Select nights Sept. 21 – Oct. 31, face horror's most terrifying creatures in the flesh at Universal Orlando Resort. Explore all-new haunted houses, scare zones, spooky live entertainment and more. Halloween Horror Nights 22 features Alice Cooper, Penn & Teller, Silent Hill and AMC's The Walking Dead. BUY TICKETS
Ghouls and goblins gather for a bewitching Halloween spooktacular at Walt Disney World. Guests of all ages are encouraged come in costume and trick-or-treat around the Magic Kingdom. Plus, following Mickey's Boo-to-You Parade this year is the all-new Not-So-Scary Street Jam. BUY TICKETS
Busch Garden's Halloween celebration includes haunted houses, scare zones, roller coasters in the dark and spooky live shows. Thursday event stay open until 1 a.m. while Friday and Saturday events are open until 2 a.m. Not recommended for small children. BUY TICKETS
An ocean of Halloween fun for all ages awaits you at SeaWorld Orlando. Put on your Halloween costume and stop by for special Halloween shows, a sea of sweet treats, and lots of fun, family-friendly spookiness. Best of all, it's all included with regular admission to SeaWorld Orlando. BUY TICKETS
Enjoy safe and family-friendly festivities at Legoland Florida's Halloween celebration. Trick-or-treat along the brick-or-treat trail, build your own Lego models, take your picture with the world's largest Lego jack-o'-lantern and win prizes in an all-kids Halloween costume contest. BUY TICKETS
Creep around ZooBoo for a ghoulish good time for all. The event is family-friendly with attractions that range in "scare factor," including haunted houses, trails, displays, lights, music, night rides and more. BUY TICKETS
Halloween at Homosassa Springs Friday, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m.
Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park, 4150 S. Suncoast Blvd, Homosassa
The Pepper Creek Trail will be transformed into a trail of haunting scenarios for a Haunted Tram ride. There will also be a haunted house for children, a Halloween costume contest, clowns and face painting. Suggested donations are $5, $3 for children 11 and younger tram ride, and $2 for the haunted house.
Haunted Halloween Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m.
Crystal River Preserve State Park, 3266 N. Sailboat Ave, Crystal River
Enjoy a terrifying tram tour, a creepy fun house, pirate-themed boat trip and more. Children's activities will be available on Saturday from 4-6 p.m. Tickets are $5.
Third Annual Trunk or Treat Friday, Oct. 25 from 5:30-8 p.m.
Nature Coast EMS Administration Building, 3876 W. Country Hill Dr., Lecanto
This family-friendly event features music, games, candy, trunk or treat, haunted hallways and a scary haunted room for older children. The event is free and open to the public.
Haunted House Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26 at 6 p.m.
Hernando Heritage Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville
Tour the haunted house with cobwebs, tealights and spooky sounds. Children's games will be outdoor and light refreshments available. Cost is $5 to tour the haunted house. Free admission.
Farm Fall Festival Oct. 26-27 at 11 a.m.
Horse Power for Kids, 8005 Racetrack Road, Tampa
An event celebrating the arrival of fall with activities for children, including hayrides, pony rides, face painting, pumpkin patch, train rides, a bonfire and a scarecrow contest. Admission is $10. Children under 12 months free.
Fantasma Fest Oct. 24-26, various
Various locations around Ybor City
On Thursday, taken part in the Fantasma Feast, which will be a Tapas Trail through Ybor City's restaurants. Lanyards are $10. On Friday, put on your best zombie face and join the zombie crawl. Makeup will be available at the Dirty Shame starting at 4 p.m. Later that night, local writers, historians and celebrities will read ghost stories at the Creative Loafing Space starting at 7 p.m. On Saturday at 11 a.m., kids can get dressed up for a Little Monsters Promenade, then choose a free pumpkin to decorate. At 3 p.m., watch as teams drag wheeled beds down Seventh Avenue. At 6 p.m. enjoy local music while sampling craft beers, and at 9 p.m. the annual Guavaween kicks off at Centro Ybor with a costum contest.
Guppyween Sunday, Oct. 27 from 4-8 p.m.
Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa
Roam the aquarium while dressed in costumes and trick-or-treat from tank-to-tank among more than 20,000 sea creatures.
C.A.R.E.'s Boo Bash Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Critter Adoption and Rescue Effort, 1528 27th St. SE, Ruskin
The no-kill shelter is hosting an event for pets and their owners. Pets will compete in a costume contest, owners will bring jack-o-lantern masterpieces and prizes will be given to the most impressive candidates. There will also be a bake sale, raffles and vendor tables. For more information visit careshelter.org.
Pumpkin Festival and Corn Maze Oct. 26-27 at 9 a.m.
Hunsader Farms, 5500 CR 675, Bradenton
This fall-themed festival has more than 100 craft booths, live country music, pumpkin games, hayrides, a seven-acre corn maze, a petting zoo, chainsaw sculpting and more. Admission is $8 for adults and free for children 12 and under, although some activities and games have an additional charge.
Wild-O-Ween Oct. 26-27 from 2-7 p.m.
Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary, 7101 Palmer Blvd., Sarasota
Family fun includes visiting with the habitat's animals, petting zoo, music, a children's costume contest, face painting and games. Mia the liger will be featured in a special big cat show. Admission for adults is $15, children 12 and under will be admitted for $5. The proceeds will be used to support day-to-day operations at the habitat.
