October is almost over! We want to make sure you take full advantage of this spooky season so we have the best things to do in Tampa Bay to satisfy the Halloween lovers. We also have something for your furry friends, date nights, and more. Keep reading to start planning the best weekend ever!
Don’t forget to check out our YouTube video at the end of this blog on the best fall activities in Tampa Bay!
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Armature Works has partnered with Rooftop Cinema Club to bring you back to the 1920’s with a drive-in movie experience!
Starting October 15th audiences can enjoy a mix of modern and classic films every day of the week, two showings per night. There will also be a full week of Halloween and horror favorites! Family screenings will take place at 7:30pm and there will be a second screening at 10pm for the night owls. You can also order food and drinks from Armature Works! You won’t want to miss this perfect, socially distant event.
🗓 OCT 15 – NOV 1 | 730PM & 10PM
📍 Armature Works
If you love the Tampa Riverwalk as much as we do, you need to check out this Halloween event. Starting Oct. 17 you’ll be able to enjoy a virtual, not-too-spooky Halloween scavenger hunt along the Riverwalk.
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 Nov. 1!
🗓 OCT 17 – NOV 1 | 8AM–5PM
📍 Tampa Riverwalk
Howl-O-Ween at Modern Paws
Pups love Howl-oween too which is why you need to take them to this event at Sparkman Wharf!
Make sure to bring out those doggie costumes because Modern Paws is partnering with Sparkman Wharf to hose their first ever Doggie Costume Contest. The categories will be best trick, best duo costume (you and your dog), and best costume. Register now because the first 50 pups to register will get a goody bag from Modern Paws. It’s going to be pawesome!
🗓 OCT 22 | 6PM-9PM
📍 Sparkman Wharf
Tampa Riverwalk Halloween Boat Parade
The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation and Friends of the Riverwalk have partnered together to bring you the first Halloween Boat Parade! Boats decorated in lights and decorations will be parading over the Tampa Bay area.
You can either register your boat to join them on the water or view everything on land. Once you register you’ll automatically be put into the “Compete for the best Boat” competition. The best part is that all proceeds raised from this event will go towards NPCF to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for pediatric cancer.
🗓 OCT 24 | 630PM-930PM
📍 Tampa Riverwalk
Are you a devoted pet parent? If so, did you know you can get expert pet care whenever you need it, right from your smartphone?! All you have to do is download the Petzey app and answer a few quick questions about your pet. Then, with just one tap, you can connect with a vet professional who can help. Your pet gets the care they deserve, and you get peace of mind. It’s a quick and easy way to get answers for any concerns you have involving your pet! Click the button below to get a FREE wellness check for your furry friend!
Staff Pick of the Week – Stefanie
I had the opportunity to attend the first Bucs home game with fans, and the experience was incredible. They’ve outdone themselves with making sure everyone practiced social distancing. There were arrows on the ground, zip tie on seats around yours to make sure no one sat near you, and they enforced wearing a face mask at all times (unless you’re actively eating and drinking, of course).
I not only felt safe, but I loved the feeling of not being so close to people that I could feel their sweat. If you can make it out to a game this season, I highly recommend it, and in the meantime, check out one of these local sports bars to catch a game at.
More Things to Do in Tampa Bay
Our favorite local market is back! Support local and small businesses at Heights Night Market every second Wednesday of the month from 5:30-9:30pm at Armature Works.
It’s time to let the dogs out at the grand opening of the brand new Barks Park. This dog park at the St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport provides fenced pet relief areas and an artificial anti-microbialturf park with an irrigation and draining feature. There’s also benches, hydration stations, trash receptacles, and dog waste bags. It’s doggo approved!
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