TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa will be hosting spooky events throughout the Halloween season, you can check out a few of the exciting and haunting experiences for this upcoming month below.

Haunted River Tours 

  • Pirate Water Taxi along the Hillsborough River turns creepy, with a ghoul at the wheel you’ll hear ghost stories, get a spooky treat and make a stop under a bat bridge.
  • Select nights from October 5th - October 28th 
  • Tampa Convention Center - Pirate Water Taxi Home Dock: Stop #7

For ticket sales and details, click here.

Movies in the Park - Monster House

  • Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for an outdoor screening of the spooktacular film, Monster House! Food trucks and concessions will be on site.
  • October 6th & 7th from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Water Works Parks Tampa 

Seal Swim School's Pumpkin Patch & Family Fun Festival 

  • Child friendly pumpkin patch that is free and open to the public for the entire month of October, take advanatge of all the great picture spots!
  • Pumpkin Patch open the entire month of October / Family Fun Festival, October 13th from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Lutz and South Tampa locations

For location details and event info, click here.

13 Ugly Men Halloween Party

  • These "ugly" men sure know how to party with three floors offering new tricks and treats, DJ dancing and a light show making the 10th annual Halloween party a "Party with a Purpose."
  • October 26th starting at 8:00 pm
  • Ybor's Cuban Club 

For event details, RSVP list and ticket sales, click here.

Sesame Street Halloween Kids' Weekends 

  • The weekends events at Busch Gardens feature animal encounters, hay bale maze, trick or treating and candy stations. There will also be parades and dance parties featuring Sesame Street favorites like Elmo, Cookie Monster and Big Bird all dressed in their Halloween finery.
  • Saturdays & Sundays October 6th - 28th from 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • Busch Gardens, Tampa 

For tickets, click here.

Sylvan Ramble Lights - Halloween Light Show

  • Visit Sylvan Ramble Lights, the only haunted mansion outfitted with Halloween lights that dance to music
  • October 19th from 8:00 - 8:20 pm
  • Located at Sylvan Ramble Lights, 4412 W Sylvan Ramble St. Tampa, FL 33609

A Nightmare on Franklin Street

  • The annual series at Tampa Theatre features horror films, family friendly spooky movies, creepy cult favorites, ghastly ghost tours and other surprises. 
  • Lineup begins Ocotber 19th and ending October 31st
  • Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St., Tampa, FL 33602

For show times, film, events and ticket sales, click here.

Guavtober 2018

  • Tampa's newest, and biggest, Halloween inspired pub crawl in Seminole Heights/West Tampa
  • October 19th - October 20th from 8:00 pm - 1:00 am
  • Location: Seminole Heights, Tampa, FL 33604

For more details, click here.


  • The Landing Bar & Grill is Barking Mad over the Paw-Tastic NEW Event for a cause, 100% of Proceeds benefit 4 Lucky Dogs Pet Rescue. Fur Baby Fun Event for Everyone
  • October 20th from 1:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Location: The Landing Bar & Grill, 4351 Lynx Pa Trl, Valrico, FL 33586


  • Grab your friends, family, fall boots or favorite costume and join us for local brews, music, games, fall-themed food, a pumpkin patch & kids activities including bounce houses, face painting, balloon artists and more
  • October 20th from 2:00 - 7:00 pm // FREE Admission
  • Westshore Plaza Tampa, FL 33609

Trick or Treat with the Greeks

  • Family friendly event hosted by the USF Center for Student Involvement & Fraternity/Sorority Life
  • October 25th from 5:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Located at USF Greek Village, the northeast area of campus, south of Fletcher Ave.

For more information, click here.

Miss Anita’s Halloween Extravaganza

  • Costume contest, crafts, movie trivia, dish of dirt buffet and prizes will all be available
  • October 26th from 6:30 - 8:30 pm, price is $15/person
  • Located at 11811 N. Armenia Ave, Tampa, FL

To see the facebook event, click here.

Halloween Comicfest

  • Comic book stores across America give away free comics and host “the greatest costume contest ever”
  • October 27th, during store hours
  • Locations can be found on their website, click here and go to “Find A Shop”

Downtown After Dark: Halloween In The City V

  • It's a night of "Pure Imagination" ft the best of House and EDM
  • October 27th -October 28th from 10:00 pm - 2:00 am
  • 302 E. Kennedy Blvd Tampa, FL 33617

For ticket sales and details, click here.


  • Kids can put on their trick-or-treat costumes and come to the Florida Aquarium for children’s entertainment, lots of goodies and all the galleries.
  • October 27th - October 28th from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • The Florida Aquarium, Tampa

For ticket sales, click here

90s Halloween Throwback Party

  • Tampa is throwin' it back to the 90s, get dressed up and celebrate your 90s fever with this adult friendly event 
  • October 27th - 28th from 10:00 pm - 2:00 am
  • Spain Restaurant and Toma Bar, 513 N Tampa St, Tampa, FL 33602 

For ticket sales and details, click here

The Big Monsters Bed Race - Fantasma Fest Production

  • Brave thrill seekers will race their homemade beds on wheels down 7th Avenue in a drag race style tournament
  • October 28th from 3:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Located in Centro Ybor, 1600 East 8th Ave. Tampa, FL 33605

For more details and ticket options, click here.

March of the Pumpkin King

  • The fictional character leads floats through Ybor City in this parade down Seventh Avenue. 
  • October 29th starting at 7:00 pm
  • Ybor City Historic District 

To see the FaceBook event with more details, click here.

Salsa World Wednesdays Halloween Bash 

  • Salsa & Bachata lovers, Come out and for our Heroes & Villains Halloween Bash with Special Guest DJ Soltrix and Jorge Alberto from Ritmo Urbano Dance School!
  • October 31st - November 1st from 8:30 pm - 2:00 am 
  • The Round Up, 10051 West Hillsborough Ave, Tampa, FL 33615

To register for this event, click here


  • 21+ Halloween Party
  • October 31st - November 1st from 9:00 pm - 3:00 am
  • Franklin Manor, 912 North Franklin St., Tampa, FL 33602

For PROMO CODE and ticket info, click here.