Tampa Halloween Events: Choose Your Level of Scare

by Michael Abdoney - 10/29/2021 -Tampa

Tampa is well-known for theme park events which come with various price tags. Some spooky but fun family-friendly events are also gaining traction during the Halloween holidays. The COVID-19 pandemic led to the cancellation of most events over the past year, but the entertainment industry is picking up steam with intriguing events, during holidays like Halloween. Let’s delve into some of the best events in Tampa, for spending your Halloween holiday with family and friends.

• Halloween Lighted Boat Parade
The Halloween-lighted boat parade is set for downtown, Riverwalk. The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation together with Friends of the Riverwalk is eagerly looking forward to the presentation during the Halloween holidays. The parade should start at the Tampa Convention Center, ending at Sparkman Wharf. Winners of the motorboat and sailboat competitions are bound to win trophies, an excellent way of commemorating the event.

• Official Walking Ybor City Ghost Tour
If you are the paranormal kind, the official Walking Ybor City Ghost tour is the event for you. The tour takes you around six stops checking out the haunted neighborhoods in the area. With varying tour times, you get to enjoy the Cuban Club, ranked among the most haunted places.

• Wesley Chapel Fall Festival
The Wesley Chapel Fall Festival boasts 17 years, providing its fans with live entertainment, local crafters, pet costume competition, and “trunk-or-treat.” All these will be taking place at Grand Cypress Drive, Lutz. To top it up, you get to enjoy the World’s Largest Food Truck rally, hosting more than 70 national and local food trucks.

• Palm Harbor Halloween Carnival
Despite the spookiness and scary events that surround Halloween, there still exist non-scary trick-or-treat events for children. The Palm Harbor Halloween Carnival has the “Centre of Doom,” a series of haunted houses run by the locals. With a $10 wristband, you can enjoy the haunted houses and hayrides. For the non-scary trick-or-treat events, they get to enjoy a freemium package.

• Seminole Frights
Seminole Frights is among the safest trick-or-treat events you can enjoy in Tampa. The houses are decorated with a Halloween neighborhood theme that family and friends get to enjoy when driving or on foot. You can enjoy photo sessions and candies along the way. The event has more details on its Facebook page and can go through more than ten houses during your drive or walk.

• Shimmering Lights
The Shimmering Lights are set for the beginning of the Halloween holidays. The event should begin from 7 p.m to 10 p.m. The Shimmering Lights give unique and lovely lighting that is 1/4th-mile on the walking trail. The view is iconic with maze lights, crafts, games, outdoor movies, and music.

Final thoughts
Halloween is a historical event that many love to celebrate with family and friends. If you are around the area of Tampa, the compiled list gives you some of the best events during the Halloween holidays. You are bound to enjoy the spookiest, hair-raising, and scary events to keep you freaked out. The best thing is that you get to choose your level of scare.