The best Halloween parties and events happening in Tampa Bay this week – Creative Loafing Tampa

Posted in Tattoo Nightmares on Oct 30, 2019

IndependentBarTampa/FacebookTampa Bay has been celebrating Halloween nearly all month long, but there are still more festive events left on the calendar. Those spooky parties are followed by Dia de los Muertos fiestas, so stock up on more face makeup, dry-clean your costume and get ready to rage again, Tampa Bay. Ridesharing will be your most used app for a while.

A Haunted House in the Heights Get ready to be spooked for the 3rd Annual Haunted House at Seminole Post 111. Bring the kids on your trick-or-treating route to help fill up that bag. 7 p.m.-midnight. Free, donations and volunteers appreciated. American Legion Seminole Post 111, 6918 N. Florida Ave., Tampa.

Halloween Candy & Wine Pairing Come thirsty for a spooky-themed wine paired with chocolate treats. Tickets include all wines and pairings. An RSVP is not necessary but strongly recommended, call 813-999-4966 or email Oct. 29. 7 p.m.-9 p.m. $25. South Tampa Society Wine Bar, 3219 W. Bay to Bay Blvd., Tampa.

Halloween Celebration 2019 Slide by for an espresso and join in on costume contests for kids, adults and four-legged friends. All kids receive complimentary candy at the register. Oct. 31. 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Free, bring cash for coffee and bites. 22nd Street Coffee, 208 N. 22nd St., Tampa.

Day of the Dead Halloween Hair Band Drop-Out and Brian Jackson provide the tunes all night long for this spooky celebration. There will be prizes for best costume and face paint, and drink specials at the ready. Oct. 31. 9 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Free, bring cash for booze. Hooch and Hive, 1001 W. Cass St., Tampa.

Halloween Costume/Kink Party Get more out of your costume (and your rideshare app) and listen to some live music from Tommy Phenom & Friends, Johnny Mile and the Kilometers, and AKiVA the Band. Its a booze-in-hand kink party. Nov. 1. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Hooch and Hive, 1001 W. Cass St., Tampa.

Halloween at The Castle Take your costume to the next level for the $500 costume contest. Stick around to enjoy a rotation of four DJs until the wee hours of the morning. Oct. 31. 10 p.m.-3 a.m. $20-$25. The Castle, 2004 N. 16th St., Ybor City.

Hard Rock Halloween Bash with Morgan Page Grammy-nominated producer and DJ, Morgan Page will be in attendance for this bash, alongside host Brian Fink of WFLZ 93.3-FM. Come prepared for a costume contest with a $500 cash prize. Oct. 31. 10 p.m. $20-$100. Hard Rock Cafe Tampa, 5223 N. Orient Rd., Tampa.

Hip-Hop Halloween Local rapper Mike Mass hosts a live show and cypher. Prepare for a costume contest where the winner will walk away with a Magical Butter machine. Second place wins eight bottle of Late Start beers, a T-shirt, and a $50 gift card. There will also be bottle releases and free arcade games provided by Lowry Parcade. Oct. 31. 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Free, bring cash for booze and food. Late Start Brewing, 1208 E Kennedy Blvd #112, Tampa.

Market on Florida Gets Spooky at Spaddys More spooky happenings are going down in the Spaddys lot. Over 20 vendors will be in attendance, including artists, makers, henna, tarot, vinyl and vintage vendors. Costumes are encouraged, and children can get in on some trick-or-treating before a costume contest goes down at 7:30 p.m. Vegan Hot Dog Cart Sly Dogs, along with Good Mood Food, Gaia Donuts and Spaddys Coffee Co. will be bringing the eats and sips. Oct. 29. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Spaddys Coffee Co., 5206 N. Florida Ave., Seminole Heights.

Nightmare on Fern Street Bring the kids and your pups to the brewery in costume, of course. Angry Chair will be showing spooky movies all day, pouring up candy beers, and hosting costume contests. Oct. 31. 6-11 p.m. Free, bring cash for booze. Angry Chair Brewing, 6401 N. Florida Ave., Seminole Heights.

Novaween 13 Ah, the 13th Annual Halloween Party is going down with serious entertainment like aerialists, fire shows, tarot card readings and GoGo dancers galore. Oct. 31. 9 p.m.-3 a.m. $26.75. NOVA 535, 535 Dr. M. L. King Jr. Street North, St. Pete

Shuffleween Join in on some dark shuffleboard, scary movies on the lawn, a costume contest and tunes spinning by DJ Gabe Echazabal. Oct. 31. 4-11 p.m. Free, but bring cash for food, booze and shuffleboard. Shuffle, 2612 N. Tampa St., Tampa.

Spooky Empire If Halloween is your favorite holiday of the year, this is your event. The 4-day festival offers up vendors, a spooky film festival, tattoo artists and celebrity guests. Spooky Empire runs from Oct. 31-Nov. 3. 5 p.m. Thursday/ $20, 3-day pass/ $80, 4-day pass/ $90, VIP/ $250. Tampa Convention Center, 333 S. Franklin St., Tampa.

Dia de los Muertos with Besito The weekend fiesta consists of margarita tastings, face painters and drink specials. Nov. 1-2. 11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Besito Mexican Restaurant, 205 Westshore Plz., Tampa.

The Indie Halloween Bash and Costume Contest Get ready to celebrate with beer and wine specials, treats, a costume contest all while dancing to spins provided by DJ Tollbeard. Oct. 31. 8 p.m.-midnight. Free, bring cash for booze. Independent Bar and Cafe, 5016 N. Florida Ave., Seminole Heights.

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