Halloween Celebrations in Brevard and Indian River Counties
Family Movie and Costume Night Contest: On Friday, October 28th, the City of Sebastian will host a Halloween costume contest and show the movie “Hocus Pocus” (PG) on an outdoor screen at Riverview Park, US-1 and County Road 512, in the grass field next to the Twin Piers. *Costume contest registration is 5:30 p.m. and the movie begins at 7:00 p.m. Free popcorn and snow cones will be provided.
Harvest Event: Kids ages 2 to 14 are invited to join the costume contests, games, bounce houses, and more at the Eddie Lee Taylor Community Center, 3316 S. Monroe Street, Melbourne, on Friday, Oct. 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is $4. Call 321-608-7450 or visit melbourneflorida.org.
Brevard County Sheriff’s Haunted Jail Trail: The event will be held October 28th and 29th from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the Brevard County Jail Complex located at 860 Camp Road in Cocoa. Sheriff Ivey promises this year’s event will be scarier than last year. All proceeds will benefit the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Charity which supports first responders in a time of need and the Sheriff’s Pet Posse, which helps protect homeless pets in our community.
More information can be found here.
Boo at the Zoo: The “Monsters-themed” event will be held at the Brevard Zoo (8225 North Wickham Road in Melbourne) on October 29th and 30th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Costumes are encouraged. Trick-or-Treating, live performances, photo opportunities, and costumed character meet-and-greets will take place. All special events are free with general zoo admission tickets and for zoo members. Visit brevardzoo.org/special-events/boo-at-the-zoo.
LaPorte Farms Fall Festival: The family-friendly event will be at LaPorte Farms, 7700 129th Street, Sebastian, on October 29th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The costume contest begins at 2:00 p.m., activities include train rides, a mechanical bull, pony rides, a Home Depot kid’s workshop, and more. Visit laportefarms.com.
Trick-or-Treat at the Avenue: Participating merchants at The Avenue Viera, 2261 Town Center Ave., will be passing out candy from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 29th. The event is pet friendly and costumes are encouraged. Visit avenueviera.com.
Howl-O-Ween Petacular: Bring your pampered pets, dressed in their very best, to Cocoa Village on Saturday, October 29th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Myrt Tharpe Square (Gazebo) in Historic Cocoa Village. The costumed pet promenade begins at 1 p.m. Contest entry fees are a $10 donation per pet in advance and $15 at the event. All pets must be on a leash, or in appropriate carriers, and have current vaccinations and county tags. Call 321-305-4584 for more information.
Screamland “A Haunt and Horror Experience” Fright at the Museum: The haunted art exhibit, (Eau Gallie Art District at 1463 Highland Avenue in Melbourne), features creations and performances by more than 30 local artists. Events take place weekends through November 5th on Fridays 5:00 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturdays 12:00 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Sundays 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Discount tickets can be ordered in advance for $20.00 here or at the door for $25.00.
Annual Indian River Lagoon Day Scheduled for November 9th
Indian River Lagoon Day is sponsored by Marine Resources Council and is being held on Saturday, November 9th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Front Street Park, 2210 Front Street in Melbourne.
The event is packed with family friendly activities:
- Local music entertainment
- “Hook Kids on Fishing” program
- Free kayaking excursions
- Rain barrel workshops
- Exhibitors include local arts and craft vendors and food trucks
For more information about the Annual Indian River Lagoon Day, click here.
Tuesday, November 8th is Election Day for the 2022 Mid-Term Election
It’s time to finalize your plan to exercise your fundamental right to vote for the candidates you believe will best represent your position on the issues that matter to you and your family.
If you are in Brevard County, you can find your precinct and preview your sample ballot, here.
In Indian River County, you can find your precinct and preview your sample ballot here.