South Florida is about to see a slight dip in temperatures next week as the first cool front moves into our area.
So you thought it would never come, right? The record-breaking highs coupled with humidity and bountiful rains has had So Fl feeling even hotter and stickier than our norm. Well, good news – lower temps and reduced humidity is about to make an appearance all the way down in Southern Florida.
The cold front now hovering around the Pacific Northwest will work its way toward Florida by early next week and possibly enter our area by Tuesday or Wednesday.
Forecasters are calling for northwesterly winds that could allow us to relish in daily highs in the 70’s toward the end of next week. Along with the pleasantly cool temps come lower humidity and diminished chances of rain.
Autumn is desperately trying to make a showing in South Florida. Our recommendation? Get out and enjoy it! Check out fabulous seasonal events, stroll along the sandy beaches, or take in a performance at one the many outdoor music festivals.
Need help deciding how to spend the fantastic days ahead? Take a look at the list of Palm Beach County events we posted in a previous article:
Oct. 20-22, 27-29, 31. Trick-or-treating, kiddie rides, contests, games and arts and crafts. Costume and contests on both Sundays. Food and drinks available for purchase. $10 per person. Ages 2 and under, free. Fridays, 5-8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Halloween, 5-8 p.m. Yesteryear Village, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach. southfloridafair.com/p/yesteryearvillage/258
BOO AT THE ZOO
Oct. 20-22, 27-29. Boo at the Zoo is back for its 19th year in Palm Beach County’s not-so-scary Halloween tradition. Enjoy trick-or-treating all around the Zoo, little kids costume contests, strolling famous costume characters, DJ, and special evening hours on Fridays and Saturdays. Palm Beach Zoo, 1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach. palmbeachzoo.org
SHRIEK WEEK & LITE NIGHT
Oct. 20-21, 26-28. Family-friendly Halloween events include Haunted House: Superstitions 6-11 p.m. each night except Oct. 26, when a Lite Nite (less scary, suitable for ages 5-12) will be staged 5-9 p.m. Tickets $9. No kids admitted without an adult. Catabella Express Trackless Train Rides, giant LED robots and a DJ show, an Animal Tales “Creature Feature” Show, an inflatable maze and a Trick-or-Treat Trail. Sugar Sand Park, 300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton. sugarsandpark.org/shriek-week
Oct. 21. Hayrack rides, kids magic show, scavenger hunt, character appearances, kids games and crafts. Free. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 11411 W. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton. southfloridaparenting.com
HALLOWEEN SKATE CONTEST
Oct. 21. Skaters can wear costumes and wear for prizes. No masks; must wear a helmet. Age groups: 12 and under, 13-15, and 16 and up. $5. 5-9 p.m. Jupiter Skate Park, 1501 W. Frederick Small Road, Jupiter. jupiter.fl.us/1069/Halloween-Skate-Contest
Oct. 21. There’s so much to do at Wellington’s Fall Festival – trick-or-treating, costume contests, bounce houses, laser tag, inflatable drone center, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, pie eating contest, food trucks and more. All-access bracelets for children over age 2, $7 in advance or $10 at the door; Adult cost $5, only if riding the hayride, play laser tag, or go through the haunted hallways. 3-10 p.m. Village Park, 11700 Pierson Road, Wellington. wellingtonfl.gov/government/departments/parks-recreation/events/fall-festival
BOYNTON BEACH HAUNTED PIRATE FEST AND MERMAID SPLASH
Oct. 21-22. Live pirate reenactments, magic shows, a treasure hunt, March of the Mermaids and Mariners walking parade, kids’ costume contest and Mermaid Pageant, live music, live mermaid tanks, a pirate ship, face paintings, food from local restaurants, crafts, games and more. Free. Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 129 E. Ocean Ave., Boynton Beach. bbpiratefest.com/default.aspx
HALLOWEEN PLAY AND PARTY
