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. Several Halloween events have been cancelled due to COVID-19 in 2020, including the “Jail Break” 5K run and the Holler-ween Festival at the Florida Agricultural Museum. However, several businesses are hosting special tours or outdoor concerts in place of the larger gatherings. Throughout the month of October, St. Augustine still abounds with costume contests and special treats for kids, adults, families, and even dogs.

E.g., October 26, 2020

Upcoming Things to Do during Halloween

Monday, October 26, 2020

Virtual Halloween Costume Contest

Submissions accepted thru October | Winners announced online on October 31, 2020.
(904) 827-0807
11 St. George St.
Free Event

This popular annual Halloween event is going virtual for 2020!

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Virtual Halloween Costume Contest

Submissions accepted thru October | Winners announced online on October 31, 2020.
(904) 827-0807
11 St. George St.
Free Event

This popular annual Halloween event is going virtual for 2020!

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Virtual Halloween Costume Contest

Submissions accepted thru October | Winners announced online on October 31, 2020.
(904) 827-0807
11 St. George St.
Free Event

This popular annual Halloween event is going virtual for 2020!

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Virtual Halloween Costume Contest

Submissions accepted thru October | Winners announced online on October 31, 2020.
(904) 827-0807
11 St. George St.
Free Event

This popular annual Halloween event is going virtual for 2020!

Friday, October 30, 2020

Virtual Halloween Costume Contest

Submissions accepted thru October | Winners announced online on October 31, 2020.
(904) 827-0807
11 St. George St.
Free Event

This popular annual Halloween event is going virtual for 2020!

Howl-o-ween Virtual Costume Contest

Online from October 30 to November 2, 2020 (see times below)
(904) 209-0381
Free Event
Post a photo of your pooch in costume to enter this Facebook Halloween contest.

Post a photo of your pooch in costume to enter this Facebook Halloween contest online.

Twilight Halloween Tours

Every Friday and Saturday night in October 2020

Take a walk through a spooky old house and hear some of the stories of its long history on this special tour for Halloween.

Haunted Waters — Spirits on the Schooner Sail

Friday and Saturday, October 30 and 31, 2020 | 8:15 p.m.

Join this moonlit Halloween sail that focuses on the dark side of St. Augustine's maritime history.

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Howl-o-ween Virtual Costume Contest

Online from October 30 to November 2, 2020 (see times below)
(904) 209-0381
Free Event
Post a photo of your pooch in costume to enter this Facebook Halloween contest.

Post a photo of your pooch in costume to enter this Facebook Halloween contest online.

Virtual Halloween Costume Contest

Submissions accepted thru October | Winners announced online on October 31, 2020.
(904) 827-0807
11 St. George St.
Free Event

This popular annual Halloween event is going virtual for 2020!

Halloween at the Aquarium

Friday, October 31, 2020 | 6 – 8 p.m.

Let the kids enjoy Halloween outdoors at this St. Augustine Aquarium event, with a costume contest, trick or treating, and much more.

Movies in the Park: Hocus Pocus

Saturday, October 31, 2020 | 7 – 9 p.m.
(904) 209-0333
405 Palencia Village Dr.
Free Event

Enjoy a special free showing of "Hocus Pocus" outdoors at Palencia Park this Halloween night.

Twilight Halloween Tours

Every Friday and Saturday night in October 2020

Take a walk through a spooky old house and hear some of the stories of its long history on this special tour for Halloween.

Haunted Waters — Spirits on the Schooner Sail

Friday and Saturday, October 30 and 31, 2020 | 8:15 p.m.

Join this moonlit Halloween sail that focuses on the dark side of St. Augustine's maritime history.

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Howl-o-ween Virtual Costume Contest

Online from October 30 to November 2, 2020 (see times below)
(904) 209-0381
Free Event
Post a photo of your pooch in costume to enter this Facebook Halloween contest.

Post a photo of your pooch in costume to enter this Facebook Halloween contest online.

Monday, November 2, 2020

Howl-o-ween Virtual Costume Contest

Online from October 30 to November 2, 2020 (see times below)
(904) 209-0381
Free Event
Post a photo of your pooch in costume to enter this Facebook Halloween contest.

Post a photo of your pooch in costume to enter this Facebook Halloween contest online.