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It's All Getting A Little Spooky In Tampa Bay! Check Out Our Halloween Guide For 2022

We're only days away from Halloween and spooky season has arrived in Tampa Bay!


Only a short drive in your doom buggy from Orlando, Halloween is the perfect time for a scarily spooky visit to Tampa Bay to enjoy Halloween fun, festivals, and scares for all ages.


Tampa Bay has it all, real life ghost stories in the most haunted of locations, the scariest of haunted houses, picture perfect pumpkin patches and kid-friendly trick-or-treating.


 

BUSCH GARDENS TAMPA BAY


HOWL-O-SCREAM Select Dates Until October 31, 2022

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 as Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s Howl-O-Scream returns for 2022.


Once you’re inside, there’s nothing to fear but…everything.


Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream

 

BUSCH GARDENS TAMPA BAY


SPOOKTACULAR

Select Dates Until October 30, 2022

The all-new Halloween event, Spooktacular at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, is a whimsical world of enchantment full of not-so-spooky fun for the whole family. In this playful world created by Kandy, a friendly witch-in-training, guests can enjoy a costume parade, storytime, trick-or-treating, and other activities at this immersive Halloween experience.


Spooktacular at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

 

ZOO TAMPA


CREATURES OF THE NIGHT Select Dates Until October 30, 2022

Spooky family fun takes on a new meaning this fall at Zoo Tampa during Creatures Of The Night. Enjoy mischievous activities, eerie entertainment, and frightening good food perfect for explorers of all ages. This year, the event welcomes Swamp Witch, a mysterious new resident who spends her nights conjuring up magnificent spells in Florida’s murky swamps.


ZOO TAMPA  CREATURES OF THE NIGHT

 

TAMPA RIVERWALK


RIVERWALK TRICK OR TREAT October 29, 2022

The 6th annual Tampa Riverwalk Trick Or Treat event on the Tampa Riverwalk encourages children of all ages to dress up in fun and spooky costumes while enjoying family fun activities, over 50 different treat stations, and of course, a kids’ costume contest!


 Tampa Riverwalk Trick Or Treat

 

HYDE PARK VILLAGE


VILLAGE PUMPKIN PATCH Until October 26, 2022

Stock up on fall décor while browsing hundreds of pumpkins in the heart of Tampa Bay’s Hyde Park Village.


Guests can enjoy free mini cupcakes and Storytime in the Patch with Mother Boo who will read fall classics.


A portion of each pumpkin sale at the event will go directly to supporting the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.


TAMPA HYDE PARK VILLAGE PUMPKIN PATCH

 

HAUNTED RIVER TOUR

Until October 30, 2022


Set sail alongside an eerie crew of haunted storytellers who share the mysterious history of Tampa Bay. Haunted River Tour.


This 45-minute immersive experience aboard Tampa’s popular black and yellow vessels features plenty of haunted, eerie, and supernatural surprises on the Tampa Bay waterways.


HAUNTED RIVER TOUR TAMPA

 

HENRY PLANT MUSEUM


AN EERIE EVENING AT THE TAMPA BAY HOTEL October 28 - 30, 2022

See the museum in moonlight like you've never seen it before and try to solve a murder mystery before the next victim falls!


The former Tampa Bay Hotel has been a silent witness to countless individuals over the past 129 years. Who knows how many crossed the threshold with malice in their hearts?


Visitors to An Eerie Evening will find themselves transported back to the 1890s, shortly after a terrible crime has been committed. Evidence and clues are scattered throughout the rooms and guests must strive to put the pieces together in time to prevent the next attack.


TAMPA BAY HOTEL

 

GLAZER CHILDREN'S MUSEUM


SENSORY-FRIENDLY SPREE October 31, 2022, 10am-1pm​

This trick-or-treating event is designed for children with special needs and their caregivers.


Explore the Glazer Children's Museum with lights and sounds turned down and sensory adapted tools, special programs, and community resources at your fingertips.


Trick-or-treating will include edible treats as well as non-edible treats, so there will be something for every kid regardless of dietary restrictions.


Glazer Children's Museum Tampa

 

YACHT STARSHIP


BOO BRUNCH October 30, 2022

Bring your ghosts and goblins for a fun costume party on the Yacht Starship.


Kids of all ages will get to enjoy a delicious brunch and enough candy to get the party started with a DJ performance on the top deck!


Yacht Starship Tampa Boo Brunch

 

AMERICAN VICTORY SHIP


UNDEAD IN THE WATER Select Dates Until October 29, 2022

Now located at Sparkman Wharf, take fear to new heights at S.S. American Victory Ship’s Undead In The Water haunted attraction.


Will you be chosen for sacrifice, or will you join the ranks of The Gathering?


AMERICAN VICTORY SHIP

 

TAMPA THEATRE


NIGHTMARE ON FRANKLIN ST. Select Nights Until October 31, 2022

The 10th annual manifestation of Tampa Theater’s nightmare on Franklin Street promises a terrifying series of popular horror movies and creepy favorites, all set in one of Tampa Bay’s most haunted buildings.


These 18 select nights are set to be some of the spookiest of the season!


TAMPA THEATRE  NIGHTMARE ON FRANKLIN ST.

 

THE VAULT


VAULT OF SOULS October 21, 22, 28, 29, 30, 2022


Tampa Bay’s premier evening of elegant fear, The Vault of Souls returns in October for five select nights. The spirits invite brave guests to join them at The Vault, Downtown Tampa’s lux event venue located inside the 100-year-old Exchange National Bank.


Descend to the vault’s labyrinth, and along the way, encounter trapped spirits below who may help or hinder your progress.


With tarot card readers guiding the fortunate to safe passage, every journey is unique and exclusive to each guest


THE VAULT  VAULT OF SOULS TAMPA

 


YBOR CITY


YBOR CITY GHOST TOUR

Layered in history and home to some of the most haunted sites in the U.S., we dare you to take a spooky stroll down Ybor City’s historic brick-lined streets where you might witness a paranormal sighting … or two.



YBOR CITY GHOST TOUR

 

1 Comment


Siddarth Star
Siddarth Star
Sep 01, 2023

Kudos for crafting an enthralling blog post that expertly guides readers through the spooktacular offerings of Tampa Bay for Halloween 2022. Your detailed and engaging guide is a must-read for those seeking a thrilling and memorable holiday experience. wedding car rentals

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