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Halloween and fall related events happening in the Tampa Bay area

The Tampa Bay area is a hot bed of Halloween events this year.
Trek Bicycle in Seminole is planning a Halloween bike ride Oct. 29. That's only one of hundreds of Halloween events taking place in the Tampa Bay area.
Trek Bicycle in Seminole is planning a Halloween bike ride Oct. 29. That's only one of hundreds of Halloween events taking place in the Tampa Bay area. [ MARTA MIKULAN MARTIN | South Florida Sun-Sentinel ]
Published Oct. 20

Adults and children are sure to find something to do for Halloween. From scare zones to pumpkin patches and parties, we found hundreds of events to choose from.

Pumpkin Patches

Gallagher’s Pumpkin Patch: Plenty of pumpkins to choose from. Bring the family and take advantage of photo opportunities. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily through Oct. 30. Gallagher’s Pumpkin Patch, 7401 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. 850-559-4554.

Pumpkin Patch at Kerby’s Nursery: Pose for photos in front of the Pumpkin House Wall. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, and Oct. 24-29. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 30. 2311 S Parsons Ave., Seffner. 813-685-3265.

Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch: Enjoy activities including a corn maze, mini maze, hayride, tumbleweed rollers, pumpkin patch, animals and photo ops. $10.75, 2 and younger free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 and 28; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, and Oct. 29-30. Sweetfields Farm, 17250 Benes Roush Road, Masaryktown. 352-279-0977.

A young girl leads her brother through a corn maze at Sweetfields Farm in 2020. Pumpkin patches and corn mazes are open now through Oct. 31.
A young girl leads her brother through a corn maze at Sweetfields Farm in 2020. Pumpkin patches and corn mazes are open now through Oct. 31. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]

Dave’s Pumpkin Patch: Wander through rows of pumpkins, hay bales, scare crows, gourds and more. 1-8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Oct. 24-28 and 31; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and Oct. 29-30. 106 E Lumsden Ave., Brandon. 813-843-8182.

Hyde Park Village Pumpkin Patch: Hundreds of pumpkins and two pumpkin carriages for photos. Also, kids take home mini pumpkins. Benefits The Humane Society of Tampa Bay. Free, pumpkins $1-$20. 3-6 p.m. Thursday and Oct. 24-26; noon-6 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. 744 S Village Circle, Tampa. 617-872-8991.

Brooksville Pumpkin Patch: You can throw an axe while the family picks out a pumpkin. Also, a costume contest, monster truck rides, games. Free (activities additional). 4-9 p.m. Friday and Oct. 28; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 29; 1-5 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 30. 475 North Ave. W, Tampa. 352-215-9054.

Corky’s Corn Maze: Escape the corn maze before enjoying hay rides and a kid zone. $15, $10 ages 4-12, 3 and younger free. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and Oct. 29-30. Keel Farms, 1603 Hawk Griffin Road, Plant City. 813-560-0253.

DKfarms Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch: A fall festival with a pumpkin patch, hay rides, pony rides, bounce houses, pumpkin launchers, petting zoo, yard games. $10-$14. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and Oct. 29. 1750 Lake Ave. SE, Largo. 727-900-9595.

Fox Squirrel Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch: Pumpkins for sale at this farm with a corn maze, hay rides, horse back riding, a bluegrass band and southern food. $11, $10 ages 3-17, 2 and younger free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 6151 Varn Road, Plant City.

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Pumpkin Patch Express: Take a 2.5-hour train ride to a pumpkin patch where children pick their own pumpkin. Includes hay rides, arts and crafts, Lincoln Log building and games. $17.25-$40. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and Oct. 29-30. Florida Railroad Museum, 12210 83rd St. E, Parrish. 877-869-0800.

Scary Pumpkin Patch: Safe trick or treating in a scary pumpkin patch. Free. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 31. 45 N Fort Harrison Ave., Clearwater.

For Adults

Haunted Cabaret: A live show set to video with a three-piece band playing Halloween themed music. Includes a costume contest and treats. $35. 7:30-9 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Off Central Players, 2260 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. 727-202-7019.

Hauntizaar: Wear your best spooky gear to shop for dark arts at this Halloween and Day of the Dead bazaar. Free. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. 727-895-6620.

Pub Crawl-O-Ween: Includes choice of seltzer, beer or a well drink at five stops and a costume contest. $20-$35. 5:30-11 p.m. Saturday. Ringside Cafe, 350 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 727-954-3362.

purgArtory: A pop-up art show combines with burlesque and cabaret. $25. 6-11 p.m. Saturday. Coastal Creative, 2201 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. 813-452-9799.

