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Halloween events

October 21, 2015
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Mike Greenwell's annual Haunted Hike is open

For the 24th year, Mike Greenwell's on Pine Island Road is holding its Haunted Hike.

The Hike continues Oct. 24, 25, 30 and 31. This event starts at dark each of these nights. The Haunted Hike is intense and intended to be scary.

The General Admission ticket is $10 and our Fast Pass VIP ticket is $15. There are no refunds or exchanges on these tickets. Special Event parking is $2.

Mike Greenwell's 24th annual Safe Trick or Treat will be held on Oct. 30 this year from 5 to 8 p.m. This is a free event for kids 12 and under.

Make sure to wear costumes and bring goodie bags along! Greenwell's will accept donations of pet food for local animal shelters. There is $2 Special Event parking.

Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium Haunted Walk

Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium will hold its 31st Annual Haunted Walk Oct. 23 31. Open for Ticket Sales from 7 - 9 p.m. (on weekends may stay open longer if demand persists). Admission is $10 per person (regardless of age) Organizers stress the walk is not recommended for anyone under 16. The center will also be holding its annual Friendly Forest on Oct. 24 & 25 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Free with regular admission price ($10 Adults/$5 children under 12). Proceeds will benefit all facets of the Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium.'

Gulf Coast Symphony to offer 'Halloween at Hogwarts'

The Gulf Coast Symphony will launch its 21st season with the family-friendly Halloween at Hogwarts event on Oct. 31, at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. Dive into the magic as the Gulf Coast Symphony musicians don their best costumes and invite you to wear yours, too!

At 1 p.m., enjoy safe trick-or-treating and learn about the instruments of the orchestra at the Musical Discovery Zone in the lobby. Also, kids are encouraged to participate in a costume contest with prizes! At 2 p.m, the Gulf Coast Symphony will perform selections from the Harry Potter movie series and other family-friendly pieces in the theatre. Tickets for Halloween at Hogwarts are $10 and can be purchased by calling (239) 481-4849 or online at

Halloween at Hogwarts is the first concert of the Gulf Coast Symphony's 2015-2016 season. This season's Symphonic Pops Series launches on Jan. 24, with Oh! What A Night: A Jersey Boys Evening featuring hits of the 60s and 70s, followed by a romantic Valentine's Day evening of Argentinian song and dance in Superstars of Tango on Feb. 14. The melodies of Barbra Streisand are featured in The Streisand Songbook with Ann Hampton Callaway on March 13, and the series concludes with a staged version of Carousel: In Concert on April 15 and April 16. The Classical Access Series explores the vastness and majesty of American music in Americana on Dec. 5, the beauty and redemption of Brahms' German Requiem on March 6, and the timeless tale of love and loss in Puccini's La Bohme on May 14. Rounding out the season is the ever-popular Deck the Halls holiday spectacle on Dec. 20, and a Star Wars Summer Family Concert on June 12.

For more information about Gulf Coast Symphony performances and events, call 239-277-1700 or visit

About the Gulf Coast Symphony

Established in 1996, the Gulf Coast symphony, led by Music & Executive Director Dr. Andrew M. Kurtz, is one of the most dynamic community orchestras in the United States. Recognized for its high-quality symphonic performances, as well as its active community engagement and commitment to arts education, the Gulf Coast Symphony exists to contribute to the cultural enrichment of Lee County and the greater Southwest Florida area.



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