Spooky season is here, and we’re ready to throw on our most elaborate costumes. Grab your favorite ghouls and goblins for a day (or night) out on the town and get into some ghostly activities. And yes, you can totally wear a mask over your mask. Don’t forget to tip like you’re the richest motherfucker in Beverly Hills either. Here are a few getdowns to dive into.
7th + Grove Enjoy late night carnival foods like corn dogs, turkey legs, and fried oreos at this Ybor hotspot’s “ghoulish soul circus,” called “Cirque du 7th + Grove.” Drink and bottle specials on deck for the night. $30. Friday, Oct. 29 9:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m.1930 7th Ave., Ybor City, 813-649-8422. eventbrite.com
ACT St. Pete The Soul Train Halloween Bash has food and drink specials plus live performances from ACT St. Pete students and co-founder/CEO Dr. Alex Harris. Proceeds from the event benefit the ACT organization. Tickets range $10 for students to $10,000 for sponsorships. Friday, Oct. 29 7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. 2622 Fairfield Ave. S, St. Petersburg, 727-346-8223. eventbrite.com
American Social Celebrate spooky season at this Harbour Island club’s Halloween Silent Party. Guests can grab headphones and switch between different DJs. Dance the night away with the restaurant’s classic eats gurgling in that cauldron of a belly you’ve been rocking post-panemic. Tickets and headphones $5-10. Party starts Friday, Oct. 29 at 9 p.m. 601 S Harbour Island Blvd. Unit 107, Tampa, 813-605-3333. americansocial.com/tampa
Armature Works A weekend full of events from a carnival to trick-or-treating at Heights Market vendors with the kiddos. Tickets for the 1st Annual Haunted Carnival are on sale now; prices range $5 for kids under 12-$750 for VIP packages. Various times. Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 28-31. 1910 N Ola Ave., Tampa, 813-250-3725. armatureworks.com
Chef Jada Vidal The “Guy’s Grocery Game” winner and aspiring chef puts on “Coven,” a Halloween-themed pop-up dinner with courses like shrimp ceviche tostada and honey peppercorn glazed Cornish hen. Guests can sip wine pairings and a peachy witches brew. Sunday, Oct. 31. First dinner is 2 p.m.-4 p.m, second dinner 5 p.m.-7 p.m. $80. Event goers will receive location details prior to dinner. Tampa, 813-802-3453. @jadavidalcooks on Instagram
Cigar City Brewing Stop by the Spruce Street taproom for the 9th annual Jai Alai Ween event. Come dressed to impress for a costume contest and stay for two versions of the brewery’s Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout. Friday, Oct. 29 6 p.m.-11 p.m. 3924 W Spruce St., Tampa, 813-348-6363. cigarcitybrewing.com
Ciro’s Speakeasy and Supper Club Gals and ghouls can enjoy themed cocktails like Black Forest and The Bad Witch while doing it for the ‘gram with spooky photo ops. Reservations recommended. Friday-Sunday, Oct. 29-31 5 p.m.-midnight. 2109 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa, 813-251-0022. cirostampa.com
Crawl With Us Join “the scariest bar crawl ever” and head over to several St. Petersburg bars throughout the night. Finish the night off with an afterparty and costume contest. Saturday, Oct. 30. 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Various locations. eventbrite.com
Epicurean Hotel An epic Halloween indeed, complete with poolside yoga happening on Halloween morning, from 10 a.m.-11 a.m.at "Bend, Bubbles, and BOO-runch!" plus food and drink specials all weekend long at Edge Rooftop Bar and Élevage SoHo Kitchen & Bar. Yoga tickets $25 for presale, $30 at the door. 1207 S Howard Ave., Tampa, 813-999-8702. epicureanhotel.com
Fenway Hotel Start the night off with a “Phantom of the Opera” performance by Rick Bankemper and end it with a show from the Witches of Dunedin. Dine on pizzas from the hotel’s new pizza oven and s’mores with all the fixins. Friday, Oct. 29 5 p.m.-8 p.m. 453 Edgewater Dr., Dunedin, 727-683-5990. fenwayhotel.com
M. Bird Horror films come to life at the popular rooftop bar at Armature Works. Sounds by DJ JT Radio, and a costume contest with a $500 cash prize. Sunday, Oct. 31. 7 p.m.-midnight. 1903 Market St., Tampa, 813-296-2702. mbirdtampa.com
Rocco’s Tacos Keep the spooky spirit going for Halloween and Day of the Dead drink specials including blood orange margaritas, a ghost de muerte margarita (a spicy mix of ghost pepper tequila, blood orange, lime juice, agave, and black sea salt), and margaliters. Friday-Tuesday. Oct. 29-Nov. 2 $5-$25. 2223 N West Shore Blvd. S, Tampa, 813-800-8226. roccostacos.com
Sal Y Mar Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos with live music from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. and drink specials. Monday, Nov. 1. 3650 Midtown Dr., Tampa, 813-692-3330. salymarrooftop.com
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino A Halloween party hosted by 93.3-FM FLZ’s Brian Fink and featuring special guest DJ Serafin of Sleeping Giant Music. Costume contest winners receive $2,000-$5,000 in prize money. Tickets now on sale starting at $20. Saturday, Oct. 30 11 p.m.-5 a.m. 5223 Orient Rd., Tampa, 866-388-4263. seminolehardrocktampa.com
Sonder Social Club The night’s theme is “Saints and Sinners!” Stop by for a fun evening with specialty cocktails like The Walking Dead, Dunedin Corpse Reviver, The Basic Witch, and Blood Thirsty. Saturday, Oct. 30 6 p.m.-1 a.m. 966 Douglas Ave. No. 101, Dunedin, 727-754-6674. sondersocial.club
Sparkman Wharf An interactive maze “plagued with pirate spirits of the past, sea-dwelling humans and alluring sirens.” Fridays-Saturdays through Oct. 30. $13. 5 p.m.-10:30 p.m. 615 Channelside Dr., Tampa, 813-618-5844. sparkmanwharf.com
Sugar Factory The restaurant teamed up with Amazon Prime’s new “I Know What You Did Last Summer” series for a sweet and spooky milkshake where guests can stream the show then head to their nearest Sugar Factory where they can pick up a few clues from the show. 11 a.m.-1 a.m. 5223 Orient Rd., Tampa, 813-521-4262. sugarfactory.com
Tampa Bay Food Trucks The Riverview Halloween Food Truck Rally features a costume contest, DJ L MO spinning the hits, and a full bar; 15 local food trucks including Slider Guys, Gourmet Crepes and Coffee, and Engine 53 Pizza will be in attendance. Thursday, Oct. 28 5 p.m.-9 p.m. 13050 Summerfield Blvd., Riverview, 813-671-3311.@summerfieldcrossingsgc on Facebook
Whiskey Exchange St. Pete Mark your calendars for this 2nd annual Halloween party. DJ Will provides the tunes and drink specials all night long. Guests must wear a costume of any character from old/new Batman movies to be entered in the night’s costume contest. Thursday, Oct. 28 at 9 p.m. 540 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. whiskeyexchangedtsp.com
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