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 2019 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 2019

Riverwalk Trick-or-Treat 2019

Where: Tampa Riverwalk

When: October 26, 2019 4:00pm – 7:00pm

This family-friendly Halloween Tampa 2019 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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Image Credit: The Tampa Riverwalk

Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens

Where: Busch Gardens Tampa

When: September 20, 2019 – November 2, 2019 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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Image Credit: Busch Gardens Tampa

Guppyween

Where: The Florida Aquarium

When: October 26, 2019 – October 27, 2019 9:30am – 5:00pm

Bring the whole family down to The Florida Aquarium’s annual Guppyween Haloween Tampa 2019 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.

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Image Credit: The Florida Aquarium

Halloween 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.

Creatures of the Night

Where: ZooTampa at Lowry Park

When: Every Friday & Saturday, October 2019 4:00pm – 10:00pm

If you’re looking for some kid-friendly fun this Halloween, Creatures of the Night at ZooTampa is the event for you. The zoo transforms into a creepy Halloween adventure featuring themed areas and creatures throughout the park. This event does not include gore or horror, so it’s perfect for the entire family. Children are encouraged to wear their own costumes as well!

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