The Top Events in Tampa (10.18-20.19)

It’s the spooky weekend in Tampa! Sparkman Wharf debuts its 30+ vendors Sundries Market, take ghost tours of Tampa Theatre, enjoy free Pops in the Park, and so much more this weekend in the city of Tampa.

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COMING SOON:

October 25-27 – Vintage Roost Ybor City
The Vintage Roost is the next big thing in Ybor City. This recurring event brings together some of the best vintage vendors in the entire region under one beautiful roof. The Vintage Roost runs Friday through Sunday. Hours: Friday, 9am-8pm; Saturday & Sunday, 9am-5pm. Follow Vintage Roost on Facebook & Instagram for updates on their latest treasures. Vintage Roost, 2326 East 7th Avenue.

Friday, October 18

Ghosts of Tampa Theatre Tours (All Weekend)
Who was the man in seat 308? Where did Robert Lanier tear his final ticket? Why does Fink Finley continue to roam the balcony? And what has led to Tampa Theatre being known as one of the most haunted buildings in town? Learn the Theatre’s secrets and stories with a “balcony to backstage” tour that will focus on the historic movie palace’s ghostly guests, preternatural patrons and eternal employees. The tour lasts 75 minutes. Begins at 11:30am Friday and Saturday, 9pm on Sunday. Click HERE to reserve a spot. Tampa Theatre, 711 North Franklin Street.

Last Podcast on the Left at Tampa Theatre
AEG Presents and Tampa Theatre are proud to announce that the Theatre will kick off its popular A Nightmare on Franklin Street series with Last Podcast on the Left LIVE on stage. Last Podcast on the Left barrels headlong into all things horror — as hosts Ben Kissel, Marcus Parks and Henry Zebrowski cover dark subjects spanning Jeffrey Dahmer, werewolves, Jonestown, iconic hauntings, the history of war crimes, and more. Whether it’s cults, killers, or cryptid encounters, Last Podcast on the Left laughs into the abyss that is the dark side of humanity. 8-11pm. Tickets from $29.50-$39.50. Tampa Theatre, 711 North Franklin Street.

The 6th Annual Tampa Tattoo Arts Festival
The 6th Annual Tampa Tattoo Arts Convention is returning to Tampa Convention Center. Villain Arts is excited to host a bigger & better show this year. The Tampa Tattoo Arts Convention is for industry professionals and tattoo lovers as well. 2-8pm. $21.80-$42.80. Tampa Convention Center, 333 South Franklin Street.

Creatures of the Night at ZooTampa
Creatures of the Night is back for more spooky scares and “howling” fun for ghouls and goblins of all ages! On Fridays and Saturdays from October 4-26, the Zoo stays open late and animals lurk in the night until 10 p.m. with a haunting array of eerie and immersive Halloween adventures for the whole family. Don’t worry, Mom and Dad – there’s no horror or gore, just an impressive lineup of endless scares and startles for one and all. 4-10pm Friday and Saturday. Click HERE for tickets and details. ZooTampa, 1101 West Sligh Avenue.

Saturday, October 19

C A N C E L E D Sparkman Sundries
NOTE: This event has been canceled due to the weather forecast. Follow Sparkman Wharf on Facebook for announcement about the next market. Get out for Sparkman Wharf’s first seasonal fresh market, Sparkman Sundries. Guests can enjoy local and fresh produce, handcrafted goods, artistic creations, display products and services, various entertainment, and much more! 11am-4pm. Free to attend. Sparkman Wharf, 615 Channelside Drive.

The Heights Arts Studio and Gallery Tour
Tempus Projects is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Heights Arts Studio + Gallery Tour. The self-guided tour includes 12 sites featuring private artists’ studios and art exhibition spaces. 11:30am-4pm. Tempus Projects, 4636 North Florida Avenue.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Colorado Avalanche at Amalie Arena
Go Bolts! The Lighting are in action Saturday night facing off against the Colorado Avalanche! Game begins at 7pm. Click HERE for tickets. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive.

Sunday, October 20

Taste of Latino: Food, Wine, Beer, Music, and Art Festival
Bask in the scents, sounds, and flavors of Latin American Foods, Wine, Art, and Music! ENJOY LATIN BEER, WINE and FOOD from featured cultures: Puerto Rico, Mexico, Colombia, Cuba, Spain, Peru, Venezuela and more. 11am-6pm. Admission is free. Takes place at 1800 East 8th Avenue.

Tampa Indie Flea at Armature Works
Join the Indie Flea for this monthly curated market featuring 100 Artisans, Crafters, and Makers from Tampa Bay, Florida and beyond on the third Sunday of every month. 11am-3pm. Armature Works, 1910 North Ola Avenue.

Seminole Heights Sunday Morning Market 
It’s the return of the Seminole Heights Sunday Morning Market! Shop local vendors and enjoy the best local bites in the entire city. This market takes place on the 2nd Sunday of each month from October – April each year on the front lawn of Hillsborough High School and supports 70+ local vendors selling what’s made in Tampa Bay! 10am-2pm. Hillsborough High School, 5000 North Central Avenue.

The Florida Orchestra Presents Pops in the Park
Whether you come with a date or the whole family, the music is just right. Features film scores, Broadway hits and symphonic favorites. Bring plenty of canned goods for Tampa Bay Harvest. Daniel Black conducts. 7-9pm. River Tower Park, 401 East Bird Street.

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Andrew Harlan

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