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Haunted Halloween 2016 Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Spooky Halloween is here. Monday is Halloween with plenty of events and fun things to do for families, singles and couples that live in our favorite South Florida town of Fort Lauderdale.

FOR Families:

10/31: Halloween at Museum of Discovery and Science, 6-9 p.m. at 401 S.W. 2nd St. in Fort Lauderdale. Admission: $16 for adults, $15 for seniors and $14 for children 2 to 12 years old. Call 954-713-0930 for more information. Guaranteed lots of spiders, creepy crawlers, gooey slime, and skeletons with an educational basis for the entire family.

Historic Stranahan House, downtown Fort Lauderdale’s real historic haunted house, offers a River Ghost Tour along with the water taxi every Sunday night at 7:30 pm (October and November, no tours in December). $25 per person ($10 cancellation fee). Advanced reservations required by 2:30om on Sundays. To RSVP, contact 954-524-4736. This hour long tour includes a visit inside the Stranahan House and a boat ride on the New River. You will be fascinated by the tales of the spirits. Come along! You and your family may encounter whimsical spirits along the river.

10/31: Shooters Waterfront Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest, winners will be announced at 7pm. Come by your boat or the water taxi and dock with your pooch decked out in a scary Halloween costume. 3033 NE 32 Avenue Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33308.

11/2: Day of the Dead Florida, downtown Fort Lauderdale from 4-6pm. After Halloween keep the spooky alive by attending this downtown colorful festive event. The skeleton processional begins at 6:30pm honors traditions where community members in skeleton costumes and masks meander through villages to visit the graves of their ancestors. Opened by the Consul General of Mexico and City Officials, mariachi musicians lead the way as this processional of thousands of skeletons streams from Huizenga Plaza west along Riverwalk.  It then heads north on SW 3rd Avenue, where the celebration continues at Revolution Live Entertainment Complex. Traditional community remembrance altars or “ofrendas” spring up, covered in photographs, hand painted papier maché skeletons, sugar skulls, marigolds, trinkets, food for the dead and candles. Our main location for ofrendas is at the haunted New River Inn, from 4-8pm. There is a Craft Crypt and Folklorical Stage. Visit for more details.

FOR Singles or Couples:

10/31: Halloween Night Fort Lauderdale Ghost Tour, a premier ghost walk and boat ride of the most haunted establishments in Fort Lauderdale. Begins at 8:45pm, don’t be late as the boat will depart promptly and this special Halloween night tour ends at 10:45pm. Take a walk on the ghostly side. Our ghost walk is 2 hours long and you will visit the most haunted locations in Downtown Fort Lauderdale. The tour commences at the Stranahan House where you will listen to ghost encounters of people who work, visit and patron these Historical Landmarks. You and your loved one will get the inside of the real haunting that happen within from the Paranormal Researcher that has done dozens of investigations in this 4th most haunted location in South Florida. Then a short boat ride on The New River where you will learn the history of the river and its ghosts that haunt the coastline of the Himmarshee. Walk the plank off the boat at the Historical Society District. Where there is a grouping of hauntings having to do with Fort Lauderdale’s historical landmarks. Learn all about our ghosts, spirits and hauntings at each location. Listen to the tour guide play "EVPs" (Electronic Voice Phenomena) of actual paranormal investigations. Hopefully the tour group will make contact with our ghosts in the Historical District. Book by visiting

10/31: Vampires & Vixens Halloween, get your ghostly ghoul going at Vibe Las Olas, 301 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale at 10pm. 954-713-7313; This spot bills itself as Fort Lauderdale's only Ultra music lounge, so only the most extreme vampires and vixens should be in attendance. Arrive in your freaky Halloween costume and party with all your fellow local ghosts and goblins. Voted one of the ten best Halloween parties in Broward County.

If you are planning to purchase at the underway newest oceanfront Auberge ultra luxurious condominium in North Fort Lauderdale Beach all these Halloween festivities are either a short drive, boat ride or walk away. The building is slated to be finished in 207 and you will be able to walk out your front door and stroll down breathing AIA and watch the crashing of the ocean waves under the moonlight skies while see all the exciting Halloween costumes and festivities at the plethora of restaurants, bars, and hotels along the way. A costume is not required to make a lunch or dinner reservation at Casablanca Café, built in 1927, located at the Corner of Alhambra Street between Las Olas Blvd. and Sunrise Blvd. on A1A. While you dine keep your eyes out on the direct ocean views and maybe you will spot a ghost considering this is first house structure ever built in Fort Lauderdale Beach. If you want to wear your pirate costume on Halloween and arrive by your boat sail on to The Pirate Republic Seafood & Grill, 400 SW 3rd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33315 for a bite to eat.

If you’d like to inquire about living at Auberge, the most prestigious and newest oceanfront property in Fort Lauderdale Beach, please contact us for a showing. We are Fort Lauderdale locals and happy to assist with your real estate needs.