As the scorching days of summer bid farewell, Tampa transforms into a haven of pleasant weather and exciting fall activities. One of the most welcomed changes is the decrease in humidity, bringing a sense of relief to everyone. The once-sticky air now feels crisp, making outdoor adventures all the more enjoyable. Families can finally explore parks and trails without the discomfort of moisture, and outdoor events become inviting spaces for everyone. Let’s embrace the season’s cooler climate and make the most of this wonderful time in our vibrant city.

Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens:

Dates: Select nights throughout October

Times: 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Location: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, 10165 N McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612

Prepare for spine-tingling scares and thrilling haunted houses at Howl-O-Scream, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s premier Halloween event. On select nights throughout October, the park transforms into a sinister playground, featuring haunted mazes, terrifying scare zones, and live shows. The event starts at 7:00 PM, and the fear lasts until midnight, promising an unforgettable night of frights and fun for thrill-seekers.

Fall Festivals in Tampa:

  • Ybor City Fall Festival:
  • Date: October 15th
  • Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Location: Centennial Park, 1800 E 8th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605
    Celebrate the season at the Ybor City Fall Festival, a family-friendly event featuring pumpkin decorating, live entertainment, local artisans, and delicious food vendors. From 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Centennial Park transforms into a festive hub of activity, providing a perfect opportunity for families to enjoy the autumn atmosphere.
  • Tampa Riverwalk Fall Festival:
  • Date: October 22nd
  • Time: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Location: Tampa Riverwalk, Tampa, FL
    Explore the scenic Tampa Riverwalk during the Fall Festival, an all-day event featuring live music, food trucks, art displays, and interactive activities for all ages. The festival kicks off at 11:00 AM and continues until 8:00 PM, inviting attendees to revel in the vibrant ambiance along the picturesque waterfront.

Oktoberfest Beer Specials:

  • Cigar City Brewing Oktoberfest Celebration:
  • Date: September 30th – October 3rd
  • Time: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM (Thursday & Friday), 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM (Saturday & Sunday)
  • Location: Cigar City Brewing, 3924 W Spruce St, Tampa, FL 33607
    Indulge in authentic German beers and festive brews at Cigar City Brewing’s Oktoberfest Celebration. From September 30th to October 3rd, the brewery offers extended hours, serving specialty Oktoberfest beers and traditional German fare. The event starts at 12:00 PM on Thursday and Friday and at 11:00 AM on Saturday and Sunday, ensuring plenty of time for beer enthusiasts to enjoy the festivities.
  • Tampa Bay Brewing Company Oktoberfest Specials:
  • Date: October 10th – October 24th
  • Time: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM (Daily)
  • Location: Tampa Bay Brewing Company, 1600 E 8th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605
    Raise your stein and toast to Oktoberfest at Tampa Bay Brewing Company. From October 10th to October 24th, the brewery offers daily specials on their finest German-inspired beers, including lagers, bocks, and wheat beers. Visitors can enjoy these delightful brews and immerse themselves in the festive atmosphere from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM every day.

Mark your calendars, gather your friends and family, and immerse yourself in the vibrant fall festivities that Tampa has to offer. From heart-pounding scares at Howl-O-Scream to the delightful flavors of Oktoberfest beers and the family-friendly fun of fall festivals, Tampa’s autumn events promise a season of unforgettable experiences for all.