Lifestyle | October 31st, 2018

Halloween In Tallahassee

By: Kaviena Spencer
Halloween In Tallahassee

People in Tallahassee of all ages are getting out their masks, capes and favorite scary movies because Halloween is right around the corner. If locals or college students are looking for something to do to celebrate the spooky holiday, then look no further.

There are a few events happening in Tallahassee this Halloween season. Play Sports Bar located on 2020 W Pensacola St. is hosting “THE BIGGEST COSTUME PARTY OF THE YEAR” on October 31. Tickets start at $5 if you get there before 11 p.m.

Head over to Good Vibes Only located on 809 Railroad Ave. The club is hosting “A Nightmare on Gaines Street” on Halloween night. Anyone with a costume before 11 p.m. gets to enter the party for free.

Those looking for a chance to win a prize for best costume can attend Los Compadres at 2431 Barcelona Lane. They are having a “Trick or Treat” event and the three people wearing the best costumes will win a prize.

Looking for an event on FAMU campus? The Student Government Association and the Campus Activities Board teamed along with Paddyfote Housing to host a haunted house during the Pink Out Carnival happening Wednesday starting at 7 p.m. The carnival will be located on The Quad. The haunted house will be a tour through SGA.

These parties could be considered a great time for some people because celebrating Halloween has passed right into their adult life and these events are conventional ways to have fun. With Halloween being on a Wednesday this year, people like Alyssia Mikes, a sophomore health informatics student, won’t be participating in any events.

“I have to work unfortunately. Plus, I honestly don’t have the time,” said Mikes.

That however, doesn’t stop her from becoming the nostalgia of her past Halloweens.

“I loved to go trick or treating at mansions. I got huge candy bars and lots of nice sized treats,” said Mikes.

Celebrating Halloween while in college can seem like a big step up from when you were in elementary school.

“I feel like in college it’s more about parties, dressing up for pictures and hanging around with friends but in elementary it was all about the candy,” Mikes explained.

For Maya Lee, a biology pre-med student, Halloween is not as special as it was before.

“It’s just another day because I don’t dress up anymore. There may be Halloween parties that I know about, but I just don’t go to them,” Lee said.

Even though she doesn’t celebrate Halloween anymore, she still remembers the great time she had celebrating the holiday growing up.

“My family, even though we’re Christian, we didn’t have anything against Halloween, so when we were younger we would dress up and go to different houses,” she said. “Then maybe when we were done, we would go get something to eat at McDonald’s, go home and eat the candy we got.”

So even with Halloween being in the middle of the week, if college students are looking for a good time and way to celebrate with friends and family, then head to one of these four events. Visit to learn more about these celebrations.