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Tampa Presents Sinister Trails, Haunted Houses, Concerts, Pumpkin Patches, and an Array of Entertainment. Find out where to go!



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Discover why Tampa is the ultimate Halloween destination! Experience a plethora of frightfully delightful fall festivals and immerse yourself in the eerie atmosphere of our curated list of spooky, scary, and fun Halloween events happening across the city.

Howl O Scream
September 8-October 31
7pm-park close
10165 N McKinley Drive

Get ready to be terrified at Busch Gardens® Howl-O-Scream®! This thrilling event is back and ready to take over the entire park with spooky haunted houses, terrifying scare zones, and chilling shows. Brace yourself for unspeakable horror lurking in every dark corner, even on the pulse-pounding thrill rides. Howl-O-Scream is raising the fear factor to new heights, so once you step inside, fear becomes your only companion.

September 8-November 4
Opens at 7pm
Tickets starting at $31.95
27839 Saint Joe Rd, Dade City

6 thrilling attractions in one location at Scream-A-Geddon. Indulge in delectable food and heart-pounding thrills. Explore a spine-chilling 3D scare zone and unleash your inner zombie hunter in a thrilling paintball field. Don’t forget to visit the Monster Midway food area for a bite to eat and relax at Bonzo’s Beer Garden.

UNDead in the Water
September 22-30; October 6-7, 13-14, 19-21, 26-28
Times and tickets on sale soon
705 Channelside Dr

Experience the ultimate authentic nautical haunted attraction in Tampa – UNDead in the Water. Step on board a historic WWII cargo ship and brace yourself for a spine-chilling adventure across multiple decks. Are you fearless enough to survive? Please note, due to its intense and scary atmosphere, we advise against bringing children under the age of 11.

Sir Henry’s Haunted Trail
September 29-November 4
Fridays and Saturdays 7:30pm-11pm, Sundays 7:30pm-9:30pm
Tickets starting at $27
2837 South Frontage Road, Plant City

Witness the thrill of Sir Henry’s Haunted Trail, the ultimate outdoor haunted attraction nestled in the heart of Central Florida. Located in Plant City, between Tampa and Orlando, this 501(c)3 organization has been terrifying visitors since 2014. Immerse yourself in the chilling atmosphere as you explore our haunted mazes during Halloween, Christmas, and even Valentine’s Day. But that’s not all – in 2023, we’re introducing a hair-raising haunted hayride to our lineup. Get ready for a hauntingly good time at I4 Fear Park, where multiple horror trails, escape games, and laser tag await.

Armature Works Fall Fest
October 14-15; October 21-22
1910 N Ola Avenue

Get into the fall spirit at our stunning riverfront pumpkin patch and enjoy delicious autumn treats. Experience the coziness of the season, even in warm Florida weather. Fall Fest, one of Armature’s biggest events, has now been extended to two weekends in October. It’s a celebration of live music, with a food drive supporting Metropolitan Ministries, and fun activities for everyone. So grab your plaid skirts and pumpkin spice lattes, because this year’s Fall Fest is going to be amazing. Stay tuned for more details!

Halloween Classics at The Tampa Museum of Art
October 18
7pm, 9pm
120 West Gasparilla Plaza

Picture the enchantment of a Candlelight concert in Tampa with the mesmerizing Listeso String Quartet. Immerse yourself in the captivating melodies from iconic films and beloved TV shows, all within the exquisite setting of the Tampa Museum of Art. Don’t miss this unforgettable musical journey.

Candlelight: A Haunted Evening of Halloween Classics
October 19, 25, 28
Showtimes at 6:30pm, 9pm
1913 North Nebraska Avenue

Discover the enchanting allure of a candlelight concert at the esteemed Centro Asturiano de Tampa. Immerse yourself in the captivating melodies of a live orchestra as they showcase an array of iconic and spine-chilling themes. Get ready for an unforgettable night with a sneak peek into the hauntingly beautiful set list.

  • Stranger Things (Theme) – S U R V I V E
  • Beetlejuice (Theme) – Danny Elfman
  • The Addams Family (Theme) – Vic Mizzy
  • Halloween (Theme) – John Carpenter
  • Psycho (Prelude) – Bernard Herrmann
  • Ghostbusters (Theme) – Ray Parker Jr.

Halloween Costume Party featuring the Tampa Bay Sanderson Sisters
October 21
$66.66, 18+ only event
12603 Corral Road

Join the Tampa Bay Sanderson Sisters at the Phantom History House for an epic Halloween costume party! Don’t miss out on this festive event and get ready to celebrate the best holiday of the year. Your ticket includes the opportunity to meet and mingle with the Sisters, snap selfies, enjoy amazing musical performances, and even have your group picture taken with “Winifred,” “Sarah,” and “Mary.” As we enchant you, indulge in delicious food, wine, and fantastic entertainment. This is a spellbinding experience you won’t want to miss!

A Night at The Museum – Tampa Bay History Center
October 22
801 Water Street

Experience a magical night at the museum when the exhibits come alive! Join us for a thrilling Halloween event that’s perfect for the whole family. Enjoy exciting activities such as trick-or-treating in the museum galleries, a thrilling costume contest, unforgettable photo opportunities, engaging crafts and games, and encounter special characters as they roam the museum. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience!

Pied Piper Haunted Carnival
October 26-29
Tickets from $5-$15
1910 N Ola Avenue

Get ready to be spooked in Tampa! Join us for the 3rd annual haunted carnival hosted by Pied Piper Productions. From October 26-29, experience thrilling scares outside Armature Works in Tampa Heights. With over 200,000 square feet of carnival rides, a towering ferris wheel, delicious treats, and epic beats, this multi-day event promises to be unforgettable. Bring the family for daytime fun or dance the night away with world-renowned DJs at the 21+ stage. Don’t miss out – reserve your tickets online now!

Last Friday in Plant City: Halloween – Nightmare on Main Street
October 27
100 N Collins St, Plant City

Experience the vibrant atmosphere of Plant City Main Street’s Last Friday in Downtown, an exciting monthly event filled with themed outdoor markets and a mouthwatering food truck rally. Join us at McCall Park in downtown Plant City on the last Friday of every month from 5pm to 9pm, from January to October. Don’t miss out on this enchanting evening experience!

7th Annual Riverwalk Trick or Treat
October 28
Bag pick up at MacDill Park, 100 N Ashley Dr

Bring your little monsters in costume and enjoy a fun-filled day of trick-or-treating along the scenic Riverwalk in spooktacular FREE community event. With over 50 treat stations, there will be plenty of goodies for everyone from Water Works Park to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. After the excitement, stick around for a movie night under the stars in Curtis Hixon Park. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable Halloween experience for the whole family!

Tampa Bay Halloween Fest
October 29
250 Westshore Plaza

This spooktacular event featuring lots of local family-friendly businesses! Enjoy candy, entertainment, and get a taste of what these businesses have to offer. There will be free balloon animals, face painting, crafts, and exciting meet & greets. Plus, the first 1,500 trick-or-treaters are guaranteed a sweet treat! Dress up as a family and you could even walk away with a prize. Don’t miss out on this awesome Halloween celebration!


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