Join Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation for a wide variety of spooky and fun events this Halloween and autumn. Events are offered for the entire family at several Park and Rec locations:
Fall Festival with a Cajun Flair Romare Bearden Park, 300 S. Church St. CharlotteSaturday, Oct 17, noon to 7 p.m.FREEBring the entire family and enjoy pumpkin carving, family activities, Cajun food, live music and more!
Nature at Night FestivalMcDowell Nature Center, 15222 York Road, CharlotteSaturday, Oct 17, 5 to 9 p.m.$5/person, ages 2-under FREE, pre-registration requiredThe event includes live animals, crafts, night hikes, hayrides, hotdogs, s’ mores, storytelling and much more!
Haunted Greenway and Boo Bash CarnivalArbor Glen Outreach Center, 1520 Clanton Road, CharlotteFriday, Oct. 23, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.$5 trail ride ticketBoo Bash Carnival is FREETake a ride on the biggest, scariest haunted greenway trail and enjoy the Boo Bash Carnival for fun, games and entertainment! Children and teens are invited to dress in their favorite costumes for the costume contest.
Ray’s Halloween Carnival and Haunted TourRay’s Splash Planet, 215 N. Sycamore St., CharlotteFriday, Oct. 30, 6:30 to 9 p.m.$2 for carnival, $3 for haunted tour (FREE for children 2 - under) Join Ray’s Splash Planet for a spook-tacular haunted tour through the facility or the kid-friendly carnival in the gym! A howling fun time is promised for the entire family! Costumes encouraged.
For a complete list of activities, visit www.parkandrec.com and click on Eparks.
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