Howl-O-Gloga promises Halloween yoga party
LARGO – Howl-O-Gloga, a Halloween glow-in-the-dark yoga party, will be on Thursday, October 26 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo, presented.
Participants are encouraged to show up in their favorite family-friendly costume. There will be themed treats. Participants will find zen while improving their flexibility and core strength. Glowsticks and glowing accessories are provided.
Pre-registration is required. The cost is $20 per person. Call 727-518-3016 or visit ushighlandrecreation.com.
McGough moderates Owl-O-Ween
LARGO – The organizers are presenting Owl-O-Ween on Friday, October 27 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at McGough Nature Park, 11901 146th St. N., Largo.
Participants hike along a spooky nature trail while enjoying candy and roasted marshmallows. There will be a raffle and some ghosts and goblins.
The cost is $5. For more information, call 727-518-3047.
LARGO – The 2017 Family Friendly Halloween Spooktacular will be presented on Saturday, October 28 from 12pm to 5pm at Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, Largo.
The event offers games and fun for children up to 12 years of age. There is a trick-or-treat trail from 12pm to 4pm. There are also bouncy castles, a hay maze, games, music, a petting zoo and entertainment while walking.
Wristbands are required for most activities. Dogs are not allowed in the park during major events.
Limited on-site parking is available for $10, and a free park and walk trail is offered by Everest University and Largo Middle School. The trick-or-treat path is free. Activity wristbands cost $7 in advance or $10 on the day of the event.
For information seeLargoEvents.comor call 727-587-6740, ext. 5014
Center to hold Halloween party
LARGO – A Halloween Happening Sunday Matinee takes place on Sunday, October 29, 2pm to 4pm at the Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, Largo.
Attendees can do Monster Mash with friends at this party that includes dancing, a costume contest and entertainment, and a meal. Tickets are required in advance. The cost is $14.
VisitLargoCommunityCenter.comor call 727-518-3131.
Florida Botanical Gardens hosts Pumpkin Festival 2017
LARGO – The 2017 Pumpkin Festival will be held on Sunday, October 29 from 1pm to 4pm at the Florida Botanical Gardens, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo.
The organizers help the participants to carve their pumpkins. Attendees can bring their own pumpkin or purchase one from the FBG Foundation for $5. FBGF members get their first pumpkin for free.
To register, visit www.hyperurl.co/PumpkinFest. Call 727-582-2117 for information.
FTI Haunted Warehouse for the benefit of Everyday Blessings
LARGO - Forensic Technology Inc., based at the STAR Center in Largo, will present a Haunted Warehouse benefiting the children of Everyday Blessings, a group home for abused, abandoned and orphaned children.
The Haunted Warehouse is open from October 27th to 30th from 6pm to 10pm. There is an entrance fee of $6 per person.
FTI will use all proceeds from this fundraiser to purchase groceries and clothing and secretly deliver these items to the children the night before Christmas to bring some joy to the boys and girls who have had a difficult start in their young lives during the to prepare for holidays.
Refreshments, including pizza from Largo's Sardo's Pizza and Pasta, will be available for purchase.
The STAR Center is located at the intersection of Bryan Dairy Road and Belcher Road. Look out for signs at the entrances.
Moccasin Lake hosts Halloween Enchanted Forest
CLEARWATER – A Halloween Enchanted Forest will be presented on Saturday, October 28 from 7-9 p.m. at the Moccasin Lake Environmental Education Center, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater.
The free program includes a non-frightening guided tour of the nature trails with stops along the way where participants learn about owls, snakes, scorpions and insects. The evening ends with toasting marshmallows around the campfire and sipping bug juice.
Call 727-793-2976 for details.
CMA moderates Winter's trick or tweet
CLEARWATER – Winter's Trick or Tweet airs Friday through Tuesday, October 27 through October 31, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater.
Children 12 and younger receive $9.99 admission when wearing a Halloween costume or CMA shirt. Call 727-441-1790.
Attendees will find a painting station, smoke machines, underwater decoration and pumpkins galore at the Spectrum Theater. Visitors have the opportunity to create their own paper mask. The Creepy Creature Sea Cavern in the aquarium's classrooms will feature interactive games, a slime station and sea creature-themed crafts. Visitors learn about the vampire squid, goblin sharks, and the blobfish.
Spooky Halloween set for kids
TREASURE ISLAND – The Treasure Island Recreation Department's annual Halloween Spooktacular and Fall Festival for Children will be held Friday and Saturday, October 27-28 from 6-9 p.m. at the Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis Facility, 10315 Paradise Blvd. Treasure Island, instead.
On Friday, activities include a costume contest, carnival games, moon walks, a spider mountain, a DJ spinning haunted tunes, interactive games and entertainers, a haunted house, haunted carriage, food and drink concessions. Judging for the costume contest begins at 6:30 p.m. with the 2 year old and younger age groups.
