10/15/2012 11:48 am ET

Halloween 2012 In Miami: Fun And Spooky Events, Parties, And Things To Do (PHOTOS)

Even though Halloween lands on a Wednesday this year, the parties and scary events run for weeks in Miami -- and since when has a school night ever stopped the clubs?

Costume parties are planned at Zoo Miami, Vizcaya and The Bath with proceeds benefiting various nonprofits, and those wanting to scream in terror should head over to House of Horror and the Haunted Jaunt. Families can enjoy fun events at Jungle Island and the Rusty Pelican -- not even pets are left out of the fun at a parade at Fairchild!

For those wanting a different Halloween experience, get ready for the Halloween Half Marathon in Miami Beach, or spend the night and wee morning hours looking for ghosts and spirits at the historic Deering Estate with paranormal experts.

If hitting the clubs in costume is a must, Laidback Luke and Kim Kardashian are hitting LIV at the same damn time for a costume party, and Mokai is hosting its annual Carnevil party with dancers, contortionists, stilt walkers, dwarves and dancers. At Bâoli, partygoers can engage in a sexy flirtation with women dressed in lace, men with black ties, and all wearing masks.

Need to Ultra-size your Halloween? Tens of thousands of music lovers will be hitting Bicentennial Park for Back in Black, a spirited night with EDM starts Dirty South, Paul van Dyk, Funkagenda, and more.

What are your plans this Halloween?

Halloween 2012