Mad Science: A Halloween-themed cabaret show. $20. 7-10 p.m. Saturday. Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. 813-248-4050.

13 Ugly Men Halloween Party: The 23rd annual giant party with DJ dancing, a costume contest and ghoulish fun. Benefits the 1Voice Foundation and a private pediatric cancer research lab. $40 8 p.m.-3 a.m. Saturday. The Cuban Club, 2010 N Avenida Republica de Cuba, Tampa. 813-248-2954.

Plus Size Party: Haunted Halloween: A “Grown and Sexy” plus sized Halloween party with dancing and a costume contest. Costumes optional. $20. 10 p.m.-3 a.m. Saturday. Edge City, 13910 W Hillsborough Ave., Tampa. 813-400-0335.

Halloween Burlesque Brunch: Mister Cister serves as host for a Halloween themed brunch with performances by Nilla Bean, Tila Topaz and Ruby Vesper. $15. Noon-2 p.m. Sunday. Hooch and Hive, 1001 W Cass St., Tampa. 813-251-1234.

Candlelight: A Haunted Evening of Halloween Classics: The Listeso String Quartet presents a 65-minute multi-sensory musical experience including: “Thriller” – Michael Jackson; “Stranger Things (Theme)” – S U R V I V E; “Beetlejuice (Theme)” – Danny Elfman; “The Addams Family (Theme)” – Vic Mizzy “; Halloween (Theme)” – John Carpenter; “Psycho (Prelude)” – Bernard Herrmann; “Ghostbusters (Theme)” – Ray Parker Jr.; and more. $35. 6:30-7:35 p.m. Oct. 27 and 30. Centro Asturiano de Tampa, 1913 N Nebraska Ave., Tampa.

WMNF Halloween Ball: WMNF presents a Halloween Ball with appearances by Layne Lyre and Louisville’s Scary Black, plus music by DJ’s Azy Bats and Vamp Daddy. $18-$20. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Oct. 27. New World Brewery, 810 E Skagway Ave., Tampa. 813-304-0460.

Triplesix Creepshow: A Halloween costume contest with drinks, food, dancing and two for $6 Kava specials. $4.74-$11.02. 6 p.m.-2 a.m. Oct. 28. Kava Cave, 103 Flagship Drive, Lutz. 813-695-2527.

Special Needs Halloween Dance: Adults with special needs can dress in costume and dance to music by DJ Mark Girdwood. Includes pizza, soda, water and cookies. $5. 7-9 p.m. Oct. 28. Hilton Garden Inn, 4328 Garden Vista Drive, Riverview. 813-245-2782.

Halloween Dance: Put on a Halloween costume and mix it up to songs by Albie Koteles. BYOB welcome. $12. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Oct. 28. Tampa Bay Dance Club, 5601 Hanley Road, Tampa. 813-390-7160.

Trick or Treat: Calling All Freaks: Drewfilmedit hosts this Halloween party with a guest appearance by Dej Rose Gold, music by DJ Coop and a costume contest for $1,000 in prizes. $20-$40. 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Oct. 28. The Palace, 12333 66th St. N, Largo. 727-396-7076.

Rocky Horror Halloween Affair: Wear a “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” Halloween or 1920s themed costume as the Hell on Heels live cast performs “Rocky Horror Picture Show.” 21 and older only. 10:30 p.m. Oct. 28. Floridian Social Club, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. 727-513-8981.

A Spooky Season Practice: Dress in costume and join author Vanessa Autrey for a yoga session. $5. 9-10 a.m. Oct. 29. Tombolo Books, 2153 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. 727-755-9456.

Halloween Bar Crawl - St Pete: Join Downtown Crawlers to hop among more than five bars. Includes multiple welcome shots, no cover at participating bars, an after party, costume contest, drink specials and candy. $25-$30. 3-11:30 p.m. Oct. 29. Park & Rec DTSP, 100 Fourth St. S, St. Petersburg. 650-440-2390.

Halloween Bar Crawl - Downtown Tampa: Check-in at American Social or Bar HWRD Soho for a bar crawl to more than 10 area bars. Includes five free welcome shots, no cover at participating bars, a costume contest, drink specials and candy. $25-$30. 3-11:30 p.m. Oct. 29. American Social Bar and Kitchen, 601 S Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa. 650-440-2390.

Halloween Bar Crawl: Tampa: Tampa’s giant bar crawl with stadium cups, two free drinks or shots, food and drink specials at each stop and a costume contest for $1,000 cash prizes. $10-$15. 4 p.m.-midnight Oct. 29. The Loft, 1909 N 15th St., Tampa. 813-562-9411.

