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A Guide to Halloween Events in Tampa and Orlando

Listen, sometimes it’s a great thing to indulge your Inner Child when the time comes and Halloween is definitely the day for that. When is the time you’re able to eat all the candy you want and it not be a bad thing? Dressing up in costumes and partying or taking babies trick o’ treating is pretty eventful.

Anywho, if you’re looking for plans, here’s a few Halloween events in Tampa and Orlando:

Cheyenne Saloon & Opera House A wicked fun evening at “A Nightmare on Church Street” with all-inclusive food and drink from Orlando’s best spots plus live music. Show off your Halloween costume to win big prizes. Oct. 22 8 p.m.-1 a.m. $90-150; use code “relief” for $20 off VIP or GA tix. 128 W Church St. #3304, Orlando, (407) 420-9091.

Ciro’s Enjoy a killer cocktail menu Oct. 28-30 with featured specials. Reservations recommended. 2109 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa, (813) 251-0022.

Cocktails & Screams Starting Oct. 18, the 13 days leading up to Halloween will be a different event each night with prizes, games, and entertainment. Reservations recommended. 39 W Pine St., Orlando, (407) 904-0124. @cocktailsandscreamsfl on Facebook.

Downtown Crawlers Crawl through 10+ bars in Tampa in your coolest Halloween costume for a chance to win big prizes but tagging @downtowncrawlers on IG. Check in between 3 p.m.-7 p.m. at either American Social or Bar HWRD. Oct. 29 3 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Multiple locations.

Floridian Social Club Get your spookiest and glitziest costume and watch the Hell on Heels Live cast perform The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Local tribute bands perform prior to the live show. Doors open Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. Advance tix $10, day-of tix $15. 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, (727) 322-4600.

Gaspar’s Grotto Rock out to 80s tribute band as they cover hits by bands including Van Halen, KISS, AC/DC, and Motley Crue. Oct. 29 at 9 p.m. 1805 E 7th Ave., Tampa, (813) 248-5900. @gasparsgrotto on Facebook. 

HerCRU Farmhouse Look forward to children’s games, trick or treating, some lightweight spell casting and costume partying. $0-60. Oct. 29 3 p.m.-11 p.m. 2111 N 47th St., Tampa.

Hotel Alba-Westshore Kick off your Halloween with Happy Hour at Buffalo Bayou Bar & Lounge. Bartenders will give the person with the best costume at $100 gift certificate to the Spaniard restaurant. Oct. 27 5 p.m.-7 p.m. 5303  W JFK Blvd., Tampa, (813) 289-1950. @hotelalbatampa on Facebook. 

Kona Grill Scare, sip, and spook at the restaurant’s Masquerade Vibe Ball Dinner. Win big prizes and dance the night away with a haunted live DJ. Oct. 28-29. Multiple locations. @konagrill on Facebook.

Orlando Museum of Art A special cocktail party for Día de los Muertos including art, music, specialty tequila and mezcal cocktails, live performances of traditional Mexican dances, and more. Come back the next day for the family celebration. Cocktail party is Oct. 28 at 6 p.m., family celebration is Oct. 29 10 a.m.-noon. $10-$80. 2416 N Mills Ave., Orlando, (407) 896-4231. 

Park & Rec Tampa Calling all monsters for drink specials, music, and costume contests with prizes. Oct. 28-29 8 p.m.-3 a.m. 290 S Meridian Ave., Tampa, (813) 563-4777. @parkrectpa on Facebook.

Persimmon Hollow Brewing Company Celebrate Spooky Season with lots of food, drink, games, and prizes. Oct. 30 noon-5 p.m. 227 N Eola Dr., Orlando, (407) 337-6011. @persimmonhollowlakeeola on Facebook.

Red Star Live Something grown and classy with live music and a few special guests. $20 advance, $30 at the door. Oct. 29 8 p.m.-1 a.m. 9847 Adamo Dr., Brandon, 813-344-5226. 

Sal Y Mar A Halloween party you don’t want to miss with specialty drink stations, multiple dance areas, and a costume contest. Oct. 29 8 p.m.-1 a.m. 3650 Midtown Dr., Tampa, (813) 692-3330.

St. Pete Youth Farm Celebrate the Halloween season wearing your best Halloween look and participating in a scavenger hunt. Free for all. Oct. 29 5 p.m.-7 p.m. 1664 12th St. S., St. Petersburg, (727) 565-3930.