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October Weather, Festivals and Events in Florida

Theme parks offer Halloween haunts


October Weather, Festivals and Events in Florida
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October Weather

Average Temperatures


  • Daytona Bch: High 83°-Low 65°
  • Fort Myers: High 86°-Low 69°
  • Jacksonville: High 79°-Low 60°
  • Key West: High 85°-Low 76°
  • Miami: High 83°-Low 75°
  • Orlando: High 85°-Low 65°
  • Panama City: High 79°-Low 55°
  • Pensacola: High 79°-Low 60°
  • Tallahassee: High 81°-Low 57°
  • Tampa: High 84°-Low 68°
  • West Palm Bch: High 85°-Low 71°

10-Day Forecast

Average Water Temperatures

The water temperature for the Gulf of Mexico (West Coast) and the Atlantic Ocean (East Coast) typically in the high 70s from Central Florida north and the low 80s in the southernmost part of the state.

Best Time to Go

Surprisingly, the theme parks are not too crowded this month. Each have their own Halloween festivities and celebrations — some requiring special after-hours admission. Temperatures are pleasant both day and night throughout the state.

October Events

October 16-19, 2014

Daytona Beach's must-attend fall tradition for bikers!

Busch Gardens' Howl-O-Scream
September 13-15, 20-22, 27-29 and
October 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27, 2014

One of Florida's most popular Halloween celebrations is a real scream!

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
September 19 thru November 10, 2014

Celebration of the world's greatest foods and cuisines combined with continuous entertainment.

Florida's Fall Festivals - Whether it's with peanuts or turn-of-the-century style, Floridians take to the streets in a variety of fall art and craft festivals.

Florida's Halloween Celebrations - Communities and attractions across Florida celebrate Halloween in not-so-scary traditions.

Florida Seafood Festival
October 31 through November 1, 2014

The two-day Florida Seafood Festival is the state's oldest maritime celebration. It draws thousands of visitors to this scenic seaside historic town to enjoy feasting on delicious seafood, strolling the arts and crafts exhibits and taking in the seafood-related events and displays.

Halloween Horror Nights
September 19-20, 25-28 and
October 2-5, 9-12, 15-19, 22-26, 29-31 and
November 1, 2014

Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights is one of the country's largest and most elaborate Halloween event.

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
September 1, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28 and
October 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 19, 21, 23, 24, 26, 28, 31 & 31, 2014

Special ticketed event at Disney World's Magic Kingdom that features "Mickey's Boo-to-You Halloween Parade," Mickey's Mouse-Ka-Rade costume parties, Halloween storytelling, live shows and a special Halloween-themed fireworks display above Cinderella Castle. Families enjoy a complimentary photo, unlimited use of the attractions and opportunities to trick-or-treat throughout the theme park.

SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular
October 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, 2014

Halloween meets the sea during SeaWorld Orlando's underwater "fantasea" where youngsters trick-or-treat among friendly sea witches, octopuses, mermaids, pumpkin fish and more. The festivities are included in park admission and begins at noon each day and continues until 8:00 p.m.

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