Halloween Happenings in Lee County

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Halloween is right around the corner, and there are several spooky and family fun events happening here in Southwest Florida.

Each day and until 9 p.m. leading up to Oct. 31, Lakes Regional Park hosts its annual Halloween Celebration.

There’s a giant pumpkin patch, a scarecrow contest and train rides circling a miniature haunted village. Attendance at the park increases during these days, leading up to Halloween.

Mom Elke Hullison says she enjoys the event, because everyone can participate.

“Grandparents, handicapped, the kids, us as parents, and we can do it as a family,” she said.

In Downtown Fort Myers, the haunted history walking tour has added more tours per week as it gets closer to Halloween. People from all over the world come to learn about the paranormal side of the city.

Trutours owner Gina Taylor says she’s seeing a lot of demand.

“The people are really coming here. They are coming to all the different restaurants for dinner. Then they want an activity, and because it’s Halloween on a Saturday night, what a perfect thing to do.”

In Cape Coral, when it comes to family entertainment, Mike Greenwell has a special Halloween Haunted Hike on weekends, throughout October.  Greenwell also offers a Safe Trick-or-Treat event on Friday, Oct. 30.

The Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium is hosting its 31st annual Haunted Walk, along with a daytime Friendly Forest for kids ten years old and younger.