How to Have the Spookiest Halloween Ever on the Gulf Coast


How To Have the Spookiest Halloween Ever on the Gulf Coast
Just because you're at the beach doesn't mean you have to give up any seasonal fall fun. There are plenty of Halloween festivities to go around throughout the Gulf Coast of Florida, so you won't be missing out on anything this season and you certainly won't run out of options. 

We love Halloween at the beach! Here are a few of the reasons why. As you can see, there are plenty of spooky activities and festive fun for you and your family this October. Here are the Halloween highlights.

Indian Rocks Beach Hallowfest

Saturday, October 22 from 10a.m. to 1p.m. at Kolb Park in Indian Rocks Beach is the annual Hallowfest event. This family favorite has all of the best fall fun in one beautiful place. The kids love the pumpkin carving, face painting, bounce houses, games, petting zoo, pony rides and train rides. But that's not all!

Check out the Indian Rocks Beach Hallowfest flyer for all of the details. 

Indian Rocks Beach Halloween Home Decorating ContestHalloween Home Award

Hey there all you Indian Rocks Beach home owners, this one's for you! Plumlee Realty is sponsoring the IRB Halloween Home Decorating Contest and Award. Drive through Indian Rocks Beach and choose the best decorated home this Halloween season then click here to cast your vote. Each participating home has a lawn sign with voting information on it.

The winning home receives a $100 gift certificate to a local business plus bragging rights and a plaque. The wicked winner is announced on November 10 at the IRB Homeowners Happy Hour.

Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Tampa

Howl-O-Scream is Tampa Bay's premier Halloween event which runs select nights through October 30, 2016. With tormenting surprises around every corner and seven haunted houses, you're guaranteed to have a frightful evening. The streets swarm with hundreds of roaming creatures, making escape nearly impossible. Chilling live shows and thrilling rides in the dark are all part of the Howl-O-Scream experience. Try it if you dare. This is not for the faint of heart!

Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Tampa is a separately ticketed event that starts at 7:30p.m. on select nights and is intended for an adult audience. Keep the kids at home for his one.

Halloween Block Party & Trick or Treat at the John's Pass Seafood FestivalJohn's Pass Seafood Festival

The John's Pass Seafood and Music Festival offers up four days of fun in Madeira Beach from October 27-30, 2016. Not only will you find world-class Gulf Coast seafood, live music and entertainment every day, you'll also get to experience some family-friendly Halloween adventures, too. Did we mention the Gulf of Mexico is your beautiful backdrop? It is!

Friday evening from 7-11p.m. is the infamous Halloween Block Party, while Saturday is the Trick or Treat through John's Pass from 10a.m. to 6p.m. with a Kids Costume Contest at 3p.m. It's a crowd pleaser for sure, so make plans to be there.

Bram Stoker's Dracula at Ruth Eckerd Hall

Saturday, October 29, get into the Halloween spirit at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. The Tampa Ballet Theatre performs a three-act ballet based on Bram Stoker's gothic horror book with music by composer Wojciech Kilar, the composer of the 1992 movie of the same name.

The story of Dracula follows Johnathan Harker, Mina Murray and Lucy Westerna in their horrifying encounters with wolves, vampires and the count himself. Dracula is a disturbing and sensual story about love, death and the undead. The show starts at 8p.m. Get your Dracula tickets here.

Boo Bash at Bright House FieldFace Painting

Monday, October 31, bring the family out to the Boo Bash at Bright House Field in Clearwater. It's all treats and no tricks at the ball field!

The kids and kids-at-heart are going to love this free Halloween celebration featuring interactive areas for children including games, hay rides, a costume parade on the field, and plenty of candy for everyone. The spooky fun happens from 5:30-8:30p.m. It's safe and family-friendly!

Creatures of the Night at Lowry Park Zoo

Creatures of the Night at the Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa is a new event for families to enjoy this Halloween. On Fridays and Saturdays through October 29, you'll find eerie adventures for the whole family from youngsters to teens and adults.

Wander into scare zones or encounter the animals at night. Party the night away at a ghoulish dance party. No horror or gore, just scares and startles for one and all. Read up on the Creatures of the Night FAQs for everything you need to know.

Are you interested in more Florida Gulf Coast Events You Need To Know About this season. Then follow the link and start making your plans. It's a beautiful time to be in Florida! Won't you join us?


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