Halloween Events

Halloween happenings are all around us in the St. Pete/Clearwater area! Enjoy spooky events for the whole family, scary thrills at Busch Gardens and more throughout the month.

1 Movies in the Park: Ghost Busters II

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Enjoy a free movie underneath the stars in North Straub Park in downtown St. Pete. Grab a blanket, low lying chair and a picnic to enjoy music beginning at 6 p.m. by Rosewood Creek. Tonight's screening of Ghost Busters II starts at dark - where your best Halloween costume for a chance to win a prize! Refreshments will be available for purchase. 

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2 Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens

Thursday, October 27, 2016 – Sunday, October 30, 2016

Be spooked by unexpected terrors around every corner at this year's Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens! The park will be open from 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Howl-O-Scream is intended for a mature audience.

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3 Halloween Block Party at John's Pass Seafood Festival

Friday, October 28, 2016

Wear your best costume and get ready to BOOgie from 7-11 p.m. at the annual John's Pass Seafood Festival at John's Pass Village and Boardwalk on Madeira Beach. Food, drinks and live music by Inifinite Skillz. 

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4 Oldsmar Halloween Carnival and Haunted Trail

Friday, October 28, 2016

Calling all goblins and ghouls! Take a walk down the spooky Haunted Trail and wear your best costume to compete in the costume contest. Families will also enjoy a Halloween-themed movie in the park, games and candy. This free event goes from 6-9 p.m.; costume contest registration begins at 5:30 p.m. and the Haunted Trail and movie will start at 7 p.m. 

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5 Children's Costume Contest, Trick-or-Treating & Dancing Thriller Zombies

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Bring the kids to John's Pass Village and Boardwalk for a Halloween costume contest and trick-or-treating from 3-6 p.m. While you're there, enjoy delicious fresh seafood from the vendors at John's Pass Seafood Festival! Don't miss the dancing Thriller Zombies at 6 p.m.

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6 Field of Screams: "The Asylum"

Friday, October 28, 2016 – Monday, October 31, 2016

Teens and adults, you won't want to miss this annual screamfest voted the #1 scare in Tampa Bay! This year, attendees who dare to attend will be challenged to escape the Asylum, navigate through the dark woods, survive the inmates, and flee to safety. Hosted at the Boyd Hill Environmental Studies Area in St. Pete from 7 p.m. to midnight each night; tickets are $15.

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7 Annual Yelloween Spooktacular at the Vinoy

Saturday, October 29, 2016

The historic Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club will transform into a haunted hideaway for its second annual Yelloween party. Named for the yellow label of its champagne sponsor, Veuve Clicquot, party-goers will enjoy live entertainment by DJ CR, five food stations, a glass of Vueve Clicquot and a cocktail from the Diageo-sponsored bar. Individuals dressed in costume or masquerades will be eligible to win a Veuve Clicquot prize package. Tickets for this magical night start at $75. 

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8 Dracula

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Get into the Halloween spirit! The Tampa Ballet Theatre returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater to perform a three-act ballet based on Bram Stoker's gothic horror book with music by composer Wojciech Kilar, the composer of the 1992 movie. The story of Dracula follows Johnathan Harker, Mina Murray and Lucy Westerna in their horrifying encounters with wolves, vampires and the count himself. Dracula is a disturbing and sensual story about love, death and the undead. The show starts at 8 p.m. 

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9 Haunted Heritage Hikes: Halloween Edition

Saturday, October 29, 2016 – Sunday, October 30, 2016

This is a twisted and scarier version of the normal Haunted Heritage Hikes hosted at the Pinellas Pioneer Settlement! Take a creepy hike - if you dare - through the woods & around the historic buildings for a screaming good time. Tickets are $10; please note, this is not a kid-friendly event. 

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10 Halloween Halfathon at Fort De Soto

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Create unique costumes in the spirit of Halloween and enjoy a great race in beautiful Fort De Soto Park! The Halfathon kicks off at 7:05 a.m. and the 5K begins at 7:20 a.m. To register visit floridahalloweenhalfathon.com.

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11 Boo Bash at Bright House Field

Monday, October 31, 2016

All treats and no tricks at the ball field! Head to Bright House Field in Clearwater for a free Halloween celebration featuring interactive areas for kids, including games, hay rides, a costume parade on the field, and plenty of candy for everyone. The spooky fun happens from 5:30-8:30 p.m. 

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12 Safety Harbor Trick or Treat

Monday, October 31, 2016

Put your best costume on and come to Safety Harbor's Main Street to Trick-or-Treat in a safe family atmosphere. City Hall, Fire Station 52 and Main Street businesses will be handing out treats. The free event takes place from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

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13 Yappy Hour & Dog Costume Party

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Celebrate National Adopt a Dog Month with your four-legged friends at a Yappy Hour and dog costume party at Sundial St. Pete from 4-7 p.m.! Proceeds will benefit Friends of Strays Animal Shelter. You'll have a chance to win amazing prizes, enjoy live music by singer/songwriter Connor Zwetsch, and furry party-goers can indulge in special homemade dog biscuits baked by Locale Market.  