Halloween Bar Crawl: Dress in a costume for this bar crawl with spooky cups for the first 200 crawlers, beads and a costume contest for $2,500 cash prizes. $15. 4 p.m.-1 a.m. Oct. 29. One Night Stand, 149 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 350-5822.

Stranger Things Trivia Night and ‘80s Halloween Bash: Bring a team of four for a night of Stranger Things trivia. An ‘80s themed Halloween party with a costume contest, music and karaoke follows. Free. 6-11 p.m. Oct. 29. Black Sheep American Pub, 18450 U.S. 41, Lutz. 813-528-8757.

Black Mass: Halloween: Merry Black Mass at this party with art vendors, live music, speakers, costume contest and a guitar-god shred off. $15. 6 p.m.-2 a.m. Oct. 29. Brass Mug, 1450 Skipper Road, Tampa. 813-972-8152.

Halloween Costume Party: Get a free “Bloody Wine” at this paint party with pre-stenciled canvas, DJ music and a costume contest. $40 (registration required). 7-10 p.m. Oct. 29. Joes Palette, 900 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.

Beautiful Anarchy: Halloween Burlesque: Vita DeVoid hosts a sexy Halloween party with performances by Dela Nova, Sheba Queen of the Night, Maria Estrada des Vignes, Kitty Purl and live music by the Patina Turners. $10-$30. 7-10 p.m. Oct. 29. 82 Degrees West Distillery, 6430 N Florida Ave., Tampa. 813-820-0944.

Halloween Bash: The first keg of Pilsner is free at this Halloween party with full liquor bar, a costume contest and dancing to Czech and American music. Purchase tickets on Eventbrite. $30. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Oct. 29. 1521 N Saturn Ave., Clearwater.

Halloween Glow Party Booze Cruise: Climb aboard the party barge for a booze laden Halloween party with all-you-can-drink, food, entertainment and a costume contest. $50. 7 p.m. Oct. 29. Nikko’s Dog Barrrrr, 9524 Blind Pass Road, St. Pete Beach. 727-201-4487.

Day of the Dead Pub Crawl: Celebrate our dearly departed on this New Orleans-styled procession to area pubs. 21 and older only. $20. 7-9:30 p.m. Oct. 29. Sip on Grand, 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. 727-203-8107.

Haunted Halls of Sal Y Mar: Walk the haunted hallway to this Halloween party on the hotel’s seventh floor rooftop with drink stations, DJ dancing and a costume contest. $20-$30. 8 p.m. Oct. 29. Sal Y Mar, 3650 Midtown Drive, Tampa. 813-692-3330.

Fright Night: Sexy Halloween Costume Party: Get your costumes ready for this “grown and classy” Halloween party with live soul music, drink specials and a costume contest. $10-$100. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Oct. 29. Red Star Live, 9847 E Adamo Drive, Tampa. 813-898-8506.

Halloween Devilish Disco: An adult only Halloween party with a costume contest, DJ dancing, games, spirit samples and specialty cocktails. $45-$100. 8 p.m. Oct. 29. Vista at the Top, 214 Madonna Blvd., Tierra Verde. 727-273-7970.

Halloween Ball: Masks are required for this formal Halloween ball with live music by the 13 piece Mambo Lebron Orchestra and dancing to music by DJ Loui. $20. 9 p.m. Oct. 29. Avalon Event Center, 10051 W Hillsborough Ave., Tampa. 813-508-3544.

The Ritual: Halloween: Dance the night away to house, hip hop and Latin music at this party with a costume contest. $15-$25. 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Oct. 29. Jackson’s Bistro Bar and Sushi, 601 S Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa. 813-277-0112.

Zoie’s Halloween Bash: Angeria Paris Van Michaels (RuPaul’s Drag Race) and Biqtch Puddin’ (winner of Dragula season 2) perform at this party with a costume contest for a $2,500 grand prize. $20-$50. 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Oct. 29. Zoie’s, 245 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. 727-767-0322.

Monster’s Ball: The Halloween themed concert features masked producer, singer, songwriter Sickick with DJ Madds. $75. 11 p.m. Oct. 29. Seminole Hard Rock, 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. 813-627-7625.

All Hallows Eve Bar Crawl: Dress up in spooky apparel and join the GaYbor Coalition with a drink or specialty shot at each location. Purchase tickets at Eventbrite.com. $15. 1-5 p.m. Oct. 30. Bulge Apparel and Gifts, 1803 N 13th St., Tampa.

