Autumn is finally here! For Gainesville, that means slightly cooler weather and fall festivities! If your family wants to wear costumes, trick-or-treat, and possibly get scared this October, check out these family-friendly Halloween events in Gainesville.

These family-friendly Halloween events in Gainesville are fun for all ages, so everyone is guaranteed a ghoulishly good time. Now all you have to do is figure out what costumes you and the kids are wearing!

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Halloween at Hogwarts

on Friday, 7 Oct, 2022 5:30 PM
at The Sensory Center Inc
939 Candlelight Blvd, Brooksville, FL 34601
Attending Interested

Expelliarmus! Calling all Wizards and Muggles alike! Come and celebrate Halloween with a Harry Potter themed event!

Halloween Oobleck

on Saturday, 8 Oct, 2022 12:00 PM
at The Sensory Center Inc
939 Candlelight Boulevard, Brooksville, FL 34601
Attending Interested

Create Oobleck in our Halloween Play Lab! Is it a solid or a spooky liquid? Touch Eyeballs and Spiders, Oh my! Spooky Science!

Ghost Hunting With Lil' D

on Tuesday, 18 Oct, 2022 6:00 PM
at NOMA Gallery
939 North Magnolia Avenue, Ocala, FL 34475
Attending Interested

Enjoy a night of searching for the spectral at NOMA Gallery!

The Nightmare Before Christmas

on Saturday, 15 Oct, 2022 8:30 AM
at Ocala's Marion Theatre
50 S Magnolia Ave, Ocala, FL 34471
Attending Interested

Come celebrate Christmas with us in a very fun and spooky way! The joy will get doubled if your bring your loved ones with you!

Halloween Bazaar

on Saturday, 15 Oct, 2022 5:00 PM
at 2500 NW 6th St, Ocala, FL 34475-5779, United States
2500 Northwest 6th Street, Ocala, FL, USA, Ocala, FL 34475
Attending Interested

There can be no best possible way to enjoy the spookiest event of the year other joining in for the Halloween Bazaar with your friends and family!!

Halloween Themed Car Show & Trunk or Treat at Lead Foot City

on Saturday, 15 Oct, 2022 5:00 PM
at Lead Foot City
17109 Old Ayers Road, Brooksville, FL 34604
Attending Interested

Monster Fest is coming back to Lead Foot City for its 4th Year! Rockin Concert, Car Show, Trunk-or-Treat, Wrestling, Haunted Fun & more! Featuring Special Performance of Sherry & the Rockefellers!

Sisterhood of the Traveling Chants - All Hallow's Eve

on Friday, 21 Oct, 2022 12:00 PM
at Camp Kiwanis
19300 SE 3rd St, Silver Springs, FL 34488, United States, North Central Florida, FL 34488
Attending Interested

Join us for our Harvest Fest retreat! We will have vendors, food, shows including Bellydancing and drumming around the fire!

FMAC Massive Halloween Party!

on Saturday, 22 Oct, 2022 6:00 PM
at Family Martial Arts Center
3755 Lake Center Dr, Mt Dora, FL 32757, United States, North Central Florida, FL 32757
Attending Interested

Ready to get your spook on? This is it! The FMAC Massive Halloween Costume Party!

Halloween Spook-Tackular Jam-A-Rama! Night of Talent {Best Dressed Costume}

on Thursday, 27 Oct, 2022 7:00 PM
at Morgan's Music Junction
6981 SE 147th St, Summerfield, FL 34491
Attending Interested

Best Dressed Costume Contest In North Central Florida! Hot Cocoa, Pumpkin Spice Coffee, But mostly a fantastic Jam Night!

Halloween Social Paddle ~ Three Sisters

on Saturday, 29 Oct, 2022 12:30 PM
at Three Sisters Springs
123 NW US HWY 19, Crystal River, FL 34428
Attending Interested

Let’s take over Crystal River waterways during a SUP/kayak adventure to Three Sisters Springs ~ Halloween Style! This is a family and fur baby friendly event welcome to all who feel comfortable in water and can paddle for at least an hour.

Halloween Spooktacular

on Sunday, 30 Oct, 2022 5:00 PM
at 19507 French Lace Dr, Lutz, FL 33558-9245, United States
19507 French Lace Dr, Lutz, FL 33558
Attending Interested

Enjoy Halloween in a unique and fun way!! Spend a wonderful evening watching orchestra performance with your loved ones.

Trunk or Treat in Gainesville

on Monday, 31 Oct, 2022 6:00 PM
at Malcom Randall VAMC, GV
1601 SW Archer Rd # 119, Gainesville, FL 32608
Attending Interested

Trunk or Treat presented by NF/SG Employee Association Monday, October 31, 2022 6:00pm - 8:00pm Kids under 12 FREE!

FBC Newberry Trunk or Treat

on Monday, 31 Oct, 2022 6:00 PM
at 25520 W Newberry Rd
25520 West Newberry Road, Newberry, FL 32669
Attending Interested

A FREE safe, fun, and family-friendly alternative to trick or treating. Enjoy free food, candy, and more from 6 pm to 8 pm @ FBC Newberry!