Embrace the Autumn season with your friends, family, and community in Lakewood Ranch. Autumn is that perfect time of year to enjoy the outdoors, go to local events, and spend quality time with loved ones. The Lakewood Ranch community offers a variety of activities to choose from so you can create memories this season.
1. Lakewood Ranch YMCA Family Halloween Fall Festival
On October 25th, the Lakewood Ranch YMCA will host a Halloween Fall Festival at 6PM-8PM. It is a free event, with plenty of activities planned. There will be an apple pie contest, pumpkin carving contest, refreshments, games, and a bounce house for kids. This is the perfect event for friends and family to gather. Don’t forget to dress in your costumes!
2. 16th Annual Boo Run 5K & Boo Dash
Get your running shoes on! Saturday, October 26th at 7:45AM-10AM, a race will be located at Lakewood Ranch Main Street. This 5K is an inclusive event, allowing the option to bring strollers and pets. There will be awards, a costume party, and the race donates to Another Day for Gray Foundation to bring an end to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The prices are $30 for an early purchases, $40 if you purchase the day of, and $11 for kids under 12.
BooFest is yearly event hosted at Lakewood Ranch Main Street on October 25th, 6PM-9PM. The entry cost for BooFest is free. This event welcomes all age groups and will have local dancers, balloon artists, and candy for trick-or-treaters. Make sure you dress spookalicious because there will be a costume contest! If you want to have an extra fun time, BooFest will have a VIP option as well. The VIP tickets include a parking pass with a Golf Cart shuttle, food, beverages (spooky punch), and a kids experience.
4. Family Fall Festival
Located at the Peace Presbyterian Church in Lakewood Ranch, there will be a fall festival November 2nd at 11AM-4PM. The air will be crisp this time of year, making it the perfect outdoors festival. There will be music, magic, balloon artists, games, food trucks, face painting. Pricing for this festival is $1 and $10 for extra perks like a jump pass. The profits will be donated to Turning Points Homeless Assistance and Beth-El Farmworker Ministry.
5. Suncoast Food & Wine Fest
Enjoy the notes of wine on a cool November day. Perhaps you want to create the perfect autumn date or go out with friends and family. Then this could be the right event for you! The Food and Wine Fest is located at the premier sports campus, Lakewood Ranch. The date and time will be November 9th at 1PM-4PM. At this fest, there will be samplings of craft beers, cooking demonstrations, free giveaway, wine, and food. The parking is free and tickets are available on the Sun-coast Food & Wine Fest website.