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Howl-O-Scream and More Stuff to do in Tampa Bay

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Why not welcome the first week of fall with some amazing events? There are so many things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend! Trust us, you don’t want to miss out.

There are so many amazing things happening in Tampa Bay. Make sure to keep scrolling down to see our Staff Pick of the Week and What’s New section! 

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Howl-O-Scream

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 September 25th through November 1st.

This years production will be looking a little different including significantly enhanced health and safety measures. The event will be focusing on open-air scare zones and entertainment, limited capacity admission, and physical distancing. Protective face coverings will also be required.

If you want a night of fun and scares, this is the event you need to go to!

Event Details
🗓 Select Nights SEPT 25 – NOV 1
📍 Busch Gardens

Get ready for the best vintage shopping experience coming this weekend. Vendors will be bringing in unique finds just for you. There will be so many amazing vintage treasure so be ready to hunt!

There will be 17 vendors with so many fabulous pieces for you to discover. For your safety and the safety of others, masks are required and always try to social distance.

Event Details
🗓 SEPT 25-27 | 9AM-5PM
📍 Vintage Roost

Sparkman Wharf announces their first ever drive-in AND boat-in experience happening this Saturday! Whether you’re on wheels or on water you’ll get to enjoy the classic flick, Overboard!

Registration for the drive-in portion is required but if you’re viewing from the water just pull your boat up to the Wharf, toss your anchor, and enjoy! It’s a unique event on Tampa’s channelside that you don’t want to miss!

Event Details
🗓 SEPT 26 | 7PM-9PM
📍 Sparkman Wharf

15th Annual Sunscreen Film Festival

This one is for the movie lovers! The 15th Annual Sunscreen Film Festival is happening this weekend in St. Pete. It offers the best in independent films, fun parties, great workshops, and mixing and mingling with the best and brightest filmmakers!

There’s so much to do! Enjoy inspiring films, party down at the red carpet on opening night, enjoy the awards ceremony and the karaoke after party, be part of some top notch workshops. It’s the perfect event for film junkies!

Event Details
🗓 SEPT 24-27
📍 AMC Sundial 20

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We love a good neighborhood sports bar and Social House is that and so much more. They have craft cocktails to enjoy, comfort food to grub on, and TV’s that play the games so you can watch our favorite Tampa teams kill it!

Staff Pick of the Week - Giovanna

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An absolute staple spot in Tampa Bay that you have to check out if you haven’t already is Oxford Exchange. Oxford Exchange has delicious food, coffee, tea, and more. Pretty much anything you order from here will not disappoint. Not to mention, the aesthetic is killer and you can grab your best IG pics from here! 

If you aren’t in the mood to have a sit down meal, you can always grab a cup of coffee or tea to go and explore their shopping area. There is anything from books to home decor and it is the perfect place to find your next gem to take home and beautify your living space. Come hungry and don’t forget your wallet if you’re planning on taking a trip to Oxford Exchange anytime soon!

More Things to Do in Tampa Bay

What's New

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We are so excited to hear that Tampa’s Riverwalk will be expanding! The city was awarded $24 million to extend the west side of the Riverwalk North and connect neighborhoods around the city. The complete project will connect three neighborhoods on the west side of the Hillsborough River to the downtown community. We can’t wait to see the end result!

With our favorite teams back on the field, we will be keeping you updated on all of the games and highlights. Follow us on Instagram where every Wednesday we will be telling you about the 5 best places to watch the Buccaneers play!  Make sure to follow along so you don’t miss out.

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If you’re looking for a new breakfast and brunch spot look no further. Bacon Bitch is coming to St. Pete! They will be occupying the space that used to be Bodega on Central Avenue. The full service restaurant will serve classic American breakfast and brunch inspired by a love for bacon.

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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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