Dogs, Snakes & Bats Highlight Another Halloween Weekend In Tampa


  • Prince is coming to Tampa! Well.... kind of. The first-ever symphonic tribute to Prince comes to the Yuengling Center (formerly the SunDome) on Friday. Head there for "A Symphonic Celebration of Prince".
  • Trick Daddy and Trina are best remembered for their early 2000's Hip-Hop and R&B hits. Now they're coming to St. Petersburg, this Friday at Jannus Live.


  • Restaurants from around the Tampa Bay area are bringing their best tailgate foods to Curtis Hixon Park for the annual Tailgate Taste Fest. They will compete in cook-off competitions to see who brings the best grub, and while you're picking your own favorite, you can listen to tunes from Craig Campbell or watch the Tampa Bay Lightning home opener on large screens. The event is this Saturday from 3 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. 


  • Baseball’s hit king Pete Rose performs in a Broadway style theatrical event at Clearwater’s Capitol Theatre. Storytelling, enhanced with visuals, takes you inside the game of baseball with “Charlie Hustle” using high-tech multimedia to create a game-day atmosphere. 'Catch An Evening with Pete Rose' Sunday at 7 p.m.


  • ZooTampa at Lowry Park opens its Creatures of the Night this weekend, an event that's fun for the entire family, with frights that aren't too spooky for the kids. It runs through Oct. 27 from 4-10 p.m.
  • Everyone has been in a Haunted House or a Haunted Forest.... but what about a Haunted River?? Head to Pirate  Tours, where a ghoul delivers spooky tales of ghosts as you glide along the Hillsborough River. Departs hourly 7-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 
  • Sometimes the small-town scares are even more frightening then the big theme park ones. Head to I-4 Fear Park (if you dare), for three dark, intense walking trails in a wooded forest in Plant City. 


  • You don't have to have your costume ready yet... but make sure your dog does!! Canine Estates Howl-O-Ween is a Halloween party is this Saturday and features goodie bags for your four-legged friend, rescue groups, music, games, a “Tricks for Treats” contest, auction, raffles, a costume contest and Halloween photos. Your dog should definitely come dressed to impress, but you can too - owners qualify for a few categories in the costume contest! All proceeds benefit Canine Estates dog rescue, the event is 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at East Lake Woodlands Country Club.

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