When it comes to Halloween, your party plans are just as important — if not more — than your costume.
And if you and your clan have already gathered your light sabers and chosen your Star Wars characters but have yet to decide where you're going to spend the fright-fest that is the 31st, New Times is here to provide you with the freakiest and wildest Halloween bashes this year.
Just check out South Florida's Halloween 2015 party guide. If you don't you see your All Hallows' Eve rager listed here, shoot us an email with all the deets.
Suwannee Hulaween. With Chance the Rapper, Pretty Lights, Slightly Stoopid, the String Cheese Incident, and others. Presented by Silver Wrapper and Purple Hat Productions. Hosted by the String Cheese Incident. Thursday to Sunday, October 29 to 31, The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, 3076 95th Drive, Live Oak; 386-364-1683. Tickets cost $105-$269 plus fees via suwanneehulaween.com.
The Bath Salt Zombies' Halloween Spooktacular. Thursday, October 29, 7 to 10 p.m. Terra Fermata, 26 SE Sixth St., Stuart; 772-286-5252; terrafermata.com. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up.
Benefit Costume Bash. With the Hard Richards, LFTD LVLS, Jangle Leg, and Eventide. Thursday, October 29, 8 p.m. Propaganda, 6 S. J St., Lake Worth; 561-547-7273; propagandalw.com. Admission costs $5.
Freaking Out: 9th Annual Halloween Bash. With DJs Misha Samson, Adam Lipson, Uncle Freaky, Zhantra dancers, live entertainment, and a costume contest., Thursday, Oct. 29, 8 p.m., SoLita, 1032 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-357-2606; solitalasolas.com. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up.
Rock the Dock: Freaky Friday. With music by Jah Steve & the Counteract Crew, Smokin’ Aces, and a closing DJ set. Costumes and boats are welcomed. Friday, October 30, 4 p.m. to midnight. Shooters Waterfront Cafe, 3033 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-566-2855; shooterscafe.com. Admission is free.
WPB Zombie Crawl 2015. The night starts off with registration at 5 p.m. and the crawl begins at 7 p.m. and ends with an after party at Roxy's Rooftop. This year there will be a photo op/autograph session with The Walking Dead's Moses Moseley and Theshay Westbrooks which were featured as "Michonne's Pets" on the AMC series. Registration starts promptly at 5 p.m. at Bar Louie and will continue until 8 p.m. Tickets include five complimentary drinks (Titos, Black Coral Rum, or beer), a collectors cup, complimentary cover to all venues, and a meet-and-greet with Moseley and Westbrooks. Friday, October 30, 5 p.m. Roxy's Pub and Dueling Piano Bar, 309 Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561-296-7699; roxyspub.com. Tickets cost $25 to $40. Ages 21 and up.
Idle Hands Presents Devil's Night Pre-Halloween Party. With Means Jeans, Kepi Ghoul, Toys That Kill, PARTY FLAG, Necrophiles Lauderdale, Pool Party, Pre-Tenses, and DJ Peligro on decks raising the dead with them Monster Mash tunes. Plus an "Experimental Spooky Courtyard Dance Party and a Secret Celluloid Society Roadshow in the Green Room, showing Night of the Living Dead (1968) on 16mm film. 8 p.m. Friday, October, 30 at Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave, Miami 33137. Admission costs $6.66, visit Facebook.
Red Shadows Masquerade Ball. Get out your favorite masquerade attire and dance to a night of classic Goth and industrial. Friday, October 30, 8 p.m. Respectable Street, 518 Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561-832-9999; respectablestreet.com.
Tarantino Halloween Party. Come dressed as your favorite character from a Tarantino movie. Music by DJ Brazen. Friday, October 30, 8 p.m. Honey, 13 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach; 561-270-7187; honeydelray.com.
'90s Hip-Hop Hallow-Eve on the Patio. While the Red Shadows Masquerade Ball is happening inside, all '90s hip-hop will be playing on the Patio. Friday, October 30, 10 p.m. Respectable Street, 518 Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561-832-9999; respectablestreet.com.
The Joker's Madhouse. Hosted by Harley Quinn. Friday, October 30, 10 p.m. Passion Nightclub, 5701 Seminole Way, Hollywood; 954-321-3443; passionnightclub.com. Ages 21 and up.
Fifth Annual Howlween Party. With Rafi, DJ Stingray, Chilly, and Broward Beat Box. Presented by Downtown Full Moon Party and Enlightened Flow Entertainment. Friday, October 30, 9 p.m. Makers Square, 1142 NE Sixth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-816-9191; makerssquare.com. Admission costs $10 to $25 plus fees via eventbrite.com. All drummers, musicians, and performers with proper instruments and spinning props/gears get in free before 11 p.m. Ages 21 and up.
Hulaween Party: Night of the Zombie. With Slip and the Spinouts. Sponsored by the Atomic Grog. Saturday, October 31, 5 p.m. Mai-Kai, 3599 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale; 954-563-3272; maikai.com. Admission is free.
Halloween Costume Ball. With Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, Ron Holloway, and the Ben Sparaco Band. Saturday, October 31, 8 p.m. The Funky Biscuit, 303 SE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton; 561-395-2929; funkybiscuit.com. Tickets cost $15 plus fees via ticketfly.com. Ages 21 and up.
Halloween Masquerade. With Oblivious Signal, the Romantix, Naked Vengeance, and others. Saturday, October 31, 8 p.m. Kreepy Tiki Bar and Lounge, 2608 S. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; 954-641-2601; facebook.com/kreepytikibar. Admission costs $10. Masks are required for entrance. Ages 21 and up.
Freaks + Beats. With DJ Icey, Cocodrills, and Jimithegenius. Saturday, October 31, 9 p.m. Revolution Live, 100 SW 3rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-449-1025; jointherevolution.net. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via ticketmaster.com. Ages 21 and up.
Hoodoo Voodoo Halloween. With the California Honeydrops, the Albert Castiglia Band, the Nucklebusters, Famous Frank Ward, Iko-Iko, and others. Saturday, October 31, 8 p.m. Downtowner Saloon and Maxwell Room, 10 S. New River Drive E., Fort Lauderdale; 954-463-9800; downtownersaloon.com. Tickets cost $15 plus fees via hoodoovoodoo.com.
Ghost Ship Halloween Party. Prizes for best and scariest costumes. Lead by music captain DJ Selecta Steve. Saturday, October 31, 8 p.m. Camelot, 114 S. Narcissus Ave., West Palm Beach; facebook.com/camelotwestpalm. Ages 21 and up.
23rd Annual Moonfest. With music by the Romantics, Raggy Monster, Gravel Kings, Rivers, Marcos Band, and Jumbo Shrimp on the 500 Block Stage; and Lavola, the Band In Heaven, Catalogues, Stratolites, and Riot Act on the Inside Respectable Street Stage. Other festivities include a costume contest, silent disco, light show and video wall, and more. Saturday, October 31, 8 p.m. Downtown West Palm Beach, 531 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Tickets cost $10 to $65 plus fees via moonfest.me. Ages 21 and up.
Trick or Beats 2015. With Andres Fresko, Stitches, Shanahan, Hazordous, Bonnie & Clyde, Bonkers, Raze, and others. Saturday, October 31, 9 p.m. Club Cinema, 3251 N. Federal Hwy., Lighthouse Point; 954-785-5225. Tickets cost $20 to $50 plus fees via eventbrite.com.
Viva Le Vox Reunion & Halloween Night Sideshow Spectacular. Saturday, October 31, 10 p.m. Dada Restaurant & Lounge, 52 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach; 561-330-3232; dadadelray.com.
Halloween Bash. Saturday, October 31, 9 p.m. Crafti Bar, 21 W Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; craftibar.com.
Passion Horror Story. With DJs Konflikt and Zilla in the Main Room; Tony Tone and DJ CJ in the VIP Terrace; and DJ Ishy in the Latin Room. Win $5,000 in prizes and giveaways., Sat., Oct. 31, 10 p.m. Passion Nightclub, 5701 Seminole Way, Hollywood; 954-321-3443; passionnightclub.com. Ages 21 and up.
Once Upon a Drive - Wicked Manors 2015. Over 30,000 costumed revelers are expected to gather on Wilton Drive, where traffic will be prohibited to provide a safe area for guests to celebrate with local restaurants and bars. "From the moment you arrive on Wilton Drive, you will be transported to a magical, storyland celebration with over the top costumes, décor, music, flash mobs and costume contests with our main stage Diva Emcee – Miss Misty Eyez!” says Doug Cureton, Wicked Manors Chair. Think classic fairytales, your favorite bedtime stories or heroes, sheroes, villians, magical creatures from your favorite books, movies or shows. 7:00 p.m., Saturday, October 31 on Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors. Visit www.PrideCenterFlorida.org. Admission is free.
Walking Dead at Whiskey Blue & Living Room. Whiskey Blue and Living Room will celebrate Halloween 2015 with a Walking Dead themed party with music by DJs Mark Gallo and Richie Rich. Visitors are encouraged to dress to impress to have a shot at winning a costume contest that includes prizes from W Fort Lauderdale and its venues. Saturday, October 31, 9 p.m. Whiskey Blue at W Fort Lauderdale Hotel, 401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-414-8200; starwoodhotels.com. Admission is free. Ages 21 and up.