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Downtown Safe Halloween Festival Returns October 28th

Post Date:10/19/2017

The City of Charlottesville's annual Downtown Safe Halloween Festival will take place on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm at the Sprint Pavilion.

This fun, family-friendly event features performances by Brushwood School of Dance and Air Raid Juggling, a costume contest, inflatables, pumpkin bowling, make & take crafts, games, and much more! There will be over twenty fun attractions and activity stations in all. Activities and games run from 2:00-4:30 pm.

The event concludes with safe trick-or-treating on the downtown mall at participating stores from 4:30-5:00 pm.  This year we will also have an Escape Space for anyone with ASD or Sensory Processing Disorder.  The event is free and open to the public!

Event Schedule

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm Inflatables, Pumpkin Bowling, Make & Take Crafts, Games, Halloween Dance Party, Pumpkin Judging, Fire Truck Display, Spooky Story-Time

2:15, 3:15, 4:00 Brushwood School of Dance

2:30 pm Air Juggling

3:30 pm Costume contest

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Safe Trick-or-Treating on the Downtown Mall

The year's event is presented by Charlottesville Parks & Recreation in conjunction with Bama Works and the Downtown Business Association of Charlottesville.The Sprint pavilion is located on the east end of the historic downtown mall. For more information please call (434) 970-3260 or visit



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