Rather than celebrate for one night, Miami likes to spread out its Halloween nightlife events over two full weeks. There’s no waiting for the last minute to buy a costume here, as you’ll need several to get you through the Halloween party season. If you’re not up for going out, grabbing a seat on Lincoln Road will sit you front row to witness the debauchery, as it’s the focal point for Miami Halloween nightlife parties. Miami tends to still be hot on Oct. 31, which not only means skimpy costumes, but a plethora of celebrities flocking to the city to host and hang out at Miami’s best Halloween parties.
Last year Miami’s best nightclubs all brought their A-games for Halloween, hosting haunted events with the country’s hottest DJs. Space hosted Oscar G and special afterhours guests, Heathrow Lounge brought in Chromeo and Dream brought in Jonathan Peters. Other celeb spottings included Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz and Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes.
If not interested in a Halloween nightclub event, the streets of Coconut Grove tend to go crazy, centering around the haunted house CocoWalk. The ghouls of CocoWalk may make you jump, scream and cry, but if you can’t handle the haunting, huge gatherings of groups in costumes tend to hang outside CocoWalk dressed up in costume.
And finally the City of Miami never lets its residents down. It hosts various events leading up to Halloween, including the Jose Marti Park Halloween Festival, to celebrate the life of the late national political activist and hero of Cuba. The Halloween Party at Douglas Park is known for its haunted house, frightening food and costume contest. In addition, there are eight other parks that host Halloween events. The events take place throughout the week leading up to Halloween and are all free of charge.
The city’s got tons of other Halloween nightlife events for residents and tourists to enjoy, including MetroBoo at Metrozoo, Halls of Terror Haunted House, Monster Splash at Miami Seaquarium and Wayside’s Western Fiest.