Halloween is right around the corner and with it comes a ton of parties, as spooky as they are boozy. Like all Miamians, we are ready to head out in our best costumes and celebrate around our beloved city. If you haven’t done so, now’s the time to start figuring out your party plans but fear not — we decided to put together a list of the best parties happening around.
From block parties to costumed affairs, here’s our selection of the 19 most thrilling Halloween parties to make the most out of the season. The best part is that since most celebrations take place before, the day of, or after Halloween, you can make it to more than one!
1. Halloween weekend at the Wharf
Head riverside on Friday, October 28 for the Wharf’s Monster Mash Bash — a monster of a celebration featuring live activations and spooky cocktails, starting at 4 p.m. Then, embrace your inner pirate (arrgh!) on Saturday for an evening of pillaging and plundering as the venue transforms into a pirate fortress for Pirates of the Wharf.
It doesn’t end there, however! On Sunday, October 30, Spooky Scary Skeletons at the Wharf will include a spook-tacular bone-anza with live music, drinks, ghoulish decor and, of course, SKELETONS! It all leads to Halloween night, Monday, where Vecna’s clock is counting down for the Stranger Wharf party, where you’ll be transported to Hawkins and the Upside Down – all with perfect views of the Miami River and city skyline. Although you never know what could be lurking in the marina….
Location: 114 SW North River Dr, Miami, FL 33130
2. BleauLive Maxim Halloween Party with Snoop Dogg and Travis Scott
Two of hip-hop’s biggest artists, Snoop Dogg and Travis Scott, are taking over the Fontainebleau Miami’s BleauLive stage for the weekend! In partnership with LIV Golf and Maxim, Snoop will perform poolside on Friday, October 28 and Travis will play Saturday, both starting at 9 p.m. The pair of events are expected to feature surprise performances and DJ sets as well.
Location: 4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140
3. HalloWYN Block Party
Miami’s largest Halloween block party is descending on Wynwood for its 10th year, where you can join thousands of revelers for the ultimate ghoulish holiday experience. On Monday, October 31 at the Wynwood Marketplace, enjoy live music by some of the city’s most famous DJs, scarily spirited craft cocktails, Instagrammable photo ops, themed activations and so much more. Oh, and make sure to put on your best costume of course! The party starts at 7 p.m.
Location: 2250 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127
4. Le Chick transforms into Alice in Wonderland
Journey down the rabbit hole at this concrete Wynwood oasis for its Halloween Party themed after the Mad Hatter and Alice in Wonderland! On Saturday, October 29, expect decor all over Le Chick that fits the whimsical tale and enjoy 3 speciality fun-crafted cocktails that will even transport you to Wonderland! The party starts at 10 p.m., so don’t be late! You should get into the Halloween spirit and dress the part too, as there will be a costume contest.
Location: 310 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127
5. The World of Wizards at Villa Azur Miami Beach
Wine and dine this spooky season at the French Riviera at the lavish Mediterranean supper club Villa Azur, but with a twist! This Halloween, the restaurant is calling all witches and ghouls a four-night party titled The World of Wizards. It references the enchanting magic found in Hocus Pocus 2 and The School for Good and Evil. Starting October 27, everywhere from the elegant dining room to the courtyard under the stars will be decorated with holiday flair. And from October 28 to the 31st, you can dress as your best sorcerer or witch to experience an evening of live entertainment, music from DJ Stephen M, dancers and bewitched shows.
Location: 309 23rd St, Miami Beach, FL 33139
6. Lincoln Road Block Party
Bourbon Street has Mardi Gras, Duval Street has Fantasy Fest, and for Halloween, there is no better place to get your party on than the Lincoln Road District on Miami Beach. On October 31, from 4 to 7 p.m., children can dig in to scrumptious candy and treats handed out by shops and restaurants along the eight-block pedestrian promenade. Then, as the sun sets, the district will light up with four stages featuring guest DJs and pop-up bars fueling partygoers. Dance to the music and enjoy drinks on the sidewalk as you check out this year’s top costumes.
Location: Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139
7. Sexy Fish turns into Scary Fish
Delve into the deepest depths of the ocean from October 27 to the 31st, but don’t say we didn’t warn you. Sexy Fish Miami will lure scary sea sirens to the surface for an evening of delectable dining, innovative cocktails, sexy decor, jaw-dropping scary costumes, and DJ Ameme. Dress up in your finest costume, of course!
Location: 1001 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130
8. Night of Immortal Souls at Chotto Matte
Venture over to the Miami Beach hotspot on Saturday, October 29, where Chotto Matte will be celebrating the Day of the Dead with a lively Night of Immortal Souls dinner party. Make sure you’re wearing your best Día de los Muertos-inspired attire to the festivities, which start at 7 p.m., and make it a colorful night of remembrance! There’ll be eye-catching decor and electrifying live entertainment complete with food & drink specials curated for the occasion like “La Calavera,” a bright cocktail prepared with gin, tawny port, amontillado and morello sherry, garnished with pineapple shrub, lemon and topped with a decorative sugar skull.
Location: 1666 Lenox Ave. #1664, Miami Beach, FL 33139
9. Annual Biltmore Halloween Party
It’s a party this Friday, October 28 at 8 p.m. because the ultimate annual festivity returns for its 9th edition! You’ll want to reach for your best-fitting costume since there will be a costume contest hosted by a celebrity panel of judges. And on top of that, there will also be a full buffet and open bar.
