trick-or-treating in Tampa Bay

Awesome Places to Go Trick-or-Treating this Halloween in Tampa Bay

If you’re not up for trick-or-treating in your neighborhood…or even want to snag some treats before Halloween, there are some SPOOKtacular events happening throughout October, including some huge outdoor trick-or-treating events on Halloween weekend!

For even more Halloween fun, we are also sharing our favorite Halloween Events for Kids in Tampa Bay, adorable DIY Halloween Costumes, and the cutest pumpkin patches in Tampa Bay!

Here are some of the biggest trick-or-treating events in Tampa Bay:

Listed in order of date. Events that have passed are listed at the bottom of this post to plan for next year.

Trick or Treating at Spooktacular
Trick-or-Treating at Spooktacular at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

Spooktacular at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay 

  • Dates: Saturdays and Sundays September 9-October 29 and October 30-31, 2023
  • Location: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, 10165 McKinley Drive, Tampa
  • Cost: Included with theme park admission

At Busch Gardens’ Spooktacular, guests will step into a whimsical world full of enchantment with Kandy, a witch-in-training! A costume parade, storytime, and trick or treating are some of the activities guests will find in this immersive Halloween experience. Busch Gardens’ Spooktacular will be casting magical spells on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. at the Festival Walkway. Spooktacular is included with park admission. 


Halloween Spooktacular at Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Clearwater

  • October 27-31, 2023, from 3 pm-7 pm 
  • Location: 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater
  • Cost: Included with daily admission

Families can experience this CMA-themed Halloween event with trick-or-treat stations, spooky decorations, and more! This is a great alternative to Halloween night trick-or-treating in a neighborhood.


Din-O-Ween Trick-or-Treat at Dinosaur World in Plant City

  • Dates: October 28-31, 2023 during park hours
  • Location: Dinosaur World, 5145 Harvey Tew Road, Plant City
  • Cost: Admission. Kids in costume receive a $10 discount.

Dinosaur World is hosting a trick-or-treating event where you and the kids can see dinosaurs up close, play in the park, mine for gems, and even meet Candy Trix the Witch. Trick-or-treating will be available at the activity areas throughout the park.


Trunk-or-Treat at the Salvation Army in St. Pete

  • October 30, 2023, from 6 pm- 8 pm
  • Location: 3800 9th Avenue North, St. Pete
  • Cost: Free to attend

The Salvation Army of St. Pete is hosting a trunk-or-treat on Halloween-Eve along with other fun family-friendly activities including food trucks, games, inflatables, and more!


Trick-or-Treat at Armature Works in Tampa

  • October 31, 2023, from 4 pm – 6 pm
  • Location: 1910 N Ola Avenue, Tampa
  • Cost: Free to attend

For a fun night out with the family, add Armature Works to your list on Halloween evening for a night of trick-or-treating in the Heights Public Market, and then stick around for some dinner. Since it’s a school night, this event is perfectly timed.


BooBash with the Clearwater Threshers in Clearwater 

  • October 31, 2023, from 5:30 pm-8:30 pm
  • Location: BayCare Ball Park. 601 N Old Coachman Road, Clearwater
  • Cost: Free to attend

The Clearwater Threshers are hosting their BooBash for a night of ghoulishly good fun on Halloween night! There will be 25 trick-or-treat stations, hay rides, a costume parade, and more!


Trick-or-Treat at Citrus Park Mall in Tampa

  • October 31, 2023, at 6 pm
  • Location: Citrus Park Mall, 8021 Citrus Park Town Center, Tampa
  • Cost: Free to attend

Too hot outside? Why not head to Citrus Park Mall for some indoor trick-or-treating with the kids and then do a little shopping while you’re there. There is also a chance to win a spooky giveaway–a $100 gift card for the mall.


Halloween Spooktacular at Tampa Premium Outlets in Lutz

  • October 31, 2023, from 6 pm – 8 pm
  • Location: Tampa Premium Outlets, 2300 Grand Cypress Drive, Lutz
  • Cost: Free to attend

Dress in your Halloween best for an evening of mall-wide trick-or-treating, a live DJ, games, contests, and more!


