Calendar of Trunk or Treats and Halloween Events for Kids

Fall & Halloween Single Day Events Activities Lakeland

Trunk or Treat events, Carnivals, Hayrides, Halloween Movies, 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 events and Trick or Treat events 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.

Many attraction closures and event postponements have been announced beginning September 27 due to Hurricane Ian. We are editing our calendar and articles if we receive notice of event changes, but please be sure to check directly with organizers to confirm any events or activities through October 9. A link is provided at the bottom of every event on our calendar and in all articles.

Below you’ll find single-day Halloween events and Trunk or Treats. This list DOES NOT include pumpkin patches, corn mazes, farms, 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.

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.

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.  

(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)

Please check directly with event organizers for specific dates, 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.

2022 Halloween Events in Lakeland + Polk County

Halloween Events for October 1 – 10

Halloween Events for October 11 – 17

Halloween Events for October 18 – 27

Halloween Events on Friday, October 28

Halloween Events on Saturday, October 29

Halloween Events on Sunday, October 30

Halloween Events on Halloween Night – Monday, October 31

Fall Events in November

Trunk or Treat Events Near You

Would you prefer to see Halloween events near you? Click the name of any city below to expand the list and see Trick or Treat events in your city. {TIP – you can always filter our main calendar by city, event type, holiday, and venue/organizer using the small funnel icon at the top}

Did we miss your Fall or Halloween event? Submit it to our calendar and we’ll get it added to our list!

Fall + Halloween Activity Guide

Check out our Ultimate Fall & Halloween Activity Guide to find more things to do including:
🌽 Corn Mazes 🎃 Pumpkin Patches 💀 Haunted Houses 🍬 Halloween Events in Polk County 👸 Neighborhoods for Trick or Treating 🍭 Trick or Treat Hours and more!

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