Maybe it’s the costume thing, maybe it’s the bout of nostalgia that washes over you reminding you of candy crusading in your youth, but everyone can agree that Halloween is easily one of the most fun holidays every year. The city is buzzing and gearing up for the festivities slated to happen this week and weekend. These are the events we have our eyes on to celebrate the occasion:

FilmGate Festival Horror Edition (October 27th) – FilmGate Short Film Festival is a monthly film festival that has a different per month. On this occasion, they will be presenting HORROR! Get ready for screams and jump scares with this month’s selection. MORE INFO

Location: FilmGate El Oro Theater, 168 SE 1st Street 3rd Floor Miami, FL 33131

“Once upon a Nightmare” Soirée des Arts (October 27th ) – This unique show experience will transport you into a timeless venue that tells the story of the cross fates of characters engaging the audience into an evening filled with mysterious creatures, scary nightmares. Through a unique riveting mix of circus, theater, dance, music, acrobatics, moments of pure grace yielding to rushes of adrenaline and staggering virtuosity from artists from around the world. MORE INFO

Location: Les Ailes du Désir (LADD) | Miami Contemporary Circus School, 1395 Northwest 22nd Street Miami, FL 33142

The Rocky Horror Picture Show at Pinecrest Gardens (October 28th) – ​Head to Pinecrest Gardens for this cult-classic and longest-running theatrical release in film history. “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” is not just a movie. It is a social phenomenon. Don’t forget to wear your costume, and bring your props. MORE INFO

Location: Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 Southwest 57th Avenue Pinecrest, FL 33156

Candlelight: Haunted Halloween Classics (October 28th) – Whether you’re looking for a beautifully unique classical music performance or a romantic candlelit experience, this concert is for you. From Gershwin to Liszt, go on a musical journey through the ages while you sit back and savor the stunning atmosphere. MORE INFO

Location: Coral Gables Congregational Church, 3010 De Soto Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134

Photo courtesy of Secret Miami

IlluminArts and Vizcaya present Turn of the Screw (October 28th, October 31st) – See Vizcaya in a new light as IlluminArts presents Benjamin Britten’s gothic masterpiece, The Turn of the Screw. Watch the courtyard of the Main House transform in this unique multimedia experience that draws the audience into the opera’s chilling plot. MORE INFO

Location: Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, 3251 South Miami Avenue Miami, FL 33129

Hocus Pocus (October 29th, October 30th, October 31st) – Link Miami Rebels and Insomniac are bring you a new 3-day Halloween experience in Miami with an all-star lineup of techno and house. MORE INFO

Location: Secret location

Halloween @ Oasis Wynwood (October 29th, October 30th, October 31st) – Kick off Halloween weekend with “Day of the Deadmau5” at Oasis Wynwood. On Saturday, legendary DJ Carnage – performing under his new house music persona, GORDO – will take the Oasis Wynwood stage in an exciting halloween event to present his new sound and experience, TARAKA. On Halloween, head to Oasis Wynwood for an afternoon of fun for the whole family (four-legged members included). MORE INFO

Location: Oasis Wynwood, 2335 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127

Eden Roc & Peach Room Present: Pompeii Cabaret Halloween (October 30th) – This Halloween, it’s time to party like we’re back in time with Jessica Who at the turntables joined by the word famous David Rondon and the talented Cool Richard and his ensemble. Surprise performances throughout the evening. MORE INFO

Location: Eden Roc Miami Beach, 4525 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33140

Photo courtesy of Eden Roc / Peach Room

5th Annual Spooky Science Monster Mash (October 30th) – Don your most creative costume and join head over to Frost Science for their 5th Annual Spooky Science Monster Mash. They are putting a unique and safe Frost Science spin on Halloween with experiments that are as sweet as candy and as shocking as electricity. You’ll also get a chance to experience their new special exhibitions, Skin: Living Armor, Evolving Identity and X-ray Vision: Fish Inside Out, where you can get up close and personal with what’s lurking under the surface. MORE INFO