The haunted house and a glow golf tournament take place on Saturday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sale of food and drink concessions.
For more information, call 727-547-4575 ext. 237.
Leisure Division, PTA to host Trunk or Treat
ST. PETE BEACH – The St. Pete Beach Recreation Department and Gulf Beaches Elementary Magnet PTA are presenting a trunk on Thursday, October 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Horan Park, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach or Treat event.
This free event provides a fun and safe night of trick-or-treating in the parking lot. There will also be music, food and a bouncy castle. Individuals and companies are still being sought to decorate their trunks and distribute candy to costumed children. Participation and participation is free.
Information, including a vehicle application form, is available atwww.spbrec.comor call 727-363-9245.
Wordier Than Thou will host the Read No More haunted house.
GULFPORT – Read No More, a haunted literary house, will open on Friday and Saturday, May 27-28. October, presented at 3009 54th St. S., Gulfport.
Participants will tour a unique home in Gulfport and learn about its murderous past. Each room in the house features a short spooky play produced by writers and actors from the Tampa Bay area. Contributing authors are Josh Darling, Deborah Frethem, Erika Lance and Cathy Salustri.
Hosted by Wordier Than Thou, the tour should last around 45 minutes.
Shows are at 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm and 9:30pm. Tickets are $14 per person in advance and $18 at the box office on the day of the event.
To buy tickets, visitwww.wordierthanthou.com/shop/read-no-more-a-literary-haunted-house-tickets.
Center to host Teen Halloween Party
PINELLAS PARK – A Teen Night Halloween Party will be held Friday, October 27 from 6pm to 10pm at the Youth Park Teen Center, 4000 66th Ave. N., Pinellas Park.
This 13-17 year olds only party includes food, outdoor video games, prizes and a monster hunt. Admission is free for Recreation Department members with ID and $1 for non-members.
Call 727-369-5758 for more information.
Halloween events have been added to the fourth Saturday Art Walk
PINELLAS PARK – Pinellas Arts Village will get into the Halloween spirit during its fourth Saturday Art Walk, scheduled for Saturday, October 28 from 4pm to 8pm.
In addition to the regular art walk, which includes pop-up displays and activities, as well as opening hours of the open galleries for the various members of the art village, several members have organized special events. Artist Vince Pompei will present the Pompei Monster Factory Haunted House, 5681 Park Blvd., which is part Halloween, part haunted studio tour. Costumes are desired.
TheStudios@5663, 5663 Park Blvd., hosts a Spooktastic Art Show and Costume Contest. In addition to a special Halloween art exhibit, kids can trick-or-treat from studio to studio, have a spooky caricature of Doc Nguyen made for $5, and have the future told to them.
There will also be a costume contest with prizes going to the most original, scariest and funniest. Winners will be announced at 7pm.
COVE, 5705 Park Blvd., presents a Coveaween Art Bash and Costume Party ending at midnight.
More than 20 regional artists will participate in a Dark Matter exhibition. There will also be food, drinks, music and more. Children are welcome from 4pm to 6pm. for trick or treating. From 6 p.m. the event is for over 18s.
The Complete Sweet Shoppe, 5721 75th Ave. N., offers spooky cookie and cupcake decorations for the kids during the art walk.
For more information about the art walk, call 727-369-0671.
City hosts Halloween Treat Trail
PINELLAS PARK – The city's annual Halloween Treat Trail will be held Tuesday, October 31 at 6 p.m. at England Brothers Park, 5010 81st Ave. N., Pinellas Park.
Children of all ages have the opportunity to collect candy provided by local businesses and community organizations at this free event. There will also be a costume contest, a variety of activities and prizes. Refreshments and popcorn will be provided.
For more information, call 727-369-5746.
Dunedin hosts Halloween happenings
DUNEDIN – A family-oriented Halloween Happenings festival is taking place on Saturday 28 October from 5:30pm to 9:30pm at Dunedin Highlander Park, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin.
Carnival games, a haunted carriage, bouncy castles, Boo in the Zoo, crafts and storytelling will all be part of the event. At 6:30 p.m., a costume competition divided by age groups begins.
Parking is $5 cash. Bracelets are $10, which includes all carnival games, crafts, and bouncy castles. The haunted hay ride costs $5.
Beazer Homes is sponsoring the event. To volunteer at the festival, call 727-812-4530 or visit uswww.dunedingov.com.
BELLEAIR – The Belleair Halloween Party will be held on Saturday, October 28 from 4:30pm to 8:00pm at the Dimmitt Community Center, 918 Osceola Road, Belleair.
The event includes a haunted house, costume contest, trick-or-treat trail, carnival play alley, bouncy castles, food and more. Admission to the haunted house is $2 per person. A preview of the haunted house will take place on Friday, October 27 from 6-7:15 p.m.
