Boca Raton’s biggest Halloween party, Shriek Week, returns to Sugar Sands Park from October 18-19 and 24-26 with five exciting family fun activiites suitable for all ages, as well as a day dedicated to the wee ones.
- The haunted house tour Ghost Trackers ($7 in advance online here) has actively seeking out the paranormal. Set in an abandoned town, rumors of paranormal activity is abound. Your job: seek out the ghouls making the ruckus, but beware, this is no Scooby Doo walk in the park. Tours run from 6-11p.m. on October 18, 19, 25 and 26.
Shriek Week is doubling the scares this year with the Party Pavilion of Pain. Normally a happy occasion, a teens birthday party went terribly, terribly awry. You came for the cake, now you need to escape before you become a permanent feature at this abominable festival. Tours run from 6-11p.m. on October 18, 19, 25 and 26.
- The Trick-or-Treat Trail is open daily from 6-9 p.m. and allows kids to get a jump on the candy collecting from local businesses as well as catch a ride on the park carousel.
The Indoor Black Light Games and Family Amusement Area takes classic carnival games and gives them a Halloween makeover, then turns out the lights for a glow-in-the-dark atmosphere. Guests must purchase activity tickets to partake in the fun, which runs October 18, 19, 25 and 26 from 6-10:30 p.m.
New this year, a barrage of tasty treats from some of the areas most popular mobile kitchens. Each night, three different food trucks will be on hand (two dinner, one dessert), making for a fun evening for both kids and parents.
Once again the next generation of Alfred Hitchcock’s get a chance to screen their films at the second annual Shriek Week Kids Film Festival. Featuring local filmmakers aged 6-17, this film festival is all about a scary tale in film form, produced, filmed, acted and edited by kids. Genres include stop-motion animation, film, animation, music, video and digital comic books.
- For its second year, the next geenration of Alfred Hitchcocks just might get their big break at the inaugural Shriek Week Kids Film Festival. Featuring local filmmakers aged 6-17, this film festival is all about a scary tale in film form, produced, filmed, acted and edited by kids. Genres include stop-motion animation, film, animation, music, video and digital comic books.
For those with a little less scare in their bones, Thursday, October 24 is dedicated to you. Dubbed Shriek Week Light, the haunted attractions are getting a makeover of less-scary proportions, perfect for the wee ones. The haunted houses and trick-or-treat trail will run from 5-8 p.m., while the indoor blacklight games will run from 5-7:30 p.m. Admission and ticketed attractions cost the same.
For more information, see sugarsandpark.org/shriek-week.