Location: Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, 1101 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132

Halloween Circus Carnival (October 30th) – A multi activity carnival featuring spellbinding performances by a local circus troupe, tarot readings, unforgettably delicious food and more mysterious experiences. MORE INFO

Location: Tropical Park, Miami, 7900 SW 40th St Miami, FL 33155

Photo courtesy of Halloween Circus Carnival

90’s Halloween Party @ The Citadel (October 30th) – Head to The Citadel for a Halloween House Party on Saturday October 30th from 8p – 1a.  DJ Lamebot will be keeping it spooky 90’s style while the bar keeps the drinks flowing.  $85 open bar all night. MORE INFO

Location: The Citadel, 8300 Northeast 2nd Avenue Miami, FL 33138

Veza Sur Halloween Party (October 30th) – Cerveza, pachanga y musica await. Wear your spookiest outfit for a chance to win their Costume Contest. MORE INFO

Location: VEZA SUR Brewing Co. 55 Northwest 25th Street Miami, FL 33127

HalloWYN  (October 30th) – Wynwood’s official Halloween Block Party will take place in the center of Wynwood at the Wynwood Marketplace where we will ignite the night with free activities open to all ages. MORE INFO

Location: Wynwood Marketplace, 2250 Northwest 2nd Avenue Miami, FL 33127

Photo courtesy of HalloWYN

Hal-GLOW-ween at The Yard (October 30th, October 31st) – The Doral Yard teams up with Downtown Doral and local businesses to celebrate the spookiest time of the year with us at Hal-GLOW-ween at The Yard. MORE INFO

Location: The Doral Yard, 8455 NW 53rd St Suite 106 Doral, FL 33166

Annual Halloween #onLincoln (October 31st) – World famous for its spontaneous parades of the most creative and outrageous Halloween costumes, Lincoln Road opens its streets to a fun packed evening of the ghoulish, glamorous and everything in between. Families, friends, ghosts and goblins of all ages are invited to enjoy the promenade as it transforms into a vibrant catwalk for costume revelers and visitors. MORE INFO

Location: Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Concert for Kids: Tricks and Treats (October 31st) – Families will enjoy a spooktacular afternoon at the New World Center for Tricks and Treats—NWS’s frst Concert for Kids program of the season. Conducting Fellow Chad Goodman brings the goosebumps with scary-good favorites from Pictures at an Exhibition, Jaws, Superman and The Nightmare Before Christmas. MORE INFO

Location: New World Center, 500 17th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Halloween at Time Out Market (October 31st) – Time Out Market does spooky SZN right. Starting with trick-or-treating for the kiddos from noon until the candy runs out. Grown-ups get their pick of tricks all day long—from tarot readings, clairvoyant sessions and tattoos to ghostly makeup applications from a pro. Happy hour runs from 4 to 7pm, kicking off a night of dancing with DJ Camila Di Marzo. MORE INFO

Location: Time Out Market Miami, 1601 Drexel Avenue Miami, FL 33139

Zoo Boo (October 30th, October 31st) – Families and kids ages 12 and under are invited to trick-or-treat in costumes, participate in costume contests, meet special characters, make Halloween crafts, see our wild animals get their Halloween goodies, and more. MORE INFO

Location: Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152nd St, Miami, FL 33177

Photo courtesy of Zoo Miami

Spooktacular Safe Streets Halloween Party (October 31st) – Don’t miss the spooktacular City of South Miami and Miami Kids Magazine’s Safe Streets Halloween Block Party. There will be safe and fun trick-or-treating for the whole family. Enjoy a visit from the amazing Scooby Doo, free candy, prizes, music, pumpkin decorating, live entertainment, inflatables and more. MORE INFO

Location: SW 72nd St, from US 1 to 57th Avenue South Miami, FL 33143

Cover photo: Halloween #OnLincoln via Miami Beach Times