Monday, July 16, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 31

A Nightmare on Franklin Street: Halloween Happy Hour: A Halloween series featuring horror films, family friendly spooky movies, creepy cult favorites, ghastly ghost tours and other surprises. Drink specials, free shots and prize drawings. 5 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. Price varies by event. (813) 274-8982.

Halloween Spree: The Glazer Children’s Museum will be offering safe trick-or-treating in the exhibits, a costume parade, spooky music and crafts. 5 p.m., Glazer Children’s Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. $15, $10 members. (813) 443-3861.

Boo Bash: A safe community Halloween event with hayrides, inflatables, a costume parade on the field and plenty of candy. 5:30 p.m., Spectrum Field, 601 N Old Coachman Road, Clearwater. Free. (727) 712-4300.

Trick or Treat in the Park: Little ghosts, goblins and ghouls will find "Treats You Can Trust" at this massive community carnival with a trick-or-treat trail, costume contest, prizes, refreshments and popcorn. Get there early. Trick or treating starts at 6 p.m. and ends when all the treats are gone. 6 p.m., England Brothers Bandshell Park, 5010 81st Ave. N, Pinellas Park. Free. (727) 369-5746.

Hicks House of Horror: Like werewolf transformation, the caring medical center by day turns into a deranged hospital of horrors after the sun sets. Benefits Sun Coast Hospice. 6 p.m., West Coast Family Medical Care, 3165 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. Donations appreciated. (727) 787-3911.

Halloweeen Debauchery: Devil’s temptations abound in this Halloween bash with live music by Hell on Earth, dancing to music by the Delectable DJ’s, "Guilty Pleasures" by the Candy Dipped Chicks, go-go girls and ghouls, a costume contest, Halloween "potion" specials and a scream queen contest. The party runs until 1 a.m. 7 p.m., Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $10, $12 ages 18-20. (813) 241-8600.

Spooktacular Halloween Bash: Older kids can roam the frightful haunted house, while tots check out the scaled down boo room. Everyone enjoys a costume contest, trunk or treat and a haunted snack shack with food and drink for purchase. 7 p.m., Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S, Gulfport. Free. (727) 893-1068.

Ybor Ghost Tour: Hear the tales of ghosts that haunt Ybor and area clubs. Tour strictly draws from the drama of actual history. Not recommended for young children. 7, 9 and 11:59 p.m., King Corona Cigars Cafe & Bar, 1523 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $25, $10 ages 8-12. (813) 386-3905.

TASCO Field of Screams: Carnival of Chaos: Escape the fun house, navigate through the dark woods, break out of the big top and flee the midway to safety. Participants are exposed to darkness, loud noises, bright lights, wooded trails and intense scare zones. Not suitable for children. 7 p.m., Boyd Hill Environmental Studies Area, 2900 31st St. S, St. Petersburg. $10 advance, $15 day of. (727) 892-5060.

Haunted Angelus House: Situated on 25 acres of land, the PG-13 rated haunt features an all ages haunted house and haunted hay ride. 7 p.m., The Angelus, 12413 Hudson Ave., Hudson. $12, $6 ages 5-10, 4 and younger free. (727) 364-2868.

Scream-A-Geddon: Brace yourself for this one. The interaction meter goes off the chart this year with an Infected Ground Zero making guests a part of the story and challenging them to stay alive. Other attractions include Deadwoods, Bedlam 3D, Cursed Hayride and Blackpool Prison. 7:30 p.m., Scream-A-Geddon, 27839 Saint Joe Road, Dade City. $19.95-$39.95. (813) 452-5412.

Halloween at the Ritz Ybor: DJ and producer Tchami headlines this EDM night for Halloween. 10 p.m., Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $20-$35. (813) 247-2555.

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