Mall-O-Ween at Gulf View Square Mall in Port Richey

  • October 31, 2023, from 5 pm-8 pm
  • Location: Gulf View Square Mall, 9409 US 19, Port Richey
  • Cost: Free to attend

If you’re in the Port Richey area, stop into Gulf View Square Mall for indoor trick-or-treating. There will be a photo booth, fun activities, and more.

Events that have already happened in 2023. Stay tuned for 2024!

Tampa Bay History Center’s A Night at the Museum

  • Date: Sunday, October 22, 2023, from 4 pm-7 pm
  • Location: Tampa Bay History Center, 801 Water Street, Tampa
  • Cost: Ticket prices: $16.95 for adults; $14.95 for college students; $14.95 for seniors (60+); $12.95 for children and youth (4-17); free for children ages 0-3. History Center members receive a 15% discount.  

Trick-or-treat your way through the Tampa Bay History Center galleries in search of sweet rewards on Sunday, Oct. 22. Plan for an evening of games, crafts, costume characters, and more! Timed tickets are available now and children age 3 and younger are free.


Halloween on Central in St Pete 2023

  • Dates: October 29, 2023 from noon-5:00 pm
  • Location: Central Ave in St. Pete between MLK and 31st St S
  • Cost: Free

22 blocks are closed to cars and motor vehicles from noon-5pm for this this family event will be filled with a parade of costumes, street performers, entertainment, and tons of Halloween fun! 



Brick or Treat Monster Party at LEGOLAND Florida

  • Dates: Weekends September 16-October 29, 2023
  • Location: LEGOLAND Florida, 1 LEGOLAND Way, Winter Haven
  • Cost: Included with daily admission

Enjoy a Halloween party built just for kids at LEGOLAND Florida Resort in Winter Haven. Kids can enjoy spooky LEGO building activities, trick-or-treating at MORE candy stations than ever before, NEW character meet-and-greets, and MORE.  


Trick-or-Treat with the Greeks at USF

  • Date: October 26 from 6 pm-7:30 pm
  • LocaitonL USF Greek Village, 4747 USF Birch Drive, Tampa
  • Cost: Free to attend

Families are invited to this free community event where the USF Greeks will also be hosting family-friendly games, activities, and of course, trick-or-treating. There will also be a sensory-friendly zone at the Delta Gamma sorority house.


Trick-or-Treat Trail at Largo Central Park

  • Date: October 27, 2023, 5:30 pm
  • Location: Largo Central Park, 201 Highland Ave, Largo, FL
  • Cost: Free for the first 1,500 kids on sight (under 12)

Bring your kiddos dressed in their Halloween costumes for a night of trick-or-treating around Largo City Hall. Bags and candy will be provided. This is an outdoor event. 


Downtown Trick-or-Treating in Dunedin

  • Date: October 27, 2023 from 6 pm-8 pm
  • Location: Downtown Dunedin along Main Street and Broadway Avenue
  • Cost: Free to attend

The City of Dunedin and the Downtown Merchants Association are closing down the main streets so families can safely go trick-or-treating along Main Street and Broadway Avenue. Merchants will be giving out candy and trinkets.


7th Annual Trick or Treat on the Riverwalk in Tampa and Lighted Boat Parade

  • Date: October 28, 2023 4om 4 pm-7 pm
  • Location: Downtown TampaRiverwalk
  • Cost: FREE

Trick or treating on the Riverwalk is back where kids and their families can visit 50 different treat stations while enjoying other fun activities.


4th Annual Spooky Stroll with TRIBE Seminole Heights

  • Date: October 28, 2023, from 6 pm-9 pm
  • Location: Seminole Heights Garden Center, Tampa
  • Cost: $1 per person 

This beloved annual event will sell out fast, so be sure to purchase your tickets in advance to secure your spot. TRIBE Seminole Heights’ Spooky Stroll features tons of family-friendly fun including costumed characters, trick-or-treat stations, a pumpkin patch, a creepy house tour, fun games, and MORE! In the past, it has taken about 60-90 minutes to complete the stroll.


Halloween Happenings at Highlander Park

  • Date: October 28, 2023 from 5:30 pm-9:30 pm
  • Location: 903 Michigan Blvd, Dunedin
  • Cost: $5 Hayride tickets, $10 wristband for activities 

Highlander Park is hosting a night of Halloween and trunk-or-treat fun for the whole family! There will be haunted hayrides, carnival games, Boo in the Zoo, bounce houses, and more. Parking is $5.