Cary Gets Into the Halloween Spirit With Fun Events for the Whole Family

Downtown Cary is getting in the spirit with numerous spooky decorations and events.

With Halloween just around the corner, Downtown Cary is getting in the spirit with numerous spooky decorations and events.

Upon entering downtown, pumpkins, goulash creatures, and impossibly large spiderwebs are immediately apparent. Local businesses such as Cotton House have joined the fun, with giant webs covering their sign and entrance.

The Old Library Park might look normal at first, but upon further inspection, you will find a ghost looming among the trees as well as non-haunted decorations such as pumpkins and yellow flowers.

Numerous Halloween-related events will be hosted toward the end of the month, with many being family-friendly.

Thursday, October 27th 2022:

  • Mummy & Son Ball – Harold D. Ritter Park – 6:30 – 8:00 PM
    • The Mummy & Son ball is open for children (along with their guardian) aged 5-10. The event will feature games, dancing, and some delicious s’mores! Make sure to dress in your favorite costume and compete with the other teams for prizes. You can register at MyCary by clicking here (only the child needs to be registered).

Friday, October 28th 2022:

  • Zombiepalooza – The Cary Theater – 7:00 PM
    • Enjoy locally produced independent short zombie films in this event hosted by The Cary Theater on the 28th. The films will range in length from 1-5 minutes, and the festival is completely free to attend. While the page has not been updated with more specific information, you can check out The Cary Theater’s official Zombiepalooza page for more info.
  • Pumpkin Flotilla – Bond Park – 4:00 – 7:00 PM
    • This annual tradition is fun for the whole family. Drop off your decorated pumpkin before the 28th to participate in this event. Pumpkins will be put on a float and sent around the lake. You can also purchase a discounted boat rental ticket if you provide a pumpkin or dress in a Halloween costume. For all requirements to participate in the Pumpkin Flotilla, visit the official page here.
  • Herbert’s Haunted House – Herb Young Community Center – 7:00 – 9:00 PM on Friday & 7:00 – 10:00 PM on Saturday
    • $5 per person, this haunted house is open for all ages but may prove to be too scary for younger children. You can learn more about the haunted house by calling the Herb Young Community Center at (919) 460-4965.

Saturday, October 29th 2022:

  • The Great Pumpkin Carve – Old Library Park – 2:00 – 8:00 PM
  • Spooky Stories at Page-Walker – Page-Walker Arts & History Center – 6:30 and 7:45 PM
    • For $10 per person, ages 12 and up can treat (or torment) themselves to scary stories told by professional storytellers. You can purchase tickets here.

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