Boo!! Halloween Events around Southwest Florida for Today

Barry Miller

Boo!! Halloween Events around Southwest Florida for Today

By Barry Miller. CREATED Oct 30, 2011

Here is a list of events going today for Halloween Eve and for Halloween.

A "Haunted History Walk" will be held at Bowditch Point Regional Park, located on Fort Myers Beach, on October 30 at dark. The cost is $5 per person. Take a guided walk through their local history and meet some of their local ghosts! Hear the haunting sound of the horse conch horn. There will food and refreshments for sale at the Bowditch concession stand for those interested in a snack or meal by the beach. For more information or reservations call 239-938-5342 or email calusaghosttours@comcast.net. The first group starts at dark. The night ends at 8:30pm. Each group walk will take about 45 minutes.

The Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium announces their annual Friendly Forest. This is a family event and children pre-k through 5th grade are encouraged to come in costume. The children will make their own eco crafts, participate in an environmental scavenger hunt and plant their very own sunflower. There will also be a laser light show in the planetarium and candy. Events take place on October 22, 23, 29 & 30, 2011, from 2:00p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The cost is $5 per child and $10 per adult (or $5 per adult member). Please call 239-275-3435 for more information or visit www.calusanature.org

The Kiwanis Haunted House at the Gulf Coast Town Center will be open Oct. 21, 22, 28, 29, 30, and 31 from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and on Oct. 20 and 25-27 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. This year’s haunted house theme is “Fright Factory of Fort Myers and Fear Zone 3D” with the main goal of collecting canned food, which will be donated to Interfaith Caregivers of San Carlos Park, the local United Way Food Bank. Monetary profits raised will be used for projects to benefit children in and around the local area. The Kiwanis Haunted House, the largest haunted house attraction in Southwest Florida, is operated by a staff with over 20 years of combined haunting experience.

• 20th annual Safe Trick or Treat: Dress in costume and bring your goody bags. Donations of pet food will be accepted for local animal shelters. 5-8 p.m. Free event for kids 12 and younger. $2 parking. Mike Greenwell's Bat-A-Ball Family Fun Park, 35 NE Pine Island Road, Cape Coral. 574-4386
Monday, Oct. 31

• Annual Halloween Party: The annual bash includes a costume contest with prizes and a holiday menu featuring pumpkin soup, goulash, “boo burgers” and “eyeballs and brains” (spaghetti and meatballs). 7-10 p.m. Free admission (but dinner costs extra). Anthony's On The Blvd., 1303 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral. 772-5900


• Pee Wee Halloween: You and your child (ages 2 and 3) can enjoy an hour of Halloween fun with story time, crafts, games and a snack. Parent must attend with child. Pre-registration required. 11 a.m. to noon. $15 ($10 for Cape residents). Cape Coral Four Freedoms Park, 4818 Tarpon Court, Cape Coral. 574-0804 or CapeParks.com