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Eerie, Spooky Halloween Events All Over Northeast Florida

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Looking for something spooky to do this October? There are events all over the First Coast from special concerts from the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, corn crop mazes and trick-or-treating for kids and the kid-at-heart. Here is WJCT’s list of Halloween events in Northeast Florida.

Catty Shack Night Tours

Oct. 23 and 24, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Walk along a guided tour of the homes of Siberian tigers, lions, cougars, black leopards and more at the sanctuary. Watch the big cats eat over 600 lbs of meat.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children under 11, and free for children under 3.

Dinner With The Dead Pop-Up Picnic

Oct. 24, starts at 6 p.m.

Based on an event that started in Paris, this pop up is a dinner party where nobody but the organizers know the location until an hour before the start of dinner.

You or one of your friends need to sign up as a table captain for your party to be able to participate.

Admission is $30 for individual tickets, $50 per couple, or $165 per table.

Beaches Town Center Fall Festival

Saturday, Oct. 24, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Crafts, refreshments, dance performances, costume parade and competition.

MOSH Halloween Camp-In

Saturday, Oct. 24, 6 p.m. to Sunday, Oct. 25, 7 a.m.

Explore the museum’s latest exhibit Nature Unleashed, take a flashlight tour of Currents of Time. Costume contest, crafts, games, and a creepy movie. Guests will stay overnight at the museum, and will receive a late night pizza snack and continental breakfast

Admission is $35 per person (adult required). There is a 20% discount for members.

Jacksonville Symphony - Symphonic Spooktacular

Sunday, Oct. 25, 3 p.m.

Join the orchestra at the Times-Union Center as they perform the musical mystery, “The Composer Is Dead” by Lemony Snicket.

Come early in your favorite Halloween costume for fun surprises.

Admission is $10-$26 for adults, and $10-$19 for children.

Pictures In The Park - Ghostbusters -  Hemming Park

Friday, Oct. 30, 6 p.m.

Movie goers are encouraged to arrive early with their own lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks.

Popcorn, wine, beer, and food trucks fare will be available for purchase.

Admission is for free.

Limited Halloween Edition Pumpkin Smashing Class - Sweet Pete’s Candy

Sept. 15 to Oct. 31, Various times and dates available, check schedule to book a class

Learn how to make a three dimensional chocolate Jack O Lantern and choose from Sweet Pete’s signature candies to fill it up with.

Admission is $15 per person, which includes a scoop of ice cream.

Spooktacular - Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

Oct. 16-18, 23-25 and 28-31, 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Dress up in costume and come to the Zoo for trick-or-treating, face paintings and bounce houses. A selection of animals will be on exhibit.

The Zoo opens each night at 6:30 p.m. with ticket sales ending at 9 p.m. and the Zoo closing at 10 p.m.

Admission is $8 for members, $10 for non-members, and children ages 2 and younger are free.

Connor’s A-Maize-Ing Acres - Hillard

Oct. 3 - Nov. 7, Saturdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Oct. 23, 24 and 30, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Field of Screams $14)
Tuesday - Fridays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (by reservation only)

A working family farm in Hilliard, Florida where you can get lost in a corn field maze, pedal carts, cow train and horse train rides.

Admission is $14 for adults and children over 5, $11 for children under 5 and children under 1 are free.

Amazing Grace Crop Maze - Green Cove Springs

Oct. 2 - Nov. 7, Fridays 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., October 31: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Attractions include a crop maze, farm animals, cow train, duck races and a mini hay bale maze for kids.

Admission is $11 for ages 4 and up, children under 4 are free.

Haunt Nights - Adventure Landing Jax Beach

Oct. 2 - 31, schedule varies starting at 7 p.m.

Three haunted houses and laser zombie hunt.

Tickets are $22.99 for all three haunts.

Rebounderz Haunted Laser Tag

Oct. 2 - Nov. 1, hours vary

Laser tag in a haunted house!

Admission is $12 per round.

Monsters & Minions - TNT Gymnastics

Friday Oct. 30, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Halloween party for the preschool crowd, ages 2-6. Carnival games, goodie bags, foam pit, bounce house and gymnastics.

Tickets are $12 for members, $15 for non-members with discounts for early purchase online.

Halloween Boo Bash - TNT Gymnastics

Saturday, Oct. 24 and Friday, Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Haunted house, crafts, gymnastics, costume contest and carnival games for ages 4-13.

Admission is $30 for members, $35 for non-members.

Fright For Sight Costume 5K & Fun Run - Beaches Town Center

Saturday, Oct. 24, 9 a.m. Fun Run, 9:30 a.m. 5K

Costumes are not required, but are encouraged.

Registration for the 5K is $30 for adults, $20 for children under 15 in advance, $35 on race day. Registration for the Fun Run is $20.

Trick-or-Treating

Trick or Treat on the Street - Downtown Vision

Friday, Oct. 30, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Trick-or-treating isn’t just for the kids. Businesses, restaurants and organizations along Laura, Hogan, Duval and Bay streets will be handing out candy, coupons and goodies to costumed visitors.

Kidgits Mall-O-Ween Spooktacular - Avenues Mall

Friday, Oct. 23, 6 p.m.

Games, pumpkin decorating, costume contests and trick-or-treating.

Kidgits Mall-O-Ween Spooktacular - Orange Park Mall

Saturday, Oct. 31, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

A complimentary alternative to traditional outdoor Halloween activities. Enjoy trick-or-treating indoors with the whole family.