Halloween events guide
Our guide to the best Halloween events in and around Orlando
Published: October 27, 2011
Thursday, Oct. 27
Dirty Dub III: Halloween Edition featuring Renegades of Funk, Banditz 9 p.m.; Bliss Premiere Ultra Lounge, 123 W. Church St.; $10-$15; 407-849-5060.
Fathom Thriller ThursdayBig-screen showing of Butterfinger the 13th and Jack the Ripper 7:30 p.m.; various theaters; $12.50; fathomevents.com.
Halloween Velvet Sessions with Survivor 6:30 p.m.; Velvet Bar, Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando; $29-$35; 407-351-7625.
Nightmare on Bumby Halloween party with a costume contest and music by DJs Joanie and J.B. Burgos. 9 p.m.; Revolution Nightclub, 375 S. Bumby Ave.; free; 407-228-9900; revolutionorlando.com.
Thursday, Oct. 27-Saturday, Oct. 29
Dia de los Muertos & Monster Factory Simultaneous exhibitions feature the works of both local and international artists; through Nov. 10. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; CityArts Factory, 29 S. Orange Ave.; free; 407-648-7060; cityartsfactory.com.
Howl-O-Scream Vampire- and zombie-themed scare houses and live shows. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; Busch Gardens, 3000 E. Busch Blvd., Tampa; $77.99; 888-800-5447; seaworldparks.com.
Thursday, Oct. 27-Sunday, Oct. 30
The LaVene Family Trail of Nightmares Brave souls take a frightening walk, with a “not so scary” zone for the kiddies. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday; The LaVene Family Trail of Nightmares, 1300 S. Poinciana Blvd., Kissimmee; $12; 501-420-3327; trailofnightmares.com.
Thursday, Oct. 27-Monday, Oct. 31
A Petrified Forest Take a trip through a haunted scare trail. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Monday; A Petrified Forest, 1360 State Road 436, Altamonte Springs; $5-$20; 407-468-6600; apetrifiedforest.com.
Halloween Horror Nights Card game-themed fright fest with street-side scare actors, scare zones and live shows. 6:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Thursday-Monday; Universal Studios at Universal Orlando, 1000 Universal Studios Plaza; $81.99 general admission; 407-363-8000; halloweenhorrornights.com.
Haunted Grimm House Trick-or-treat in the 20-room haunted house. 5-10 p.m. Thursday, noon-11 p.m. Friday-Sunday, 5-10 p.m. Monday; Old Town, 5770 W. Irlo Bronson Highway, Kissimmee; $12.50; 407-296-4888; hauntedgrimmhouse.com.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party “Boo to You” parade, costumed characters and trick-or-treating around the park; through Nov. 1. 7 p.m.-midnight Thursday-Friday, Sunday-Monday; Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista; $47.95-$67.95; 407-824-4321; disneyworld.disney.go.com.
Friday, Oct. 28
Black Hammock’s Halloween Bash Live music by Sleep til Noon. 9 p.m.; Black Hammock Fish Camp, 2316 Black Hammock Fish Camp Road, Oviedo; free; 407-365-2201; theblackhammock.com.
Costumes for a Cause Guys With Ties hosts a costume contest. 8:30 p.m.; Vain, 22 S. Magnolia Ave.; $20-$30; 407-835-3590; guyswithties.org/orlando.
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