Spooky or sweet; trick or treat – Jacksonville knows how to do Halloween.
From fall festivals, to pumpkin patches, to haunted attractions, the First Coast offers plentiful ways to celebrate the season. Grab your costume and your holiday spirit and use The Recorder’s Halloween Events Guide as your guide to Halloween happenings!
Adult Bingo for BOOOOks
The Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library is hosting a special Halloween-themed Adult Bingo, Adult Bingo for BOOOOks, Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 3 p.m. Wear a Halloween costume and win two free books instead of one. There is no cost to participate and everyone will go home with at least one free book. The library is located at 101 Library Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach. For more information, call (904) 827-6950 or visit www.sjcpls.org.
Halloween Camp-in at MOSH
The Museum of Science and History’s Halloween overnight camp-in is Saturday, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. to Sunday, Oct. 25 at 7 a.m. Explore a few of the museum’s exhibits after dark, see a science show, participate in a costume contest, crafts, games and more. The cost is $35 per person (adult required). MOSH members receive a 20 percent discount. Price includes a late night pizza snack and continental breakfast. For more information, call (904) 396-MOSH or visit www.themosh.org. MOSH is located at 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville.
Horror Make-up 101
MOSH After Dark presents The Woodley Special Effects: Horror Make-up 101 Thursday, Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Museum of Science and History, 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville. The cost is $15; $12 for MOSH members. This program is for adults ages 18 and up only. For more information or to register, call (904) 396-MOSH or visit www.themosh.org.
The Georgia Sea Turtle Center’s annual turtle-themed fall festival, Turtleween, is Saturday, Oct. 17 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids will participate in hands-on learning, a scavenger hunt, have their fortune told by Madame Caretta and more. Wear a costume for $1 off admission. The Georgia Sea Turtle Center is located at 214 Stable Road, Jekyll Island, Georgia. For more information, call (912) 635-4444 or visit www.gstc.jekyllisland.com/events/ .
Beaches Town Center Children’s Fall Festival & Costume Parade
Children of all ages are invited to attend the Children’s Fall Festival at the Beaches Town Center and participate in a costume parade Saturday, Oct. 24 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. This free event takes place on First Street between Atlantic Boulevard and Orange Street. Festivities include crafts games, refreshments, and dance performances. Registration for the costume contest begins at 8:30 a.m. A 5K and fun run benefitting Vision is Priceless will also take place. Registration begins at…