Fun, sun, sand, and warm temperatures year-round make Florida a great spot for a getaway any time of year. If you’re looking for all that along with a spooky vibe, you’ll find everything you’re looking for Halloween in Fort Walton Beach this year. From Fort Walton Beach to Destin and other locations, there are plenty of fun Halloween parties and activities to keep you in the spooky spirit.

Halloween Murder Mystery

Come celebrate Frankenstein’s 202nd birthday! You, Frankenstein, and his monster friends have come together to celebrate the occasion, and all is well until one of the monster guests is murdered! You and the other party guests will work together to solve The Monster Mash and even enjoy a delicious meal while you solve the case. Come in costume, your fanciest party clothes, or just as you are. The event takes place Friday, October 15 at AJ’s on the Bayou. Tickets are $65 each but seating is limited. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and dinner and the show start at 7 p.m. The show is approximately 90-120 minutes long.

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Spooky Secrets of the Stars

Visit the Emerald Coast Science Center in Fort Walton Beach for a special spooky show. Wear your costume, trick-or-treat around the center, and be prepared to be scared! The center is presenting a special show in the inflatable planetarium about the creepy creatures of mythology that are hidden in our night sky. The special event takes place October 28, and a family-friendly version is available at 5 and 6 p.m., while the Spooktacular Show at 7 p.m. is more suited to guests ages eight and up due to spookier content. All shows last approximately 45 minutes. Seating is limited and advanced ticket purchases are encouraged. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the scheduled show. Non-member pricing is $8/child, $10/adult, and $9/senior; member pricing is $6/child, $8/adult, and $7/senior.

Wentz Brothers Haunted House

For over a decade, a Fort Walton Beach family has been scaring locals and visitors alike. Each year, the Wentz brothers of Fort Walton Beach have transformed their childhood home into a haunted house full of spooky fright. This year, they’ve realized they have outgrown the space and are moving the attraction to the Santa Rosa Mall in May Esther. Stop by the Wentz Brothers’ Festival of Fears near the north entrance of the mall. each Friday and Saturday during October from 6-11 p.m. up until Halloween in Fort Walton Beach weekend. The attraction will also be open Thursday and Sunday of Halloween weekend. For a more family-friendly version with no “scare actors” around, visit noon-4 p.m. every Saturday in October.

HarborWalk Village

Add a little spooky culture to your agenda. HarborWalk Village in Destin. Spooktacular Nights: “This is Halloween” is a program presented by the Sinfonia Youth Orchestra. Performances are Thursday, October 28 – Saturday, October 30 at 7 p.m. on the main stage at HarborWalk Village. There may be other events happening around the area too, so make sure to check the schedule and plan accordingly.

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Trick or Treating

Each neighborhood in the Fort Walton Beach and Destin area has its own unique schedule for trick or treating this Halloween. You’ll want to check closer to the date, but many neighborhoods consider dusk to 8 p.m. a good time. Other neighborhoods may designate 5:30 or 6 p.m. as an official start time, but each neighborhood is different.

Other Activities

The year-round fun, sun, sand, and water is what attracted you to Fort Walton Beach for your Halloween getaway. Don’t forget about the many activities outside Halloween you can experience. Fall is the perfect time for outdoor activities like hiking and biking, as the weather has cooled a bit and you can stay out longer. The cooler Gulf temperatures may get you out of the water quicker than a summer visit, but you can still sun yourself, take a long walk, and participate in the many water activities available like snorkeling, SCUBA diving, swimming, parasailing, and more.

Haunted Halloween in Fort Walton Beach

From a cozy one-bedroom for a small family or you and your sweetheart to enjoy a Halloween getaway to a spacious three-bedroom for a larger group, the Breakers of Fort Walton Beach has a vacation rental that’s perfect for you this Halloween. Step in and feel your stresses and worries melt away, knowing all your needs will be met in a place that feels like a home away from home. Enjoy making a spooky home-cooked meal in a fully equipped kitchen. Stretch out with some popcorn and your favorite show or scary movie, or retreat to a private bedroom for a nap or good night’s sleep. Choose a premium unit for flat screen TVs, stainless steel appliances, a wet bar, decadent master suites, and more to make your stay extra special.

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