Dst In Herald Tribune – 10/10/23
Top Halloween events in Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice, Siesta Key, Palmetto, Port Charlotte
Sarasota Herald-Tribune | October 10, 2023
From family-friendly events such as trick-or-treating, to 21-and-up parties, the top Halloween happenings in Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties.
by Jimmy Geurts
While October features all sorts of events taking place in Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties, this month’s occasion with the most local celebrations centered around it is Halloween. And while there’ll be plenty of holiday festivities on Halloween weekend and Oct. 31 proper (which falls on a Tuesday this year), you don’t need to wait until then, with events starting as early as this week.
Here are the top Halloween happenings in Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties this year, listed in roughly chronological order. Event details are subject to change.
Hear stories about famous murders, visit spirited buildings and explore unsolved crimes during this 90-minute, air-conditioned nighttime tour hosted by Lady Melody, with mystery guests along the way. 8 p.m. Friday-Oct. 31; Discover Sarasota Tours, 1826 Fourth St., Sarasota; $52.99, including free beer/wine before boarding; 941-260-9818; discoversarasotatours.com
Discover Sarasota Tours will also host this family-friendly Halloween event, a 45-minute musical adventure on the trolley for kids ages 3 and up, where children and their parents will join WitchyPOO on her search for the missing Pumpkin all around downtown Sarasota’s historic landmarks. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20-22 and 26-30; Discover Sarasota Tours, 1826 Fourth St., Sarasota; $24.99 kids ages 3 and up, $39.99 adults, including free soft drinks for kids and beer/wine for adults before boarding; 941-260-9818; discoversarasotatours.com