Get ready to celebrate Halloween in and around Gulfport, FL with a variety of fun and spooky events!
The Gabber Newspaper has put together a guide to help you make the most of the season, whether you’re looking for ghost stories, art markets, haunted tours, or pumpkin contests.
From October 1st to 31st, you’ll find a range of activities that will get you in the spirit of the holiday. So grab your costume, bring your friends and family, and get ready to have a ghoulishly good time in Gulfport this Halloween!
Halloween Events in and Around Gulfport Fl
Looking for some spooky fun this Halloween season? Look no further than Gulfport, Florida and its surrounding areas!
From ghost stories to pumpkin contests, there is something for everyone to enjoy. So grab your costumes and get ready for a good time!
Get into the Halloween spirit with a multimedia show capturing the spooky essence of the fall season.
Florida CraftArt, located at 501 Central Ave. in St. Petersburg, will be hosting this eerie event from September 1st to October 21st.
Prepare to be captivated by tales of the supernatural and let your imagination run wild. Don’t miss out on this spine-tingling experience!
Boo String Art
Channel your inner artist at the Gulfport Public Library’s Boo String Art craft event. This spooky take on their monthly adult craft will have you creating a Halloween sign using wood, nails, and embroidery floss.
Registration is required for this event, so make sure to reserve your spot. Join in on the fun on October 4th at the Gulfport Public Library.
The Fairgrounds in St. Petersburg is known for its immersive arts experiences, and this Halloween season is no exception.
With the Eerie Eyeball scavenger hunt, both kids and adults can enjoy a creative and not-too-creepy adventure. Explore the Fairgrounds and solve puzzles to find all the hidden eyeballs.
This event will run from October 5th to November 6th, so make sure to stop by and test your sleuthing skills.
Looking for a good laugh this Halloween season? Check out the freeFall Theatre’s production of Nightsweat.
This comic thriller follows a canceled celebrity housewife’s attempt at a girls’ weekend, which quickly goes awry when they get caught up in the hunt for the Berkshire Strangler.
With hilarious moments and unexpected twists, this play is sure to entertain. Catch a performance from October 6th to November 5th at the freeFall Theatre.
Spirit Messages with Elissa Wilds
If you’re looking to connect with the supernatural, join Florida Medium Elissa Wilds for an evening of spirit messages at the Catherine Hickman Theater in Gulfport.
Elissa Wilds will communicate with loved ones on the “other side,” providing messages of hope and healing.
This event will take place on October 7th, so don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to connect with the beyond.
St. Pete Pier Fall Festival
Welcome the fall season the St. Pete way at the St. Pete Pier Fall Festival. This family-friendly event will feature live music, food, and various activities.
Visit the charming pumpkin patch and pick out the perfect gourd to take home as a symbol of the season. The festival will be held on October 7th and 8th at 600 Second Ave. NE in St. Petersburg.
For those who enjoy a good scare, DK Farms & Gardens presents FEARville.
This Halloween spectacular offers a haunted hayride, haunted house, and the Oddville Circus of the Strange and Macabre. Best suited for visitors 14 years and up, this event promises thrills and chills.
During the day, DK Farms & Gardens also offers pony rides, a pumpkin patch, and more all-ages autumnal fun.
Experience FEARville on select dates throughout October, including October 31st, at 1750 Lake Ave. SE in Largo.
If you’re looking for unique Halloween and Day of the Dead-inspired artwork, look no further than Hauntizaar.
This Indie Art Market in the Tampa Bay Area brings together creepy vendors, weird wares, and even tarot card readings.
Browse through the intriguing selection and find the perfect addition to your Halloween decor. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind event on October 14th at The Studio@620 in St. Petersburg.
Candlelight St. Petersburg: Halloween Classics
Experience your favorite spooky tunes in a whole new way at Candlelight St. Petersburg: Halloween Classics.
The Listeso String Quartet will perform frightful tunes, such as “Danse Macabre” and the theme song from “Stranger Things,” by candlelight.
Immerse yourself in the eerie atmosphere and let the haunting melodies transport you. Catch this captivating performance on October 14th at the First Baptist Church on Gandy Blvd. in St. Petersburg.
Halloween Golf Tournament
If golf is more your style, why not participate in a Halloween-themed tournament? The Halloween Golf Tournament is a spook-tacular scramble tournament that supports a good cause.
Proceeds from this year’s tournament will benefit the Treasure Island Madeira Beach Hand Up Committee, which helps the food insecure in Pinellas County.
Tee up on October 13th at Bardmoor Golf & Tennis in Seminole and enjoy a fun-filled day on the greens.
Scary Reads, Silly Pumpkins, and Haunted History
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For all the book lovers out there, Tombolo Books presents a book club meeting featuring the works of local thriller writer Lisa Unger.
Bring your love for Unger’s thrilling tales and join fellow fans for a discussion with the author herself. Tickets for this event include refreshments and a copy of Unger’s newest title.
Head to Coastal Creative on October 19th for an evening of suspenseful storytelling.
