Celebrating Halloween on a Sunday

October 29, 2021

This year’s Halloween falls on a Sunday, limiting many celebration plans of students. Sophomore Regan Hernandez says, “I’m disappointed Halloween is on a Sunday because I have to worry about school and going to bed at a reasonable hour.”

Though the holiday falls at the start of the week, local areas and businesses around Tampa are still hosting events throughout the day. Below is a list of a few festivities occurring: 

  1. UNDead in the Water- Red skies in the morning, sailors take warning. From 7:30 to 10:30 PM at Sparkman Wharf, take a walk through a haunted, historic WWII cargo ship. Make the trip through the ship and avoid the infected zombies. Get tickets here.
  2. Hogsmeade Halloween Market- From 5:00 to 9:00 PM at Cactus Moon, a “Harry Potter” themed party will be held. Patrons will be able to shop from over 25+ small businesses attending the festival. A costume contest will also be held. If interested, find more information here.
  3. Trick or Treat at Armature Works- In the afternoon, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM, Armature Works will host a safe, family friendly trick or treating event.
  4. A Nightmare on Franklin Street- The Tampa Theatre will host a 90-minute haunted tour of the 95 year old theater. The Sunday showing begins at 11 a.m. Purchase tickets here.

5. House of Yoga- The Lucky Cat Yoga Studio and Wellness Center will host a DarkWave yoga class from 11 a.m. to 12 at Curtis Hixon Park. Purchase tickets here.

6. New York New York Pizza- A favorite pizza spot in South Tampa will throw a Halloween party with crafts, games, and the best pizza.

7. Jaguar Jam- The Academy Mothers’ Association put together their annual “Trunk or Treat” celebration with many fun activities including costumes, candy, and food trucks. Be sure to come out and support Friday, October 29th from 6-9 p.m. Read more about it here.

Or, if you’re unable to attend any of the above festivities, consider enjoying the classic Halloween activity: passing out candy and watching movies. Maybe even watch a scary movie or two.

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