Trick-or-Treat? Well, it’s Halloween time for the whole Christian Club all around the world and also for those who love to celebrate this weird festival of Halloween in Tampa, Florida where instead of remembering the angels or God, people dedicate this special day to remember the ghost or the dead. You can also named this festival as All Hallows’ Eve or All Saints’ Eve. Despite all the pandemic horror, various communities in Tampa come together to celebrate this special day in their own style. Are you excited to know how Tampa Halloween is celebrated and how Halloween stores in Tampa fill up with amazing delicious treats every year? Lets, find out.
What is Halloween?
Halloween or Hallows evening is a day in Christian Calendar which is dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the generous departed souls we lose in our lives. There are tonnes of ways and cultural styles for celebrating Halloween in different parts of the world but some of the common activities which you can easily spot in any Halloween events at Tampa include trick-or-treating, conducting Halloween costume parties, and my favorite carving pumpkins into scary jack-o’-lanterns. There are a lot of lighting bonfires, playful pranks at the haunted attractions that become the highlight of the day while some enjoy telling scary stories, as well as watching horror films at home. No wonder whatever your favorite style is, this day is full of adventure and lots of sugary treats. Halloween in the North American region arrives in the wake of the yearly apple harvest, hence one of the most famous Halloween Tradition of cooking candy apples is very renowned among these regions.
How Tampa Celebrates Halloween?
There are various new traditions that you might find weird in Halloween parties in Tampa but the guarantee of fun and adventure is always the top practice of Tampa. There are lots of free festivals and outdoor adventures organized by the community people of the city making your day more exciting and Halloway! You will spot open-air scares in Tampa Bay which are some of the typical Tampa Halloween celebrations. It’s time to slide the windows, get outside, and enjoy the beautiful weather of Tampa’s Halloween.
Events You Must Not Miss
Bier Fest has been celebrated in Tampa for the last 3 years at Busch Gardens, Tampa Bay. With 16 cabins spread out all across the park, you can enjoy the Halloween love everywhere. Ranging from craft brews and specialty cocktails you get to enjoy delicious beer-inspired dishes which you might have never seen before.Every Saturday and Sunday from Sept. 12 through Nov. 15 you get to taste all the seasonal delights of Tampa Bay Halloween parties.
This is more of a market but the cheap prices and celebrations make this place more of a shopping event in Hyde Park Village for Halloween. They are locally sourced hence the retailers and local boutiques serve some of the top products at the popular outdoor shopping plaza under affordable rates. Every month, on Sunday from 10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., you have to book an appointment as they offer appointment-only event entries rendering an added space to shop and stroll for selling their fresh produce.
It’s The Great Pumpkin
A kid special event in Tampa where you can enjoy various painting activities with your kids and families at Hyde Park Village with an activity named Pumpkin Patch organised from Oct. 1 – Oct. 31
Another event named Horse Power for Kids Fall Festival Fundraiser is conducted on Weekends, from Oct. 3 – Nov. 2 to raise aid and celebrations of Halloween in Tampa.
Little Monster’s Pumpkin Express
Oragnised from Sat Oct 24, 10:00 AM – Sat Oct 24, 2:00 PM at the Historic Ybor City where kiddos can show off their costumes while having their trick or treat moments. This time due to the pandemic pumpkins are handed through your car window and families can further participate by decorating their car to enter their contest and win a free two-night stay with Hotel Haya in Ybor City. isn’t it amazing? Don’t worry the event is completely FREE and there will be volunteers to guide you.
Another Halloween Spree, in Tampa on October 24, 4-7 pm whereas Sensory-Friendly Halloween Spree, will be conducted on October 25, from 10 am-1 pm. You can enter in the costume parades, annual Team GCM Pumpkin Decorating Contest, or just watch exciting Halloween-themed activities happening!
Don’t miss out on the teal pumpkin where your little ones will receive non-edible goodies at the event.