Halloween Events in St. Augustine
Lions and Tigers and Bears? Maybe. Pirates and Ghosts and Alligators? Definitely. During October, St. Augustine celebrates Halloween in ways traditional and in ways found only in the Ancient City. It stands to reason that a city steeped in history and (as many believe) inhabited by ghosts of prior residents would choose to celebrate all things spooky during the month of October.
Early in the month, pumpkin patches throughout St. Augustine offer pumpkins of every size and shape — suitable for an autumn tableau, carving, or pie. We have a “Jail Break” 5K run, the chance to meet “Creatures of the Night” at the Alligator Farm, Trunk ’n Treats at various churches, a nine-acre corn maze, and a Holler-ween Festival at the Florida Agricultural Museum. On the Sunday closest to Halloween in October, the shops on St. George Street invite Trick or Treaters of every age to gather for a costume contest followed by visits to many of the local shops where there will be treats for the kids. Throughout the month of October St. Augustine abounds with costume contests, parades, and parties for kids, adults, families, and dogs.