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.