All Ages

A Nightmare on Franklin Street: In October, Tampa’s most historic, and most haunted, movie palace goes 100% Halloween with classic horror movies, guest stars, ghost tours, spine-chilling stage shows, spooky storytelling, and family-friendly frights. Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St., Tampa. 813-274-8286.

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Lights at Spooky Point: Creatures line an eerily light path through the woods and outdoor museum. See “ghost orchids,” “spider orchids,” “bat orchids” and vine skeletons. $15-$25, 4 and younger free. 6:30 and 7:45 p.m. daily through Oct. 31. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 811 S Palm Ave., Sarasota. 941-366-5731.

LUIS SANTANA  |   Times
Dade City's Scream-A-Geddon is one of many haunted houses in the Tampa Bay area. [Photo Luis Santana | Times]
LUIS SANTANA | Times Dade City's Scream-A-Geddon is one of many haunted houses in the Tampa Bay area. [Photo Luis Santana | Times] [ LUIS SANTANA | TIMES | Times (2015) ]

Scream-A-Geddon: Find five haunted houses, Zombie Paintball Assault and a Monster Midway. Guests can decide to “mark” themselves to opt to be grabbed or detained. $29.95-$50.95; $15 parking. 7 p.m. daily through Oct. 31. 27839 Saint Joe Road, Dade City. 813-452-5412.

Ybor Ghost Tour: Tampa’s “Latin District” is home to some of the most haunted buildings in America, and you can investigate them. $25, $10 ages 6-12. 8 and 10 p.m. daily. King Corona Cigars Cafe and Bar, 1523 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. 813-386-3905.

Halloween Scavenger Hunt and Immersive Experience: Tour the Mermaid Star Motel searching for spooky art in this scavenger hunt. $25-$30. Noon-6 p.m. Thursday and Oct. 27; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Oct. 28-29; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 30. Fairgrounds St. Pete, 800 28th St. S, St. Petersburg.

Howl-O-Scream: Evil has washed ashore into SeaWorld’s walkways bringing scare zones, haunted houses, nighttime thrill rides, live shows and a fiendishly interactive bar. Runs select nights through Oct. 31. $34.99-$139.99. 7 p.m. Thursday-Sunday and Oct. 27-31. SeaWorld, 7007 SeaWorld Drive, Orlando. 800-327-2424. Also taking place at Busch Gardens, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. 813-884-4386.

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Scarehouse Pinellas: The warehouse turns into a “scare”house after a toxic spill infects many. Benefits SPCA Tampa Bay. $20-$30. 7-10 p.m. Thursday and Oct. 27; 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Oct. 28-29; 7-10 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 30. 12461 Creekside Drive, Largo. 727-371-0995.

Shimmering Lights: A 1/4-mile “not scary”, walking trail with hundreds of light displays, animated props, musics, outdoor movies, light maze, scavenger hunt and a foam play area. $7.50-$8.50. 7-10 p.m. Thursday-Oct. 31. Sunkissed Acres, 2302 N Dover Road, Dover. 813-510-7553.

You'll find ghost tours at Tampa Theatre and in St. Petersburg and Ybor City. CHARLIE KAIJO   |   Times
You'll find ghost tours at Tampa Theatre and in St. Petersburg and Ybor City. CHARLIE KAIJO | Times [ CHARLIE KAIJO | Times ]

Ghost Tour St. Pete: A candlelight walking tour of Florida’s “Sunshine City.” $15-$20. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday and Oct. 27-31. Sweet Divas Chocolates, 181 Fourth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. 888-811-1399.

The Abbey of the Holy Lonesome: Halloween Play: A tragic fate awaits a woman, and her three girls will be forced to raise themselves and face haunts. $28. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and Oct. 27-29; 3 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 30. LAB Theater Project, 812 E Henderson Ave, Tampa. 813-586-4272.

Creatures of the Night: All ages can join a night of Halloween adventures with animals and treats. $34.95. 4-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. and Oct. 28-30. ZooTampa at Lowry Park, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. 813-935-8552.

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Boos and Bubbles: Celebrate Halloween at DJ Boos Bubble Party and “realm of existence” with a ghost meet and mingle and examinations of bubbles and ghosts. Included with admission. 4-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Oct. 28-29. Clearwater Marine Aquarium, 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater. 727-441-1790.

Haunted Woods: Includes a haunted trail, costume contest, music and prizes. $10, 12 and younger free. 5:30-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Hillsborough River State Park, 15402 U.S. 301 N, Thonotosassa. 850-245-2157.

JuBOOlee: Put on a costume for a night of carnival games, trick or treating, inflatables and a haunted trail. Free. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday. Morningside Recreation Complex, 2400 Harn Blvd., Clearwater. 727-562-4280.

