Tampa offers a little bit of everything to usher in Halloween. Find Happy Hour specials and midnight club parties with DJs, haunted holiday light shows, theme park festivities and more.
Whether you are looking to have a blast with a group or as a couple, with the kids or solo, you won’t be short of enthralling, spooky, and entertaining things to do for Halloween at these fall events in Tampa.
Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream
Almost inarguably, the biggest of all the Halloween events in Tampa is Howl-O-Scream. By now, the Howl-O-Scream event at Busch Gardens is more than a mere spectacle. For some, it is possibly the main reason they come to Tampa.
It is a massive, ambitious, and captivating event, and Busch Gardens has announced that they are raising the bar once again.
Fresh meat hangs from the walls in the slaughterhouse, and a sick mastermind is your puppeteer. Clowns hide in the hotel corridor. The haunted asylum is stirring again, and it is up to you to find out who is screaming over and over again right down the next corner.
The event consists of five different thrills for 2018, including Deadly Toys, the Manic Midway, and the Meat Market. Howl-O-Scream is not suitable for children as it contains violence, blood and gore, and the event stays open late until 1 a.m. each night.
The event is a thrilling romp through an assortment of uncomfortable, distressing, and moody set pieces – and the goal is to make you feel quite unnerved. Plenty of beer tents, food destinations and bars will keep you energized, along with exclusive photo destinations.
This event is separately ticketed from the main Busch Gardens. It’s also a good idea to buy your tickets in advance as they may run out. The event runs from September 21st to October 28th at Busch Gardens in Tampa, FL.
The Sylvan Ramble Lights Halloween Show
The lights built for the Sylvan Ramble Lights show can’t help but bounce, pulse, ebb, and flow to the haunted music of the season.
This light spectacle is an interactive tour-de-force. Stop by the haunted house as it glows and pulsates with bright orange, white, and yellow lights. Watch the animatronics dance and scare passersby. Admire the smoke and water effects that help build a healthy dose of atmospheric horror.
This once-modest spectacle has become a major Tampa showcase for Halloween, getting bigger and bigger every year. The event is free but donations (which go to the local non-profit, Clothes To Kid) are appreciated.
You can visit this haunted and amazing location at 4412 West Sylvan Ramble Street, Tampa, FL 33609. When you get a break from the ambiance, stop by the yard for some hot chocolate. It is Oct 29th to Oct 30th at 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. with select few dates leading up.
Hallow’s Eve Masquerade Party
For some, Halloween is not complete without a stop at a Masquerade Ball. This lively and classy event is about the spirit and excitement of the holiday. Cloak yourself in mystery and celebrate the ambiance and energy of Halloween.
The event is 25 and up and tickets are $40 a person. The party is at 137 South Parson Avenue, Brandon, FL 33511 at Brandon’s Event Space. Tickets are required prior to attendance.
DJ Cardinal is hosting the event, starting at 8 p.m. on the evening of Oct 27th.
For an alternative party event with a bit of an edge, stop by the Franklin Manor. With a moody energy and darkly twisted sense of humor, the Franklin Manor hosts a riveting Halloween party each year in Tampa.
The event is 21+ and tickets are required. You will need a valid government ID to get in. The event is the evening of Halloween, and offers an energetic yet club-oriented evening for your Halloween getaway to Tampa. Franklin Manor is located at 912 North Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602.
Halloween With Us
Tampa has a taste of everything for Halloween. Find an event with a bit of danger and unexpected thrills to get your adrenaline pumping, with a haunted mood and sinister edge.
Come down to these fall events in Tampa to have a blast. Stay with us at one of our Tampa vacation rentals, located right near the action.