunes in Central Square. This event is free and open to the public.
The Zombie Stomp
Oct. 31, 5-10pm
The Bay, South Walton
Spooky, scary, cute, or goofy! Wear your best costume and take it over the top – the winner of the adult costume contest will win $500! From 5-7pm, The Bay will host a kids costume contest with great prizes and plenty of candy to go around. There will also be fun, halloween foods (like Spaghetti brains and Halloweenies) for the kids! Then, from 7-10pm The Bay welcomes adults to participate in a costume contest. Must be present to win. Dance the night away with DJ 30A on the beach, hop in the photo booth, and get ready for the best Halloween beach party ever!
Trick or Treat Street at Baytowne Wharf
Oct. 31, 6-8pm
The Village of Baytowne Wharf, Sandestin
The Village of Baytowne Wharf is calling all ghouls, ghosts, and goblins for a spooktacular extravaganza! Trick-or-Treat through the Village streets and visit merchants for your favorite treat. Dance on the stage as the DJ plays frighteningly good tunes and end the evening with a spooky fireworks show over the lagoon. Admission is free and open to the public.
Halloween Bash with Forrest Williams Band
Oct. 31, 7-10pm
Red Fish Taco, 30A
Get creative, bring your friends, and come dressed in your bewitching best. The party starts at 7pm as the Forrest Williams Band takes the stage.
This Halloween, Destin will be hustling and bustling with ghosts, goblins, and fun events!
Big Kahuna’s Halloween Horror
Every Weekend in October
Big Kahuna’s Water & Adventure Park
Searching for a ghostly good time this Halloween in Destin? Test your thrill meter with unique scare zones, haunted attractions, and thrill rides. Carn-Evil challenges the brave to step into the house of mirrors complete with creepy clowns and the Headless Hollow takes you into a deep fog of bizarre sights and sudden screams. Taste terrifying treats at Club Blood – like BBQ Zombie Brains, Bloody Mummy Fingers, and more. Quench your thirst with a blood or plasma bag (aka frozen daiquiris).
Oct. 25, 6-8pm
This eerie event will be full of kid’s creepy crafts, fantasy face painting, and trick-or-treating. Get creative and bring the kids and dogs dressed in their bewitching best for the costume contest. After the contest, kids can go trick-or-treating in a safe and friendly environment at participating stores throughout Destin Commons.
PumpkinPalooza – Friday Night Frights
Oct. 25, 7-9pm
Enjoy a spooky showing of the Halloween classic, The Nightmare Before Christmas, at 7:00pm on the HarborWalk Main Stage!
McGuire’s Irish Pub of Destin ’s 23 rd Annual Halloween 5K and 10K
Oct. 26, 9am-12pm
McGuire’s Irish Pub of Destin
Take part in McGuire’s Irish Pub of Destin’s 23rd Annual Halloween 5K Run/Walk or 10K Run with a free pre-race breakfast followed by the best post race party featuring live entertainment, Irish Fare, Irish Wakes and Irish Ale! Run in your regular running gear, or dress to impress in your Halloween costume!
PumpkinPalooza – Boos & Booze Bingo Pub Crawl
Oct. 26, 7pm-12am
An evening of revelry, killer drink specials, and fun awaits! This bingo-style pub crawl will feature craft cocktails and frighteningly good food from Village restaurants, live music by Tyler Livingsto,n and an adult costume contest at Coyote Ugly to end the night.
PumpkinPalooza – Spook Street
Oct. 27, 5-9pm
Celebrate Halloween on the Destin Harbor! This family-friendly event kicks off with a scavenger hunt and FREE kid’s activities including a costume contest. Village merchants will be providing goodies galore. Visit each shop and restaurant for a treat. The evening ends with a boo-ming fireworks display over the Harbor at 8:30pm!
Trick-or-Treat at Silver Sands Premium Outlets
Oct. 31, 5-7pm
Silver Sands Premium Outlets
Costumed kids and accompanying adults can visit participating stores displaying a special Jack-O-Lantern sign in the window to trick-or-treat for crave-worthy candy and goodies. As an extra special treat, the first 50 children to visit Silver Sands Premium Outlets Guest Services will receive a free goodie bag!
Fall Festival at Destiny Worship Center (Destin campus)
Oct. 31, 6-9PM
122 Poinciana Blvd
Enjoy family fun and festivities including inflatables, games, candy, attractions, and much more at Destiny Worship Center’s Destin Fall Festival! This is an outdoor, family-friendly event that is open to the community as a Halloween alternative. Advance registration and details here.
Where to Find Halloween Costumes and Supplies
One of the best places to grab your Halloween gear is Spirit Halloween. Destin and Panama City both have a location to pick up your Halloween costumes, party decorations, and more!
If you’re spending time in Destin, you’re just a short drive from Party City in Fort Walton Beach, offering a wide-range of holiday supplies and Halloween costumes for babies to the big(gest) kids.
Destin and Panama City Beach both have a Target and a Wal-Mart, which are sure to be stocked with sweet treats, costumes, decor, and anything you’d need to have a spooktacular time this Halloween! Also, check out Dollar General, typically known to stock Halloween costumes, gear, and decor, and of course, candy.
Stay, Spook, and Scare at the Beach this Halloween!
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