Haunted Tales of Tampa Bay Eco-Tour: Join Tampa Bay Watch for a 1-hour boat ride to learn what creepy animals call Tampa Bay home. Includes stories, spooky activities and a visit to bird island. $24, $16 ages 4-13, 3 and younger free. 6 p.m. Friday-Sunday and Oct. 28-30. Near Fresco’s Waterfront Bistro, 300 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. 727-291-4103.

Movies in the Park: Hocus Pocus: A night of Halloween-themed games before a screening of “Hocus Pocus.” Free. 6 p.m. Friday. Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, Largo. 727-586-7455.

Halloween Carnival: Haunted houses, trail ride, trick or treating, games and food. Free. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday. Harbor Hall, 1190 Georgia Ave., Palm Harbor. 727-771-6000.

Spook-Tac-Ular Train Ride: Take a ride on a spooky train, or walk the scary trail. $8, $15 both. 7-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Oct. 28-29. Grand Concourse, 11919 Alric Pottberg Road, Shady Hills. 727-200-5000.

The Halloween Spooky Train offers a ride that is good for all ages. It will be open from 7 to 10 Oct. 21-22 and Oct. 28-29 at the Concourse on Alric Pottberg Road in Shady Hills.
The Halloween Spooky Train offers a ride that is good for all ages. It will be open from 7 to 10 Oct. 21-22 and Oct. 28-29 at the Concourse on Alric Pottberg Road in Shady Hills. [ MONICA MILLS | Monica Mills ]

Halloween Movie in the Park: Watch a screening of “Casper” (1995) (PG) (96 minutes), in which an afterlife therapist meets a friendly ghost. Free. 7-9 p.m. Friday. R.E. Olds Park, 107 Shore Drive W, Oldsmar. 813-749-1152.

Haunted River Tours: Listen to haunted storytellers as you take a 45-minute cruise through downtown Tampa. Starting at $30, $20 ages 2-12. Boats depart at 7, 8 and 9 p.m. Friday-Sunday and Oct. 27-30. Pirate Water Taxi, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. 813-390-3711.

UnDead in the Water: The American Victory Ship has been rendered powerless after an electric surge in the Bermuda Triangle. Most of the crew is mysteriously dead. Hear their stories of the survivors as you explore the ship’s cargo holds. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Oct. 27-29. Sparkman Wharf, 615 Channelside Drive, Tampa. 813-228-8766.

The Addams Family: Wednesday falls in love with a normal boy and Gomez must keep it a secret. $28, $15 students. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. St. Petersburg City Theatre, 4025 31st St. S, St. Petersburg. 727-866-1973.

Horsepower for Kids Fall Festival: Visit the farm for a petting zoo, pony rides, hay rides and a fire pit. $15. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and Oct. 29-30. 8005 Racetrack Road, Tampa. 813-855-8992.

Pumpkin Fest: Celebrate in the gardens with DJ dancing, pumpkin carving, games, scarecrow contest and a market. Free, pumpkins $10. Noon-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Florida Botanical Gardens, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. 727-582-2100.

Pint-Sized Pumpkin Party: Willy Wonka-themed event is geared towards children ages 7 and under. Kids participate in games, crafts, costume contest and a chocolate fountain. $10 child, $4 adult. 4 p.m. Saturday. Southwest Recreation Complex and Pool, 13120 Vonn Road, Largo. 727-518-3125.

Euclid/St. Paul Haunted Hike: A trail of spooky fun and skits. Go to espna.org for tickets. $8, $5 children. 6:15-8:30 p.m. Saturday. 13th Avenue N and 13th Street N, St. Petersburg.

Weeki After Dark: Beetlejuice: The gates open at 6:30 with photo ops and games available before the movie begins at 7:30 p.m. $10, 2 and younger free. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. 352-592-5656.

Brick or Treat Monster Party: Kids get to enjoy safe, neighborhood-style trick-or-treating. Also, see seasonal shows and LEGO characters. Included with admission. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and Oct. 29-30. Legoland Florida, One Legoland Way, Winter Haven. 877-350-5346.

Burlesque and cabaret performances are big this Halloween. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Burlesque and cabaret performances are big this Halloween. (AP Photo/John Locher) [ JOHN LOCHER | AP ]

Movie and Gingerbread Activity: Teens and Tweens are invited to build a haunted house out of graham crackers, frosting, and candy while watching a Halloween themed movie. Free 5 p.m. Oct. 26. St. Pete Beach Library, 365 73rd Ave., St. Pete Beach. 727-363-9238.

