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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 28

Kings of Leon: The Grammy Award-winning rockers tour in support of their seventh studio album, Walls. Dawes opens. 7 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $32.50-$89.50. (813) 740-2446.

Cantina Halloweena: Red Mesa combines Dia de los Muertes with Halloween for one giant party with live music. The party goes on until 3 a.m. 9 p.m., Red Mesa Cantina, 128 Third St. S, St. Petersburg. No cover. (727) 896-8226.

Haunted Block Party: Park and Rec, the Avenue and Proper Kitchen and Cocktails combine for one giant Halloween block party. 21 and older only. The party runs until 3 a.m. 9 p.m., The Avenue, 330 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $5. (727) 851-9531.

Downtown After Dark: Halloween in the City: Four venues wrap up four differently themed parties into one big Halloween event. Themes include "The Exorcist: Mad House" Party" (Anise Gloval Gastrobar), "Day of the Dead Glow Party" (Spain), "1, 2 Freddie's Coming For You" (Jerk Hut) and "Dance Party of Gone Legends" (Pokeys). Choose one or hop to all four. The party goes until 2 a.m. 10 p.m., Anise Global Gastrobar, 777 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. $15 one venue, $35 full access. (813) 447-8538.

Rocky Horror Picture Show: Dress as your favorite character, or just come in fishnets and a corset, and join the cast of Hell on Heels for a shadowcast presentation of the cult classic Rocky Horror Picture Show. 11 p.m., Centro Ybor 10, 1600 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $8. (813) 778-2940.

Hillsborough County Fair: Harvest of midway rides. 10 a.m., Hillsborough County Fairgrounds, Corner of Sydney Washer Road and Hwy 60, Brandon. $7, $5 students, $4 seniors, 5 and younger free. (813) 737-3247.

St. Petersburg International Folk Fair: Villages representing various countries. 10 a.m., Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $10, $6 students, 5 and younger free. (727) 522-1896.

John's Pass Seafood Festival: More than 100 seafood options. 10 a.m., John's Pass Village and Boardwalk, 150 John's Pass Boardwalk, Madeira Beach. Free (food/drink additional). Toll-free 1-877-412-2675.

Farm Fall Festival: An event celebrating the arrival of Fall with activities primarily for children. 11 a.m., Horse Power for Kids, 8005 Race Track Road, Tampa. $12, 1 and younger free. (813) 855-8992.

Halloween Spooktacular: Dress up in your favorite costume and join the fun at the annual Spooktacular with an enormous trick-or-treat path (closes at 4 p.m.). Noon, Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, Largo. Free, $7-$10 wristband, $5 additional each trampoline/pony ride/zip line. (727) 587-6740, ext. 5014.

Hauntoberfest: The beer garden transforms into a haunted "Asylum" walk. Noon, Arkane Aleworks, 2480 East Bay Drive, Largo. Free, $5 unlimited tours (food/drink additional). (727) 270-7117.

Dali and Beyond Film Series: Dracula: In honor of Halloween, this portion features Bram Stoker's Dracula. 1 p.m., Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 823-3767.

Tampa Pig Jig: This year's concert and BBQ fundraising event will have a little bit of country and a little bit of soul with headliners Justin Moore and Americana-soul revivalists Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats. Benefits NephCure Kidney International. 1 p.m., Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. $40, $175 VIP. (813) 224-0444.

Fall Festival: A family-friendly festival with a pumpkin toss. 3 p.m., The Ale and The Witch, 111 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Free (food/games additional). (704) 310-1450.

Monster Beach Mash: A haunted beachfront carnival. 5 p.m., Beach Bar, 7700 Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa. $10. (813) 281-8900.

Dunedin Halloween Happenings: The haunted fun includes "Boo in the Zoo" trick-or-treat house for preschoolers, carnival games, bounce houses, costume contest and hayrides. 5:30 p.m., Highlander Park, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. $10 wristband; $5 hayride. (727) 812-4530.

TASCO Field of Screams: Carnival of Chaos: This 12th 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. 7 p.m., Boyd Hill Environmental Studies Area, 2900 31st St. S, St. Petersburg. $10 advance, $15 day of. (727) 892-5060.

Gulfport Monster Mash: Dress in a costume for this spooky Halloween dance. 7 p.m., Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. S, Gulfport. $15. (727) 893-1244.

A Nightmare on Franklin Street: Block Party: A Nightmare on Franklin Street gains this giant block party with live music and DJ's on three stages, drink service and a costume contest for sexiest, best male, best group and best couples costumes. $10 and up. Call (813) 786-1300. 8 p.m., On Franklin Street, between Tyler and Cass streets, Tampa. Price varies by event..

BooFest: Creative costumes abound at Blur's party with $3,000 in cash prizes for best costumes and dancing to music by DJ Louis. 9 p.m., Blur, 325 Main St., Dunedin. $10. (727) 210-2783.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Glow Golfing: You'd think it would be hard to golf in the dark, but it's easy to keep track of your ball after you insert a glow stick into it. Golfers will chase what look like tiny prisms down the waterfront course lit by glow sticks in this nine-hole scramble. 6:45 p.m., Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis, 10315 Paradise Blvd., Treasure Island. $25, $80 foursome. (727) 360-6062.

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Find a full list of Halloween events at tampabay.com/holiday.

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