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2023 Calendar of Trunk or Treats and Halloween Events for Kids: Lakeland + Polk County

Halloween Events Near Me Lakeland Florida Trunk or Treat

Trick or Treat events, Carnivals, Hayrides, Halloween Movies, Pumpkin Carving Contests, Fall Scavenger Hunts, Fall Festivals & more – with more than 65 family-friendly Fall and Halloween events happening this month, there is something for everyone on our calendar in October!

Our calendar of Halloween activities and events for Trunk or Treat near you includes family fun in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Mulberry, Auburndale, Lake Wales, Dundee, Davenport, Polk City, Haines City, Plant City, and even special events in Central Florida. If you’re looking for free Halloween events near you you’re in luck – most of the events on this list are free for the entire family.

Below you’ll find single-day Halloween events and Trunk or Treats. This list DOES NOT include pumpkin patches, corn mazes, fall festivals, haunted houses, or other things to do in October all month long. You can find all of those listed in our Fall + Halloween Guide with dates and times – Pumpkin Patches, Farms + Corn Mazes.

We will continue to add events as we receive information, so keep checking back! Visit our calendar page to see a full list of October events.  

What is a Trunk or Treat? If you’re new to the area, Trunk or Treats are popular here! People decorate their trunk / back of their car in a certain theme, kids meander through the line of cars and stop to “Trunk” or Treat at each one, ending up with a basket of candy just like Trick or Treating. These are safe alternatives to Halloween if you need one, and many of them are held on a night prior to October 31 so you can enjoy Trunk or Treating AND traditional Halloween. Use the list below to find a Trunk or Treat near you.

ADD AN EVENT – Please check the list first to be sure your event is not listed. There is a button at the bottom to Add an Event to our Calendar + Halloween List.

Please check directly with event organizers for specific dates, discounts, current ticket prices, advance registration, and any last-minute changes. While we do our best to provide accurate information, we include an outside link so you can verify the details for all events and activities.

Fall + Halloween Events in 2023

There are two ways to find Trick or Treat events near you:
1. Browse the list by Date – first you’ll see full Calendar of events for each week in October, it includes all Fall and Halloween events on our calendar, covering all of Polk County.
2. Browse the list by City – we’ve sorted the events by the cities in Polk County to help you find the Halloween events closest to you.

2023 Halloween Events in Lakeland + Polk County

Fall Events in September

Halloween Events for October 1 – 8

Halloween Events for October 9 – 15

Halloween Events for October 16 – 22

Halloween Events for October 23 – 26

Halloween Events for October 27

Halloween Events on Saturday, October 28