Location: 1200 Anastasia Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134
10. Halloween Bash on the Poseidon Ferry
If you’ve ever wanted to celebrate Halloween on the ocean, then set sail on the Poseidon Ferry and catch the best views of the bay. Dress up in your finest costume (they’ll be awarding a prize to the top 3 costumes!) and join DJ Oscar for a night of ‘Poseidon’s blood’ cocktails, snacks, dancing and more! On October 29, the 8 p.m. cruise will begin boarding passengers at 7:40 p.m. and will depart from the Miami River Bay Walk, directly outside the River Entrance to the James L. Knight Convention Center & Hyatt Regency.
11. A Week of Copper Things
Hit up everyone’s favorite Sunday Brunch spot in Doral, Copper Blues, for a week-long party! It begins with Dead Country Thursday (Oct. 27) and Back in the Dead Friday (Oct. 28), which are sure to be as chilling as they sound. And for all Stranger Things fans, they’ll have a Saturday Hellfire Brunch at 11 a.m. (ohh, we get it — Eleven) and Copper Things Halloween party at 8 p.m.
If you didn’t catch Saturday’s Hellfire Brunch, head to Copper Blues the following day, Sunday, for another one at 11 a.m. All the days will lead up to Monday’s highly-anticipated Halloween Party at 4 p.m.
Location: 3450 NW 83rd Ave #224, Doral, FL 33122
12. Kuba Pirate Bash
Ahoy, mateys! Pirates are making their way down to Kuba on the Bay this Halloweekend, October 28-30, and you better dress up like you’re fit to set sail. On Friday, get ready to feel the beat with a live band from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday with DJ Chino taking over the strip from 9 p.m. to close and every single day enjoy Howling Happy Hour from 9 p.m. to close!
Location: 401 Biscayne Blvd unit N-225, Miami, FL 33132
13. Halloween Bash & Costume Contest at Negroni Midtown
The Midtown bistro & sushi bar is throwing an intimate Halloween bash on Saturday, October 29 in partnership with Alterego x Late Groove. While four international DJs are invited to pump beats all night long (8 p.m. to 3 a.m.), a costume contest will take place where the winner will take home a bottle of Claus Azul Tequila. Of course, you can also expect drink specials!
Location: 3201 Buena Vista Blvd, Miami, FL 33127
14. Alice In Horrorland at the Clevelander South Beach
There’s a whimsical, spine-tingling Alice in Horrorland-themed party coming to South Beach and you’re invited! Find yourself spending the night down the rabbit hole where your wildest dreams come to life with cocktails named after particular characters like the Mad Hatter Tea, Queen of Hearts, Smoking Hot Caterpillar, and the Chasing Rabbit. But let’s be real; it wouldn’t be party inspired by Alice without Drink Potion shots! Plus, you might run into those very same characters. On October 29, starting at 9 p.m., dance the scares away with DJ Ariza and Jimbo while competing in the costume contest to win a two-night stay at the Clevelander or a food & beverage certificate.
Location: 1020 Ocean Dr #1, Miami Beach, FL 33139
15. Get wicked at Pilo’s Tequila Garden
Pilo’s is brewing up some fun weekend plans: ‘Boo’gie the night away on Saturday, Oct. 29, to tunes by Canadian DJ Dzeko in the garden. Then enjoy the all-day Sunday Funday brunch party in the Twisted Garden with $25 unlimited mimosas from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. Make sure to come in your best costume because they’re giving away a $1000 cash prize for the costume contest!
Location: 158 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127
16. Miami Vice Party at Balan’s
Brickell’s swanky bar & brasserie is celebrating the spooky season by taking it back to Miami Vice days with a themed party. On Saturday, October 29 at 8 p.m., the restaurant will be offering a 3-course dinner with live entertainment and plenty of surprises in between. After dinner, dance the night away on their dance floor with a DJ ’til late.
Location: 901 S Miami Ave Suite 108, Miami, FL 33130
17. Haunted W Rooftop Halloween Party
Dress up and get down at W Miami Downtown’s 15th-floor rooftop lounge on October 29 at 9 p.m. While you dance the night away in costume, take in the views from the ‘Haunted Rooftop’ high above Brickell. It’ll be transformed with two areas dedicated to music and dancing, LED walls, live DJs and light-up party favors for the holiday bash.
Location: 485 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131
18. Sleepy Hollow at Gulfstream Park
This year, see the Headless Horseman for yourself at Gulfstream Park Village as he embarks on a search for his missing head. At 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 29, he’ll enter the spooky fog-filled entrance at the park’s walking ring atop his horse before haunting guests. Later in the evening, you can expect flash mobs, live strolling performers, food trucks, live music and a costume contest with a chance to win $4,000. Themes include The Nightmare Before Christmas, Creepy Carnevil Circus, Zombies, Mummies, Vampires, and scary creatures like Vecna and a demogorgon from Stranger Things. This spooky event is perfect for all ages so grab your costume and get ready to party!
Location: 901 S Federal Hwy, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
19. Haunted Hotel Bash at the W Fort Lauderdale
The W Fort Lauderdale, in partnership with UniteUs Group, is transforming into a haunted hotel this year for a killer Halloween Bash full of music by DJ ReRe and DJ Amaris against a backdrop of mesmerizing visuals and haunting libations. The extravaganza is taking place on Saturday, October 29 at 9 p.m. Dress your spooky best for a chance to win costume contest prizes from Steak 954, AWAY Spa, El Vez, and WET Deck VIP Experiences. What makes this costume party unique is that those who forget their costumes can head to the hotel’s Costume Bar to create an ensemble to remember.
Location: 401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL