October in Tallahassee involves everything from Breast Cancer Awareness to Halloween (or Talloween, as the locals call it). It is a month full of festivities, cooler weather, and Florida State football. So let’s jump right in – here is everything you won’t want to miss this month in Tallahassee!
If you’ve spent any time in Tallahassee, you know that Fridays before an FSU home game are reserved for Downtown Getdowns. What you might not have heard of is a brand new event initiated by Collegetown, Tallahassee: the Friday Night Block Party. For the first season ever, every Friday during the normal Downtown Getdown Collegetown is hosting a community block party to get everyone in the FSU spirit before game day. Similar to the Downtown Getdown, the block party will host live music, contest booths with the opportunity to win free prizes, food vendors, and local brews. This family-friendly event is a great thing to pair with the Downtown Getdown this October!
One classic October tradition you won’t want to miss is the Halloween Howl event at the Tallahassee Museum. This event, open to all ages, features fun and spooky activities for kids as well as haunted nature trails for the older kids and adults. Scary clowns, dark passage ways, primitive graveyards, and more! The event will also feature live musical performances, a costume contest (with prizes), as well as a brand new Tree to Tree Glow Adventure where guests can enjoy the zipline feature of the museum at night with glowing gear and colorful lights. This year’s Halloween Howl will occur Oct. 27 at 6:00 p.m. and Oct. 28 at 10:00 p.m.
Possibly the best way to gear up for fall is to visit the annual Sweet South Cottage’s French Flea Market. From vintage finds to artisan designs, this flea market showcases items from local vendors selling up-cycled treasures, hand-made jewelry, clothing, art, and so much more! Also, according to the event’s webpage on Visit Tallahassee, this year’s flea market will host international DIY star and inventor of Chalk Paint® Annie Sloan. This will be Sloan’s only appearance in the southeastern United States in 2017. For $7 per person 16 y/o and older, the event will take place Friday, Oct. 13 from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
There is so much to do this month, so for a full list of October activities, go to visittallahassee.com.