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Creatures of the Night and More Stuff to do in Tampa Bay this weekend

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Hey Tampa Bay! Are you ready for a weekend full of scares, fall events, and delicious food? If your answer is yes, keep reading for the best things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend!

Don’t forget to keep scrolling to check out our awesome giveaway on Twitter. Trust us, you don’t want to miss it!

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Creatures of the Night

Our favorite spooky, family-friendly event returns this week! There will be scares and unforgettable eerie frights for your little ones to enjoy. This year the theme is campfire tales and will feature several new outdoor experiences and scary characters.

This event will be modified with enhanced healthy and safety measures to ensure safe family fun. There will be limited capacity to make sure to get your tickets in advance!

Event Details
🗓 OCT 2 – 31 | 4PM – 10PM
📍 Zoo Tampa

Haunted River Tours

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. Captain Jack II will be running at 50% capacity. Do you dare join this haunted tour?

Event Details
🗓 Select Nights in October
📍 Pirate Water Taxi

Taste of the Beaches

Immerse yourself in local flavors and specialty dishes while visiting different communities and new restaurants at this years Taste of the Beaches. Plan the perfect, flavorful weekend for you and your family.

Some of the participating restaurants include Basil Leaf, Crabby Bill’s, Fresh Factory, Guppy’s on the Beach, RumFish Grill, and so much more. It’s the best way to support your local community while also enjoying delicious dishes.

Event Details
🗓 OCT 2 – 4
📍 Tampa Bay Beaches of Commerce


It’s October which means the best Oktoberfest events are here! Join Big Top Brewing Company for a celebration under the Big Top. They will be releasing their traditional marzen “Bigtoberfest” in cans and on draft!
Sunshine Grill will also be there offering a selection of German food items. Get a Big Top Stein for $20 and enjoy $10 refills of their marzen while listening to Twinkle perform live from 7-10pm.

Event Details
🗓 OCT 3 | 5PM – 10PM
📍 Big Top Brewing Company

The Joe Show

Did you know you can check out 93.3FLZ on your smart speaker, making it even easier to wake up with Tampa Bay’s newest morning show, The Joe Show!

Giveaway Alert!

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We’ve partnered up with City of Tampa and Burger Culture in celebration of Small Business Week, to give one lucky Twitter follower a $50 gift card to Burger Culture. If you want to enter, check out the contest rules in our Twitter post and good luck! Giveaway winner will be announced on 9/30

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The Sunken Gardens are 4 acres of botanical gardens, located in the Historic Old Northeast neighborhood of St. Petersburg, Florida. They have existed for more than a century, and are one of the oldest roadside tourist attractions in the United States. 

At The Sunken Gardens you can see tons of different wildlife like cockatoos, parrots, butterflies, koi fish and flamingos – there is even a small bench located right in front of their pond where you can sit and a relaxing moment.

There are so many unique picturesque spots throughout the entire gardens so make sure to bring your camera! Admission is only $12 for adults $10 for seniors and $6 for children under 18. We had such a blast and can’t wait to go back.

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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 social.

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