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14 Food "Truck or Treat" Rally

Friday, October 21, 2016

Where your favorite Halloween costumes to this monthly food truck rally! Kids can trick or treat to all the food trucks and live entertainment will include music from Glass Half Full and a spectacular show from Hoola Monsters featuring flaming hoops! Take in beautiful Tampa Bay and the St. Pete skyline at the Port St. Pete from 6-9 p.m. Beer and wine is also available for purchase. Admission and parking is free!

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15 Novaween

Friday, October 21, 2016

Halloween isn't just for kids! One of St. Pete's favorite adult (ages 21 and up) Halloween parties returns to the historic Nova 535 celebrating a Decade of Tricks and Treats. The frightfully good time starts at 9 p.m. Wear your best costume to enter the contest and dance the night away to beats by DJ Itch and DJ Fresh. Have fun in the scary photobooth and be entertained by skating clowns, aerialists, gogo dancers, a tarot card reader and close-up magic by Cory Van Valin. A full bar and food trucks will keep you going til the party ends at 3 a.m. 

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16 Read No More: a Night of Bookishly Scary Tales

Friday, October 21, 2016 – Saturday, October 22, 2016

Read No More: a Night of Bookishly Scary Tales

A literary take on the classic haunted house... attendees will tour a unique Gulfport home where each room will feature a short, spooky play produced by a pair of local writers and actors.Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

 

Tours will take place over four nights:

Friday, Oct. 21, 6:45 to 10 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 22, 6 to 10 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 28, 6:45 to 10 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 29, 6 to 10 p.m.

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17 5K Pumpkin Fun Run & Family Mile Walk

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Bring the family out for an evening of fitness, fun, music, and food trucks! The event will kick off at 6 p.m. with a Family Mile Walk followed by the 5K starting at 6:30 p.m. hosted at England Brothers Park. Participants are encouraged to dress up in their best Halloween-themed outfits or favorite costumes! 

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18 Dunedin Halloween Happenings

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Enjoy a haunted hayride, "Boo in the Zoo", carnival games and more! Parking is $5 and a wristband for children's games & activities are $10. Take in all of the fun from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at Highlander Park.

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19 Halloween Hustle 5K

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Let's get ready to HUSTLE! The Halloween Hustle 5K will happen at John's Pass Park on Madeira Beach. Enjoy Beach, Boos & Brews while raising money for students to continue their post secondary education through scholarships, mentorships & more. The race kicks off at 5 p.m. 

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1Movies in the Park

City: St. Petersburg

Address
400 Bay Shore Dr NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

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2Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens

City: Tampa

Address
10165 N Malcolm McKinley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33612

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3John's Pass Seafood Festival - Day Two

City: Madeira Beach

Address
12901 Gulf Blvd
Madeira Beach, FL 33708

Phone: 727-322-5217

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5John's Pass Seafood Festival - Day Three

City: Madeira Beach

Address
12901 Gulf Blvd
Madeira Beach, FL 33708

Phone: 727-322-5217

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6Field of Screams: "The Asylum"

City: St. Petersburg

Address
2900 31st Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

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7Annual Yelloween Spooktacular at the Vinoy

City: St. Petersburg

Address
501 5th Ave. NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

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8Dracula

City: Clearwater

Address
1111 N McMullen Booth Rd
Clearwater, FL 33767

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9Haunted Heritage Hikes: Halloween Edition

City: St. Petersburg

Address
3120 31st St. S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33712

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10Annual Florida Halloween Halfathon & 5K

City: St. Petersburg

Address
3500 Pinellas Bayway S
St. Petersburg, FL 33715

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11Boo Bash at Bright House Field

City: Clearwater

Address
601 N. Old Coachman Rd.
Clearwater, FL 33767

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12Safety Harbor Main St. Trick-or-Treat

City: Safety Harbor

Address
Main St.
Safety Harbor, FL 34695

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13Yappy Hour & Dog Costume Party

City: St. Petersburg

Address
153 2nd Ave N
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

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14Food "Truck or Treat" Rally

City: St. Petersburg

Address
250 8th Ave SE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

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15Novaween

City: St. Petersburg

Address
535 Dr Ml King Jr St N
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

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175K Pumpkin Fun Run & Family Mile Walk

City: Pinellas Park

Address
5010 81st Ave. N.
Pinellas Park, FL 33781

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18Halloween Happenings in Dunedin

City: Dunedin

Address
Highlander Park
Dunedin, FL 34698

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19Halloween Hustle 5k

City: Madeira Beach

Address
12798 Gulf Blvd
Madeira Beach, FL 33708

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