Downtown Naples is getting in the Halloween spirit as the fifth annual Halloween Spooktacular on Fifth Avenue South takes over the street on October 31 from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. The annual block party, by far Naples’ largest Halloween happening, is reprising all the favorites (kids’, adults’ and pet costume contests), while bringing in a few new activities for a frightfully fun evening.
Kids can trick-or-treat up and down the avenue, with shops and restaurants doling out the sweets. Face painting, arts and crafts activities, a mobile petting zoo, and spooky movies on the lawn will also keep everyone entertained. Meanwhile, the Naples Art Association and The von Liebig Art Center are hosting a Night at the Museum Haunted House—where art never seemed so scary. The children’s costume contest begins at 6 p.m. in front of Regina’s Ice Cream and is open to children up to age 14. To preregister, click here.
For the older crowd, there will be live music and drinks from participating restaurants leading up to 8:30 p.m. when the adult costume contest takes the steps in Sugden Plaza. Open to contestants 15 years old and over, costumed contestants strut the plaza walk to cheers and jeers, all for a chance to be crowned prince or princess of Spooktacular. Participants must register (do so here) and pay a registration fee ($10 online, $15 in person), as well as go through prejudging (from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. on the 300 block).
For good measure, the Pucci & Catana Pet Costume Contest will once again have Fido doing the four-legged strut for the title of cutest pet. Think your pup has what it takes? Have him or her walk the catwalk at 6 p.m. Preregister at Pucci & Catana between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. Proceeds from the contest will benefit Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida.
- Fifth Avenue South’s Halloween Spooktacular will take over downtown Naples on Saturday, October 31, from 4:30-9:30 p.m.
- Admission to Fifth Avenue South’s Halloween Spooktacular is free. For more information, visit fifthavenuesouth.com.