Halloween has long been a favorite holiday of mine. Who wouldn’t love the colors, the opportunity to dress up in costumes, carve jack-o-lanterns and eats ton of candy without retribution?
Even though I don’t feel like Halloween is as great as it used to be – what a bummer it must be to trick-o-treat in one’s neighbor mall -there are still enough events going on locally to intice this jaded soul to go out and partake in what my area – Florida’s Space Coast – has to offer.
Halloween officially begins for me tonight! The first annual Halloween in the Village, which is touted as being one of the largest on the Space Coast since it will be taking over all of downtown Cocoa Village.
Activities will include a haunted house at The Porcher House, haunted hayrides, trick-o-treating with candy provided by Village shoppes, pumpkin decorating, a children’s costume contest and a viewing of the movie Monster Mash on the shores of the Indian River.
If your taste runs more to the historic you can join the Florida Historical Society . They will showcase the last movie on their Florida History Film Festival schedule, The Canaveral Monster beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Want more adult fare? Try your luck at Meg-O-Malley’s Annual Meg-O-Ween! This 2-day fun-filled street party will feature a live bands, costumes, and a street party. The fun begins @ 6p.m. sharp and there’s a $10 cover charge to enter the festival area. Check out their full schedule.
On Saturday, I’m headed to Surfside Players – the oldest theatrical troupe on Cocoa Beach – who’s hosting the full movie version of The Rocky Horror Picture Show performed by a shadow cast complete with audience participation & props. Even though the performance has been running for a week or so and will again be presented next weekend, I saved the event for Halloween because I figured the magic would be heightened on one of my favorite holidays. If you interested in going there will be two shows one at 8pm and another at 11:30p.m.
Whatever you plan to do on Halloween, I hope you are able to get your creep on! I a will:)
Click here for a full calendar of Halloween events