With Halloween right around the corner, it’s time to start making your plans for trick or treating, haunted houses, and other frightful Halloween Tampa 2018 activities. Our team of ghouls and goblins has scoured the web for the best Halloween activities in and around Tampa and collected them into one simple list to help make your planning easier.

Your Guide to Halloween Tampa 2018

Riverwalk Trick-or-Treat 2018

Where: Tampa Riverwalk

When: October 27, 2018 4:00pm – 7:00pm

This family-friendly Halloween Tampa 2018 extravaganza is a FREE community event where families are invited to wear their best costumes and trick-or-treat on Tampa’s beautiful Riverwalk. With over 50 local vendors handing out candy, there’s sure to be plenty of treats to go around. After the event, there will be a family-friendly Halloween movie shown at Water Works Park.

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Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens

Where: Busch Gardens Tampa

When: September 21, 2018 – October 28, 2018 7:30pm – 1:00am

Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens is a frightfully good time for all. The park is located close to central Tampa, making it a breeze for residents of Brandon and Valrico to come out for all of the spooky fun. Howl-O-Scream is intended for a mature audience, so this might not be the best event to bring the kids.

See Busch Gardens transform into a horrifying world of haunts featuring haunted houses, a variety of scare zones, and free-roaming monsters. Check out Busch Gardens’ official website for details about admission rates and other available attractions during Howl-O-Scream

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Sunscreen Halloween Outdoor Movie Festival

Where: Williams Park

When: 2018 Dates TBA

Each year, Sunscreen and Cinema Squatch put together a series of spooktacular outdoor film screenings throughout the month of October for families in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater. These family-friendly screenings have included classics such as The Never Ending Story, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Hocus Pocus. Stay tuned for their lineup of movies for 2018 and come out to enjoy a night of frightening fun for the whole family.

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Where: The Florida Aquarium

When: 2018 Dates TBA

Bring the whole family down to The Florida Aquarium’s annual Guppyween Haloween Tampa 2018 event. Dress up as your favorite animal, monster, or character and get your trick-or-treat on at The Florida Aquarium. There will be live entertainment, tons of candy, and over 20,000 animals in a safe, family-friendly setting. To learn more about ticketing information and admission prices, visit The Florida Aquarium’s official website.

florida aquarium halloweenHalloween Themed Escape Rooms

Where: Rabbit Hole Escape Games, Tampa Bay Escape Room, & Others

When: Throughout the Halloween Season

If you’ve never played an Escape Room, Halloween is the perfect time to try out this craze that’s been sweeping the nation. Tampa has a variety of highly-rated Escape Room attractions throughout the city. Check with your local Escape Room to see what Halloween themed escape experiences they are offering. Most Escape Rooms will have Halloween themed rooms starting in September and running through Halloween.

These clever puzzle rooms are intended for ages 15 and up as they generally require some critical thinking and can be a stressful environment for children. Some rooms may be rated for adults only depending on the subject matter.

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From all of us at Appliance Repair Specialists, we hope you enjoy these Haloween Tampa 2018 events!