Halloween can be even more fun when you are an adult — especially in Orlando where you can find a huge lineup of thrilling Halloween events for teens and adults. From block parties to horror movie screenings, scary events lurk in every corner of town.
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Halloween events for teens and adults in Orlando
Cocktails & Screams
Orlando’s first and only Halloween-themed bar.
- Set to open in downtown Orlando soon, this bar’s wicked décor, creepy music and an all-around spooky atmosphere will chill even the most sinister spirits. Signature cocktails will include Frogs Breath and Jack & Sally straight from “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”
Haunted Tours at Maitland Art Center
Oct. 4, 11, 18 & 25, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Art & History Museums, Maitland
- Go on a paranormal tour to learn the truth about two of Central Florida’s most haunted places. $15 per person. You may also want to check out the museum’s Paranormal Investigations at the Waterhouse Residence Museum, $30.
Universal Orlando Resort’s Halloween Horror Nights
Select nights Sept. 6 – Nov. 2
- 80s-themed cult classics return in the 10 haunted houses, five scare zones and live entertainment.
- Returning in 2019 are the fan favorites “Stranger Things” house and original concept “Nightingales: Blood Pit” house. Debuting this year is “Depths of Fear,” where deep-sea nightmares prepare for your watery grave.
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The City of Orlando’s Moonlight Walking Tours
Friday, Oct. 11 (registration opens Sept. 27)
- Take a frightful, 4-mile stroll with restless spirits through downtown Orlando’s historic Greenwood Cemetery, where you’ll visit the final resting places of prominent figures in Orlando’s history.
- FREE but usually sponsored by rotating charities that accept donations, so you can feel both fearful and philanthropic when you participate.
- Registration is required, and tickets are provided on a first-come, first-served basis
Haunting Tales at Leu Gardens
Friday, Oct. 11 at 7:30pm
Harry P. Leu Gardens
- Spooky story-telling event in the gardens with goosebump tales at 7:30pm followed by an intermission and then spine-chilling tales suitable for 13+. $10 for adults and $6 for children.
The City of Ocoee Haunted House
Select Fridays & Saturdays
Oct. 5, 11, 12, 18 & 19, 7:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.
- Take a stroll on the scary side by visiting the Haunted House and the Haunted Walk ($5 for each). Younger children will enjoy tricks and treats including bounce houses and hayrides at no cost. Free candy, while supplies last.
A Petrified Forest
Select nights Oct. 4 – Nov. 2
- Venture through this haunted forest, if you dare. It features two outdoor scare trails for small groups to explore at night. $15 per person or $25 for both trails.
Spooky Star Party
Saturday, Oct. 19, 5pm – 10pm
Emil Buehler Planetarium at Seminole State College
- Halloween-themed laser show “Fright Lights” at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, and 9pm. Admission for the laser show is $6 adults, $4 for students (K-12, college) and senior 55+.
Orlando Halloween Pub Crawl
Friday, Oct. 25, 8 p.m. – 1 a.m.
- Book before Oct. 9 for $10 tickets. Dress up to drink and crawl through downtown’s best watering holes.
Eden Bar’s Halloween Party
Saturday, Oct. 26 at 9 p.m.
Eden Bar, Maitland
- FREE entry for 21 and up to this party at Enzian Theater’s outdoor bar. Wear your costume for a bloody good time with a DJ, costume contests, and toxic drinks.
Wekiva Island Halloween Costume Contest
Saturday, Oct. 26, 7pm – 10pm
Wekiva Island, Longwood
- FREE adult halloween costume contest with up to $1,000 in prizes to win. Food for purchase, live music, pumpkin beers on tap and $15 buckets of White Claw.
Thornton Park District Halloween Block Party
Saturday, Oct. 26, 9pm – 2am
Thornton Park District, downtown Orlando
- $10 in advance for this spooky street party with stilt walkers, fire breathers, burlesque dancers, dark arts market and costume contests.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Experience
Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 10pm
Garden Theatre in Winter Garden
- $15 tickets for this interactive movie experience featuring trivia, costume contests and games.
- This group offers a wide variety of year-round paranormal experiences throughout the Orlando area, including downtown Orlando, Winter Garden (about 20 minutes west of downtown) and Mount Dora (approximately 45 minutes north of downtown).
- Options include the “Spirits With Spirits” haunted pub tour and “Dining With the Departed” in a haunted restaurant.
For a genuine Florida farm experience, travel off the beaten path, down a long clay road and through rolling hills to reach Southern Hill in Clermont. It’s definitely worth the drive!
The family-owned and operated farm opens its doors for harvests and festivals throughout the year. The Fall Festival is one of our favorites! Enjoy fresh apple cider donuts, food trucks, craft beer, live music, pumpkins for sale, and more.
- Cost is $20 per vehicle, which is totally worth it considering what you get once you arrive
Visit the pumpkin patch for FREE. You can also explore a variety of corn mazes (for a fee). The Lake Catherine Labyrinth is for the more adventurous crowd. During the evening, the maze transforms into a haunted trail (not appropriate for children under 8).
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Halloween outdoor movies & screenings
Movie Night at Leu Gardens
Friday, Oct. 4 at 7:30pm
Harry P. Leu Gardens
- Outdoor movie in the gardens featuring The Others. $6 for adults, $3 for kids.
13 Films of Halloween at Enzian
Select days and nights in October
- The Enzian Theater in Maitland is showing 13 classic horror and family-friendly films. The lineup includes cult classics, midnight flicks, a kids’ Halloween party and more.
Winter Park, Popcorn Flicks
Thursday, Oct. 10 at 8pm
Central Park in Downtown Winter Park
- FREE In conjunction with the 13 films of Halloween at Enzian, Popcorn Flicks is featuring the classic film, Abott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, on the outdoor screen.
Celebration Movie Night
Friday, Oct. 25, 6:30pm – 9pm
Celebration Community Field Complex
- FREE outdoor movie featuring Rocky Horror Picture Show.