Goblins, Witches and Ghosts, OH MY!

Staff Writer
The Destin Log

DES Fall Festival

Destin Elementary will have a Fall Festival from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 19. All adults and children ages 5 and up must have a wristband to enter. Cost is $5/presale and $10/event.

The school will also collect donations for Hurricane Michael victims, to be delivered to those in need by SRO Deputy Sonya Shepard. Here's a list of items they hope to collect.

Cleaning supplies (Lysol or Clorox wipes, paper towels); hygiene items(deodorant, cleansing body wipes, toothbrush and toothpaste); diapers and baby wipes; baby formula; toilet paper; single serving, pre-packaged food (Pop Tarts, Ramen Noodles, protein bars, bread w/peanut butter and jelly, fruit cups, etc.); plastic cutlery; heavy duty garbage bag; and work gloves.

Trunk or Treat

The annual Trunk Or Treat Festival at Destin United Methodist Church is one of the largest family events in Destin. Kids dress up in costumes, no scary ones, and get to enjoy inflatables, candy from themed car trunks, popcorn, cotton candy, and more. The free event will be held from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 24 at 200 Beach Drive.

Halloween Haunt

Destin Commons is ready with its free Halloween Haunt, a spook-tacular tradition, from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 26. Get creative and bring the children, ages 2 to 12, and dogs dressed in their bewitching best for the costume contest and maybe win a prize. Children can trick-or-treat in a safe and friendly environment.

Splash or Treat

Family and friends are invited to visit “GulfScarium” on Okaloosa Island from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 27 for trick-or-treating, bouncehouse, skeleton scavenger hunt and more. Admission free for children in costume, ages 3-12. From 4-6 p.m. Oct. 31 enjoy trick-or-treating, a special dolphin show, and a sea lion show. Admission is free for adults and $5/child in costume, ages 3-12.

LuLu's BooLu's

Grab a broomstick and fly in for a day of faboolous free Halloween festivities and a kid’s costume contest at LuLu’s BooLu’s from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 27. Also includes pumpkin decorating, kid’s crafts, inflatable play area, and live music, and a Trunk or Treat will feature trick-or-treating on the LuLu’s grounds during BooLu’s with businesses and non-profits handing out candy treats. Registration and judging for the costume contest, by age category, will take place onsite by 3:30 p.m. Call 751-LULU (5858).

McGuire’s Halloween Run

McGuire's Irish Pub of Destin's 22nd Annual Halloween 5K Run/Walk 10K Run begins at 9 a.m. Oct. 27. Enjoy a free pre-race breakfast followed by a post race party with live entertainment and Irish fare and ale. Events are $30 and registration ends on Oct. 26 at https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Destin/McGuiresHalloweenRun.

Pumpkinpalooza Pub Crawl

Dress up for a night of fantasy and fun at HarborWalk’s scariest pub-crawl beginning at 6 p.m. Oct. 27 with the Monster Mash pub crawl throughout the village. At 7 p.m., Tyler Livingston takes over the main stage to rock the night away, followed by fireworks over the harbor at 9 p.m. The adult costume contest is on the main stage at 9:30 p.m. Must be 21 or older to attend.

Nightmare on First Street

The Arts and Design Society invites the public to a “scary” evening of Halloween fundraising fun, “Nightmare on First Street,” from 7-10 p.m. Oct. 27 at 17 First Street SE in Fort Walton Beach. The night will include a costume contest, Halloween food contest, already-decorated pumpkin contest, and a dance contest. There will also be games throughout the evening and a photo booth. This FUNdraiser will help to raise funds for facility repairs and improvements, so bring cash to play. Tickets, $10 each, may be purchased at the ADSO Gallery from 12-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Call 244-1271.

Light the Night

Village Baptist Church presents its annual Light the Night from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 28 at 101 Matthew Blvd. in Destin. There will be games, food, inflatables, giveaways, and more.

Pumpkinpalooza Candy Crawl/Mutt Strut

Fun for the whole family, including four-legged members, happens when HarborWalk Village celebrates Halloween from 2-5 p.m. Oct. 28 with the annual Pumpkinpalooza costume contest for children (2 p.m.) and pets (3:15 p.m.). Trick-or-treat on the Destin Harbor Boardwalk at all restaurants and shops. Admission is free.

Fall Festival

The City of Destin’s 18th Annual Fall Festival will be held at the Destin Community Center from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 29. Please bring one non-perishable food item for admission. There will be booths with fun games and activities, a cakewalk, a costume contest, a spacewalk/slide, a jack-o-lantern contest, and food for sale. Tickets for games and food will be on sale for 4/$1 or 20/$5, with most games costing one ticket. Registration for the costume contest is 5-6 p.m. Carved pumpkins must be dropped off before 3 p.m. for judging at 5. Call 654-5184.

Jack-O-Lantern Contest

The City of Destin’s 18th Annual Fall Festival Jack-O-Lantern Contest will be held Oct. 29 at the Destin Community Center. ALL carved pumpkins are to be dropped off before 3 p.m. First through third place prizes will be awarded in these categories: scariest, funniest, and most original. The pumpkins will be lit and on display at the Community Center on Monday night at the City of Destin’s Fall Festival. All pumpkins not picked up by 8 p.m. Oct. 30 will be discarded. Call 654-5184.

Halloween On the Boolevard

Families and kids are invited to trick or treat throughout the Town Center at Grand Boulevard from 4-7 p.m. Oct. 31.

Story-time Halloween Hunt

The Destin Library’s Youth Services Department has scheduled its annual Story-time Halloween Hunt for children ages four and under at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 31. Pre-register at wrogers@cityofdestin.com or call 837-8572 by Oct. 26. Information should include parents name, contact telephone, email address and number of children participating.

Halloween on the Harbor

Wear your costume Oct. 31 and join Rodeo captains, anglers, judges, Miss Destin and staff to be part of the largest Halloween Party in Destin. The night ends with a bang as A.J.’s sponsors the Rodeo/Halloween Fireworks Finale.

Trick or Treat Street

Calling all ghouls, ghosts, and goblins to the Village of Baytowne Wharf for a spooktacular extravaganza from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31. Steve Hall will play frightenly good tunes on the main stage, enjoy crafts and balloon animals and end the night with a spooky fireworks display at 8 p.m.