1. Spooky Halloween Dance Party, Bass Park, 2750 NW 19th St.
The spookiest dance party in the city will be taking place on Thursday, October 26, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., just in time to get you warmed up for the haunting holiday. The family-friendly event is free and will include games, craft projects, food, music and much more.
2. Riverland Halloween Party, Riverland Park, 950 SW 27th Ave.
Kick off the Halloween season on Wednesday, October 25, with a night filled with eerie events and frightening fun from 6 to 8 p.m. The entire family is invited as there is something for everyone to enjoy here: games, arts and crafts, cooking, decorating and refreshments.
3. Night of 1,000 Madonnas, W Fort Lauderdale, 401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., facebook.com/wfortlauderdale
Get into the groove at W Fort Lauderdale’s Night of 1,000 Madonnas on Saturday, October 28, at 9 p.m. As part of the W’s weekly Neon Nights segment in the Living Room, this special edition event will be dedicated to remixed Madonna hits and special live performances by Madonna impersonators. They will also be giving away over $10,000 in prizes for categories such as “Best Madonna Tour Look.” So dress in your best Madonna drag and bring your vogue moves!
4. Croissant Park Annual Halloween Party, Croissant Park, 245 W Park Dr.
As Halloween creeps closer, another family-friendly event will be taking place on Saturday, October 28 from 4 to 6 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Croissant Park Civic Association and also free, activities like games, contests and prizes can be expected as well as fun food.
5. Trick-Or-Treat on Second Street, Esplanade Park, 400 SW Second St., fortlauderdale.gov/halloween
If you plan to take your kids to trick-or-treat on the weekend, this one is for you. On Saturday, October 28, from 1 to 5 p.m. the park will transform into a Halloween haven offering more than just candy: bounce houses, carnival games, face painting, yummy treats, a kid and pet costume parade, and much more will be featured here.