Whether you are yacht crew based in the marina or you’re in town for FLIBS, Fort Lauderdale is a great place to be for Halloween. All Hallows Eve, more recently known as Halloween, is said to be the night that the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead becomes blurred. A night when ghosts, ghouls, demons, and other dark beings can easily walk into our world.
Whether you believe in old traditions or not, Halloween has become one of the most exciting nights on the social calendar. We’ve hunted down the hottest Halloween parties for yachties in Fort Lauderdale, and with events popping off throughout the week, you’ll be sure to find a party, or two, to suit your vibe.
Rock the Boat FLIBS Halloween Party
If you’re attending the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, there’s no better wrap-up than the Rock the Boat FLIBS Halloween after-party at Bahia Mar, Fort Lauderdale Beach. Starting at 9 pm, up at Hightide Rooftop Pool Bar & Grille, the party will feature a live DJ, an open bar, and spooky bites. Costumes will be judged with some great prizes handed to the best dressed. General admission is free, with VIP packages available.
Hotel of Horror
Start your night with a real scare at the Hotel of Horror at Fort Lauderdale Grand Hotel, 4900 Powerline Road. The event runs from Thursday, October 27th until Monday 31st and features four themes under one roof for a 20-minute walk-through haunted house experience. Test your bravery as you explore the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Jack in the Box, Candy Man, and Walking Dead-themed areas. Reward yourself afterwards with drinks, food, and free candy.
Halloween Bar Crawls
If you’re new to Fort Lauderdale, or can’t decide which venue to choose for your Halloween night out, then why not do a bar crawl? Crawl With Us presents Ft Lauderdale’s fifth annual Halloween bar crawl on Saturday, 29th of October. Starting the night at Munchies Pizza Club, costumed revellers will be escorted to the city’s hottest Halloween parties and receive free drinks, as well as food and drink deals, free admissions, and be in with the chance of winning $1,000 for best costume.
On both Saturday 29th and Monday 31st of October, Downtown Crawlers host Ft Lauderdale’s premier Halloween Bar Crawl and after party. The event starts with check-in at American Social at 721 E Las Olas Blvd and continues to over five bars before heading to The Wharf for the afterparty. Dress up in your scariest outfit for the chance to win the costume contest.
The Stranger Warf
For Halloween 2022, The Wharf is going all out with three special events. On Saturday 29th, The Wharf is being turned upside down into The Stranger Wharf. Enjoy a night of Stranger Things-inspired fun as the Wharf is transformed into the town of Hawkins. There will be live music, food trucks, live activations, close encounters with creatures from the upside down, and Stranger Things-inspired cocktails.
Sunday sees the Spooky Scary Skeletons event at The Wharf. Like all their Halloween events, doors open at 12 pm for all ages, with strictly over 21’s after 6 pm. The space will be decked out with spooky décor and skeletons, and there will be live music and themed cocktails.
If you haven’t had enough fun boat-filled action, on Monday 31st October, the same space is transformed into a pirate fortress. Pull out your best pirate attire and celebrate Halloween by the New River, and set sail for a completely different kind of swashbuckling adventure.
Over in The Wilton Manors neighbourhood of Fort Lauderdale, the Pride Centre hosts Wicked Manors, one of the largest Halloween street festivals in the state of Florida. Taking place on Halloween night between 6 and 11 pm, the event attracts over 30,000 costumed revellers. General admission is just $10, with all proceeds supporting the vital programs and services of The Pride Center. As always, there will be several stages with live music, and the local bars will be participating in the fun. There will also be food trucks and bars.
We hope you find a party to celebrate Halloween in Fort Lauderdale. If you’re feeling a little worse for wear the next morning, check out our favourite spots for coffee and breakfast in the city. Tag us on social media with what you got up to, and be sure to check out our full range of products on the website so you can bring the fun to your superyacht.
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