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Halloween Happenings

Halloween Pumkins

Spooky season is here once again, and whether you’re up for a good fright or prefer to keep it light, Clearwater offers a whole lot of fall fun festivities the entire family can enjoy. From tricks to treats, haunts and hayrides, bats or bounces, there’s sure to be an event to your liking. Here’s what’s happening in order of date:

 

Pumpkin Patch

Heritage Pumpkin Patch

Opens October 7

Heritage United Methodist Church

2680 Landmark Dr, Clearwater 33761

727-796-1329

Pumpkin Patch Inn Open

Hours

Mon – Sat:  9 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Sun: 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Open until 9 p.m. on Oct 13 and Oct 27

 

Market Marie Sheri

The Market Marie

Saturday, October 14, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Coachman Park

300 Cleveland St., Clearwater 33755

The Market Marie is moving to Coachman Park. In addition to more than 100 vendors, this month’s market features a pumpkin patch, fresh produce, sensory play area and a pet adoption area.

 

Halloween Festival

Saturday, October 14, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Clearwater Academy International

806 Drew St, Clearwater, FL 33755

​This year we will have:

  • Game booths
  • Haunted house
  • Bouncy houses
  • Prizes
  • Costume Contests
  • The best cake walk ever (always a hit!)
  • Yep, seriously awesome tacos (tickets required)
  • Trunk or Treat (register in advance to win one of the top three prizes!)
  • Hundreds of visitors

​This festival is held at the Clearwater Academy campus. Entry is free.

Games, Haunted House, Bouncy House and Food requires tickets or wristbands. Tickets and wristbands are available for pre-purchase and purchase the day of the event.​

Parking is available on side streets surrounding the school. The campus itself will have one way in and out for safety.

Tickets

 

Silent Slayer Ghost Hunt

Saturday, October 14, 8 p.m. – 11:59 p.m.

Clearwater Historical Society

610 S Fort Harrison Ave, Clearwater 33756

Ghost hunters will explore the four-room schoolhouse of the South Ward School, the kindergarten classroom, cafeteria and media room. They’ll capture eerie evidence and communicate with spirits using the latest ghost hunting equipment, learn how to use paranormal equipment and how to communicate with those from beyond. https://colorfulclearwater.com/go-on-a-ghost-hunt

 

Spooky Adult Night Out

Saturday, October 14, 10 p.m. – Midnight

Sky Zone Clearwater

13000 66th Street N, Largo 33773

18+ years old, Costumes Welcome

 

Clearwater Beach Library Trunk or Treat

Trunk-or-Treat @ Clearwater Beach Recreation
Center & Library

Thursday, October 19, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. 

Clearwater Beach Recreation Center & Library

69 Bay Esplanade, Clearwater 33767

Join us at the Clearwater Beach Library and Recreation Center for our annual Trunk or Treat. This is a free event. For more information, call 727-462-6138. Free.

 

Festival of Frights

Friday, October 20, activities from 5-8 p.m., movie begins at 8 p.m. 

Long Center

1501 N. Belcher Rd, Clearwater 33765

Join us at The Long Center for a FREE, frightening and family-friendly festival. Festival of Fright activities include Halloween carnival games, ride-on attractions, a haunted train ride, a petting zoo, food trucks and the movie “Hotel Transylvania: Transformania.” Food truck vendors include FO’ Cheesy, Mr. Bills Fine Foods and Kona Ice. For more details, call 727-562-4905. Free.

 

Halloween Juboolee 

Halloween JuBOOlee 

Friday, October 20, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  

Morningside Recreation Center

2400 Harn Blvd., Clearwater 33756

Get your spook on at the Morningside Recreation Complex’s JuBOOlee. Dress up in your most spooktacular costume, enjoy carnival games, trick-or-treat, play on inflatables and walk our haunted trail. For more details, call (727) 562-4280. Free.

 

Trick or Treat Little Leapers

Trick or Treat Little Leapers

October 21, 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Sky Zone Clearwater

13000 66th Street N, Largo 33773

 

 

Trunk or Treat at the Museum

Trunk or Treat at the Museum

Saturday, Oct 21 at 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Clearwater Historical Society

610 S Fort Harrison Ave, Clearwater 33756

Bring the children and enjoy the morning with a Trunk or Treat at the museum. The Kiwanis Club and other groups will be handing out the fun.

