The city of Columbia kicks off a long weekend of community Halloween festivals Wednesday night – and if you can’t make it to one, there’s sure to be another.
Admission is free unless otherwise specified.
Healthy Halloween will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Katheryn M. Bellfield Booker Washington Heights Cultural Arts Center, 2611 Grant St. The annual celebration features healthy snacks, games, face painting and arts and crafts.
Lorick Park’s haunted house and candy carnival will be 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday and 6-7:30 p.m. Friday at 1600 Lorick Ave. The event, open to all ages, features a reptile show, House of Horror haunted house, music, refreshments, costume contest and carnival games. Admission is one canned good.
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Martin Luther King Jr. Park’s haunted house will be 6-7:30 p.m. Friday at 2300 Greene St. In addition to the haunted house, the event, open to ages 13 and younger, features carnival games and refreshments.
St. Anna’s Park’s Halloween party will be 4-6 p.m. Friday at 1315 Liberty Hill Ave. The event, open to middle school-age and younger children, features games, refreshments, music and a school supply giveaway.
Finally, on Halloween Monday, the city will hold its Spooktacular Halloween Carnival from 5-9 p.m. at Finlay Park, 930 Laurel St. The annual event, open to all ages, features a haunted hay ride, marshmallow roasting, a pumpkin decorating station, a costume contest, interactive inflatables, carnival games, live entertainment and refreshments. Admission is free, but prices vary for carnival games and food.
For information on any of these events, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (803) 545-3100.