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Family-Friendly | Saturday 

Candlelight Tour

A family friendly event that will take you through the first floor of the Gamble mansion, with each room decorated with a spooky theme geared… Read more »

Family-Friendly | Saturday 

Halloween Social

There will be trick-or-treating, crafts, games, face painting, a tattoo parlor, fortune telling, and lots of other spooky happenings, as well as Charlotte’s Web and… Read more »

Family-Friendly | Friday 

Goblin Gathering

Bring the family out and join in the costume contest, face painting, hayrides, bounce houses, and an 18-foot inflatable slide. A $5 wristband is sold… Read more »

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Frightmares Haunted House

The scariest (and maybe only) serious haunted house in the area opens this weekend…. Read more »

Family-Friendly | Friday 

Fish, Fun & Fright

Sail the spooky seas and discover creatures from the deep in a safe and fun trick-or-treating zone and explore Mote’s haunted house (recommended for children… Read more »

Saturday 

Psychic Showdown

The Players Theatre and The Spirit University have teamed up to present Sarasota’s Psychic Challenge, a tournament featuring extraordinary individuals who claim to have the… Read more »

GLBT | Saturday 

Sarasota Pridefest

Celebrate and support Sarasota’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community with a day-long party along downtown Sarasota’s bayfront. There will be food trucks, exhibitors, guest… Read more »

Friday 

Taste of St. Armands

It’s time for the restaurants on Sarasota’s swankiest circle to show their stuff. At Friday’s Taste of St. Armands, 15 restaurants will set up in… Read more »

Friday | Saturday 

RIAF

You still have time to catch the final three days of the smaller, but still exciting, Ringling International Arts Festival. Thursday through Saturday features jazz… Read more »

Family-Friendly | Saturday | Sunday 

Hunsader Farms Pumpkin Fest

Over 100 craft booths, live music, live shows, a chainsaw sculptor, corn maze, children’s train ride, scarecrow display, petting zoo and a whole lot more… Read more »

Family-Friendly | Saturday | Sunday 

Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Fest

A huge festival featuring crafters, pony rides, hay rides, plenty of other kids’ activities, rides and games (including a massive slip ‘n’ slide), and a… Read more »

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5k Zombie Run

Need an incentive to stretch your legs? How about being chased by the walking dead? Participants can either sign up to be zombies or runners… Read more »

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Scarecrow Festival

Build a scarecrow, enter the scarecrow competition and have it displayed on site. There will also be musical performances by the Gumbo Boogie Band; storytelling… Read more »

Friday | Saturday | Sunday 

Spirit Voices of Old Manatee

Costumed actors will portray the early settlers interred in the 1850 Manatee Burying Grounds with riveting and haunting graveside dialogues. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 9-12, 16-19;… Read more »

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Firehouse Chili Cook-Off

The 15th annual Morton’s Firehouse Chili Cook-Off will take over Osprey Avenue on Sunday, bringing together firefighters from around the area in a fight to… Read more »

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