The Greater Tampa Bay area is famous for its Halloween activities. Events are happening across our area for kids and adults of all ages. If popping popcorn and watching a horror flick at home doesn’t get you into the Halloween spirit, here are some local ways to get out and about for a boo-tastic adventure.
October – Nightly – Central Florida is boasting mega-theme-park adventures at Busch Garden’s Howl-O-Scream through Oct. 28 as well as Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando through Nov. 3. Visit park websites for details about the haunted attractions.
October 19-31 – Nightly – The Tampa Theater’s annual “Nightmare on Franklin Street” offers 13 nights of very scary movies this year. In addition to your favorite classic horror films and Halloween movies, the venue will feature nightly ghost tours and special guests.
October 27 – 10 p.m. – Enjoy “Downtown After Dark – Halloween in the City” this year for a wild night out in downtown Tampa. Once again, downtown bar venues will feature DJs, costume contests, and a variety of scary themes at each venue.
Oct. 6-28 – Nightly Friday and Saturdays – Visit Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa for “Creatures of the Night” with all new Halloween activities and animal shows for kids of all ages. Visit www.lowryparkzoo.org for information.
Oct. 26 – 5 p.m. – Downtown Dunedin will close roads to allow local merchants to pass out free treats to children. Participants will display orange pumpkin decals along Main Street and Broadway Avenue.
Oct. 27 – 11 a.m – Families and pets in costumes will once again enjoy trick-or-treating, fun contests, and free activities at the 10th Annual “Halloween in the Village” in Davis Island.
Oct. 31 – 4:30 p.m. – Safety Harbor will host “Halloween on Main,” as local businesses along Main Street join together in offering a safe trick-or-treat zone for kids.
Oct. 31 – 6 p.m. – Of course, households in wonderful neighborhoods from Carrollwood to South Tampa will be handing out candies to children going door-to-door for special treats in lieu of tricks.
This is just the shortlist. There are countless other parties, events, and trick-or-treating options in Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco counties. Simply grab a cape or a mask and hit the streets to celebrate Halloween around the Tampa area.
We love to see our customers enjoying spooktacular activities around our region. Contact Dick and Karla Nielsen at 813-294-5786 for more information about neighborhoods, home buying, investing, and home selling throughout the Tampa area and Florida.