• Loafer

Johnson City Parks and Rec to Host Halloween Events



Johnson City Parks and Recreation has scheduled several family friendly, Halloween-themed events for later this month.

Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will host the following:

Super Spooky Saturday

Date: Oct. 23

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Ages: All ages welcome

Cost: Free

Registration: Not required

Center staff hope to see a large turnout of ghosts, goblins and revelers for the very popular Super Spooky Saturday. This outdoor event will include free games, arts and crafts, a cake walk, marshmallow roasting, pumpkin patch inflatables and more. Children ages 2-12 are encouraged to participate in the costume contest scheduled for 6 p.m. An indoor haunted walk themed Return to Redrum Asylum will be available during the event for $2 per person. For more information, please call 423-434-5749.

Pups and Trucks Trunk or Treat

Date: Oct. 28

Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Ages: All ages welcome

Cost: Free

Registration: Not required; proof of dog’s vaccination required

Pups and Trucks Trunk or Treat is a Halloween extravaganza featuring candy, emergency vehicles, and a costume contest for four-legged attendees. Kids can climb aboard vehicles of all shapes and sizes while collecting candy at this free event. The doggie costume contest starts at 6 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place. Participants must bring their own bag for candy. For more information, call 423-434-5749.

Pumpkin Swim

Date: Oct. 29

Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Ages: All ages welcome

Cost: $5 per person

Registration: Register in person at MPCC or by calling 423-434-5749 by Monday, Oct. 18.

The Pumpkin Swim allows kids ages 1-15 and their parents to swim around, secure their pumpkin, and enjoy a little pool time before taking their pumpkin to the activities room for decoration. Pumpkins are limited.

Carver Recreation Center, 322 W. Watauga Ave., will host the following:

Halloween Festival

Date: Oct. 30

Time: 4-8 p.m.

Ages: All ages welcome

Cost: $1 per person but kids under 18 in costume receive free admission; carnival tickets are $1 each.

Registration: Not required

This annual festival features inflatables, carnival games and much more. Everyone is encouraged to come in costume. For more information, please call 423-461-8830.