Halloween in Destin & on 30A

It's definitely not a ghost town on the coast!

Posted on 10/11/2022

It is a boo-tiful time of year on the Emerald Coast!

We would never trick you; October is a real treat here in Northwest Florida. You'll experience the most gorgeous blue skies, cool breezes, and all the family fun of Halloween.

There's lots going on in Destin and along 30A this month. Whether you are looking for something scary, silly, or filled with sweets, mark your calendars for these upcoming Halloween events:


McGuire's Halloween Run

McGuire's Halloween Run

Diehard runners shouldn't miss the 25th Annual Halloween Run at McGuire's Irish Pub on Saturday, October 29th. Their parking lot will be hopping with live music, food, drinks, and a costume contest.


Halloween Haunt at Destin Commons

It's sure to be a blast for the whole family on Halloween at Destin Commons. On Friday, October 28th, from 6-8 pm, come out to enjoy kid crafts, face painting, a costume contest, and of course, lots of candy!


Halloween on the Boolevard

Halloween on the Boolevard

Bring your family to Trick or Treat at Grand Boulevard Town Center from 4 - 6 pm on Halloween night. Retailers and restaurants will pass out candy and goodies to your cute little ghouls and goblins.


Trick or Treat at Baytowne Wharf

Bring your pirates and princesses out to Trick or Treat at Baytowne Wharf on the 31st. As they leave with bagfuls of candy, fireworks will end the night with a BOOm!


Halloween Costume Party at Ara Rooftop Pool

Halloween Costume Party at Ara Rooftop Pool

Monster dance the night away! We know adults like to dress up too, so get your costumes out for Hotel Effie's first Halloween party and costume contest. This event is free and open to the public. VIP poolside cabana or daybeds can be reserved for purchase.


30A Halloween Nighttime 5-Mile/5K Trail Run

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park  is hosting a spooky (think zombies!) nighttime 5K trail run on Sunday, October 9th. Pre-race registrations and festivities begin at 5 pm, and the run begins at 6:30 pm.


Trick or Treat in Seaside

Trick or Treat Seaside

Join in a 30A tradition! Trick or Treat with the Seaside merchants on Monday, October 31st, from 4 - 6 pm. Free and open to the public and sure to be a sweet time for all.


Eden's Vintage Film Series

Frogs at Eden State Gardens

Did you know the 1972 cult favorite movie, Frogs, was filmed at Eden Gardens State Park? Each year they play this horror classic on an outdoor screen under the oak trees on the state park's lawn. Three movies are offered this year: Ghostbusters on 10/13, The Neverending Story on 10/20, and Frogs on 10/27. Free (with paid park admission), and guests bring their own chairs, blankets, and coolers.


Spooky Secrets of the Stars

On Thursday, October 27th, visit the Emerald Coast Science Center for an evening of spooky stories! Come dressed in costume and celebrate Halloween in an inflatable planetarium. Three shows are offered - options for both younger and older children. Each lasts approximately 45 minutes.


Destin Beach October

With all this fun on Halloween in Destin and along 30A, it's definitely not a ghost town on the coast! Be sure to browse our vacation rentals and reserve your stay soon. We can't wait to "witch" you a Happy Halloween!


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