The Top Fall Festivals Coming up around Tampa

Cooler temperatures, seasonal drinks, pumpkins around every corner—fall is here, and Tampa is alive with events. If you’re looking for all of the can’t-miss happenings going on this season, here’s what you should add to your calendar!

10th Annual Oktoberfest Tampa Tradition

A woman raising a mug at an Oktoberfest celebration.

When: October 11th – 13th

Where: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

What: Ring in the season with authentic German festivities, including food and drink, tons of games, and competitions at Tampa’s very own Oktoberfest celebration.


When: October 12th

Where: 16347 N Florida Ave, Lutz

What: Craft breweries, a Biergarten, Oktoberfest foods, local vendors, and more— if you’re looking for a seasonal celebration near Lutz, you won’t want to miss Craftoberfest!

9th Annual Tampa Pig Jig on the River

A man playing guitar on a stage.

When: October 19th

Where: Curtis Hixon Park

What: Big fan of barbecue? The Tampa Pig Jig on the River is full of beer, BBQ, and live music. This year’s lineup includes big names like Jake Owen, LANCO, and Dr. Dog.

Hocus Pocus

When: October 19th

Where: Tampa Theatre

What: Is there any better way to get in the Halloween spirit than by watching a holiday classic? The Tampa Theatre will be hosting a screening of the 1993 movie Hocus Pocus, perfect for a family-friendly outing.

Tampa Boat Show

Boats at a dock.

When: October 25th – 27th

Where: Tampa Convention Center

What: The largest and only in-water boat show, the Tampa Boat Show is perfect for any aquatic lovers. Browse goods from hundreds of vendors, check out the latest gear, and find any accessories you’re looking for!

8th Annual Fantasma Fest

When: October 26th

Where: Centro Ybor

What: A family-friendly event, the Fantasma Fest will feature the Little Monster’s Promenade & Pumpkin Patch, where kids can enjoy things like pumpkin decorating, trick-or-treating, face painting, and more.

Spooky Empire: The Dark Side of Comic-Con

A man sitting on a bench with a ghost behind hm.

When: October 31st – November 3rd

Where: Tampa Convention Center

What: A celebration of all things spooky, Spooky Empire is a huge, multi-day convention, filled with vendors, panels, and special events. This year’s big names include Elvira, Mia Farrow, Alice Cooper, Clive Barker, and Sam Raimi!

Tampa Riverwalk Fall Food & Art Festival

When: November 2nd

Where: Waterworks Park Tampa

What: One of the most beloved fall events in the city, the Riverwalk Fall Food & Art Festival is one of the can’t-miss happenings of the season. Enjoy exploring food trucks, goods from local crafters, tons of live music, and more.

Tampa Greek Festival 2019

Greek food.

When: November 8th

Where: 2418 W Swann Ave

What: An event that’s been going on for over 30 years, the Tampa Greek Festival is one of the oldest cultural celebrations in the area. Be sure to check out the authentic food and drinks, live music, and cultural performances!

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