Gulfport Beach Bazaar Pumpkin Contest
Unleash your creativity at the Gulfport Beach Bazaar Pumpkin Contest. Bring your own pumpkin and compete in categories such as spookiest, best painted, most creative, and the kids’ category.
Show off your artistic skills and enjoy some snacks while you’re at it. Join in on the pumpkin fun on October 20th at the Gulfport Beach Bazaar.
Gulfport Haunted Walking Tour
Explore the haunted history of Gulfport on a spooky walking tour. Visit the city’s most haunted sites and uncover the chilling stories behind them.
This delightfully spooky tour, hosted by the Gulfport Historical Society, will take place on October 20th, 24th, and 29th. Grab a group of friends or family and prepare for a spine-chilling adventure.
TASCO’s Field of Screams
Experience a terrifying journey through a twisted landscape at TASCO’s Field of Screams.
With a “Beyond the Bayou” theme, this immersive Halloween event promises to send shivers down your spine. Venture into murky waters and encounter haunting legends along the way.
TASCO’s Field of Screams will be open on select dates from October 27th to the 31st at the Pinellas Pioneer Settlement at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve in St. Petersburg.
Gulfport Beach Bazaar Halloween Pet Costume Contest
Don’t forget about your furry friends this Halloween! The Gulfport Beach Bazaar will be hosting a pet costume contest that welcomes all domestic animals.
Show off your pet’s Halloween spirit and even participate in a pet/owner look-alike contest. The entry fee for this fun competition is a $10 donation to benefit Gulfport Get Rescued.
Join in on the adorable antics on October 21st at the Gulfport Beach Bazaar.
Toddlers, Trunks, and Screams
Toddler Storytime Spook-tacular
Even the littlest ones can join in on the Halloween fun with the Toddler Storytime Spook-tacular at the Gulfport Public Library.
Littles and their caregivers can enjoy Halloween-themed stories, songs, and movement activities followed by trick-or-treating around the library.
Don’t forget to dress up in your favorite costumes! Storytime sessions will take place on October 26th at the Gulfport Public Library.
Trunk or Treat
Join the City of St. Pete Beach for a trunk-or-treat event at Horan Park. Decorate your car trunk and hand out treats to little trick-or-treaters.
Don’t forget to dress up in your favorite costume and enjoy the festive atmosphere. This event will take place on October 26th at Horan Park in St. Pete Beach.
I Put A Spell On You
For a bewitching evening of Halloween-inspired hits, check out “I Put A Spell On You” at the freeFall Theatre.
Enjoy covers and monster mash-ups performed by Sara DelBeato, Ann Morrison, Ericka Womack, and Resident Music Director Michael Raabe.
Let their mesmerizing voices enchant you on October 27th at the freeFall Theatre.
Trails, Witches, and Baby Boofest
Trick or Treat Trail
Treasure Island is offering a howling good time for little ghouls and goblins with their Trick or Treat Trail.
This event includes a costume contest, interactive entertainers, goody bags, trick-or-treating, inflatables, and more.
Bring the whole family and enjoy a day filled with Halloween festivities on October 28th at the Treasure Bay Golf, Tennis, & Recreation Center in Treasure Island.
Join your Gulfport neighbors for a Halloween Bash at the Gulfport Recreation Center. This event features a trunk-or-treat, games, a costume contest, and even a haunted house.
Get your scare on and have a spook-tacular time with friends and family. The Halloween Bash will take place on October 28th at the Gulfport Recreation Center.
Witches of Gulfport Parade and Dance
Don’t miss out on the sixth annual Witches of Gulfport Parade and Dance. Whether you want to watch the parade or join in on the fun, grab your broom and pointy hat and head to downtown Gulfport.
The parade will begin at Drunken Taco and end with a rousing dance and costume contest at Tiki Bar & Grill. Engage in the magic on October 28th at Tiki Bar & Grill in Gulfport.
Halloween on Central
Get ready for St. Petersburg’s largest open-air Halloween event – Halloween on Central. This festive gathering features over 130 Tampa Bay makers, food trucks, and small businesses.
Enjoy candy stations, a witch walk and dance, strolling skeletons, and even kid crafts. Celebrate Halloween in style on October 29th on Central Avenue between MLK (9th) Street and 31st Street in St. Petersburg.
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For parents with little ones aged 2 and younger, don’t miss the Babytime Boofest at the Gulfport Public Library.
Make an adorable footprint ghost with your little ones and create a cherished keepsake. Older siblings are also welcome to join in on the fun.
Come together for this adorable Halloween activity on October 31st at the Gulfport Public Library.
Halloween Events in and Around Gulfport Fl – Conclusion
With so many Halloween events happening in and around Gulfport, there is no shortage of fun and excitement this spooky season.
Whether you’re looking for ghost stories, pumpkin carving contests, or immersive experiences, there is an event for everyone to enjoy.
So, gather your friends and family, put on your costumes, and get ready for a Halloween filled with scares, laughter, and memories that will last a lifetime.
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