For information call 727-518-3728 or visit uswww.belleairrec.com.
Seminole Recreation hosts the Field of Screams haunted house
SEMINOLE – Two Halloween events will be presented at the Holland G. Mangum Recreation Complex, 9100 113th St., N., Seminole.
Seminole Recreation will present Field of Screams on Friday, October 27 from 6-9 p.m. This annual family-friendly event is a safe way for "little ones" to celebrate Halloween, said Duane Crandall, special events coordinator. The Recreation Department is establishing a “trick-or-treating street” where children can safely partake in trick-or-treating offerings from local business owners and civic organizations. Last year's event attracted around 1,200 children and their families, and vendors ran out of candy.
Those interested in participating as a Field of Screams vendor should email Crandall firstname.lastname@example.org call him at 727-391-8345. There is no cost to be a vendor, but you must provide candy for trick or treating.
There will also be an inflatable zone where kids will have unlimited access to a variety of bouncy castles for $5 each. Seminole Fire Rescue will be selling hot dogs, drinks and snacks, and Friends of the Library will have glowsticks available for purchase.
Children are encouraged to come in costume. There will be a costume contest in the evening.
Seminole Recreation staff will haunt the gym on Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The haunted house is not suitable for small children. This year's theme is "Behind the Walls".
The cost to enter the haunted house is $5 per person
Kirche beherbergt Scaryoke
SAFETY HARBOR – Scaryoke will be presented on Saturday, October 28 from 5-9 p.m. at the Holy Spirit Synodal Catholic Church, 3265 State Road 580, Safety Harbor.
The event features food and singing and dancing with karaoke. There will be prizes for the best costumes, as well as door prizes, a silent auction and a raffle.
The cost is $15 for adults and $7 for children 11 and under. For tickets and information call Sam at 813-465-2696 or Gil at 727-656-9469. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the box office.
Ghost tours shed light on local hangouts, ghost stories
The Ghost Tour of St. Petersburg and Tampa Bay offers tours of downtown St. Petersburg and Tampa to entertain Halloween enthusiasts this season.
Tours are scheduled nightly in St. Petersburg and weekends in Tampa. Each ghost tour is led by a costumed storyteller who narrates the area's ghost tales and haunted hotspots. All of the stories are believed to be true ghost stories that appear in the books Ghost Stories of St. Petersburg and Ghost Stories of Tampa by Tim Reeser. The region's rich haunted history lends itself to many stories, some with faces more familiar than others. Some of the stories involve the ghosts of well-known figures such as Babe Ruth. Some are lesser known, like Princess de Montglyon. Some are completely unknown, like the unidentified ghost known only as "The Captain".
“Legend has it that Halloween is the time of year when ghosts roam more easily among the living, making October the perfect time to become acquainted with the spooky denizens of our area. If you're not a believer yet, you might assume there are ghosts among us," said Tom Roberts, tour manager, in a press release.
Reservations are required for all locations. Advance ticket sales are available by calling 727-894-4678 or by visitingwww.ghosttour.com. Tickets are $15 per person for adults and $10 for children ages 4-12 per location.
Florida Aquarium houses Guppyween
TAMPA – Guppyween will be presented Saturday and Sunday, October 28-29, 1-5 p.m. at the Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa.
Children are allowed to play trick or treating throughout the aquarium. There will be family-friendly entertainment and a sea of sweets in a safe environment. All aquarium exhibits, including the aquarium's outdoor plaza with the Fins Bar, Splash Pad and 4-D Theater are open.
Special Guppyween activities include:
•Science experiments, crafts and games at the Learning Center
•Underwater pumpkin carving
• Up close and personal Halloween themed animal tours
•Halloween talks at ranger stations in the aquarium's Wetlands Trail gallery
•Surprise someone with animal encounters this Halloween
• Halloween scavenger hunt
The cost is $28.95 for adults. $23.95 for children and $10 for children 11 and under in costume. Children up to 2 years have free admission.
The aquarium will also host Sensory Guppyween on Saturday October 28th from 8:30am to 9:30am.
This event offers families with sensory disabilities the opportunity to play trick or treat in a stress-free environment throughout the aquarium. There will be a series of candy stations and an opportunity to meet Tango, the aquarium's sea turtle mascot.
The aquarium will only open the doors early for Sensory Guppyween participants, and there will be no loud music, flashing lights, or special effects. The Splash Pad is open with no water running or music playing, and Wetland's Trail Gallery and 4-D Theater are closed. When Sensory Guppyween ends, attendees can stay during normal operating hours (9:30am to 5:00pm) and headsets are available from reception.
The cost is $5 (children and adults). All discounted tickets must be purchased at the Aquarium.
For information seewww.flaquarium.org