October is upon us, bringing pumpkin flavored drinks, cozy sweaters, and delightful fall breezes to the forefronts of our minds. As these fall fantasies swirl around the air, Halloween creeps closer by the minute. This magical and spooky day kicks off the holiday season every year, and it’s highly anticipated by many as they plan their costumes and search for the best events to celebrate with a pumpkin beer in hand. While we can’t help you find that missing piece for your show-stopping costume, we can simplify part of your Halloween planning with this list of Halloween parties in St Pete and Clearwater that are perfect for all of your grown-up trick-or-treating needs.

Woodwright Brewing Company’s Halloween Extravaganza

This Dunedin-based brewery is hosting its third annual Halloween event, featuring a two night, ticketed Rocky Horror Halloween Show with local folk indie band Benjamin Road. Tickets for this over-the-top Halloween event go quickly, so be sure to snag yours before it’s too late!

ARTpool Gallery Bash

If you’re looking to unleash your artistic side this Halloween, ARTpool Gallery’s Halloween Costume Bash is the place for you. All ages are welcome at this event.

The Bends’ DRAKE Night Halloween Costume Party

Calling all Drake fans! The Bends is celebrating this year’s Halloween and honoring the 6GOD and his woes simultaneously. The event will feature a ghoulish Halloween dance party, Drake inspired cocktails, an outdoor bar and food truck, and cash prizes awarded to the best overall costume and the best Drake costume.

Yard of Ale Halloween Costume Bar Crawl

If you want to kick of your Halloween partying early, start of the celebrations with Yard of Ale’s costume bar crawl on October 20th. There will be prizes at each stop along the way, and plenty to drink for everyone! More details will be released soon on the event’s Facebook page.

The Galley’s 1st Annual WWF Halloween Costume Contest

Halloween may be on a Wednesday this year, but that’s not stopping the crew at The Galley from some serious celebration. This Halloween marks the first year of a new tradition – a WWF themed Halloween costume contest! Galley Up for some big cash prizes, drink specials, all sorts of old school rasslin’ fun and a few surprises.

MBG Halloween Charity Gala

Want your Halloween party funds to go to a greater cause? This Halloween Charity Gala hosted at Kozuba & Sons Distillery is perfect for you! Tickets are $65 in advance, which includes entry, heavy appetizers, an open bar, and a costume contest/DJ dance party. This year's theme is "BOOze, BOObs, and Balls" with ALL proceeds benefiting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Testicular Cancer Foundation. 

Whether you want to bust a move, show off your prize-winning Halloween costume, or take it easy with a drink in hand, there are plenty of adult Halloween parties in St Pete and Clearwater for you to enjoy. Don your spooky, silly, or sexy costumes and get partying at one of these Bay area events! To stay up to date on the latest in the area – Halloween related and beyond – be sure to connect with 727area for all the fun things to do in St Pete and Clearwater.  

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