Halloween Bingo: Wear a costume for a night of Bingo with prizes, raffles, a stop by the Taqueria Emanuel Food Truck and a PG-13 costume contest. Benefits Hillsborough High School Rowing Club. $5. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26. C. 1949 Florida Beer Garden, 6905 N Orleans Ave., Tampa. 813-990-8883.

Halloween Havoc Rugby Tournament: A Halloween themed wheelchair rugby tournament for U.S. and international teams. Non-obstructing team costumes are encouraged. Benefits Wounded Warriors Abilities Ranch. $500 per team. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 28-29, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 30. Lesley “Les” Miller Jr. All People’s Community Park and Life Center, 6105 E Sligh Ave., Tampa.

Rhymes to Readers: Trick or Treat Parade: Costumed kids can have fun with Halloween themed stories, rhymes and songs before trick or treating in City Hall. Free. 11 a.m. Oct. 28. New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey. 727-853-1279.

Haunted Wharf: Sparkman Wharf celebrates Halloween with a party for all ages including dancing, live music by the Night Breakers (Saturday), a pirate jail, siren sea swing, haunted Tampa sign and a view of the haunted American Victory Ship. Free. 4-10 p.m. Oct. 28-29. 615 Channelside Drive, Tampa. 813-345-5881.

Trick or Treat Trail: Kids ages 1 to 13 can dress in their Halloween best and trick or treat around Largo City Hall. Free. 5:30 p.m. Oct. 28. Largo City Hall, 201 Highland Ave., Largo. 727-587-6740, ext. 5014.

St. Pete Murder House: Wordier Than Thou takes you on a tour of a home with a series of short, scary plays to learn about the hauntings and history of the St. Pete Murder House. $18. 6-9 p.m. Oct. 28-29. 1010 Alcazar Way S, St. Petersburg.

Howling Eve: Check out this Halloween event with plenty of tricks, treats, games and surprises. Free 6-9 p.m. Oct. 28. Countryside Recreation Center, 2640 Sabal Springs Drive, Clearwater. 727-562-4800.

TP_329945_ALLE_GUAVAWEEN (10/30/2010 Tampa)  Meet Victorian era spirits on a haunted tour of the Tampa Bay Hotel.
TP_329945_ALLE_GUAVAWEEN (10/30/2010 Tampa) Meet Victorian era spirits on a haunted tour of the Tampa Bay Hotel.

An Eerie Evening at the Tampa Bay Hotel: Period lighting and candles set the stage for Victorian horror stories brought to life. Visitors to Eerie Evening meet Victorian spirits, including Edgar Allen Poe, explore well known creepy tales of the 1800s, view early horror movies, and more. Comb through exhibit rooms to complete a scavenger hunt, then look into the future with a card reading. $35, $25 members. 6-9 p.m. Oct. 28-30. Henry B. Plant Museum, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. 813-258-7302.

Downtown Trick or Treating: Roads will be closed for children to safely trick or treat along Main St. and Broadway Ave. Participating merchants provide candy and trinkets. At 6:15 p.m., the Halloween parade starts at the Dunedin History Museum, then marches to Pioneer Park for an awards ceremony and a movie. Free. 6:15 p.m. Oct. 28. Downtown Dunedin, along Main Street, Dunedin. 727-298-3201.

Dade Haunted Event: “Those who dare” can follow Scout’s super spooky trail, or the faint at heart can take a kiddie trail. Includes games, crafts, a haunted cafe and puppet show. $5, 6 and younger free. 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 28. Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. 352-793-4781.

Paint and Popcorn: Grab a pre-stenciled canvas and some popcorn to paint and munch as you watch “Insidious.” House wine available. $30. 7-9:30 p.m. Oct. 28. 900 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.

Drive-Thru BOO!: Drive through haunted scenes around the Oldsmar Sports complex. All kids get a goodie bag. Free. 7-9 p.m. Oct. 28. 3120 Tampa Road, Oldsmar. 813-749-1152.

Credit:  20th Century Fox. 
1975's Rocky Horror Picture Show, starring Tim Curry, left, as Dr. Frank-N-Furter, Barry Bostwick as Brad Majors and Susan Sarandon as  Janet Weiss, the heroine, is making a come back this Halloween.
Credit: 20th Century Fox. 1975's Rocky Horror Picture Show, starring Tim Curry, left, as Dr. Frank-N-Furter, Barry Bostwick as Brad Majors and Susan Sarandon as Janet Weiss, the heroine, is making a come back this Halloween. [ 20th Century Fox ]

Halloween Hustle: Costumes are encouraged on this 5K run with prizes for best costumes and a Monster Bash after party. Benefits the Beaches Environmental Action Committee. $25-$40. 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 29. Sloppy Joe’s, 10650 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island. 727-367-1600.

