Last week we gave you a heads up on the PumpkinFest and AppleFest events that took place the past weekend. Both Ecotarium and Wachusett events are a good example of the family friendly events that take place each year during the Halloween season.
Each year we look to update our list of Halloween events and parties available in the Worcester area for both families and more adult focused fun. This year we have a new event that adds to both categories. Canalloween allows for both family fun during the day and some hot Halloween parties at a number of bars and clubs in the Canal District.
Canalloween features a Monster Dash for kids starting at 2:30pm on Saturday and a Halloween parade that begins at 4pm. The kids race is only 1k whereas they also have a 5k starting a half hour later. You can get more information about the race including registration and course info at a dedicated website www.scarymonsterdash.com. There are fees to participate and online registration will need to be done by the end of October 24th. The other option is you can register in person.
Since Halloween is in the middle of the week this year most events are taking place on Saturday. Our 2012 update of the Halloween scene continues with another new event that takes place next Monday October 29th. The Worcester entertainment store ThatsE is sponsoring a free showing of A Creature Double Feature at the Elm Draught House Cinema in Millbury. They are billing it as the That’s E Halloween Bash. The 2 movies are Ghostbusters and BeetleJuice and the event starts at 6pm.
Here is an updated listing of annual parties and events that take place in and around Worcester. Another good list to check out for night parties is the list of establishments that have signed up to be part of Canalloween (look under Bars & Clubs).
More Family Friendly:
Haunted Higgins Higgins Armory Museum
Things that Go Bump in the Night Halloween Event Old Sturbridge Village
More Adult Oriented:
Haunted Mansion Halloween Costume Party The Palladium Takes Place this week Thursday October 25th!
Halloween SALSA Dance/Social Worcester Hibernian Cultural Centre
Halloween Party with Mass Octane Jillian’s – Worcester
The Deadites Halloween Extravaganza Lucky Dog Music Hall
Dogfish Head Halloween Bash The Dive Bar
Play for Blood Halloween Party Tammany Hall
As always we wish you a safe Halloween season. We have included some of our past Halloween related posts that are good references for other things like planning your own Halloween party and places to buy costumes both online and off.
I also found a video to the old Creature Double Feature intro from Channel 56 (yes sadly I remember this):