St. Pete 2017 Halloween Guide

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Movies in the Park – St. Pete Preservation (All October):
A mix of classic family favorites with a couple modern hits. Prepare to treat your senses this fall to the timeless masterpieces that continue to captivate, enliven and educate. All films will be screened in North Straub Park. Click HERE for the full movie lineup.

Movies in the Park – Williams Park (All October):
“Sunscreen Halloween” is presented by Cinema Squatch and the Sunscreen Film Festival. The screenings will be accompanied by live music, trivia and prizes, along with a host of local food trucks. All events are free and open to the public. Festivities begin at 7pm. Click HERE for the full movie line.

Read No More: A Literary Haunted House (October 20-October 28)
A Wordier Than Thou take on the classic haunted house. Attendees will tour a unique Gulfport home and learn about its murderous past. Each room of the home will feature a short scary play produced Tampa Bay area writers and actors. Authors participating are Josh Darling, Deborah Frethem, Historian & Author, Erika Lance and Cathy Salustri. The tour should take approximately 45 minutes. Cost: $14 per person in advance; $18 at the door the day of the show. Click HERE for tickets.

Blood District at Ware House Arts District (October 5-October 31)
The Blood District is the scariest event to hit the streets of Saint Petersburg. Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday this October the Warehouse Arts District will be home to this horrifying creative event! Set back in a decade where Zombies roamed the railways and terrifying creatures lurked in the district’s historical industrial buildings. The event will include food, drinks, and scary entertainers, event goers will also have the chance to enter at their own risk into two different haunted houses with several scare zones. Thrill seekers will come from all over to be scared to death in the Blood District. Click HERE for tickets and more details.

St. Pete Brew Fest at Kozuba and Sons Distillery (Oct. 20)
Founded in 2016, St Pete Brewfest is an annual event hosted by the St Pete Pelican Rugby Club. The event is a fundraiser for local charity, Nourish to Flourish, who provide food packages to children throughout Pinellas County, FL.This year will be even bigger and better! They are partnering with Kozuba & Sons Craft Distillery. The areas finest craft beers will be available for your enjoyment throughout the evening, as well as wine and Kozuba & Sons finest spirits. Click HERE to register for the even.

HYdrate: Haunted Hotel Pool Party (October 28)
Welcome to Tampa Bay’s most tropical & freaky Halloween party. Feel free to swim in the black lagoon or socialize on the haunted rooftop pool deck. Either way, you’re going to have a scary good time! Tiki cocktail and luau food specials. Tiki Halloween & Traditional Halloween costume contest with cash prizes. Click HERE for more details.

COVEAWEEN Art Bash and Costume Party at the COVE (Oct. 28)
Join the Cove for an art exhibition by over 20 of your favorite artists. Drinks, food, music and costume contest. The exhibit and party of the season will feature a trick-or-treat for the kiddos from 4pm-6pm. After 6pm the event is adults only. Check out the event’s Facebook page for updates.

St. Pete Moonlight Market (October 11)
Downtown St. Pete’s largest night market, St. Pete Moonlight, is back October 11th where you can find food vendors, artisans, jewelers, handmade makers, photographers, printmakers, woodworkers, painters, metal workers, clothiers, & collectors of all sorts. Drink specials all night by The Blue Goose. Click HERE for more details.

St. Pete Zombie Food and Booze Crawl (October 20)
Join Gulf to Bay for food, fun, live music & zombies at Albert Whitted Park (480 Bayshore Dr) Enter to win $500 in the costume contest. There will be plenty of food options with dozens of gourmet food trucks attending including Anju Korean Gastro Truck, The Cheesesteak Truck, Better than Eve’s BBQ, and PB & Jelly Deli to name a few. There will also be a dessert court as well as a beer garden. The St. Pete Zombie Food and Booze Crawl starts at 6pm and admission is free. Click HERE for updates on the crawl.

Florida Halloween Halfathon and 5K (October 29)
Join us for a howling good time during our 9th Annual Halloween Halfathon & 5K Race at Fort De Soto Park, located near St. Petersburg on Florida’s beautiful west coast at the mouth of Tampa Bay. Both races are staged entirely in Fort De Soto Park, recognized as one of the best beaches in the nation. Costumes encouraged! Create unique costumes in the spirit of this festive holiday, but ones that will not adversely affect your performance. Or simply wear mismatched uniforms. Or orange and black. Start time is a 7am. Click HERE for more info and to register for the race.


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Written by Dex Fabian

Dex Fabian

Dex Fabian is the co-founder of I Love the Burg and That's So Tampa. A graphic designer by trade, Dex has been witness to Tampa Bay's explosion to become one of the hottest regions in the nation. In 2009, he helped develop the brand for I Love the Burg and in 2014 developed the branding for That's So Tampa and has been a regular contributor to both ever since.