Florence County Scares Up Huge Collection of Halloween-Inspired Events!
BOOO!!! Not a ghost boo, but a regular boo, for having to weed through tons of posts and websites to find Halloween-inspired local Florence County events…but luckily we’ve done it for you!
Is everything here? Probably not, but it’s a lot. It’s a good idea to check with specific sites ahead of time to ensure times, etc. haven’t changed. Also, click on the event or event host for more info. Otherwise…have a GHOUL time!
Arranged by date and divided between general events and church-related events.
HALLOWEEN-INSPIRED GENERAL EVENTS
Thursday, Oct. 25
Lights On Afterschool / Fall Fest from the City of Florence Recreation Department
5:30-7:30pm at 513 Barnes St
Games, food, music and special prizes for the best costumes. Duke Energy will also give out information on how their Shared Solar Program can reduce energy bills. Join us as we celebrate the fall and shine a light on the impact of afterschool programs.
Friday, Oct. 26
Florence Zombie Walk and Florence After Five
Become part of an undead army that invades Downtown Florence. Then live music and dancing, food and drink vendors, activities and games for the kids, and more at Florence After Five! All to raise money for a great cause!
General Admission TICKETS are $5. Purchase tickets (for the Zombie Walk) now via Eventbrite!
Trick-or-Treat with Telescopes
Come join Dooley Planetarium and The Society of Physics Students at the FMU Observatory. At 7 pm there’s hands-on activities for younger visitors…Be sure to bring a flashlight as it will be dark. We’ll be dressed up for halloween and invite you to do the same!
Sat., Oct. 27
Durant Children’s Center Trick or Treat!
226 S Irby St.
Trick or Treat! Join them this Saturday for some FALL fun & yummy treats! Wear your costumes and be prepared to enjoy yourself! 🎃
Spooktacular Downtown Double Feature
The BB&T Amphitheater at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center features Halloween fun and outdoor movies! Kicks off with a family and children’s costume contest. At 7pm, enjoy a FREE screening of Hotel Transylvania outside on the lawn of the amphitheater. Food and drink vendors on-site; proceeds will benefit The CARE House of the Pee Dee.
At 9pm, adults are invited to TIME WARP their way to the BB&T Amphitheater for a participatory screening of the Rocky Horror Picture Show! Prizes will be awarded to the best-dressed Rocky Horror fans and prop bags will be available for purchase. A $5.00 donation and photo ID are required to enter the Rocky Horror screening and the film is rated R. Seating for Rocky Horror will begin at 9:30pm and the film starts at 10pm.
Kids Spooktacular Halloween Party at Skateland USA
Candy scramble, games, prizes, costume party and contest! Admission is $5 (includes skate rental).
BOOtanical Garden Trick or Treating at Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Free. Put on your best costumes for an enchanted Halloween afternoon. Trick-or-treating through the garden, pumpkin bowling, spooky punch, crafts, carnivorous plants…Experience the bewitchingly beautiful garden like never before, while the little ones enjoy a hauntingly good time.
Halloween ComicFest at Legends Comics
Once again they Celebrate Halloween ComicFest, where comic book shops all around the world give away Halloween-themed comic books free.
Haunted Maze of Science from ScienceSouth
This Pavilion will transform into a haunted science maze! Participants will have to explore, investigate and engineer their way through spooky obstacles. From bone bridges to creature catchers, for $20 your child will have a spooktacular time!
Howl-O-Ween Party by Black Jack Harley-Davidson
Carve pumpkin contest (you bring), photo booth, kids crafts, pet costume contests, trick or treating and more (click on the event link for details, including donations needed for animals). 100% of proceeds benefit the Florence Area Humane Society.
Howl-O-Ween At Red Bone hosted by Red Bone Alley
Scream & Paint! At Salon Envy
6:00pm at 160 N Dargan St
Listen to the toons of Halloween while painting the King of Pop! Come dressed in your costume like you want to win a prize! Maybe you could be the lucky one! This is a BYOB paint party! Light snacks and painting supplies will be provided.
Tuesday, Oct. 30
Annual Halloween Zombie Competition hosted by Blue Line Shooting Center
1811 Sally Hill Farms Blvd, Florence
Mommy & Me Spooky Science Lab. at ScienceSouth
For ages 2-4; $8 per child. In costumes, it’ll be an exciting time as they mix up some creepy concoctions and discover the mystery behind density.
Must register ahead of time from this link: http://www.sciencesouth.org/at-sciencesou…/family-workshops/
Locked Inn’s Halloween Escape-Fest
A free night of tricks and treats at Locked Inn Escape Rooms! games, snacks, face painting, music, and prizes for everyone. We encourage costumes for all ages! Everyone who dresses up will have a chance to win awesome prizes. Beer and Wine will be available for adults and candy for the children. The first 20 people will have the chance to win spook-tacular discounts.
Kuk Sool Won of Lake City Trunk-or-Treat
1st Annual Frightfully Fantastic Halloween hosted by Finance of America Mortgage-The Pee Dee Group
2182 West Evans St., Florence
Come dressed in your best costume for some spooky fun—a prize to the best costume.
Wed., Oct. 31
Magnolia Mall Trick-or-Treat
Post your child’s costume on Instagram and tag the mall for a chance to win a $50 gift card.
Trunk or Treat hosted by Pee Dee Shrine Club
Drive Thru Trick or Treat hosted by Lake City Community Hospital
258 N Ron McNair Blvd
Trick or Treat Downtown Lake City
Lake City Downtown Historic District
Trick or Treat Kids Night Out at The Hilton Garden Inn Florence
The Hilton Garden Inn hosts kids 12 and under for a great night hosted by Raldex Hospitality, Mud Henry Flap, Ed Palmer and Community Broadcasters!
Any business wanting to take part can contact Raldex.
Fall Festival Party hosted by Active Day of the Pee Dee
Please join us for a Fall Festival DISCO Party! Learn about their ACTIVE days while enjoying games, food, music, a costume contest, cake walk, and MORE!
CHURCH FESTIVAL TRICK OR TREAT EVENTS
Sunday, Oct. 28
Highland Park Trunk or Treat
Games, prices, candy, hayride, inflatable slides, face painting and more!
Trunk or Treat at Southside Baptist Church
Trunk or Treat hosted by St. John’s Church
ECOG Fall Festival hosted by Effingham Church of God
Come enjoy an evening full of games, hayride, food, silent auction, trunk or treat and much more.
Tuesday, Oct. 30
Calvary Baptist Church Fall Festival hosted by That Hartsville Bubble Guy
915 W Cherokee Rd
Wednesday, Oct. 31
Ebenezer Baptist Church Fall Festival
Come have fun at the Fall Festival. There will be bounce houses, games, trunk or treat, food and lots of fun! Bring a can of food to contribute to our food pantry.
Hoffmeyer Road Baptist Church Trunk or Treat