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 Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens
Friday, September 21, 2018 – Sunday, October 28, 2018
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 on select nights. Howl-O-Scream is intended for a mature audience.
Enjoy a free movie underneath the stars every Thursday in October 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 King Complex and tonight's feature, 'Hocus Pocus' starting at dark. Refreshments will be available for purchase.
3 Halloween Block Party at John's Pass Seafood Festival
Friday, October 26, 2018
Wear your best costume and get ready to BOOgie Friday, October 27 at the annual John's Pass Seafood Festival at John's Pass Village and Boardwalk on Madeira Beach. Presented by Mad Beach Craft Brewing Company, come out to enjoy food, drinks and DJ Da Beav spinning th ebest in Dance and Top 40 music.
Bring the kids to John's Pass Village and Boardwalk Saturday, October 28 for trick-or-treating face painting, balloon artists and much more! While you're there, enjoy delicious fresh seafood from the vendors at John's Pass Seafood Festival!
Friday, October 26, 2018 – Saturday, October 27, 2018
Honeymoon Island State Park may be a cheerful, sun-filled nature park by day, but dare to visit after dark and you'll be greeted by ghouls, goblins, and ghosts. From 6 – 10 p.m. on Friday & Saturday, head to Honeymoon for a spooktacular evening featuring a haunted house, scary trail, a mythical-magical children's trail, games, storytelling and more! A costume contest for children 12 and under will be held each night at 7:00 PM. Bring a trick-or-treat bag to collect candy prizes. This special event provides a safe alternative to trick-or-treating and a unique way to experience the Halloween season.
Join Locale Market on Friday, Oct 26 from 6 - 9 p.m. for terror-ific treats! For just $19.99, trick or trEAT at each of the food stations, each featuring a scary good menu item prepared by their Locale Market chefs. Don't forget the boos! Purchase beverage tickets for an additional $9.99. PLUS, show up in costume and receive a bonus glass of wine or beer from the available selections!
Are you brave enough for a Halloween Silent Disco? Put your fears aside and your costume on for Flying Boat Brewing's Silent Disco between 8 - 12 p.m. With the ability to switch between 3 DJs and adjust volume whenever you'd like, this Silent Disco is like your own personal party!
Your Halloween plans just got 'nauti' with the Tropics Boat Tours Halloween Costume Cruise & Bar Crawl! The party sets sail at 6 p.m., with boarding beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 per person and includes an hour cruise, unlimited beer on board, a shot at each location & cover for the after party. 21+ and only. For info & tickets, call (727) 442-7433 or visit TheTropicsBoatTours.com.
The historic Safford House is decked out for All Hallows Eve! Wear your costumes and enjoy refreshments, fun activities, tours of the home, stories, and of course, lots of goodies! Children and families can enjoy a not-so-scary version of the party from 2 – 5 p.m. For a little more thrill, adults 13+ are invited to the second part of the party from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
10 Florida Botanical Gardens Celebrates Fall with Pumpkin Fest
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Florida Botanical Gardens brings a fun treat for families to get into the spirit of Halloween: Pumpkin Fest! Bring your own pumpkin to decorate or purchase one at the event for $5. All the tools needed to clean and carve pumpkins will be available on site. Get ready to put your carving skills to work at this free event happening from 1 pm – 4 pm. Visit their website to register & purchase your pumpkin.