This is Halloween

The Ultimate Guide to the Best Halloween Events in Sarasota

From haunted hayrides to ghostly tours, discover how to stay in fine spirits this season.

By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson October 1, 2019

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Mummies, Mayhem & Murder at Discover Sarasota Tours

Various times Oct. 29, 30 and 31

Fortify yourself with a glass of wine before boarding this haunted tour with ghost guide Seva. Learn about the heightened paranormal activity in the theater district, the ghouls of the Gator Club and more. For a full schedule visit the website.

Children's Halloween Parade in Downtown Venice

4:30 p.m. Oct. 31

For over sixty years the Venice Lions Club has sponsored this family-friendly event in downtown Venice. After gathering in Centennial Park, children parade their Halloween costumes down Main Street before trick-or-treating along the avenue.

Halloween 2019 at Sage and the Overton Restaurants

7 p.m. Oct. 31

Sage SRQ and the Overton have partnered to throw an epic Halloween block party. In addition to live music at both venues, there will be fire breathers, sword swallowers and ghouls gone wild. Admission to one venue is $30 and attend both for $50. Shuttles provided between locations. Tickets can be found here

Haunted Halloween Tour at the Players Theatre

11 p.m. Oct. 31

Theatres have been known to have remarkable haunted histories and the Players Theatre is certainly no exception. Join the Paranormal Society of Bradenton to search for spirits on the spookiest night of the year. Cocktails will be available for those in need of liquid courage. Tickets are $10 in advance online and $15 at the door.

Fright Night on St. Armands Circle

6 p.m. Oct. 31

For one night a year, St. Armands Circle transforms from a coastal to a paranormal paradise. Costumed trick-or-treaters run the loop collecting candy, while adults can partake in the special promotions offered by shops and restaurants.

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