 

Morningside Activity Pool Pumpkin Patch

Morningside Activity Pool Pumpkin Patch

Saturday, October 21, noon – 3 p.m., pumpkin picking from noon – 2 p.m. 

Morningside Recreation Center

2400 Harn Blvd., Clearwater 33764

Come make a splash and pick your pumpkin from our “pumpkin patch” in Morningside’s Activity Pool. After you pick a pumpkin, enjoy a decorating station along with crafts, games, prizes our haunted trail and more. Remember to bring your bathing suit. Pre-registration until October 20: $2 with a recreation card/ $3 without. Day of event: $5 with a recreation card/ $6 without. For questions and to register, call (727) 562-4280.

 

Annual Pumpkin Give Away

Annual Pumpkin Give Away

Saturday, October 21, 1 p.m.

Carlson Meissner Hayslett P.A

2165 NE Coachman Road, Clearwater 33765

You are cordially invited to our Annual Pumpkin Give Away! There will lots of fun for the whole family.

  • Free Admission!
  • Free Pumpkins!
  • Free Food and Refreshments!
  • Face Painting! A slide, and plenty of entertainment!

Parking at the Church of the Good Samaritan, 2165 NE Coachman Road, Clearwater, FL 33765

 

Trunk or Treat!

Saturday, October 21, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

North Bay Community Church

3170 N McMullen Booth Rd, Clearwater 33761

You are invited: to find your life, your love and your community here. We welcome you to share our joy in Jesus through worship and teaching with a comfortable committed family of believers gathered in His Word.

 

 

Trunk or Treat!

Saturday, October 21, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

St Catherine of Siena Catholic Church

2017 S Belcher Rd, Clearwater 33764

Mark your calendars for Trunk or Treat: a fun, family Halloween experience at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church! Join us for games, delicious food, spooky hayrides, and sign up to decorate your trunk for the chance to win a prize!

Call our Parish Office to sign up or click the link below:

https://scos.flocknote.com/signup/133333

 

Trick or Treat Glow

Trick or Treat Glow

Wednesday, October 25, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Sky Zone Clearwater

13000 66th St N, Largo 33773

  • 2 hour GLOW Jump
  • Trick or Treating
  • Parents Jump FREE
  • Costume Party
  • Holiday Cookie Decorating

We’re Different After Dark

 

Scenes on the Green at Coachman Park: Beetlejuice

Friday, October 27, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Coachman Park

300 Cleveland St., Clearwater, 33765  View Map

Enjoy a FREE magical movie night under the stars. Bring blankets and low-lying lawn chairs.

Live music starts at 6 p.m. Movie begins at 7 p.m. Parking in Lot 11 after 6 p.m. is free.

 

Halloween Spooktacular

Halloween Spooktacular

Oct 27 – Oct 31 at 7 p.m.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

249 Windward Passage, Clearwater 33767

Dive into a family-friendly Halloween Spooktacular at Clearwater Marine Aquarium with daily activities and spooky decorations October 27 through October 31. Join us from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. on October 31 for an evening of eerie excitement, featuring a live DJ, costume contest and a dozen trick-or-treat candy stations for kids! CMA will undergo a ghostly transformation as guests tour through the aquarium’s eerie exhibits and encounter not only marine life but spooky surprises of ghostly grottos, haunted shipwrecks, and mysterious creatures.

Tickets

Facebook event page

 

Trunk or Treat

Friday, October 27, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Leila Davis Elementary School

2630 Landmark Dr, Clearwater 33761

Join us at one of our biggest events of the year! Candy, food, decorated trunks, live DJ – and more!

