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10 Spooktacular Things to do In Tampa Bay in October 2021

Halloween in Tampa is always a frightful time, but this haunted month of October 2021 promises to be the spookiest yet! Halloween is right around the corner and we wanted to highlight some events that are happening this month!

1) HOWL-O-SCREAM AT BUSCH GARDENS TAMPA BAY

Are you ready to scream? Look no further than Busch Gardens Tampa Bay! They are holding their annual “Howl-O-Scream” event every weekend starting September 10th until October 31st. There will be haunted houses and scare zones throughout the park where you can find thrills and chills! If you dare, grab some friends and head out to Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

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2) PIRATE WATER TAXI TAMPA HALLOWEEN-THEMED HAUNTED TOURS

If you are looking for something more low-key, check out Pirate Water Taxi Tampa’s Halloween-themed tours! For the month of October 2021, they will be offering haunted swamp tours and ghost ship cruises!

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3) Tampa Riverwalk Lighted Halloween Boat Parade

Join the Halloween boat parade on Saturday, October 30th, starting at 6:30 until 9:30 pm along the Hillsborough River in Downtown Tampa. The parade will begin in the Convention Center basin, travel to the Heights, and end at Sparkman Wharf.

4) ZooTampa Creatures of the Night

In search of an attraction that’s a little less scary and also works for the whole family? Couples and kids will enjoy ZooTampa’s family-friendly Halloween event, Creatures of the Night every Friday and Saturday night in October. Couples can also indulge in themed cocktails and specialty food items for a complete date night.

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5) Haunted Wharf at Sparkman Wharf

Sparkman Wharf will host its annual Haunted Wharf Halloween event for six nights on October 15-16, 22-23, and 29-30. This haunted warehouse is located on the northwest shore of Harbour Island in downtown Tampa. This scary event will have live bands, food trucks, costume contests, and more!

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6) SpookEasy Lounge in Ybor City

Looking for a night of dancing? Head to downtown Tampa’s historic Ybor City district for SpookEasy Lounge. The lounge, with wine-red walls, black leather seats, a stained glass window, and skeleton decorations throughout, has an intimidating atmosphere and they serve kratom and kava teas as well as a variety of coffees for guests to enjoy.

7) Hyde Park Village Pumpkin Patch

In search of an attraction that’s a little less scary and also works for the whole family? Couples and kids will enjoy ZooTampa’s family-friendly Halloween event, Creatures of the Night every Friday and Saturday night in October. Couples can also indulge in themed cocktails and specialty food items for a complete date night.

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8) Tampa Theatre Ghost Tours

For a personalized private ghost tour through the Tampa Theatre, gather up a group of your friends or family members because this is your chance to see one of Tampa’s most haunted landmarks. From October 16th to 31st you can hop in this tour in which your guide will walk you around all three levels of the historic movie palace throughout the 90-minute tour, telling spooky stories that’ll have you covering your eyes!

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In search of an attraction that’s a little less scary and also works for the whole family? Couples and kids will enjoy ZooTampa’s family-friendly Halloween event, Creatures of the Night every Friday and Saturday night in October. Couples can also indulge in themed cocktails and specialty food items for a complete date night.

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10) The Haunted Tavern: A Dark Pop-Up Cocktail Experience

The Haunted Tavern is a cocktail experience that immerses you in the scenery and story. The tavern keeper will take you on a 4-part interactive cocktail journey to one of Tampa’s most haunted sites as you listen to chilling and dark tales from the site’s past and Ybor City history. Beware of the ghost that never left…your evening will not be the same after this!

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