Fall is officially here and the stores are full of Halloween costumes, candy and décor. It's a fun time of year. Do you like to dress up, like a good scare? Perhaps you just like to get out and enjoy some good old fashioned pumpkin carving. It is all possible in the coming weeks. To help you navigate, we've put together a list of the best Halloween events in Southwest Florida. Whether you live in Naples, Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Port Charlotte or anywhere in between, there is something in close proximity. Many activities, parties and celebrations were canceled last year due to such widespread damage from Hurricane Ian. Party goers are ready to make up for lost time and it appears there are lots of places and events to accommodate. Halloween is not just for the little kids. There are lots of things for the big kids to do too. Here you will find everything from hayrides to concerts. In addition, trivia nights, boat cruises, wine tastings, and everything in between. [caption id="attachment_387991" align="aligncenter" width="404"] There are pet friendly events as well as canine costume contests for Halloween in Southwest Florida. A few of them are listed below.[/caption] Some events have costume contests. Stay tuned for a separate rundown specifically for costume events. In the meantime, take not. Events are both inside and outside. Some could be affected by the weather. It is always a good idea to call ahead or check social media sites for updates if you have any doubts. Dress up. Get out. Halloween in Southwest Florida is going to be a lot of fun this year. Check out these events.