 

Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat

Friday, October 27, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Trinity Presbyterian Church

2001 Rainbow Dr, Clearwater 33765

Trunk or Treat is coming up! October 27th from 6:00-7:30pm we will be gathering with our trunks open and decorated offering the children of the neighborhood a safe place to participate in a Halloween activity. We will be providing hot dogs, chips and beverages for all in attendance! Mark your calendars to come and join in on the fun! If you have any questions or would like to sign up to decorate your trunk and pass out treats contact Fran Orick at Fran.trinityclearwater@gmail.com or call the church office. See you there!! Trinity is an inclusive, caring congregation who welcomes all people as members of our family. We have worship, education and service opportunities for all ages.

 

Doggy Paddle Day

Doggy Paddle Day

Saturday, October 28, times vary  

Morningside Recreation Complex

2400 Harn Blvd., Clearwater 33764

Bring your pup to the Morningside Recreation Center pool for a splashing good time. Cost is a $7 donation per dog to the Humane Society of Pinellas. Dog costumes encouraged. For more details, call (727) 562-4280.

 

The Girl Gang HalloQueen Women’s Market

Saturday, October 28, noon – 4 p.m. 

Downtown Clearwater, 600 block of Cleveland Street 33755

Shop for spooky finds and fall-themed merchandise from 100 women-owned businesses on Cleveland Street. There will be a costume contest and kids can trick-or-treat at each booth.

 

Fall Festival

Saturday, October 28, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Calvary Church

110 N McMullen Booth Rd, Clearwater

Candy, inflatables, and lots of family fun! Come to the Clearwater, East Lake, or Seminole campus for this free family event! Food available for purchase.

 

North Greenwood Community Family Fun Night 

Saturday, October 28, 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. 

Buccaneer Field

905 N Martin Luther King Jr Ave, Clearwater 33755

Celebrate fall in North Greenwood with food, games, bounce houses and slides, a rock wall, face painters, live entertainment, celebrity family feud and more. This is a free event.

 

Jeep or Treat Trunk or Treat

Sunday, October 29, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Quaker Steak and Lube

10400 49th Street N, Clearwater 33762

Trunk or Treat, fun and candy for the kids. Akin One Promotions, DJ Brian in the house. Awards to the Scariest and Coolest Rides, Jeeps, Cars, Bikes. We invite everyone. It’s for the kids. Five donations to the Shriners Hospital to be judged for the awards. Raffles. Thanks to our sponsors Francoise Haasch and the Fran Haasch Law Group, Dona Crowley, Cars and Couture and Jesse James Law and Thanks Bill and Quaker Steak and Lube. Since 1974, Quaker Steak & Lube® has been the place for anyone looking for hot wings, great food and lots of fun with friends & family.

 

Fifth Annual Trunk or Treat

Sunday, October 29, 5:30 p.m.

BLDG 28

25714 US Highway 19 N, Clearwater 33763

Dress up and join us for a fun, fall night

  • Free candy
  • Creative trunks
  • Food truck
  • Games
  • Awards given to top 3 trunks

 

Trunk or Treat

Monday, October 30, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park and Funeral Home

2853 Sunset Point Road, Clearwater

727-796-1992

sylvanabbey.com

  • Free Event
  • Bike Raffle
  • Prize for Best Decorated Trunk
  • Games for Kids

 

Halloween “The Mad Scientists’ Laboratory” Trick-or-Treat

Tuesday, October 31, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

109 N Fort Harrison Ave, Clearwater 33755

Family Fun Halloween Event with Safe Trick or Treating

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida will be holding a family-friendly Halloween Open House.

Families and kids can participate to a Scavenger Hunt in our Museum decorated as a Mad Scientists’ Laboratory. There are plenty of candies for everyone visiting.

NOTE: If you come dressed as a scientist, you might receive extra candies!!

There will also be safe trick or treating with nearby non-profits & organizations on the block handing out candies and having fun kids activities as well.

Enjoy an epic HALLOWEEN evening on TUESDAY, October 31 starting at 6:00PM.

Come out and have FUN!

NOTICE: As this is a family friendly event we reserve the right to turn away anyone who is intoxicated or inappropriately dressed.

Submit your questions to info@cchrflorida.org

Tickets

 

Boo Bash

Monday, October 31, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

BayCare Ballpark

601 N. Old Coachman Rd., Clearwater 33765

Local businesses and vendors will be passing out candy to children on the BayCare Ballpark concourse as families walk table to table. Hayrides, games and an on-field costume parade highlight the evening. The playground, concessions and facilities will be open as well. Free.

