Events in Fort Lauderdale | Halloween Fort Lauderdale Style
Halloween is just days away and yes folks it is hard to believe it is nearly November. Today let’s take a glimpse into this festive time of the year and later look at several Fort Lauderdale events.
Halloween is celebrated worldwide on October 31.
The name itself is a contraction of “All Hallows’ Evening” and is also known as All Saints Day.
This day brings about a three-day observance of “Allhallowtide”, a time of the year when the dead, including martyrs, saints and another faithful follows are remembered.The roots of pagan Halloween are traced back to the Celtic Speaking countries, including Ireland, the Isle of Man, Wales, and Scotland, Cornwall in England and Brittany in France. Who would have thought that!
In many parts of the world, church services are held to honor the dead and candles are still lit at the gravesites of the departed. Costumes were traditionally supernatural in appearance and included vampires, devils, witches, ghosts and other ghoulish creatures.
Two Halloween Events In Fort Lauderdale
Here are three suggestions on the places to be seen and the events in Fort Lauderdale to attend this oh so weird time of the year.
Why not mix a bit of a historical flavor and the Halloween spirit this weekend at Stranahan House, along the New River in Fort Lauderdale? Tales of horror, terror, fear and fright will greet all visitors to this spine tingling tour of the house. I am told that the spirit of Frank Stranahan can be felt on this day….scary stuff.
Stranahan House Museum is located at 335 SE 6th Avenue in Fort Lauderdale, just off of Las Olas Boulevard. A tour of the house commences at 7.30 and finishes at 8:30.
Do you live in the Croissant Park area of Fort Lauderdale? On Saturday, October 31 the Croissant Park Civic Association is co-sponsoring a neighborhood Halloween Party. The activities include games and activities all with the family in mind. The fun kicks off at 4 pm and lasts till 6 pm.
Also on Saturday at Esplanade Park (400 SW 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale) another event in Fort Lauderdale for the entire family is on offer. Several bounce houses, carnival games, Halloween candies and treats, face painting and a costume parade will excite all. This four hour event starts at 1 pm.
And as an added bonus….
The scene is set just south of us in Hollywood for a massive Hollyweird Halloween Block Party. The event starts on Saturday evening, October 31 and lingers on to Sunday morning at 2 am. For the youngsters, there will be the traditional trick or treat activities and interactive games from 6pm to 9 pm. And continuing until the wee hours of the morning, 2 am to be exact the city will host live music and I am told, ghoulish creatures will peruse the avenue
I wish you a Happy Halloween and hope you enjoy all the events in Fort Lauderdale you have planned for this festive weekend.