When: 7:30 p.m. - 1 a.m. Where: Busch Gardens at 10165 McKinley Drive, Tampa Cost: $40 Info: Get ready for another terrifying year! This fall, Howl-O-Scream returns on select terrifying nights from September 21 – October 28. With tormenting surprises and unexpected terrors around every corner, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay makes escaping nearly impossible. Plus, park-wide scare zones, horrific haunted houses and the chance to challenge Florida’s top thrill rides in the dark will have guests screaming all night.
When: September 21-23 Where: Tampa Convention Center at 333 South Franklin Street, Tampa Cost: $25 Info: Everyone is a fan of something, and MEGACON Tampa Bay is a place to celebrate all things pop culture. Get an autograph or a photo with your favorite guest and get the inside scoop about your favorite movies & TV shows at the celebrity panels! Watch professional comic artists battle it out in our popular Sketch Duels, learn from our “How To” workshops, and take photos with your favorite costumed characters! It’s also a great place to buy a unique gift (or treat yourself!) with over 100,000 square feet of shopping madness.
When: 8 p.m. Where: Amalie Arena at 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa Cost: $28 Info: The critically acclaimed Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience Featuring Ramin Djawadi will bring the world of Westeros to Tampa, giving fans the opportunity to watch in wonder as famed composer Ramin Djawadi leads an orchestra and choir performing music from all seven seasons of the iconic, Emmy Award-winning HBO series. The new dates for the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience Featuring Ramin Djawadi will include new music and footage from Season 7, as well a new custom stage design and mesmerizing visuals courtesy of state of the art video technology.
When: 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. Where: Albert Whitted Park at 480 Bayshore Drive, St. Petersburg Cost: Free Info: Two dozen food trucks will be creating tasty Asian street-inspired food dishes at Albert Whitted Park Friday night. This free event will feature drink tents, live music, laser tag, and other fun activities for the kids.
When: Museum business hours. Where: More than 100 museums across Florida Cost: Free! Info: Smithsonian magazine's Museum Day is Saturday, meaning nearly 1,500 participating US museums are offering free admission! This includes more than 100 museums in the state of Florida.
When: 7 p.m. Where: Florida State Fairgrounds at 4802 US Highway 301 North, Tampa Cost: $29.50 Info: Niall Horan is bringing his Flicker World Tour to Tampa this Saturday! Horan will be joined on stage with Maren Morris. The concert begins at 7 p.m. at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre.
When: 3 p.m. - 9 p.m. Where: The Franklin Manor at 912 North Franklin Street, Tampa Cost: $25 Info: The Tampa Bay Lightning's quest for the Stanley Cup starts again! Join Tampa Bay's only fully guided Bar Crawl with a Party Bus that will shuttle you from the start at The Franklin Manor in Tampa's Downtown, to 3 more bars including, Yeoman's Cask & Lion, District Tavern Tampa and American Social Tampa. Your ticket includes party bus transport, one free welcome shot at each bar, discounted food & drink specials, games, raffle ticket and tons of fun - guaranteed! Get your ticket. Bring your crew. Press the weekend button and let the good times crawl!
When: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Where: Westfield Countryside at 27001 US Highway 19 North, Clearwater Cost: Free Info: Westfield wants to help make health and wellness easier for everyone in your family by offering a Wellness Expo at Westfield Citrus Park, Westfield Brandon and Westfield Countryside. Attendance is free and guests can enjoy free fitness demos, free health checks, a teddy bear clinic for kids, healthy food demonstrations, interactive activities and much more. The Tampa Bay Wellness Expo will also feature a business expo area with information from local health and wellness from Pediatric to Geriatric medicines.
When: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Where: CAVU Tampa at 1601 North Franklin Street, Tampa Cost: Free Info: Suburb Pop is a gathering of local pop-up shops, art, vintage finds, music and food at scenic, aesthetically-inspiring Tampa venues. Join in for a unique pop-up shopping experience with tons of boutiques, local brands, art and jewelry in one building. Shop from quality, independent vendors + makers, enjoy treats from our Craving Donuts food truck and get inspired from growing Tampa businesses. Entry is open door, so tell your friends about it.