Happy Halloween! Local events on tap for today

— Looking for something to do today? Here are some ideas.


Trick-or-Treat times: Unlike many communities up North, government entities here have not designated specific hours for door-to-door trick-or-treating. Communities elsewhere generally have set trick-or-treat times somewhere between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday, so this gives you a fairly good idea of what times are acceptable or expected. Keep in mind that the sunset time is about 6:45 p.m. Happy Halloween!

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Halloween at Whole Foods 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at Mercato, 9101 Strada Place, North Naples. Features treats for kids in costumes. Visit each department and go to customer service for a special bag.

The Bad Ass Coffee Pet Costume Contest 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday at 1307 Third St. S., downtown Naples. All participants get treats; "parents" of participants get free, brewed coffee.

Haunted Walk at Lakes Regional Park - Pumpkin patch, hayrides, scarecrow contest, family activities and games from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday. A Halloween Express train ride is also available from noon-4 p.m. Haunted Walk for ages 12 and older will be held 6:30-10 p.m. Free admission. Activities priced individually. 533-7575 for more information.

St. Monica's Pumpkin Patch - 10 a.m.-7 p.m. through Oct. 31, St. Monica’s Episcopal Church, 7070 Immokalee Road, Naples. 591-4550.

Swamp Buggy: Budweiser Fall Classic a kick-off to the swamp buggy racing season. Advance ticket pricing available, children five and under are free. Gates open 10:30 a.m., race begins at 12:30 p.m. at the Florida Sports Park. www.swampbuggy.com

Fifth Avenue South Halloween Costume Party, noon to 4 p.m. for children and families; 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for adults and families. Live music up and down the sidewalks of Fifth Avenue South in downtown Naples.

Halloween at the Mercato, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at 9259 Mercato Way, North Naples. Free event includes a decorated art tent with face painting, mask creation, and two puppet shows. Prizes, surprises and many merchants will pass out candy to the kids.

Sunday Jazz Concert: Naples Daily News Jazz Band, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Free concert at the Campier Park bandshell, 755 8th Ave. S., downtown Naples. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket.

Howl-O-Ween Canine Costume Contest & Treats for Tricks!, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Coconut Point, 23161 Village Shops Way, Estero. Prizes for most original, funniest, cutest & scariest costumes, and best tricks.Ticket price, $20 per person, includes two glasses of wine and a buffet. A portion of the proceeds will aide the many abandoned and abused dogs that have been rescued, rehabilitated and re-homed by Wee Waggin Rescue.

Stan’s Idle Hour Costume Contest, 3 p.m. Sunday at 221 W. Goodland Drive, Goodland.

Calusa Nature Center Friendly Forest Trick or Treating, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, 3450 Ortiz Ave., Fort Myers. Kid-friendly event includes pony rides, games, costumed characters (not scary), candy, and special visits by animal friends that live at the center. Cost: $3 to $9.

"Tuesdays With Morrie" by the Gulfshore Playhouse at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Norris Center. The play, based on Mitch Albom's bestselling book, runs through Nov. 21. Tickets are $50.

Southern Extreme Water Ski Show, 4 p.m. Sunday on lake between Germain Arena and Miromar Outlets, 10801 Corkscrew Road, Estero. Free event.

Capri Christian Church Trunk or Treats, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 111 East Hilo St., Isles of Capri.

Kiwanis Haunted House 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Gulf Coast Town Center, San Carlos Park. Tickets are $9 for adults and $7 for students and children. With the donation of two cans of non-perishable food items visitors will receive a coupon for $2 off admission.

Fright Factory of Naples, includes the House of Horrors and Fear Zone, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, 2320 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples. One attraction: $13; both for $24.

Haunted Walk through the creepy old barn at the Collier County Fairgrounds, 751 39th Ave. N.E., Naples. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. $5 per person or 5 people for $20.

Porky’s Last Stand ‘Scaryoke’ Costume Contest starts at 7 p.m. at 701 Bald Eagle Drive, Marco Island.

Little Bar Halloween Party starts at 7 p.m. with live music at 205 Harbor Place, Goodland.


See the complete list of local events at naplesnews.com/events/

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