• Halloween Fun In Sarasota County

    SARASOTA, Fla. (August 28, 2013) – Halloween doesn’t have to be scary to be fun, at least not in Sarasota County. Festivals, fun runs and trick-or-treating offer plenty of reasons to celebrate Halloween in Sarasota County. Costume or not, all are welcome to enjoy the events below.


    Mote’s Night of Fish, Fun & Fright

    October 18, 2013

    6 – 9:30 p.m.


    Children are invited to a safe and fun trick or treating zone in The Aquarium at Mote Marine Laboratory. The event includes underwater pumpkin carving by our aquarists in the shark exhibit and a haunted house. Tickets are $6 online in advance and $10 at the door. Kids ages four and younger get in free. For more information visit http://mote.org/halloween.


    Boo Fest Halloween Festival

    October 25, 2013

    6-9 p.m.

    Children are invited to trick or treat along Lakewood Ranch Main Street, enjoy a costume parade and ghost stories before trotting through a haunted house. For more information visit http://lakewoodranch.com/events/


    10th Annual Boo Run

    October 26, 2013

    8 a.m.

    Best costumes awards will be given out to this family oriented 5K run/walk in Lakewood Ranch.  Costumes will be judged in three categories: best couple, best hero and best villain. Free entry and no preregistration. For more information visit http://lakewoodranch.com/events/


    Fright Night – Halloween on St. Armands Circle

    October 31, 2013

    6-8 p.m.


    Children are invited to Trick-n-Treat in-style around the Circle. For more information visit http:// starmandscircleassoc.com/


    Hymn for Her Halloween Show

    October 31, 2013

    8 p.m.

    The band Hymn for Her has been busy touring across the country and abroad over the past few years, injecting juiced-up backwoods country blues with a dose of desert rock psychedelia that has been described as “Hell’s Angels meets the Amish.” Impressively, the two create their “ripsaw sounds” (Los Angeles Times’ Randy Lewis) with only a few instruments. Wayne (with the devilish voice), mainly playing the kick-drum, high-hat, acoustic guitar and harp, serves as the group’s rhythmic driving force. Lucy (of the fallen-angel voice) delivers a gritty squall on her “Lowebow” — a custom-made cigar-box guitar: “The Riff Monster.” For more information visit http://wslr.org.


    For more events happening in Sarasota County, visit http://visitsarasota.org/events.



    About Sarasota County

    Located on Southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, Sarasota County offers a vibrant arts and cultural scene, a diverse array of culinary experiences and a variety of opportunities to take advantage of the clear waters and the great outdoors. Sarasota County provides the quintessential, laid-back beach getaway with numerous sprawling, white-sand beaches, including Siesta Key Beach, named “America’s Best Beach” in 2011 by Stephen Leatherman, aka, Dr. Beach. Dubbed “Home of the American Circus,” Sarasota County served as the headquarters for the Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus for 75 years, and visitors can experience its unique circus heritage first-hand by following the circus trail or catching a performance by one of two local circus companies. For more information on visiting Sarasota County, visit http://visitsarasota.org or call (800) 522-9799.