Haunted Angelus House Sept. 27-Nov. 2 on Friday-Sunday
12413 Hudson Ave., Hudson
This event features a main haunted house, a haunted hayride, a 40-foot haunted pirate ship and a one-mile haunted trail. Funds raised benefits the Angelus House residents, as well as Pasco County schools and the sheriff's holiday food drive. Tickets are available at 36haunt.com.
Mall-O-Ween Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m.
Gulf View Square, 9409 U.S. 19, Port Richey
Children of all ages are invited to trick-or-treat in a safe and climate-controlled environment. In addition, guests are invited to participate in a costume contest in Yancy Street Comics. A purchase is required at Chik-fil-A to take part in the contest.
19th Annual Halloween Spooktacular Saturday, Oc. 26 from 12-6 p.m.
Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Dr., Largo
Families can walk the free trick-or-treat trail from 12-4 p.m. and enjoy games, music, concessions, bounce houses, slides and more. Event wristbands cost $5 in advance for recreation card holders and $6 for non-card holders. All wristbands purchased the day of the event are $7.
St. Petersburg Fire and Rescue Haunted House Saturday, Oct. 26 from 6-9:30 p.m.
Fire Station #7, 6975 Dr. MLK St. N, St. Petersburg (near Fossil Park)
Admission is free with a donation for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. (Donation not required.) This event features carnival games, a hay ride, bounce houses, a chili tasting, a DJ with music as well as the haunted fire house.
Newton's Haunts Oct. 25-26 at 7:30 p.m.
5600 Newton Ave. S, Gulfport
Two haunted houses at one location benefit two separate causes. The Side Show Massacre benefits Fire Explorers post 945 and 13 Hallows benefits local animal shelters. Haunted houses are not suitable for children and no one under 13 will be admitted without a parent. Admission is $2 per house.
Haunted Cemetery Oct. 25-27, 31 at 7-10 p.m.
Hellview Cemetery, 510 49th Ave. N. St. Petersburg
Hellview Cemetery is a free local haunted attraction stationed in St. Petersburg, Florida. What started as a simple yard haunt has become a featured event that no Halloween should be without. Donations welcome and will benefit local children's charities.
Halloween in the Park Oct. 25-26 at 6 p.m.
Honeymoon Island State Park, 1 Causeway Blvd, Dunedin
The state park gets spooky with a Western-themed haunted house and a scary trail through the woods. The child-friendly area features games, face painting, fortune-tellers, bungee jump and story telling. Admission is $10 per carload (includes 10 game tickets). Benefits the Friends of the Island Parks.
Halloween Happening Saturday, Oct. 26 from 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Highlander Park, 1920 Pinehurst Rd., Dunedin
This family-friendly event features child-focused games and crafts, bounce houses, spooky storytelling and a costume contest. Tickets for Boo in the Zoo are $5. Hayride tickets are $5 (and riders must be 8 or older). Wristbands for all game booths, crafts, inflatables, the costume contest and Boo in the Zoo is $10. Concessions are available and parking is $5.
Witchstock Saturday, Oct. 26 from 3 p.m. to 12 a.m.
The Witch's Brew Cafe, 1219 Florida Ave., Palm Harbor
This annual Halloween themed event features live music and costume contests for pets, kids and adults.
TASCO Field of Screams Thursday, Oct. 24 through Sunday, Oct. 27 from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Boyd Hill Environmental Studies Area, 2900 31st St. S, St. Petersburg
Voted the #1 scare in Tampa Bay and featuring "The Asylum." Navigate through dark woods, flee through cemeteries and try to get through the "No Way Out" maze. Not suitable for children and parental discretion is advised. Tickets are $10 for 18 and under, $15 for 19 and over.
Town of Kenneth City Family Fright Fest Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Community Center, 4600 58th St. N, Kenneth City
Come see the "Hauntd Hall" and enjoy a safe, fun evening with refreshments and candy for the kids, a live band and a fire show. The park will be open during the events for kids to play. Click here for more information.
Haunted Hangar Oct. 1-31, opens at 1 p.m.
Fantasy of Flight, 1400 Broadway Blvd. SE, Polk City
Talk a walk through the spooky side of Fantasy of Flight with eerie stories of aviation lore, including the famous Lost Squadron and Lindbergh's phantom companions. Included with admission to Fantasy of Flight.
Halloween Harvest Festival Thursday, Oct. 24 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
This event will feature a Monster Mash dance party at the city park at 5:30 p.m., a costume contest at 6:30 p.m. at the band stage for ages 0-10, cloggers, a monster truck display, race cares, food, and trick-or-treating.
Polk County Haunted Jail Tour Oct. 25-26, from 6-11:30 p.m.
Polk County Jail, 455 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow
The event features a kid-friendly trick-or-treat offered from 6-8 p.m. each night of the event. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be on sale every night. Admission is a $5 donation with proceeds benefiting the United Way of Central Florida.
Halloween Parade and Carnival Thursday, Oct. 24 at 4 p.m.
Downtown Bartow, ending at Mosaic Park
The parade, which is sponsored by the Crickette Club of Bartow, will start at 4 p.m. and will make its way through downtown before ending at Mosaic Park. The carnival will get underway at the park after the parade and continue to 9 p.m.
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