 

Clearwater Library Programs

 

Macrame Club

Thursday, October 12, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. 

Downtown Pizza Sports Bar & Grill

428 Cleveland St., Clearwater 33755

Learn basic macrame or bring a project to work on. Open to all levels. Share your skills with others or learn new ones. Supplies for group project are provided. October project is Pixel Macrame Halloween. For more details, call 727-562-4970. Free.

 

Paper Pumpkin Take & Make Kit at Countryside

Monday, October 16 – Saturday, October 21, during open hours 

Countryside Library

2642 Sabal Springs Dr., Clearwater 33761

Visit the Countryside Library during open hours to pick up an Origami Take & Make kit. Kits are designed for elementary-aged children, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. Free.

 

History Hour: Edgar Allan Poe  

Thursday, October 19, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.  

East Community Library @ SPC

2465 Drew St., Clearwater 33765

Join librarian Keith Law for an educational presentation into some of history’s most famous and fascinating people. Explore the life and works of Edgar Allan Poe, the enigmatic literary genius of the 19th century. For more details, call 727-562-4970. Free.

 

Creation Station: Halloween Lantern  

Thursday, October 19, 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.  

North Greenwood Library

905 N Martin Luther King Jr Ave, Clearwater 33755

This month, get spooky and create a Halloween lantern. Participants will be able to choose a design, paint their lantern and use other materials to finish their project. For more details, call 727-562-4970. Free.

 

Harvest Yarn Garland  

Saturday, October 21, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  

East Community Library @ SPC

2465 Drew St, Clearwater 33765

Celebrate the season with a fun craft. Learn how to create a simple pumpkin garland using yarn pom-poms. Materials provided. Registration required. For more details, call 727-562-4970. Free.

 

Tyke Tales: Halloween Special  

Monday, October 23, 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.  

North Greenwood Library

905 N. Martin Luther King Jr Ave, Clearwater 33755

This program will feature music, stories and crafts to promote early childhood literacy and empower children to read. Join us as we celebrate the spooky season of Halloween with a costume parade. Designed for children ages 2 and up. For more details, call 727-562-4970. Free.

 

Halloween Dance Party with Mr. Brad!  

Tuesday, October 24, 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.  

Beach Library

69 Bay Esplanade, Clearwater 33767

A high-energy Halloween performance for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Costumes are encouraged. For more details, call 727-562-4970. Free.

 

Clearwater Beach Library

October 24, 1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

 75 Bay Esplanade, Clearwater Beach 33767

A high-energy Halloween performance for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers! Costumes are encouraged. Registration is not required, but space is limited and offered on a first-come-first-served basis. This program was relocated from the Main Library to the Beach Library at a later time. It will be held in the Beach Banquet Room.

 

Halloween Extravaganza

Wednesday, October 25, 4 – 5 p.m.

Countryside Library

2642 Sabal Springs Dr., Clearwater 33761

Join our local artist Jill Jackson and create fun and spooky Halloween crafts!

 

STEAM Scene: Candy Science   

Thursday, October 26, 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.  

North Greenwood Library

905 N Martin Luther King Jr Ave, Clearwater 33755

Join us every month for a new challenge at our STEAM Scene. This month participants will be able to perform a variety of experiments with Halloween candy. For more details, call 727-562-4970. Free.

 

Tampa Bay Bats  

Saturday, October 28, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.  

Countryside Library

2642 Sabal Springs Dr., Clearwater 33761

Join us for an educational presentation by the Tampa Bay Bats and stay to see real live bats. This program is made possible through the generous sponsorship of the Clearwater Library Foundation. For more details, call (727) 562-4970. Free.

 

Halloween Dance Party with Mr. Brad!  

Tuesday, October 31, 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.  

Countryside Library

2642 Sabal Springs Dr., Clearwater 33761

A high-energy Halloween performance for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Costumes are encouraged. For more details, call (727) 562-4970. Free.

 

 

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