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8+ Best Halloween Events in Tampa Bay

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We’re creepin’ it real this Halloween with the best things to do in Tampa Bay. Whether you like to be spooked, want to have a hauntingly good time with the family, or are looking for some BOOze, we have compiled a list of the best Halloween events in Tampa Bay.

Read on to start planning your spooktacular season of scares.

Are you ready to scream? If your answer is YES, then you need to check out this annual outdoor Halloween attraction. And no, it’s not too early to be celebrating this spooky holiday. From now until the end of October enjoy 8 attractions, including the new Bloodwater Bayou. You can also enjoy Bonzo’s Beer Garden, Blackpool Prison, Dead Woods, and so much more. 

🗓 Select Nights SEPT 10 – OCT 31
📍Scream-A-Geddon

It’s officially spooky season! What better way to celebrate than by heading to Busch Gardens for their annual Howl-O-Scream?! You’ll be able to enjoy a night of scares starting now through Halloween. The event will feature eight scare zones with nowhere to hide from zombies, deranged clowns, werewolves, and new creatures. There will also be THREE new haunted houses this year! 

🗓 Select Nights SEPT 2 – NOV 1
📍 Busch Gardens

Rabbit Hole Escape Games

If you’re a family that likes a little bit of a challenge, you’ll love Rabbit Hole Escape Games. You’ll have 60-75 minutes to complete a goal by solving clues and puzzles. The games are multi-room and interactive to ensure a memorable experience for everyone.

From now through October 31st, they’re offering a Spooky Halloween add-on (just $3 per booking) which provides some fun, yet mild scares.

 

🗓 Now – OCT. 31
📍 Rabbit Hole Escape Games

Our favorite spooky, family-friendly event returns this week! There will be scares and unforgettable eerie frights for your little ghouls and goblins to enjoy. This year’s event features Night Shadow, a dream master who brings dreams to life from the fun and whimsical to the spooky and nightmarish!

🗓  Weekends in October & October 28  | 4PM – 10PM
📍 Zoo Tampa

If you love the Tampa Riverwalk as much as we do, you need to check out this Halloween event. Starting Oct. 16 you’ll be able to enjoy a virtual, not-too-spooky Halloween scavenger hunt along the Riverwalk that you can play at anytime!

Solve riddles, puzzles, tasks, and explore the beautiful Riverwalk in this safe and fun Halloween activity for all ages. This event is free to the public. All you have to do is download the Mobile Adventures app to participate. You can play any time through Halloween!

🗓 OCT 16 – 31
📍 Tampa Riverwalk

All aboard the Pirate Water Taxi for a hauntingly good time on the water. On select nights in October guests will be treated to two dead-lightful docents who will be your entertainment for the night. They will be telling you spooky stories of Tampa’s past! This is a 45-minute cruise along the Hillsborough River. Beer, wine, soda, and water will be available for purchase on the ship.

🗓 Every Weekend in October
📍 Pirate Water Taxi

You don’t want to miss Tampa’s only nautical haunted attraction. Go through multiple decks of this historic WWII cargo ship and avoid being eaten by infected zombie stowaways. Do you have what it takes to survive?

🗓 OCT 2 – 31 | 7:30PM – 9:30PM
📍 American Victory Ship & Museum

Enjoy a day of games, activities, bounce houses, food, and more. The parking lot will be set up for trunk or treat. Kids can go from trunk to trunk to get their Halloween treats.

🗓 OCT 24 | 5PM – 8PM
📍 Tarpon Springs Community Center

Halloween isn’t canceled! Kids can still get a bag full of goodies while remaining socially distant at this year’s drive-o-ween. Stay in your car as you drive through decorated areas and at the end of the drive receive a bag full of candy!

🗓 OCT 30 | 6PM-8PM
📍 Largo Central Park

More Spooky Events

For more of the best Halloween events in Tampa Bay, search #BooNATION on the UNATION app or website. We’re constantly updating it with the best Halloween events we find.

Don’t forget to also tag us in all of your spooky pics @StuffToDoInTampaBay! We love seeing you have a hauntingly good time.

Natalie Monzon

Natalie Monzon

Natalie is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Orlando City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Orlando area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinOrlando on InstagramFacebook, and YouTube.

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