Florida Halloween Activities for 2019!

Kraken’s Top Event Choices for All Hallows’ Eve 2019!

We’ve put together some exciting events and activities going on around the Tampa and Jacksonville area! You don’t have to make the trip all the way out to Busch Garden’s Howl-O-Scream or Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights to engage in some frightful entertainment! Grab your Friends and Family and check out these fun events.


Tampa’s Riverwalk Trick or Treat

Sat. October 26th 4pm-7pm FREE

The 4th Annual Riverwalk Trick or Treat will take place on October 26, 2019 from 4-7pm on the Tampa Riverwalk. Kids in costume along with their families are invited to Trick or Treat along parts of the Riverwalk as part of this FREE community event.

Trick or Treat allows families the opportunity to visit approximately 50-60 stops between Water Works Park and MacDill Park!

At the conclusion of the event at 7PM you are invited to attend the Movie in the Park at Water Works Park which will feature Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride, thanks to our partners at Friends of Tampa Recreation!


Downtown After Dark: Halloween in the City 2019

Sat. October 26, 2019 10pm-2am $10-$39

(Must be 21+)


The 6th Annual Downtown After Dark: Halloween in the City!



5 Crazy DJs, 5 WICKED Themed Parties, 5 Haunted Venues all within walking distance from each other for 1 MAJOR EVENT in Downtown, Tampa

Custom Cocktail Specials and costume contests at all five venues!


This year’s party themes: 90’s Party, Scooby Where Are You: The Black Light Mystery, Thriller Dance Party: Gone Legends, Dia De Los Muertos, Caribbean CarnEvil: The Halloween Mas


Halloween Light Show - 2019 - Sylvan Ramble Lights

Sat. Oct 26, 2019 - Tues. Oct 29, 2019 8pm-9:30pm FREE (Donations Appreciated)

What better way to celebrate Halloween than to bring your friends and family to Sylvan Ramble Lights and witness thousands of lights dancing to popular Halloween tunes! This interactive experience will have spooky effects like fog and strobes and have spooky props for you to interact with. View our schedule to find a date that works with you! Note: On Halloween, the show will run continuously when it is dark until the last trick or treater leaves.

This year we will be collecting donations for a local non-profit, Clothes To Kids.


Sparkman Warf: Haunted Warf!

Saturday, October 26th, 2019 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM FREE

Join us for an evening of other-worldly spectacles at the first annual Haunted Wharf at Sparkman Wharf, presented by Water Street Tampa.

Guests will be engulfed by specially-produced musical and dance performances, ghostly libations, and a spellbinding soundtrack all night. The full performance will run in two showings from 7:00 – 9:00 pm and again from 9:00 – 11:00 pm.

The Haunted Wharf promises an unparalleled Halloween experience!

This event is open to the public and free to attend.

Parking will be $5 at the Port Parking Garage for guests attending this event.

Guests are encouraged but not required. Face masks are not permitted



JAX - Riversides Amazing KIDS Halloween Scavenger Hunt

Sun, October 27, 2019 12:30pm – 3:30pm $0-$25

POGO Events presents Riversides Amazing KIDS Halloween Scavenger Hunt. A series of halloween themed clues leads you around the neighborhood performing physical and mental challenges along the way.

Come see what Jax has to offer while having a fun, interactive experience! There will be plenty of Candy and Laughs to be shared.

Each member of the winning team receives a Pogo Events Florida gift package.

The hunt takes three hours. Please wear comfortable shoes. One member of the team should have a smart phone (either Android or I-Phone). The hunt is run through an app called ScanQuest. Please download that before you come to the event.

It is a great way to make Memorable Moments that can last a lifetime!


Costumes and Cocktails 2019!

Sat, October 26, 2019 8:00pm – 11:30pm $30-$40 (21+)

Come party with a purpose! Support our youth!

River City Brewing | 835 Museum Cir, 32207

$40 VIP (Includes reserved seat; food; proceeds donated to TLA youth programs)

$30 Gen Adm (Includes admission; nibblers/snacks; proceeds donated to TLA youth programs)


Proceeds Benefit: www.teenleadersofamerica.com


Riverside's Amazing Boo's and Brew Halloween Scavenger Hunt/Crawl

Sun, October 27, 2019 5:30pm – 8:30pm

POGO Events presents Riverside's Amazing Boo's and Brews Scavenger Hunt/Crawl. A series of Halloween themed clues leads you around Riverside performing physical and mental challenges along the way.

This is part scavenger hunt, and part BAR crawl. We will be hunting for clues, crawling to bars and playing drinking game challenges along the route and Celebrating Halloween with fun festivities!

You can sign up as a team or as an individual and we will partner you with a team. The Winning team wins Pogo Events Prize Packages that include Mellow Mushroom, Ginger's Place, Keg and Coin, Jax Hit Center, Jax Fitness Academy, Seven Bridges Grille and Brewery, Kayak Amelia, Marah's Brewing, Chuy's, Pogo Events and MOREEE

The hunt takes three hours. Please wear comfortable shoes. One member of the team should have a smart phone (either Android or I-Phone). The hunt is run through an app called ScanQuest. Please download that before you come to the event.

It is a great way to connect with friends or meet new ones

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Congaree and Penn

Oct 2-31 (Closed Monday’s & Tuesday’s) 10am-9pm - Prices Vary

Pumpkin Patch $12

Visit the Congaree and Penn Pumpkin Patch!

Reserve your pumpkin (or pumpkins) by choosing a day and time frame to visit the farm. Pumpkins will vary slightly in shape and size, but the variety we’ve chosen are generally “just right” and perfect for carving.

The pumpkins are easily accessible and nestled under the muscadine grape vines just beyond the quonset hut patio. When you arrive at the farm, check in to receive your pumpkin tag(s).

See site for cancellation policy and other info.

Sunset Cruise $10

Join us for a sunset cruise through the farm!

There’s no better way to enjoy a Friday evening sunset on the farm than on a tractor pulled wagon ride throughout Congaree and Penn’s acres. Grab a beverage from the farm taproom, hop on the wagon, sit back and unwind on a 45 minute rendezvous. We also invite you to enjoy dinner before or after the cruise.

Sunset Cruises are $10 per guest.

Farm wagons seat up to 25 guests and depart promptly. Children 2 and under are free, but must sit on an adult’s lap during the wagon ride.

See site for cancellation policy and other info.

20 At the Farm $85/person

A tiny dining experience. 20 place settings. One heck of a dinner.

You’re invited to enjoy a feast at the farm! Congaree and Penn presents an innovative, unpretentious, intimate dinner for family, friends, and strangers waiting to become friends. With an ever changing menu featuring first class fare, the chefs request your trust and your sense of adventure.

Curated by Congaree and Penn’s culinary team, 20 at the Farm dinners are presented in four courses and served as a family style spread.

Beer, wine, and cider will be available to purchase in the taproom. Feel free to arrive before the scheduled dinner time to wander the farm.

Tickets are $85 per person. Gratuity and sales tax are included. Your name(s) will be added to the guest list upon checkout.

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In conclusion…

Florida has some great Halloween experiences to offer! You can find any type of event from Family focused to Adult only.. From free to a more unique formal experience.

Dont forget to book your Halloween Cruise with Kraken this year! Dress up in your best costume, bring your friends and refreshments and pedal down the rivers of Tampa or Jacksonville!