Halloween Pet Parade: Dress your leashed pet in a costume and gather at the park for 9 a.m. registration. Parade steps off at 10 a.m. Prizes for most local flair, most unique, best executed and best animal/pet costume. $10. 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 29. Lazarillo Park, 224 DeBrazen Ave., St. Pete Beach.

Kids can do the Monster Mash with Morris the Explorasaurus at Great Explorations Children’s Museum.
Kids can do the Monster Mash with Morris the Explorasaurus at Great Explorations Children’s Museum. [ Great Explorations Children’s Museum ]

Great Eeks-plorations: Dress as your favorite characters and grab some candy. Find your way through a spider maze, observe a mad scientist, collect prizes in a scavenger hunt, dance with Morris the Explorasaurus, enter a costume “fashion show” and hear Halloween tales. $18, $12 members. 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 29. Great Explorations Children’s Museum, 1925 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg. 727-821-8992.

Fall Festival: A fall themed festival with dozens of food trucks, a petting zoo, pony rides, trunk-or-treat, stage shows and vendors. $7-$10. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 29-30. Tampa Premium Outlets, 2398 Grand Cypress Drive, Lutz. 727-674-1464.

Halloween Party: A party with Halloween movies, candy and a costume contest. 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Oct. 29. The Hookah Lounge, 2114 Drew St., Clearwater. 727-474-6028.

Trick or Treat Trail: A spooky walking trail has been set up behind the center. Come in costume for a contest with three prizes in each age group and a family bracket. Free. 4-7 p.m. Oct. 29. Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S, Gulfport. 727-893-1068.

Trunk or Treat: Eat your fill from a chili cook off while your costumed kids collect candy from trunks in the church parking lot. Free. 4-6 p.m. Oct. 29. First Presbyterian Church, 701 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. 727-822-2031.

Riverwalk Trick or Treat: Costumed children are invited to trick or treat at nearly 50 stations set up along the Riverwalk. Also, DJ dancing, food trucks, movies and costume contests for kids and pets. Free. 4-7 p.m. Oct. 29. Riverwalk, 601 Old Water St., Tampa. 813-738-1490.

Halloween Ride: Helmets are required and flashlights are recommended for a casual bike ride followed by a Halloween party. Free. 5-7 p.m. Oct. 29. Trek Bicycle Seminole, 11198 70th Ave., Seminole. 727-319-2453.

Parents Night Out: Parents can enjoy a night to themselves as kids go to a Halloween costume party with games, prizes and pizza. $35. 5-9 p.m. Oct. 29. Pro Karate Center, 843 CR 1, Palm Harbor. 727-734-9659.

Greater Pasco Chamber of Commerce Trunk or Treat: Bring your costumed kids to trick or treat from trunks on the lawn of the Chamber of Commerce building. Includes music and games. Free. 5-8 p.m. Oct. 29. 5443 Main St., New Port Richey. 727-842-7651.

Lighted Halloween Boat Parade: Area boaters decorate their boats for a Halloween themed illuminated boat parade. Good viewing available at the Sail Pavilion (6:30 p.m.), Davis Island and Channel Drive (6:45 p.m.) and Armature Works (7:15 p.m.). Benefits the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation. $100 boat entry, spectators free. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29. Sail Pavilion, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. 813-532-9530.

Halloween Carnevil: The Loading Dock turns into a CarnEvil with trick or treating, live music, drink specials and a costume contest for $500 cash. 7 p.m. Oct. 29. Crabby Bill’s, 401 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach. 727-595-4825.

NerdBrew’s Hallowversary Party: Includes unlimited movies, games, music, food and drink specials and a costume contest. $30. 7-11:30 p.m. Oct. 29. Look Dine-In Theaters and Lounge, 12332 University Mall Court, Tampa. 813-555-8042.

Halloween Movie in the Park: Bring a blanket for Tampa Theatre’s outdoor screening of “The Addams Family” (2019). Free. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29. Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. 813-274-8981.

Catch a screening of "The Addams Family" Oct. 29 in Curtis Hixon Park. [Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures] 2019 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc.  All Rights Reserved.
Catch a screening of "The Addams Family" Oct. 29 in Curtis Hixon Park. [Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures] 2019 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved. [ Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures ]

Halloween Party: Costumes are encouraged at this outdoor show with live music by Dead Set Florida and the Vanchetta Food Truck on site. $10, 10 and younger free. 8-11:30 p.m. Oct. 29. Cage Brewing, 2001 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. 727-201-4278.

