Tampa has so much to offer in the fall. This is your go-to shortlist of awesome things to do in Tampa this weekend in October 2019. Fill your weekends with colorful art installations, tasty treats, and fun fall festivals. 

Check out these 8 fun things to do in Tampa this October.

Weekend of October 4-6, 2019

Purvis Young: 91 at the Tampa Museum of Art 

Price: $15

When: September 12 through January 26

Address: Cornelia Corbett Center at 120 W. Gasparilla Plaza in Tampa

Why You Need To Go: This new exhibition at the Tampa Museum of Art is a colorful reflection of the artist's time living in Miami. Check it out this fall. 

Tampa Bay Tailgate Taste Fest 

Price: Free, food wristband is $20

When: October 5

Address: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park at 600 N Ashley Dr in Tampa

Why You Need To Go: This free event for sports fans will feature live music and corn hole for guests. Get a wristband to sample delicious foods from the Tampa area.

Weekend of October 11-13, 2019

Oktoberfest Tampa 2019

Price: $8 one-day ticket, $20 weekend pass

When: October 11-13

Address: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park at 600 N Ashley Dr in Tampa

Why You Need To Go: Festival-goers can enjoy everything from a game of Carry the Wench to a Beard & Mustache Competition at this year's 10th Annual Oktoberfest. 

Dough Bakery 

Address: 2602 S Macdill Ave in Tampa

Why You Need To Go: Head to Dough in Tampa for a sweet treat or cute date this fall. Try whimsical sweets like handmade artisan doughnuts and colorful ice cream sundaes.

Weekend of October 18-20, 2019

Tampa Bay Pizza Festival 2019

Price: $10

When: October 19

Address: 1710 N Highland Ave in Tampa

Why You Need To Go: A giant festival for pizza—it speaks for itself. Head to Water Works Tampa for this tasty fest of games, beer, and of course, pizza.

Sloth and Rhino Tours at Busch Gardens Tampa

Price: $59.99

Address: 10165 McKinley Dr in Tampa

Why You Need To Go: You can pet rhinos and feed sloths at Busch Gardens in Tampa. These new encounters will allow you to get up close to these amazing animals. 

Weekend of October 25-27, 2019

The Chainsmokers

Price: Starting at $20

When: October 25

Address: Amalie Arena at 401 Channelside Dr in Tampa

Why You Need To Go: Don't miss out on The Chainsmokers' World War Joy Tour. Book your tickets for an unforgettable night this October. 

15th Annual Wesley Chapel Fall Festival

Price: Free

When: October 26-27

Address: The Grove on Wesley Grove Boulevard in Wesley Chapel

Why You Need To Go: This free festival near Tampa will be filled with fall fun. Enjoy seasonal foods and beverages, as well as rides, pumpkin painting, and a pumpkin patch. 

There you have it, 8 great ways to spend your weekends in Tampa this October! Grab your friends and make some memories. 


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