Friday, October 27-Tuesday, October 31
Friday, October 27 | 4-7 p.m. | Free
Fred G. Bond Metro Park, Boathouse
Bring your carved pumpkin and watch it set sail across Bond Lake at twilight! Enjoy discounted boat rentals. Cousins Maine Lobster and Stuft food trucks will be on site, and Justin Runyon will perform!
Herbert's Haunted House
Friday, October 27-Saturday, October 28 | 7-9 p.m. | $2 per person
Herbert C. Young Community Center
The Cary Teen Council will take you on a spooky walk through their house of horrors. Those who dare will navigate through the building to experience all of the thrills that Cary’s teens have dreamed up to get your adrenaline rushing! All ages welcome but parental discretion is advised. For more, call (919) 460-4965.
The Cary Theater's ZOMBIEPALOOZA!
Friday, October 27 | 7 p.m.
The Cary Theater
We’re excited to bring you the 2nd annual Zombiepalooza, featuring local filmmakers’ own zombie films, cosplay zombies, and classic films to scare the pants right off of you! For more, visit The Cary Theater or call (919) 462-2051.
Costume Dance Party
Saturday, October 28 | 1-2:30 p.m. | Age 3-10 with Caregiver| $1 per person
Cary Arts Center
Dress up in your favorite costume creation for our Costume Dance Party! Party includes light refreshments, an art activity, dancing and costume awards. For more, call (919) 469-4069.
Cary’s Great Pumpkin Carve
Saturday, October 28 | 2-8 p.m. | All ages | Free
Stop by the Pumpkin Patch to pick out the perfect pumpkin to carve at one of the carving stations (or bring your own). Pumpkins will be lit for display and judged in a variety of categories. Stay for family friendly Halloween specials shown outdoors, including “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”! Pumpkins are for sale at low cost; all other activities are free. For more, call (919) 469-4061.
Pumpkin Patch and Carving Stations | 2-5:30 p.m.
3-D Pumpkin Carving Instructional | 2:30 & 4:30 p.m.
Pumpkin Lighting & Judging | 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Family Friendly Halloween TV Specials | 6:45-7:45 p.m.
*To sign up for the 3D Carving Instructional, please email Ryan.O'Quinn@townofcary.org. Instruction is appropriate for ages 13+ and is free with the purchase of a $5 pumpkin.
Ghost Walk in Downtown Cary
Saturday, October 28 | 6:30, 7, & 7:30 p.m. | Age 10 & up | $15
Page Walker Arts & History Center
Spooky stories and ghostly legends sure to send chills up your spine are dramatized by Cary Players. These macabre walking tours of historic Downtown Cary are offered at three different times for your convenience. For more, call (919) 460-4963.
Halloween Mall Crawl
Saturday, October 28 | 4-5:30 p.m. | All ages | Free
Cary Towne Center
Calling all goblins, ghosts, princesses, superheroes, and everything in between! Dress in your best Halloween costume and join us for an afternoon of trick-or-treating, storytelling, and a magic show.
Tuesday, October 31 | 2-4 p.m. | Age 55 & up | $10
Cary Senior Center
“Eye of newt, and toe of frog, wool of bat, and tongue of dog!” What possible surprises will we brew? Definitely tasty treats and hot teas, or maybe some lizard legs and spider knees. Costumes are welcome but not required! To reserve your spot, register by October 24 using course code 102577. For more, call (919) 469-4081.
For information about these and other Halloween programs, call (919) 469-4061.