Weekend Things To Do In Tampa

Halloween Parties, Stone Crab And More Things To Do

It’s the weekend before Halloween and spooky festivities are ramping up. But other than Halloween, there are many other events (kid friendly) and things to do taking place this weekend.

Halloween: This weekend in Ybor City Fantasma Fest will be taking place. On Saturday there will be the Big Monsters Bed Bash and on Sunday a Classic Car Show, both events 2-6 p.m. at the Italian Club, 1731 E Seventh Ave.

Busch Gardens will be have trick-or-treat stations featured in their new Sesame Seed Halloween party. A hay bale maze, hourly parades and character appearances will also be part of the party. That will take place from noon- 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and is included in admission: $99, $79 kids.

Something a little spookier for the adults is Scream-A-Geddon in Dade City. It is one of Florida’s newest horror parks and features six terrifying attractions. Ticket prices start at $21.95 and the park is opened from 7:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. over the weekend.

Food Events: It’s stone crab season and the annual Stone Crab Weekend Block Party at Frenchy’s Cafe on Clearwater Beach marks the opening of it. A big tent will be set up for the party featuring music, food and drinks. The event will take place at 41 Baymont St. from noon-10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

The Tampa Pig Jig at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park is another food event taking place this weekend. The barbecue competition is expected to have its biggest year yet with headliner O.A.R. and 50 teams competing. Prices are: $30 advance, $40 day of, 12 and younger are free. It runs from 1 p.m. to 10 o.m. Saturday at 600 N. Ashley Drive in Tampa.

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Art and Kids Events: Marine Quest, the annual open house at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday with free admission. Families can come and learn about Florida’s fish and wildlife at this award-winning event.

The University of South Florida St. Petersburg is hosting the St. Petersburg Science Festival where families and the public can explore the wonders of hands-on science, technology, engineering, art and math. The festival is on Friday and Saturday at the USF St. Pete campus. The event will go from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

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Allison Leslie is a University of South Florida graduate with a bachelors degree in Mass Communications. She joined Genesis in 2016. With a passion for sports, Allison has interned with 620 WDAE, Pewter Report, Trifecta Team: St. Petersburg Bowl, Bullscast, and many other publications. Being a native to the Bay Area, she has followed and supported Tampa Bay teams her whole life.