This popular annual event returns to John's Pass for its 33rd year and has more than 100 seafood options this year, a Halloween block party, costume contests, arts and crafts, live music, trick-or-treating and children's activities.
The first grouper sandwiches start rolling out at 3 p.m. and from 7 to 11 p.m. things heat up with a huge block party and costume contest for adults with more than $1,000 in cash and prizes doled out. Food vendors, beer trucks and full bar run all night.
Price: Free (food/drink additional).
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 2 a.m.
Price: $95.99 general, $41.99-$72.99 add on to daily admission ticket, $45.99-72.99 Florida resident.
Ghoulish mermaids take over the state park to present the "Tail of Darkness" show along with a haunted trail, costume and scream contests, a kids' maze, the "Fairest of them All" animal show, a safe house (haunted house), the 'Goblin's Revenge' haunted house, petting zoo and carni …
Price: $6; $4 ages 6-12, 5 and younger free.
Hellview Cemetery is a free local haunted attraction. This year, the disappearance of Madame Oar leaves the power balance in shambles as a new power grows inside Hellview's walls. Donations will be collected for the Florida Bat Conservancy and Child's Play, as well as local non-profit The Kind M …
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.
The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music delights audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. It has it all-the pumpkin, the glass slipper, favorite songs including, In My Own Little Corner-plus surprising new twists.
The Tampa Bay Lightning are out of town, but you can still cheer them on among fellow fans at a watch party with food and drink specials, giveaways and appearances by Thunderbug and the Lightning Girls.
Price: Free (food/drink/parking additional).
These "ugly" men sure know how to party and garner hundreds of folks at their annual events and then give all the proceeds away. This year marks the 17th annual Halloween Freakshow, complete with costumes, twisted entertainment and a DJ. The party goes on until 3 a.m..
Price: $15 women, $25 men.
Always one of the biggest costume parties in Tampa, this annual Halloween haunt at Jackson's this year comes with the theme "Something Wicked This Way Comes," including a haunted house, DJ dancing and $5,000 costume contest.
Price: $20, $30 VIP.
"What happens in the graveyard...stays in the graveyard" at this Halloween party with deadly drag shows by Amy DeMilo, Alisa Summers and Trinity Taylor, music by DJ Charles Machado and $1 drinks until 11 p.m.
This catch and release tournament for snook, trout and redfish features prizes for the longest in each species and largest total for all three by one angler. Benefits HCC Workforce Training scholarships.
Price: $1,500 two anglers.
Last year's competition, held in Italy, attracted athletes from 17 nations on four continents. This is the first time this international event has been held in the U.S. and more than 100 domestic and international athletes are expected to compete. All of the competitors are 18 and under, a …
Price: Free for spectators.
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 Jim Brickman.
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.
For every woman getting a bra fitting at participating Dillard's locations, Wacoal will donate $2 to Susan G. Komen for breast cancer research. Also, they will donate an additional $2 for every Wacoal bra, shapeware piece or b.tempt'd bra purchased.