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October Fun in Westchase

We may not have changing leaves and sweater weather, but Westchase does have lots of fall fun in store this October. Mark your calendars for these fun events in and around the neighborhood.

WCA Movies in the Park
Date: Friday, Oct. 14
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: West Park Village Green

Movies in the Park returns to the West Park Village Green with “Jungle Cruise,” the fun-filled family movie based on the beloved Disney Ride. Bring your chairs, blankets, snacks and bug spray to enjoy a movie under the stars. For a complete lineup of movies, click here.

Movie and Pumpkin Painting at Westchase Rec
Date: Friday, Oct. 21
Time: 6: 30 p.m.
Location: West Park Village Green

Enjoy another free movie and paint a pumpkin at the Westchase Rec Center. Pumpkin painting starts at 6:30 p.m. You bring the pumpkin, they supply the paint and brushes. And a screening of “Halloweentown” starts at 7:30 p.m. complete with free popcorn!

Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce Oktoberfest
Date: Friday, Oct. 21-Sun, Oct. 23
Time: Fri, 5-11 p.m.; Sat, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun, noon-6 p.m.
Location: Tampa Bay Downs, 11225 Race Track Rd.

The Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Oktoberfest, Oct. 21-23. Admission is just $5. Children 12 and under and military with ID are free. Enjoy authentic German food, drinks, music, a Midway and more. Click here to buy tickets and for more information.

Trick-or-Treat at the Shops in West Park Village
Date: Thurs, Oct. 27
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Location: Shops at West Park Village

This free event will run from 5-8 p.m. and it’s the perfect opportunity for your kiddos to give their Halloween costumes a trial run before the big night. There will be a DJ, games and fun treats provided by the local businesses. Westchase Rec Center staff will be on hand to join in the fun.

The Great West Chase
Date: Sat, Oct. 29
Time: 10K starts at 7 a.m.; 5K at 8 a.m.; Kids Fun Run at 9 a.m.
Location: West Park Village Green

There’s still time to register for this once-a-year event that brings our community together for a great cause. Get more details and register here. 

And then, on Mon, Oct. 31, get ready. A school night will not get in the way of those trick-or-treaters who are ready to hit the sidewalks on Halloween night. It’s always a fun night in Westchase!


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