Friday, April 18th, 2014

2012 Halloween events for the Eastside

The most frightening time of the year has arrived, and there are several events these next two weeks for those who love Halloween – young and old.



Community Halloween Party
When: 6 to 9 p.m., Oct. 20
Where: JFK Park
Cost: Free
FYI: (614) 322-6806
Details: Come dressed in Halloween costumes and enjoy playing games, listening to live entertainment and enjoying fun food. This annual event is for residents only.
Halloweenie Campfire
When: 7 p.m., Oct. 26
Where: Blacklick Woods
Cost: Free
FYI: (614) 508-8111
Details: This Metro Parks activity is for all ages. Visitors will hear myths and tales about bats, owls and other creepy creatures while enjoying a campfire. Meet at the Ash Grove Picnic Area, 6975 E. Livingston Ave.
Pumpkin Carving Party
When: 1 to 2:15 p.m., Oct. 28
Where: JFK Park Gazebo, 7232 E. Main St.
Cost: $10 per participant
FYI: (614) 322-6806
Details: Light up Halloween with scary or funny pumpkin carvings. The city is hosting a pumpkin carving party where kids ages 5 to 10 can carve pumpkins, make a craft and eat refreshments. Parents are required to attend to supervise, and pumpkins and carving utensils will be provided. Non-residents are allowed to attend this event. Registration is required.
Metro Five-O: Level 3 Blood Moon Walk
When: 7 p.m., Oct. 29
Where: Blacklick Woods
Cost: Free
FYI: (614) 508-8111
Details: Take a 2-mile walk and listen for howls and things that go bump in the night. This Metro Parks activity is reserved for adults age 50 and older.
Community Trick or Treat
When: 6 to 8 p.m., Oct. 31
Where: Throughout Reynoldsburg
Cost: Free
FYI: (614) 322-6834
Adult Bright Moon Night Walk
When: 6:30 p.m., Oct. 27
Where: Pickerington Ponds
Cost: Free
FYI: (614) 508-8111
Details: This Metro Parks activity is for older youth, teens and adults. Visitors will take a brisk 2-mile walk and learn about the creatures of the autumn night. Meet at the Glacier Knoll Picnic Area off Bowen Road.
Haunted Village
When: 6 to 8 p.m., Oct. 30
Where: Olde Pickerington Village
Cost: Free
FYI: (614) 833-2211
Details: This family event features ghost tours, story telling, hayrides, a haunted museum, trick or treating, food and shopping in Olde Village.
Tots Trick or Treat
When: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Oct. 31
Where: City Hall, 100 Lockville Road
Cost: Free
FYI: (614) 833-2211
Details: Children ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult can wear a costume and trick or treat through the Halloween-decorated City Hall.
Community Trick or Treat
When: 6 to 8 p.m., Oct. 31
Where: Throughout Pickerington
Cost: Free
FYI: (614) 833-2211
Other Eastside events
Pumpkin Hike
When: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Oct. 20
Where: Alley Park, Lancaster
Cost: Free
Details: Enjoy a pumpkin lit night hike at Alley Park and cook hot dogs over a bonfire.
HOWLoween Pets on Parade
When: noon to 3 p.m., Oct. 28
Where: Easton Town Center
Cost: Free
Details: This parade is sponsored by the Capital Area Humane Society and is a fun event that encourages participants to dress up their pets in festive Halloween costumes. The event raises money to help the abused, abandoned and homeless animals of central Ohio. Awards given include best, scariest and funniest costumes.


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