Halloween Events

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Friday, October 26 & Saturday, October 27

Pumpkin Flotilla

Rescheduled for Tuesday, October 30 | 4-7 p.m. | Free
Fred G. Bond Metro Park, Boathouse
Enjoy a discounted boat rental prior to the Flotilla, when you enter a pumpkin or dress in appropriate Halloween costumes. Bring your carved pumpkin from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and watch the pumpkins set sail across Bond Lake at twilight (6:30 p.m.). There will also be food trucks, live music, and face painting!

Herbert's Haunted House

Friday, October 26 | 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 27 | 7-9 p.m.
$3 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! Parental discretion is advised. For more, call (919) 460-4965.

*The Haunted House and waiting area are indoors.

Rocky Horror Show—Live On Stage!

Saturday, October 27 & Sunday, October 28 | 8 p.m.
Tickets: $22.50-$35
Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Co-presented by Theatre Raleigh & Koka Booth Amphitheatre. Enjoy this musical fable describing a time where rock was dominated by dudes in make-up with big voices, big egos, and even bigger hair! Gates open at 6:30 p.m. No picnics allowed.

Due to the threat of heavy rain at the end of the week the Friday, October 26 performance of The Rocky Horror Show has been moved to Sunday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m. More information is available at Booth Amphitheatre

Costume Dance Party
Saturday, October 27 | 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 27 | 2-8 p.m. | All ages | Free
Downtown Park
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 | 2:45 & 4:15 p.m.
  • Pumpkin Lighting & Judging | 5:45-6:30 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. 

Halloween Mall Crawl 
Saturday, October 27 | 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 magic show.

Ghost Walk in Downtown Cary - SOLD OUT

Saturday, October 27 | 7, 7:20, 7:40, 8 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. Meet Cary's dearly departed on a walk through Downtown Cary. For more information, call (919) 460-4963. Tickets available through www.eTix.com.

Heart of Cary Association's Fall for Cary Festival

Saturday, October 27 | 1-6 p.m. | All Ages | Free
Downtown Cary
The festival is partnering with the Town of Cary’s “Great Pumpkin Carve” to bring a host of free events along S. Academy Street and throughout the walkable areas of Downtown that include: food trucks, local craft beers, a petting zoo, costume contests for adults and pets, trick or treating at downtown businesses, hay rides, bounce house, children’s crafts and cookie decorating, balloon artistry, face painting and a treasure hunt with more than $3,000 in prizes. Admission and plentiful parking is free.  


For more information, call (919) 469-4061.