A Park City Halloween – a BOOtiful Time of Year!
Few towns turn Halloween into a multi-day event quite like Park City does. Navigating a Park City Halloween can be downright scary, so here are all the Halloween weekend events in which to partake, in chronological order:
Friday, October 28
The Summit County Library at Kimball Junction is holding a Halloween Magic event at 4 p.m., which includes a free magic show and spooky treats. Kids should come in their costumes and more info can be found here.
“Carrie – The Musical,” based on the terrifying book by Stephen King about a girl who is bullied to the brink, opens at The Egyptian Theatre, but runs through October 29. Visit their website for tickets and times.
O.P. Rockwell hosts its second annual Sprits & Spirits Halloween Costume Ball at 8 p.m., featuring a costume contest and live music from party band Rage Against the Supremes. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by clicking here.
It’s four days of frightening fun for Flanagan’s on Main with their Tim Burton Weekend from October 28-31, with each night featuring live music and screenings of Burton films (think “Beetlejuice,” “Edward Scissorhands” and “Sleepy Hollow”) – all for no cover! Check out Historic Park City’s site for more info.
Saturday, October 29
Costumes are encouraged (and who are we to argue?) at the third annual Kimball Junction Boo Bash from 12 – 2 p.m. at the Newpark Plaza. Family-friendly activities include pony rides, face painting, pumpkin decorating, Halloween games, prizes and more. They’re also offering a Boo Bash Punch Card, available at Black Diamond Gymnastics from now through Oct. 29, which can be stamped at participating businesses and redeemed at the Bash for a special treat. Visit the Kimball Junction website for more information.
Head out to Kamas for the annual Pumpkin Plunge at South Summit Aquatic and Fitness Center. Register early, and pay just $3.50 for a chance to lasso and decorate a pumpkin from the floating pumpkin patch, play games and receive a goody bag. Space-available day-of admission is $5, with kids ages five and younger plunging from 9:30 – 10 a.m., and kids ages 6-11 from 10 – 10:30 a.m. Call 435-783-2423 to register, or visit their site for more information.
The Cabin’s kicking it old school by bringing back the legendary Spookedelic Ball featuring Park City fave Fat Paw. Originating in the mid-‘90s at the Wolf Mountain dome (now Canyons Village), the Spookedelic Ball is one of Park City’s legendary Halloween happenings, and is open to ages 21 and older. Admission is just $10 in advance at Smith’sTix.
Sunday, October 30
The Park City Film Series presents National Theatre Live’s “Frankenstein” at the Jim Santy Auditorium (Park City Library) at 2 p.m. Featuring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee miller, the production is directed by Danny Boyle and will have beer and wine available for purchase. Tickets are $20 for the general public, $15 for Park City Film Series members/Friends of the Park City Library, and $10 for students, and are available in advance by clicking here.
Monday, October 31
The crowning glory of Park City Halloween weekend (for the kiddos especially) is Halloween on Historic Main Street. With the street closed from 3 – 5 p.m., Old Town transforms into a sea of witches and goblins trick-or-treating at Main Street storefronts. Park early (even better – ride Park City Transit or walk) and get ready to witness some pretty creative getups, including canines in costume on-hand for the Howl-O-Ween parade at 5 p.m., which starts on Lower Main and heads up to Heber Avenue. For more information on this free event, click here.