Hello all! Lisa here with an update on the fun fall events happening THIS WEEKEND in Tampa!

For all of you Halloween enthusiasts, the sneak peak for Howl-O-Scream is this Friday and Saturday night. The adult attraction opens at 7:30pm and will close at 1am, leaving plenty of time to visit all eight of the haunted houses, five scare zones or even one of the thee shows. General admission is $69.95.

Hard to believe it’s that time of year already. If you (like me) aren’t really into being that scared, the “Shriek peak” at Tampa's Lowry Park also premiers Friday and Saturday night, offering both scary and non-scary exhibits. There are five haunted houses (for those who enjoy being scared); and four “family favorites” that are much less scary, and much more kid friendly.  And for the animal lovers out there, Zoo Boo has three “spooky species” exhibits. It’s only $10 to get in, and is open from 7pm-11pm.

That’s enough about being scared; let’s move on to the more relaxing events happening this weekend.  The Zoo is also having their eighth annual Zoo Run Saturday morning. The registration cost includes admission to the Zoo that day (for the participant), and there will be free tee-shirts while supplies last. Registration starts at 7am, and the race at 8am. If you have little ones, there is a kid “Fun Run” at 9:15am.

For a fun night out, the Keel & Curley Winery in Plant City is having an “UnCorked” wine bar happy hour from 6 -7pm. There’s no cover, and great food will be provided by Fresco’s Bakery & Bistro. The entire evening lasts from 5pm-10pm. Also, Saturday night at the winery, they are hosting a fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis foundation from 7pm-11pm. Tickets are $30 in advance or $40 at the door. Stop by and drink some great wine, for an even greater cause.

For the museum goers in Tampa, there are two great opportunities this weekend. First, is the Cracker Country Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day. This is on Saturday and the idea is to promote history, culture, and the arts. All you have to do is visit the Smithsonian Magazine website, and download a Museum Day Admission Card. This card will admit two guests for FREE. But that’s not all; it will also give half price admission to each additional guest! Adults will be $3.50, students six to twelve and senior citizens are $3.00, while children five and under are free. What a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon!

Finally our last amazing opportunity in Tampa this weekend; The Glazer Children’s Museum is having its grand opening celebration on Saturday! They are opening the doors at noon and staying open until 8pm for this occasion. Tickets are $9.50 for kids, $15 for adults, and $12.50 for senior citizens and military.

They do recommend staggering arrival because it is sure to be crowded. Wow, there are a lot of great things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend, so get out there and enjoy what this city has to offer!

So much to do guys, so be sure to get out there and enjoy all these great Tampa Bay area events!