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The Ultimate Guide for the Best Halloween in Panama City

Halloween in Panama City

If you’re looking for a magical and spooky place to celebrate Halloween, then Panama City, Florida is precisely where you need to be. From haunted houses in hauntingly historical buildings to bicycle riding witch parades, you’ll find the spirit of Halloween around every corner all October long. We’ve done the due diligence for you to put together the ultimate guide to Halloween in Panama City because we don’t want you to miss out on a single thing.

Take a Stroll in Panama City’s Historic Districts

Downtown Panama City and Historic St. Andrews are two must-see places to get you in the Halloween mood. Local businesses don’t take Halloween in Panama City lightly, decorating their storefronts early in October. You’ll be greeted by witches, ghosts, and skeletons waving at you through the windows, and some of the most impressively spooky window art hand-painted by local artists. Pumpkins and haybales line the sidewalks, and you’ll even find mini DIY photo booths set up for the perfect fall photo ops. Friendly families of skeletons welcome you into almost every storefront, whether they’re hanging out in the trees and flower gardens or gathered around a table. If you can’t make it to any of the Halloween events and happenings, a trip to Downtown Panama City and Historic St. Andrews is worth the day trip just to see all of the decorations. The decorations change each year, so there’s always a new spooky surprise waiting for you!

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Experience the Magical and Mystical Shops in Panama City

Explore the enchanting realm of magic at the metaphysical boutiques in Panama City, Florida. These captivating havens invite curious souls to immerse themselves in a tapestry of spiritual treasures, ancient wisdom, and cosmic energies. You’ll find yourself surrounded by a symphony of scents, colors, and textures, perfect for every modern witch, from practicing to craft-curious and everything in between. No matter what you’re hoping to find, there’s plenty of magic to discover in Panama City.

Haunted Houses and Trails for a Terror-Filled Halloween in Panama City

Fright Nights | Center for the Arts | Four Weekends in October
Frights Nights returns with four haunted weekends. The local Center for the Arts is transformed into the Seven Spectres, an immersive haunted house experience.

Haunts on Harrison | 469 Harrison Avenue | Oct 13 at 6 PM
This haunted house in Downtown Panama City is conjuring the screams like never before. Get your tickets today!

Silver Flag Haunted Trail | 264 Strange Point Loop, Stop 87 | Oct 27-28 from 7-11 PM
Not for the faint of heart, the Silver Flag Haunted Trail is two nights of screams, chills, and thrills for anyone ready to conquer their worst fears. Ask any local and they’ll tell you that this is one of the scariest haunted trails they’ve ever experienced, and an absolute must if you’re celebrating Halloween in Panama City.

Festivals, Parades, and Spooky Fun to Celebrate Halloween in Panama City

Spookulele Uke Party | Little Village | Oct 15 from 1-4 PM
Grab your uke and jam with the Ukulele Orchestra of St. Andrews.

Spooktacular Uke Party | Alice’s on Bayview | Oct 18 from 6-8 PM
If you missed the Spookulele Uke Party, you can still jam with the Ukulele Orchestra of St. Andrews at Alice’s on the Bay!

Happy Halloween Tea Party | The Celebration Place | Oct 21 from 11AM-12:30PM
Enjoy Halloween tea at a non-spooky Happy Halloween Tea Party with finger sandwiches, scones, and sweet treats!

Witches of St. Andrews Bike Ride | Historic St. Andrews | Oct 28 at 9 AM
Every October, historic St. Andrews becomes a realm of magic and compassion as the Witches of St. Andrews emerge from the shadows. Donning elaborate costumes and witch hats, the Witches of St. Andrews ride their bikes through the historic streets of St. Andrews, channeling their collective energy to raise funds for a cause close to their hearts – the battle against pancreatic cancer.

Halloween Bash | Little Village | Oct 28 from 4-11 PM
Enjoy live music and a costume contest at Little Village with delicious food from Finn’s Island Style Grub!

Mystic Festival | Capstone House | Oct 28 from 12-5

Mystic Festival | Capstone House | Oct 28 from 12-5
Enjoy the Halloween Mystic Festival at the Capstone House, featuring psychic readers, other metaphysical vendors, foot spa, local art, a large selection of crystals, Reiki and much more!

A Kid-Friendly Halloween in Panama City

Grossology Halloween | Science & Discovery Center | Oct 21 from 10-2 PM
An afternoon filled with science experiments, crafts, a costume contest, and of course…prizes!

Pumpkin Carving | No Name Lounge | Oct 22 at 2 PM
Enjoy Family-Friendly Pumpkin Carving at No Name Lounge! Carving is free while supplies last. There will be family friendly activities, Halloween treats, provided materials, & live music!

Kids Halloween | Point Break Arcade | Oct 29 from 11-4 PM
Visit the local arcade for your kids to have some spooky fun! Wear your favorite costume and earn some prizes!

Trunk or Treat | Waffle Shoppe | Oct 31 from 6-8 PM
An Alice in Wonderland themed trunk or treat for the kids!

Carnival and Trunk or Treat | Comic Emporium | Oct 31 from 5-8 PM
The Comic Emporium is bringing back the carnivals of the past with fun events and a trunk or treat on Halloween night.

Halloween for the Adults

Petals & Potions: A Spooky Floral Happy Hour | Late Bloomer | Oct 19 from 5:30-7:30 PM
Calling all witches, wizards, and flower enthusiasts! Enjoy bewitching brews, Halloween themed bouquets, and socializing with your friends at the most enchanting happy hour in Panama City.

Psych Night Halloween | Mosey’s Downtown | Oct 20 from 7-11 PM
A night of psychedelic art and sound at Mosey’s Downtown, complete with live music, costumes, and artists and vendors.

How-O-Ween Party | Dogs and Drinks | Oct 21 from 5:30-9 PM
Celebrate your four-legged friends in the most frightfully paw-some way at Dogs and Drinks! Brewing up a cauldron of spooky delights for your furry companions, you can enjoy a pet costume contents, picture area, spooky themed drinks, and more surprises!

Trivia Team Costume Contest | History Class Brewing Company | Oct 26 from 7-9
Play trivia and the best team costumes win!

Freak Show Halloween Party | No Name Lounge | Oct 28 from 9PM-1AM
The annual Halloween Party at No Name Lounge features a live DJ, costume contest, photo ops, and more.

Adults Only Halloween Party | Point Break Arcade | Oct 28 at 7 PM
Costume contests, drinks, and of course, arcade games!

Halloween Horror Party | Lone Star Boil House | Oct 28 at 9 PM
Visit Lone Star Boil House for a fun Halloween Bash, with food specials and prizes all night long.