Silent Party: Halloween: Grab a pair of headphones to dance the night away. Costumes optional. $15-$25. 9 p.m. Oct. 29. Aloft Hotel, 100 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. 855-335-1320.

Halloween 7.0: Kirky C and Supa Pudgie present this “ultimate Caribbean costume party” with prizes for best costumes. $20. 10 p.m.-3 a.m. Oct. 29. Dunn’s River Island Cafe, 11154 N 30th St., Tampa. 813-374-2093.

Halloween Glow Party: Kids can dance and play at this glow in the dark Halloween party with Princess Poppy and Celeste the Unicorn Princess. Includes face painting, a fashion show and refreshments. $35. 11 a.m.-noon Oct. 30. LaDee-Da Kids Spa, 2250 Florida 580, Clearwater. 727-301-1808.

Halloween Hullabaloo: Witches, ghosts, goblins and greyhounds unite for an afternoon Halloween party with a dog costume contest, vendors, food and drinks. No cover. Noon-3 p.m. Oct. 30. Crooked Thumb Brewery, 555 10th Ave. S, Safety Harbor. 727-724-5953.

Halloween Scavenger Hunt: Kids ages 12 and younger can hunt for treats hidden through out the store. Free. Noon-3 p.m. Oct. 30. Ikea, 1103 N 22nd St., Tampa. 888-888-4532.

Halloween on Central: The City of St. Petersburg shuts down The Grand Central District of Central Avenue for a giant pedestrian only Halloween party. The VFW turns into a haunted mansion for touring. Free. Noon-5 p.m. Oct. 30. VFW Post 39, 2599 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. 727-327-8109.

Once again Central Avenue closes down to traffic for the pedestrian only Halloween on Central in St. Petersburg on Oct. 30.
Once again Central Avenue closes down to traffic for the pedestrian only Halloween on Central in St. Petersburg on Oct. 30. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]

Haunted Halls Family Concert: Under the direction of Chelsea Gallo, the Florida Orchestra presents spooky pieces including Grieg’s In the Hall of the Mountain King, John Williams’ music from “Jaws” and “Superman,” selections from the “Nightmare Before Christmas” and much more. Dress in costume and come early to trick-or-treat and try out instruments at the Instrument Petting Zoo. $10-$20. 2 p.m. Oct. 30. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. 800-662-7286.

Paint or Treat?: Kids can collect treats and get their face painted while they paint a masterpiece. $32. 3-5 p.m. Oct. 30. Joe’s Palette, 900 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.

A Night at the Museum: Catch pirates, explorers, Florida pioneers and other creatures as you trick-or-treat through the museum galleries. Also includes a costume contest, photo opportunities, crafts, and games. $16.95, $14.95 seniors, $12.95 ages 4-17, 3 and younger free. 4-7 p.m. Oct. 30. Tampa Bay History Center, 801 Old Water St., Tampa. 813-228-0097.

Creature Feature: A series of Halloween themed movies. Free. Noon-7 p.m. Oct. 31. St. Pete Beach Library, 365 73rd Ave., St. Pete Beach. 727-363-9238.

Halloween Bash: Women Helping Others of Tampa Bay created this safe space for kids to stop by to grab candy, food, play games and do crafts. Free. 5-8 p.m. Oct. 31. Giddens Park, 5202 N 12th St., Tampa. 813-231-5284.

Trick or Treat: Downtown NPR: Safe trick or treating from area businesses. Get a free re-usable bag (while supplies last). Free-$13. 5-8 p.m. Oct. 31. Downtown New Port Richey, Main Street and Grand Boulevard, New Port Richey. 727-534-7481.

The Mad Scientists Laboratory: Dress as a scientist and get extra candy at this scavenger hunt in a museum decorated as a mad scientists laboratory. Free. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida, 109 N Fort Harrison Ave., Clearwater. 800-782-2878.

Family Fun Halloween: Enter a child friendly super hero themed center for a night of safe trick or treating, Halloween themed activities and games. Free. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 31. United for Human Rights Center, 29 N Fort Harrison Ave., Clearwater.

City of Pinellas Park Halloween Treat Trail: Kids can dress in costume and collect candy along the treat trail. Includes activities and a costume contest for prizes. Free. 6-9 p.m. Oct. 31. England Brothers Park, 5010 Dave McKay Way, Pinellas Park.

Fall Harvest Party: A fall-themed festival with bounce houses, games, hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy and other treats. Free. 6-8:30 p.m. Oct. 31. The Point Church, 1430 Belleair Road, Clearwater. 727-442-2661.

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