Oct 25. Little tykes ages 3-5 may join in a fun, non-spooky Halloween performance and trick-or-treating inside the library at 11 a.m. Dress in costume. Mandel Public Library, 411 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. wpbcitylibrary.org
HOOT ‘N’ HOWL
Oct. 27. Come in costume for no-spook Halloween games and crafts. Learn about nocturnal creatures such as owls, toads, snakes and spiders. Bring a flashlight and bug spray to explore the boardwalk after dark. Free. 6-8 p.m. Daggerwing Nature Center, 11435 Park Access Road, Boca Raton. discover.pbcgov.org
Oct. 27. Bounce houses, candy, prizes, games, a flashlight Egg Haunt and more. Bring a bag to collect candy and other fun stuff. Light refreshments available for purchase. One Blood will be on site for a blood drive during the event. Free. 6-8:30 p.m. Community Center, 200 Military Trail, Jupiter. jupiter.fl.us/651/Kooky-Halloween
HALLOWEEN HOOT ‘N’ HOWL
Oct. 27. Bring kids in costume and enjoy un-scary Halloween games and crafts. Learn about nocturnal creatures. Remember to bring a flashlight and bug spray to continue the adventure along the boardwalk at night. Daggerwing Nature Center at Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park, 11435 Park Access Road, Boca Raton. pbcnature.com
BRENT GREGORY MAGICAL HALLOWEEN SHOW
Oct. 27. Magic show, trick-or-treating and costume parade. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Downtown Library, 400 NW Second Ave., Boca Raton. myboca.us/1005/Children
TRICK ‘EM, TREAT ‘EM COSTUME PARTY
Oct. 27. Games and more. Costumes welcome. Ages 2-5. 10 a.m. $5 per child. James A. Rutherford Community Center, Patch Reef Park, 2000 W. Yamato Road, Boca Raton. patchreefpark.org
Oct. 28. Come in costume, bring a swimsuit for activities in and out of the water. Trick-or-treating, bounce house, giant teeter-totter, popcorn and more. Ages 6 and up. Free. 11a.m.-1 p.m. The Swim Center, 21618 St. Andrews Blvd., Boca Raton. theracquetcenter.org/monster-mash
TENNIS HALLOWEEN PARTY
Oct. 28. Wear costumes and enjoy games, prizes, music and a raffle. Sneakers/tennis shoes required. Free. 1-2:30 p.m. Patch Reef Park Tennis Center, 2000 Yamato Road. patchreefpark.org/tennis
SCARECROW FESTIVAL AND CONTEST
Oct. 28. Students and community groups learn about agriculture, and vote on their favorite decorated scarecrows. $10 per person. 2-5 p.m. Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum, 300 N. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach. hspbc.org/events/#familyprograms
A SPOOK-TACULAR HALLOWEEN
Oct. 28. Free activities in Downtown Delray Beach. Costumes and trick-or-treating along Atlantic Avenue and Pineapple Grove from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. A Halloween Parade will start at 1 p.m. at the southeast corner of Old School Square Park, heading east through downtown Delray Beach to Veterans Park. A Kidsfest will have entertainment, a bounce house, food, crafts and more will be 12-3 p.m. at Veterans Park, 802 NE First St., Delray Beach. mydelraybeach.com
CARS AND COFFEE PALM BEACH
Oct. 29. “Trunk or Treat” Auto Event and Costume Party. This monthly gathering of South Florida’s finest automobiles attracts auto enthusiasts from south and central Florida. View an enormous collection of exotic, custom and classic vehicles. Hot coffee and breakfast items will be available for purchase. Free to spectators. 8 a.m.- noon. Palm Beach Outlets, 1751 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, West Palm Beach. palmbeachoutlets.com
HALLOWEEN IN THE GARDEN
Oct. 29. Treats, crafts, games, face painting and pictures with Luna the sea turtle. Costumes welcomed. Ages 2-6. Bugspray and bottled water recommended. 10 a.m.- noon Advanced registration, $7 per child. Walk-ins, $14 per child. Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, 1801 N. Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton. gumbolimbo.org
Oct. 31. Kids show off their costumes while filling their bags with candy from participating stores. First come, first served. Free. 5 p.m. Palm Beach Outlets, 1751 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, West Palm Beach. palmbeachoutlets.com