For the second year, Gainesville's Fest will kick off with this two-day mini festival at Ybor City venues including the Orpheum, Crowbar, New World Brewery and Tequilas. Headliners include, Less Than Jake, Screaming Females, the Menzingers, Cheap Girls, Tim Barry, Strike Anywhere and A Wilhelm S …
Price: $50 two-day passes, $60 at the door; $10-$25 individual tickets; $140 combo pass.
This weekly series features musical talents from Florida who entertain before a classic movie screening. Bring a picnic and enjoy the water view. The music starts at 6 p.m., and the films start at dark. Families are encouraged to ride their bicycles to the films. Free and secure valet bicycle pa …
This week features a Halloween costume contest with music by Between Bluffs followed by a screening of Goonies. Movie goers are encouraged to wear a Halloween costume and enter the costume contest. Because of larger crowds, the movie will be projected on the north wall of the Museum of Fine Arts.
Price: Free (donations appreciated).
Host Carol Mickett, philosopher and artist, leads this monthly series of talks with local heroes about their visions, accomplishments and contributions to shaping the identity of our town. Come early for hors d'oeuvres and cocktails at Cafe Gala.
This portion features Kanika Tomalin, Deputy Mayor of St. Petersburg.
Price: $5, free for members.
On select nights through Nov. 1, Universal Studios is transformed into a nightmarish labyrinth of eight haunted houses, multiple street experiences and live shows. Highlights this year are houses based on Halloween, Alien vs. Predator and The Walking Dead. Costumes, make-up and masks are not all …
Remains open until midnight.
Price: $95.99 general, $41.99-$72.99 add on to daily admission ticket, $45.99-72.99 Florida resident.
This ninth annual event challenges you to 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.
Price: $15, $10 ages 18 and younger.
Busch Gardens' Halloween celebration with haunted houses, scare zones, roller coasters in the dark and spooky live shows. This year brings "Dead Fall," a new haunt in which ghosts of our memories reach into the present to never be forgotten. Remains open until 1 a.m. Not recommended fo …
This elaborate haunted house set up in a residential neighborhood has a new theme: Dr. Radley's Nightmare Machine. Blood will be used in the outdoor, eerie environment and touching is not allowed. Recommended for ages 13 and older. Benefits the Cancer Research Institute.
Take a self guided walk tour of the downtown shopping district and view Dia de los Muertos ofrendas (altars) created by area businesses. Traditionally, the altars are made from candles, flowers, leaves, photos and colorful paper as a dedication to lost relatives or pets. Merchants will have thei …
From Sept. 19 through Nov. 10, take your taste buds on a trip around the world to sample tapas-sized treats, learn culinary secrets and sip exotic beverages while touring World Showcase. Other events include Food and Wine pairing dinners, Wine "Schools'', the Eat to the Beat Concert series …
Today's Eat to the Beat concert features Dennis DeYoung.
Bring your children and your pets for photos among thousands of pumpkins and gourds and festive Halloween decorations. Pick out a plump pumpkin or a painted jack-o-lantern to take home. Pumpkin sales benefit homeless pets.
Price: Cost of pumpkins only.
Stuart Malina conducts Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone Suite, Mozart's The Magic Flute Overture and Dvorak's The Noon Witch.
Parents don't have to buy their children a new costume every year. Just take them and their old costume to the library and trade it for a new one. Don't have a costume to trade? Make a $5 donation and your child can still take home a new costume. Takes place during library hours through Oct. 30. …
Price: Free with costume, $5 without costume.
The annual four-person scramble with a shotgun start includes skin screenings, cart, greens fees, range balls, goodie bag, dinner, auction and prizes for closest to pin and longest drive. Benefits the Philip A. Bryant Melanoma Foundation.