We usher in October this weekend a month that never fails to be a complete and total riot to our senses!   We scurry about planning Fall festivities, choose costumes and peruse pumpkins fueled by heavily spiced lattes. Some of us will wear warmer clothes, just because we NEED to, (THIS is the time of year Northerners stand out of the crowd!) And things to do in Tampa starts ramping up as we head into Holiday Season. On the list this week you will find Oktoberfest events as Oktoberfest launches in Germany today, even an early Halloween Horror movie event, as well as a HUGE Kids fest and much more. Be sure to register on 813area.com and 727area.com to stay connected to everything local! 

Things to Do in Tampa Bay, Friday, September 29th 

The Halloween Horror Picture Show 2017 Friday and Saturday times vary

The Halloween Horror Picture Show is back again this year with some GREAT events! Enjoy an intense lineup of some of the very best short horror films and a couple of features this Friday at the Tampa Convention Center. Click the link above for times and additional information.

MegaCon Tampa Bay 2017 Friday through Sunday - times vary

MegaCon Tampa Bay™ is one of the largest comic, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming events in Florida. Packed with exciting family-friendly activities daily and celebrity guests rumor is, in light of Hurricane Irma the one and only Stan Lee will attend this weekend's pop culture extravaganza! For details click the link and hit the tickets button to get your tickets now.

333 S. Franklin Street, Tampa FL, 33602. Phone 813-274-8511

German American Society Oktoberfest 2017 Friday and Saturday, next (3) weekends

Wondering where to find Tampa's most authentic Oktoberfest? This is it. Celebrate the advent of fall in St. Petersburg Friday and Saturday for the next three weekends. As we are sure, you can imagine there are DOZENS of Oktoberfest activities taking place in bars,  restaurants, and breweries across Tampa Bay. Stay connected to the events in your area by visiting:

Oktoberfest 2017 - Hillsborough

Oktoberfest 2017 - Pinellas

8098 66th St. N, Pinellas Park Fl, 33781. Phone 727 548-5234

Disney On Ice presents Frozen Friday - Sunday, times vary

Discover the full story of Disneys Frozen like never before as Disney On Ice presents Frozen, beginning this weekend at Amalie Arena. Be dazzled by the ice skating, special effects, and unforgettable music as it magically transports you and your kids to Arendale. Choose from 6 showing this weekend, click the link to see times and dates and to secure your tickets.

401 Channelside Dr, Tampa FL, 33602. Phone (813) 301-6500


Things to Do in Tampa Bay, Saturday, September 30th

Paddle for Peace benefiting The Spring 8 am 

Help The Spring of Tampa Bay this weekend by taking advantage of our climate as you paddle for peace! One in four women in the U.S. experience domestic violence. The Spring provides a haven for families utilizing an empowerment-based approach allowing families time to heal while giving encouragement and support. The truth is, these simple human gestures create more self-determination and independence and lead to peaceful families and a better community. Grab your paddles, SUP's kayaks, whatever ya got...and head to  Water Works Park. Click the link above to learn about registration fees, times and more. 

1710 N. Highland Ave., Tampa FL, 33602. Phone 813-274-8615

Tampa Bay Kids Fest Saturday and Sunday, times vary

We are a proud sponsor of the Tampa Bay Kids Fest this year! Bring the family out for two days of fun at this FREE Family Friendly event in Tampa. You must register for your free tickets online, click the link above and register by clicking the Tickets button on the next page.

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4800 US Highway 301 N., Tampa FL, 33610. Phone 813-621-7821

Tailgate Taste Fest 2017

What is often the BEST part of football, the tailgate!  Here's your chance to attend a FREE Event with like-minded football fans as college football games play on large screen TV's throughout the park, restaurants from around the Tampa Bay area serve up tailgate foods and compete to win People's Choice award! Enjoy live music from local bands, a competitive corn hole tournament and, of course, live action from the day’s most exciting college football games on large LED video screens! Click the link for more.

600 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa FL, 33602.

Zombie Farm Paintball Halloween 2017 Saturday 7 pm

Be PREPARED! The ZOMBIE Hunt starts this weekend! Located at CornFusion Maze on select weekends read more in:

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13444 Moore Rd, Lakeland FL, 33809. Phone (863) 859-6472


Things to Do in Tampa Bay, Sunday, October 1st

Super Boat Races Watching Cruise 10 am

Hop aboard  Tropics Boat Tours to watch the Super Boat National Championship Races up close and on the water while enjoying cocktails beer, wine and more. Click the link for details!

25 Causeway Blvd., Clearwater Beach FL, 33767. Phone 727-442-7433

Totally Rad 80's Pool Party Benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters 2 pm - 6 pm

So into getting rad at the Totally Rad 80's Pool Party to Benefit Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Tampa Bay!  This Sunday only at the Hollander Hotel in Downtown St Petersburg. Enjoy DJ's the sun and have a great time supporting a great cause. They've planned the hell outta this one, click the link to see all that's involved!

421 4th Ave N, Saint Petersburg FL, 33701. Phone (727) 873-7900

There is a lot going on this weekend in Tampa Bay, visit our Events in Tampa and Events in Pinellas pages for more! And check out Things to Do on both 813area.com and 727area.com to see what's going on at the attractions in your area. Register on 813area.com and 727area to stay connected to everything local and articles like Top 10 Things to Do This Weekend in Tampa Bay 9/29 - 10/1,  10 of my Pun-niest Halloween Costume Ideas, Best 2017 Things to Do this Halloween in Florida10 Quick and Easy Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas and much more. Visit our Halloween in Tampa page and Halloween in Pinellas page for more. Get out and have some fun this weekend Tampa Bay! Life....is short!