This weekend, St Petersburg will be having many events, trails and walks to celebrate Halloween. Here are just a few of the best!
Trick or Treating in the Old Northeast neighborhood
Old Northeast residents have been decorating their homes in anticipation of Halloween for weeks. Anything from simple skeletons on the porch to full haunted houses. Ghosts, witches and zombies swing from trees, severed heads bump into passing trick-or-treaters, and the streets quickly fill as children emerge from buses and cars. Neighbors spend the evening on their porches, offering friendly greetings and candy to trick or treaters.
Since 1996 people continue to come from all over Pinellas to see the biggest celebration of its kind in the Tampa Bay area.
Three ribbons are awarded for first, second and third places, and a special award is presented for the best-themed decor. Judges are neighborhood volunteers from all age groups who view entries the night before, then meet to vote on the winners.
17th Avenue NE between Cherry and Poplar
Hellview Cemetery is a free local haunted attraction in St. Pete, which started in 1996. No one knows how old Hellview Cemetery really is-some say it existed even before the Seminole Indians ever set foot on the peninsula of what is now Saint Petersburg, Florida.
This year the disappearance of Madame Oar is still leaving the power balance of Hellview in shambles. Swamp Water Maggie and her loyal tribe of were-wolves, the Lugaru family, have been battling every force of evil that rises within the walls of Hellview for years. Come and see what tries to escape from Hellview this year. Great costumes, makeup and sets.
510 49th Ave N St Petersburg 33703 7-10pm Friday and Saturday
Read more at www.hellview.net
Radley Haunted House
Dr Radleys Nightmare Machine haunted House is new this year in St Pete. This independent Haunted house has amazing special effects and original score.This is a short and effective (30 minutes) haunt experience that drags you down into the depths of Dr. Radley’s madness. Not appropriate for children under 8 years of age.
Created by creative director Cody Meacham and producer Ricky Brigante, the Radley Haunted House is an independent haunted attraction, set up outside a real house in a residential neighborhood.
3900 19th St N St Petersburg 33714 Open Thursday to Sunday 7.30-11pm $5.00 Suggested donation. some of the proceeds will be going to The Cancer Research Institute.
Read more at www.radleyhaunt.com
Two Haunted Houses for great causes (Biffs Kids of Pinellas and Pinellas Park Fire Department Explorers Post 945). The Midway Massacre mirrors, mazes, and Stitches The Insult Clown are waiting inside for you. The Hallows Forgotten Existence, where evil lurks between the past and present will appear all around you when darkness falls.
5600 block of Newton Avenue S, Gulfport Saturday 7.30-10.30pm $3 donation per person per haunted house.
Read more at http://imstressed2.wix.com/newton-ave-haunts
Ghost Tour St. Petersburg
Explore the shadows and mysteries of St Pete on this 90 minute walking tour. Costumed guides tell ghostly tales of haunted mansions, age-old curses and wandering spirits as you stroll down the dark downtown streets and the waterfront district.
300 Beach Drive NE St Petersburg 33701 8pm Friday $15, $10 ages 4-12
Read More at http://www.ghosttour.net/stpetersburg.html
Doktor Clockwerks Gallery of Mortality
Art, storytelling and music share the stage in this multi-faceted exhibition .Chilling tales related by Dr. Clockwerk and his group entertain visitors as they encounter a gallery of 3-dimensional illustrations which explore how author Edgar Allen Poe magnified his obsession with Death to create his everlasting tales of woe.
Studio @620- 620 1st Ave S St Petersburg 33701 Group Tours begins at 6:45 PM Wednesday to Saturday