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Halloween in Tampa: spooky trails, haunted houses, concerts, pumpkin patches and more

exterior of our haunted trail with a large skeleton next to an archway with two pumpkins on top
Photo via Sir Henry's Haunted Trail

Tampa is one of the best cities in America to celebrate Halloween. There are tons of fall festivals to enjoy in the city, and we now have a list of the spooky, scary, and fun Halloween specific events happening around Tampa.

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


Busch Gardens® Howl-O-Scream® returns in full force, taking over the entire park with haunted houses, scare zones, sinister shows and more. Unspeakable horror lives in every dark corner, including on Busch Gardens’ pulse-pounding thrill rides. Howl-O-Scream is bringing fear to the next level and once you’re in there’s nothing to fear but everything.

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

6 attractions, 1 location. Enjoy amazing food and terrifying thrills at Scream-A-Geddon. Enjoy a 3D scare zone, and a zombie paintball field. The venue also includes the Monster Midway food area, plus Bonzo’s Beer Garden.


UNDead in the Water
October 19-21, 26-28
Times and tickets on sale soon
705 Channelside Dr

UNDead in the Water is Tampa’s premier authentic nautical haunted attraction. Traverse multiple decks of this historic WWII cargo ship armed only with nerves of steel and a will to survive. Due to lighting and its scary nature, organizers recommend no children under the age of 11 should visit.

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

Sir Henry’s Haunted Trail is an outdoor haunted attraction located in Plant City in the heart of Central Florida between Tampa and Orlando. Founded in 2014, the 501(c)3 operates as a Halloween haunt, as well as holding haunted mazes for fans to visit during the Christmas and Valentine’s Day seasons. The I4 Fear Park has celebrated a storied past. Enjoy multiple horror trails, escape games, and laser tag and NEW for 2023 a haunted hayride. 

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

Discover the uncanny magic of a candlelight concert at Centro Asturiano de Tampa. A live orchestra will perform some of the most iconic and spooky themes. Here’s a taste of the 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

The Tampa Bay Sanderson Sisters are back at Phantom History House for the most festive costume party of the year! Put on your best Halloween costume for this not-to-be-missed event and gear up for the best holiday of the year. Tickets include a chance to get up close and mingle with the Sisters, take selfies, enjoy musical numbers, and have your group photographed with “Winifred, “Sarah” and “Mary.” As we put a spell on you, enjoy food, wine, music and “just desserts.”

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

When the museum closes, its exhibits come to life. At this family-friendly Halloween event, guests will enjoy trick-or-treating in the museum galleries along with a costume contest, photo opportunities, crafts and games, and special characters roaming the museum.

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

Spooky season is almost here in the city of Tampa! Pied Piper Productions will celebrate its 3rd annual haunted carnival October 26-29 outside Armature Works in Tampa Heights. The organization has put together a multi-day event that will bring spectacular frights to Tampa Heights. Enjoy over 200,000 square feet of carnival rides, a sky high ferris wheel, sweet treats, and killer beats. Bring the family during the day or enjoy world-renowned DJs at the 21+ stage at night. You can reserve tickets to the carnival online.

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

Plant City Main Street’s Last Friday in Downtown is a themed monthly, outdoor, evening market and food truck rally taking place at McCall Park in downtown Plant City the last Friday of the month from 5pm to 9pm, January through October.

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

This is a FREE community event!  Children in costume and their families are invited to come and trick or treat along the Riverwalk as well as enjoy fun activities.  Riverwalk organizers will have over 50 treat stations participating along the Riverwalk from Water Works Park to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. At the conclusion of the event, the community is invited to stick around and watch a movie on the big screen in Curtis Hixon Park.

Tampa Bay Halloween Fest
October 29
250 Westshore Plaza

Dozens of family-friendly local businesses will be handing out candy and showcasing what they offer. Enjoy free balloon animals, face painting, crafts, meet & greets and more fun. The first 1,500 trick-or-treaters are guaranteed candy! Dress up as a family and you may win a prize.

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