The Best Fall Activities In Tampa

Fall always brings a sense of relief and excitement through a shift in the weather as well as the official start of many well-loved American holiday traditions. In May, you would never admit to missing that cardigan sweater, seeing autumn decorations on display, raking up fallen leaves, or stepping out into chilly nights. However, once August is in your rearview mirror, those hot summer nights have worn out their welcome, and you are probably ready for some recreation that does not revolve around the beach or the pool.

Fortunately, there are plenty of options to fully celebrate the changing of the season allowing you to fill your calendar with merriment both easily and successfully. This year, establish new rituals, revisit adventures from the past, show visitors what makes this area terrific, and get to know your city all over again with these fabulous fall activities in Tampa.

13th Annual Boo Bash

The whole family will enjoy this free and safe event held every year in nearby Clearwater on Wednesday, October 31, from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Situated in Spectrum Field, local businesses come together to pass out an abundant supply of candy to all the trick-or-treaters, creating a unique Halloween experience in one secure location. Boasting a costume parade, inflatable fun, hayrides, and more, this annual event packs in a plethora of entertainment the kids will not soon forget.

Food and Wine Festival

Eat and drink your way around the world at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. This annual event runs through November 12, leaving you plenty of time to return for more of your favorite cuisine or to participate in exclusive events such as cooking and mixology demonstrations with the pros. Whether you go as a family or make it an adult-only tradition, there is no shortage of culinary wonders to explore and experience.

Ghost Tour of Downtown St. Pete

Though this tour is available year-round, there is nothing like a good haunt during the fall season. Explore the area’s history by candlelight as your costumed tour-guide walks you along the stunning waterfront and charming streets of downtown St. Petersburg. Locals and visitors alike are sure to learn something new and shocking as dark curses are revealed, tragic tales are recalled, and infamous hauntings are explored.

Downtown Disney

Immerse yourself in the magical world of Downtown Disney where the seasonal decor and enchanting ambiance can be experienced for free. Surrounded by a variety of unique shops, exceptional dining opportunities, and outstanding entertainment, you can have a day of shopping, eating, and amusement or sit back and take in the sights.

Sweet Fields Farm

It is hard to imagine a more patriotic way to celebrate the harvest season than participating in good, old-fashioned country fun at Sweet Fields Farm. Enjoy a day of laughter and fresh air as you get lost in five acres of corn carefully carved into a web of paths and dead ends that are sure to challenge every member of your party. Once you have conquered the maze, celebrate with a hayride before hunting for that perfect pumpkin. Activities run through November 4, providing multiple opportunities to return again and again and again.

Hit a Sports Bar in Tampa

At the end of these fun-filled days, do not forget to take the time to relax and reconnect over a pint of craft beer and a game played by your favorite team in the best sports bars in Tampa, American Social. With all of these opportunities so close to home, do not waste another moment before diving into all that fall has to offer, celebrating American traditions, indulging in exquisite comfort foods, bonding with friends and family, and creating a lifetime of unforgettable memories.