30A is always an amazing place to set your travel sights but there’s something exceptionally exciting about a Halloween journey this way. The following are the best things to do for Halloween in 30A you can add to your itinerary when you’re looking to make the most of every moment. Read on for the best Halloween activities in 30A!
Best Things to Do For Halloween In 30A
If it’s hard to picture a Halloween with the kids that doesn’t include some trick-or-treat fun, you’ll want to include some time in Seaside on your 30A itinerary this year. This is a popular place for families to enjoy trick-or-treating thanks to its idyllic setting, and annual festivities on Halloween that often include live music, food, face painting, and spooky storytelling too. The fun typically begins around 4:00 pm and Halloween costumes are certainly encouraged for all!
Enjoy Pumpkin Time at Camp Helen State Park
All year long, travelers who take time to visit scenic 30A find reasons to explore and enjoy Camp Helen State Park. Those who are lucky enough to find themselves here over Halloween will be just in time to make the most of pumpkin patch season! Throughout the month of October, the Friends of Camp Helen open the pumpkin patch for business and sell pumpkins at the park seven days a week between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm. This is a fun and highly anticipated time of year for adults and kids alike who are looking to scour the patch for their favorite pumpkin and embrace the seasonal fun at its very best. It’s a great stop if you’re looking to grab photos with the kids as well because pumpkins are grown and stored for purchase under towering oak trees in the park surrounded by decorative straw and fall decorations too. There’s even a straw maze set up, a scarecrow row to check out and options to rent kayaks or paddleboards if you’re looking to get out on the water during your visit. Trail bingo is another top activity to enjoy when you drop by the pumpkin patch at Camp Helen State Park this Halloween. On Saturdays, guests can enjoy hayrides and contests as well as music, crafts, and more. An outdoor showing of the movie Hocus Pocus is on the lineup once again for those looking to grab chairs and blankets and make the most of a fresh air film experience this Halloween.
Make the Most of Halloween Fun at The Big Chill
From the regularly hosted DJ parties to the amazing menu options, The Big Chill in Rosemary Beach is a must-visit for travelers looking to elevate their fun factor in 30A. If you’re here over Halloween, you’ll be right on schedule to enjoy the annual Halloween Party hosted at the Big Chill. This year, the fun will kick off on October 27th at 5:00 pm and last through 9:30 pm. Guests will be invited to enjoy stylings by DJ Dan Davis while trick-or-treating will be on for younger guests as well. Count on enjoying craft stations where pumpkin crafts can be created all the way up to the big dance party that will have everyone on their feet grooving to the Halloween beat in no time. Be sure to keep an eye on the event calendar at The Big Chill as well as they’re known to host a Halloween Movie Marathon night at least once in October showing fan-favorite selections like Hocus Pocus and The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Take Part in the Annual Witch Ride
In 2023, the annual 30A Witch Ride is back once again in its 20th year! This is a fun Halloween activity for locals and visitors alike to participate in for a good cause. Witch Ride participants show up to for a bicycle ride dressed up in full witch attire with proceeds going to help the Children’s Volunteer Health Network which uses funding to promote its mission of providing medical and dental care to children across the greater Walton and Okaloosa areas. The ride kicks off bright and early at 7:00 am at Butler Elementary. It ends with a fun and delicious brunch at Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar where riders will find plenty of music, raffle prizes, dancing, and costume awards waiting to be enjoyed as well as a silent auction. Registration for this event is $50 and raffle tickets are $5 each. Rides will be held on October 27th, 29th, and 31st will options pick and choose between sunset rides, routes that wind their way through Watersound, and Destin Harbor-focused routes as well.
Book Your 30A Halloween Adventure Today
There’s never been a better time to make your way to 30A in the name of Halloween-focused fun. When you know you’re going to be looking for luxurious and conveniently located accommodations to top off your journey in style, the team of property professionals at Dune Vacation Rentals is here to help make it happen! Reach out today to learn more about our exciting and inviting vacation rental options available including our properties that are sure to elevate your Halloween fun this year across 30A. Don’t miss our Rosemary Beach Beachfront rentals.