Take a look around the community. From pumpkin patches to fall festivals all signs point to Halloween. This year the fun begins early with some cool events for young and old prior to the actual date of Halloween, which is Monday, Oct. 31.
There are events for parents looking for fun for the kids and adults who want a more mature vibe. There's even a little something for dogs and cats. Take a look at the line-up below to plan your Halloween activities now:
Thursday, October 27
- West Park Village Spooktacular: Kids are encouraged to come in costume and trick-or-treat at the shopping center stores. The will have Halloween activities and be open to the public. 5pm-7pm. West Park Village Shoppes, Corner of Montague Street and Linebaugh Avenue, Tampa, Fl. Free.
- Westchase Pediatric Dentistry Halloween Fun: Get the kiddies in their costumes and stop by this dentist office for some Halloween fun. 3pm-7pm. , 13027 West Linebaugh Avenue #102, Tampa, Fl. RSVP by phone 813-854-5800 or email email@example.com. Free.
Saturday, October 29
- Spooktacular Howl-O-ween Costume Contest: A large costume contest with top prizes for winners. 2pm-4pm. Oldsmar Flea Market, 180 Race Track Road North. Dogs and cats are welcomed to enter. Contestants must register and enter no later than 12pm. For more information visit: http://cibolascouture.webs.com/halloweenpetcontest.htm. A non-refundable $10 fee is charged to participate in the event.
- Un-believably Un-scary Halloween: The whole family can join in this Halloween fun. Come in costume and enjoy Halloween stories, songs, activities and crafts. Donut holes, juice and crafts will be provided. 2:30pm-3:15pm, , 11211 Countryway Boulevard
Tampa, FL. Free. For more information call: 813-273-3652. Free.
- Second annual HALLOWGLOW: This glow in the dark party is sure to be fun. Drink specials and no cover sweeten the deal. Wear white or a costume. 9pm-3am. , 12950 Racetrack Road, Tampa, Fl. For more information e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
- Old School Masquerade Mash-Up: Music provided by DJ KnowBody on the turntables spinning the best old school mash-ups. $250 CASH prize for the best overall costume PLUS $50 bar tabs for Best Couple Costumes, Sexiest Costume bad Funniest/Wildest Costume. 9pm-12pm. Remedy Bar and Lounge, 9882 W. Linebaugh Avenue, Tampa. For more information call: 813-926-6746. Free.
Sunday, Oct. 30
- Odessa Fall Festival: Come celebrate the fall season with hayrides, pony rides, face painting, games and food. 10:30am-3:30pm, West Coast Morgans 17126 Boy Scout Road Odessa, Fl 33556. For more information call: 813-293-0033. $20.00 per carload. All activities are included.
Monday, October 31
- Citrus Park Mall's Treat Street: Kids 12 and under are encouraged to come to the mall in costume and trick-or-treat at each store. 5pm-7pm. Westfield's Citrus Park Mall, 8021 Citrus Park Town Center Tampa, FL 33625. For more information call: 813-926-4644. Free.
- Angry Birds Championship: After trick-or-treating, head over to Lovely Nails and Day Spa for a little fun competition. The spa will feature the game Angry Birds on the big screen television and allow kids 4-10 years old to compete. 1st Prize: $20 gift certificate to Lovely Nails; 2nd Prize: $10 gift certificate; 3rd place: OPI Nail Polish. Kids are encouraged to come in costumes. 10am-7pm. Lovely Nails and Day Spa, 12237 W.Linebaugh Ave. Tampa, FL 33626. For more information call: 813-818-7339. Free.