7 Tampa Halloween Events

Halloween is mere days away, and if you’re visiting Beso Del Sol Resort, there’s a lot going on! Check out some of these “spooktacular” events for young and old.

Trick or Treat in the Park: Little ghosts, goblins and ghouls will find “Treats You Can Trust” at this massive community carnival with a trick-or-treat trail, costume contest. Trick or treating starts at 6 p.m. and ends when all the treats are gone. FREE. England Brothers Bandshell Park, 5010 81st Ave. N, Pinellas Park. (727) 369-5746. 6-10 p.m. Tuesday.

Winter’s Trick or Tweet: Dress kids ages 12 and younger in their Halloween costume and they get into the aquarium for $9.99 to enjoy a party with fog machine fun, mask making, coloring stations and “under the sea” decor. Regular admission applies for everyone else: $22.95, $20.95 ages 60-older, $17.95 ages 3-12, 2 and younger free. Clearwater Marine Aquarium, 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater. (727) 441-1790. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Tuesday.

Boo Bash: A safe community Halloween event with hayrides, inflatables, a costume parade on the field and plenty of candy. FREE. Spectrum Field, 601 N Old Coachman Road, Clearwater. (727) 712-4300. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Halloween Spree: The Glazer Children’s Museum will be offering safe trick-or-treating in the exhibits, a costume parade, spooky music and crafts. $15, $10 members. 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. (813) 443-3861. 5-8 p.m. Tuesday.

Main Street Trick-or-Treat: City Hall, Fire Station 52 and Main Street area businesses will hand out candy for safe trick-or-treating for costumed children. FREE. Main Street Safety Harbor, 750 Main St., Safety Harbor. (727) 724-1555. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Looking for grownup fun? You might want to visit these adult-only haunts.

Ghost Ship Halloween: A party so big, it spills over into two days with music by DJ Sugarbear, $3 pumpkin beer, $4 Jagermeister, $3 Jack-o-Blast and a costume contest (Sat. only). No cover. The Galley, 27 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 575-7071. 9 p.m. Saturday and Tuesday.

The Blood District: Enter, if you dare, into two haunted attractions where zombies rule the railways and terrifying creatures lurk. Includes several scare zones, a midway, scary entertainers, food, drink and vendors. Benefits the Warehouse Arts District Association. Recommended for ages 13 and older. $15-$20. 2338 Emerson Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 580-9328. 7-11 p.m. Thursday, 7 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday, 7-11 p.m. Sunday-Tuesday.

Halloween in Florida is fun! What are your Halloween plans?

Victoria Hoffman

A native of New Jersey, Victoria isn't entirely sure how she ended up in Kansas City, but has enjoyed writing, editing, creating, communicating and marketing for high-profile accounts throughout the city ever since. In her spare time, Victoria is an actor (and active) with local community and city theatre.