The trunk or treating and other Halloween events are proceeding in the Upper Keys this weekend. Throw on a costume, find a mask and enjoy the activities and events. 

IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL CELEBRATION AT WILD BIRD CENTER

This year, the Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center is splitting up its Owl-O-Ween celebration into some festivities at the Sanctuary, located at MM 93.6, bayside, and some virtual activities. 

Visit the sanctuary on Friday, Oct. 30 between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. to trick-or-treat via a socially distanced candy chute, steal a spooky photo inside one of our haunted enclosures, and participate in our scavenger hunt! Staff will also be there with some special live animal presentations throughout the night. Masks are mandatory. For more info, visit Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center’s Facebook page. 

ELKS LODGE TO HOST TRUNK OR TREAT EVENT

Elks Lodge 1872 In Tavernier will host a Trunk or Treat event on Friday, Oct. 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be candy, hot dogs and prizes for best decorated trunk and best kids costume. Thunder Country’s Dougie Hitchcock will also be broadcasting live. More information at the Florida Keys Elks Lodge 1872 Facebook page. 

HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES AT JOHN PENNEKAMP

While there’s no big Halloween event this year, John Pennekamp State Park will still be full of magic on Halloween.

Beaches and trails will be open from 8 a.m. until sunset. From 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., swing by the park ranger station for a trick or treat surprise, then go into the park to take photos at the photo stations. Share your photos with us on Facebook or Instagram using #johnpennekamp for a chance to win a state park prize pack.

Families also have the chance to take part in virtual scavenger hunts and challenges. These activities are included with the regular park admission: $8 per vehicle, plus $0.50 per person over the age of five, $4.50 if vehicle has a single occupant, $2.50 per person if walking or entering on bicycle. Entry is also included with your Florida State Parks Annual Pass or as one of your monthly free entries for members of the Friends of John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.

Family appropriate costumes are encouraged.

HALLOWEEN PARTY AT ISLAMORADA MOOSE LODGE

A Halloween party is set for Saturday, Oct. 31 at 7 p.m. at the Islamorada Moose Lodge. There will be a costume contest and prizes for best female, best male and best couple costumes. A prime rib dinner will go from 5-9 p.m. More information at Islamorada Moose Lodge’s Facebook page. 

TRUNK OR TREAT AT SENOR FRIJOLES

Stop by Senor Frijoles, MM 103.9, bayside, for trunk or treating and a costume parade on Saturday, Oct. 31. The trunk or treating begins at 3 p.m. with a costume parade at 5 p.m. An after party will be held at Cactus Jack’s at 10 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from the event benefit Key Largo School.  More information at Senor Frijoles – Key Largo’s Facebook page. 

HALLOWEEN PARTY AT FIN & JUICE

Fin & Juice Bar and Lounge, located at 200 Florida Ave. in Tavernier, is holding a Halloween party on Oct. 31 at 7 p.m. Join in the fun this Halloween in your scariest costumes. Prizes for best costumes, along with spooky treats and sips. DJ Mayner is providing the music. More information at Fin & JuiceBar and Lounge’s Facebook page.

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