Looking for fun and frights this October? Tampa is the place to be!
We love it when October rolls around in Tampa. There are a ton of events and things to do all month long, from Halloween fun to Oktoberfest celebrations.
If you live in Tampa Bay, here are some of some of the top things to do in Tampa during the month of October!
Things to Do in Tampa This October
River of Frights – Pirate Water Taxi (Sept. 29-Oct. 31)
Now through Halloween, the popular water taxi service is giving riders a haunted fright! River of Frights turns the Hillsborough River into the haunted stomping grounds of the restless spirits of betrayed pirates.
This interactive experience of spooky sights is fun for any age. For more information about hours and reservations visit the Pirate Water Taxi website.
Creatures of the Night – Lowry Park Zoo (Oct. 7-29)
For the month of October, Lowry Park Zoo transforms into a haunted spooktacular. Creatures of the Night events offer park visitors immersive Halloween sights and frights that are fun for the whole family.
For hours and ticket information, visit the zoo’s website.
Howl-O-Scream – Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (Sept. 22-Oct. 29)
If you’re looking for some real haunted thrills, be sure to check out Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens! With extended park hours, you get more chances to catch your favorite rides and roller coasters. Plus, the park goes all-out with frights and scares around every corner.
For information about hours and tickets, visit the Busch Gardens Tampa Bay website.
Oktoberfest Tampa – Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park (Oct. 13, 14-15)
Everybody loves Oktoberfest festivities. There’s delicious food games, dancing and, of course… beer! Every year, Tampa embraces the spirit of Oktoberfest. The annual Oktoberfest celebration at Curtis Hixon park in downtown Tampa is a favorite of many residents.
For more event information, visit the Oktoberfest Tampa 2017 website.