Pinellas County Halloween Carnivals, Haunted Houses and More — Oh, My!

*** PUBLISHER’S NOTE: While many of the events listed here feature a Haunted House, they will also have games, costume contests, inflatables and other unscary Halloween fun. Only you can decide if these events are right for your child. ***

Clearwater Branch’s Halloween At The Y
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
Date: Thursday, October 25, 2012
Location: Clearwater Branch YMCA
Cost: FREE and open to the community
Info: (727) 467-9622; YMCA of the Suncoast Website

What’s Doing?
Get ready for a haunted house, games and prizes, a bounce house, candy and more!

Clearwater Branch YMCA
1005 South Highland Avenue
Clearwater, FL 33756


North Greenwood Fall Festival
5-8 p.m.
Date: Friday, October 26, 2012
Location: North Greenwood Recreation and Aquatic Center
Cost: FREE
Info: (727) 462-6276; Clearwater Parks & Recreation Plans Halloween Events

What’s Doing?
The family will have fun playing carnival games. Plus, there will be inflatables, and refreshments will be provided.

North Greenwood Recreation and Aquatic Center
900 North Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue
Clearwater, FL 33755


Halloween Spooktacular and Fall Festival
Time: 6 p.m.
Date: Friday, October 26, 2012
Location: Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis
Cost: FREE admission; Some activities will require a minimal fee; Concessions will be available for purchase
Info: (727) 547-4575, ext. 237; The City of Treasure Island Website

What’s Doing?
Ghosts, goblins, ghouls, creatures, characters and superheroes are invited to join in an evening
of safe family fun at the Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis facility. The evening’s activities will include:
— Costume contests
— Carnival games
— Interactive entertainment
— Moonwalks
— The Haunted Cemetery and Hayride
— Food and Beverage Concessions (minimal fee)
— Face Painters, Caricature Artists & Fortune Teller (minimal fee)
— Glow golf

Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis
10351 Paradise Boulevard
Treasure Island, FL 33706


Haunted House and Fall Carnival
Time: 6 p.m.
Date: Friday, October 26, 2012 & Saturday, October 27, 2012
Location: YMCA (North Pinellas)
Cost: FREE
Info: (727) 772-9622; YMCA of the Suncoast Website

What’s Doing?
This is a family fun night featuring a Haunted House, as well as games, prizes, candy and a costume contest.

YMCA (North Pinellas)
4550 Village Center Drive
Palm Harbor, FL 34685


Halloween Spooktacular
6-8:30 p.m.
Date: Friday, October 26, 2012
Location: Countryside Recreation Center
Info: (727) 669-1914; Clearwater Parks & Recreation Plans Halloween Events

What’s Doing?
This annual family Halloween event include a Trail of Terror, pumpkin patch, costume contest, inflatables, carnival games, prizes and music.

Countryside Recreation Center
2640 Sabal Springs Drive
Clearwater, FL 33761


Halloween Field of Screams
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Date: Friday, October 26, 2012
Location: Holland G. Mangum Recreation Complex
Cost: Armbands: $5
Info: City of Seminole Website (Download the Fall Brochure and scroll to page 12 for details on this special event.)

What’s Doing?
Let’s celebrate Halloween at the Seminole Recreation Center with an evening of laughs, screams and activities. Every child will be sure to leave with a bag of candy. FREE trick-or-treating and a Halloween costume contest, plus:
— Spooky zone
— Bounce houses
— Slides
— Carnival games

Holland G. Mangum Recreation Complex
9100 113th Street
Seminole, FL 33772


Clearwater Beach Recreation Center Halloween Carnival
6-8 p.m.
Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Location: Clearwater Beach Recreation Center, 69 Bay Esplanade, 6 to 8 p.m.
Cost: Tickets: five for $1
Info: (727) 462-6138 for more information; Clearwater Parks & Recreation Plans Halloween Events

What’s Doing?
Bring the kids for carnival games, refreshments, contests and prizes.

Clearwater Beach Recreation Center
69 Bay Esplanade
Clearwater, FL 33767


Halloween Carnival and Haunted House
Time: 6-9 p.m.; Costume contest registration begins at 6 p.m. (ontest begins promptly at 6:30 p.m.)
Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Location: Cypress Forest Recreation Center
Cost: FREE
Info: (813) 749-1260

What’s Doing?
This Halloween event features a spooky haunted house, costume contests, games, prizes and candy. Costume contest on Wednesday night only. The costume contest will be divided into age categories:
— Age 0-2 years
— Age 3-5 years
— Age 6-8 years
— Age 9-12 years

Cypress Forest Recreation Center
650 Pine Avenue North
Oldsmar, FL 34677

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3. Halloween Spooktacular for Kids at the Armed Forces History Museum

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Disclaimer: The information presented here is accurate to the best of my knowledge when I publish each event. However, event hosts can reschedule, change or cancel any event at any time. Consequently, I highly recommend both calling ahead and having a back-up plan.