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09/17/2015 - Halloween in Tampa Bay, Places to Go and Things to Do

Halloween in Tampa Bay 2015

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Guavaween Apocalypse

The 30th Annual Guavaween will take place at the Cuban Club in Ybor City featuring live bands, costume contest and much more!

Guavaween will once again feature the famous Costume Contest! We encourage all event attendees to dress in costume whether they will participate in the Costume Contest or not. Costumes are not required to attend the festival. $1,000 Cash to Best Overall!

This year's Guavaween Costume Contest will be hosted by Lady Guava! Want to become the Lady Guava? Submit a video with hash tags #ladyguava #guavaween to enter!

Date & Time:

Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Location & Contact:

The Cuban Club
2010 Avenida Republica De Cuba (9th Ave & 14th Street)
Tampa, FL
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Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Tampa

As the lights dim and the fire dwindles, a sinister song in perfect pitch curses all who hear its tormenting tempo. Survive the curse this fall as Howl-O-Scream returns to Busch Gardens for another pulse pounding year. Experience unexpected terrors around every corner, including new terrorizing experiences inside the garden and greenhouse of Dead Fall, new scare zones, a Cursed Front Gate Experience and live entertainment. Strap yourself in for a wild ride, we guarantee you will leave (hopefully alive) screaming for more. This event is intended for adults and not suitable for children due to mature content, violence, gore and blood. Howl-O-Scream runs select nights throughout September and October.

Freaky Preview on Friday, Sept. 26 & Saturday, Sept. 27
Thursday-Saturday nights, Oct. 2 - Nov. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 19 | 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.

To purchase your tickets and VIP upgrades visit:

10165 N McKinley DrTampa , FL33612

(813) 987-5000


Guppyween at The Florida Aquarium

October 24 & 25

Be whoever or whatever you want and trick-or-treat at The Florida Aquarium's Guppyween! With a safe and family-friendly setting, live entertainment and more than 20,000 animals, there's plenty of fun to go around!

The only days kids and parents are welcomed to roam as wild animals, ghosts and princesses along the Halloween trail and trick-or-treat tank-to-tank with over 20,000 sea creatures at The Florida Aquarium’s Guppyween. It's a family-friendly, costume-friendly, Halloween event you'll want to dive right in for! 

Admission Prices:
Kids in Costume: $5
Adults (age 12 yrs and older): $15
Florida Aquarium Members: FREE admission

                                701 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602
· 9:30 am – 5:00 pm


ZooBoo at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

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You'll find a "Ghoulish Good Time" at ZooBoo, the largest family Halloween event in Tampa Bay!
Dare to find out what lurks in the dark while making your way through new haunted houses. Tremble with fear trekking through new trails and discover spooky fun for the little ones. Parents don't worry; everything is kid-friendly and each attraction ranges with different “scare factor” zones. New this year goosebumps will rise exploring turn-of-the-century England in “London Frightmare,” inspired by the city’s most notorious sites and supernatural legends. Friday and Saturday nights in October at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo.

September 26-27 $12 Shriek Peek Preview Weekend
ZooBoo Nights: October 3-4, 10-12, 17-19, 23-26 & 30-November, 1
ZooBoo Opens Nightly at 7 p.m. (Hours: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on other select nights)
Zoo Boo is not included in Zoo admission.
Admission: $18 for adults (12+), $14 for children (3-11), parking is FREE.

Address:  1101 West Sligh Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604-5958

Phone:  (813) 935-8552


Brick-or-Treat at LEGOLand Florida

Brick or Treat is coming to LEGOLAND® Florida

October 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 23-25, 30, 31

This Halloween event is built for kids! Brick orTreat returns on select dates this October with NEW nightly fireworks!

Ghouls, ghosts and goblins descend on Miniland USA transforming it into a haunted adventure with a scavenger hunt in search for these scary creatures that have invaded our famous cities. This spooky event takes place weekends in October, and features trick-or-treating along the brick or treat trail, super brick build activities, the largest LEGO Jack-O-Lantern in the world, Halloween entertainment and an all-kids costume contest with brick-tastic prizes!

Free collectors bricks will be available on the Brick or Treat trail. Collect all 4 with a different one each weekend!

  • October 3-4 weekend: Mad Scientist
  • October 10-11 weekend: Mummy
  • October 17-18 weekend: Vampyre
  • October 23-25 weekend: Frankenstein
  • October 30-31 weekend: Vampyre
Every Saturday (open until 8 p.m.) and Sunday (open until 7 p.m.) in October. Brick-or-Treat is included in LEGOLand admission.

Download the Brick or Treat event & show guide. *All show times and events are subject to change.

Event highlights this year include:

  • Brand new - giant 13 foot long LEGO Hearse
  • Nightly fireworks display
  • LEGO Vampire Build
  • World's Largest LEGO Pumpkin Photo Opportunity
  • Witching Hour
  • Brick or Treat Trail
  • Everything is Awesome Costume Contest
  • Meet & Greet with new LEGO Halloween Characters: Wanda the Witch, Vladimir the Vampire, Frank N. Stein, Mortimor the Mummy & Mad Scientist

1 Legoland Way, Winter Haven, FL 33884

                                                 Phone: (877) 350-5346


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