BATON ROUGE, La(BRPROUD) 10/31 Consortium is celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the Fifolet Halloween Festival. But this year, because of the pandemic, the organization is altering some familiar events in order to keep everyone safe.
10/31 is hosting a virtual 5K race, a virtual Fifolet Cabaret and a Fifolet Flip Flop. You can find details on each event below, or visit 10/31 Consortium for more by clicking here.
Fifolet Virtual 5K (3.1 miles) costume race (1 mile fun run)
People can sign up on the 1031 Consortium website – cost is $31 for the 5K and $25 for the 1 mile fun run
They can walk, run, ride a bike for 3.1 miles in their neighborhood or in a local park any time between October 18 and October 31. Participants will get a t-shirt and finisher medal
Fifolet Cabaret – dinner and a movie!
Parade krewes will be making videos and editing them together to make a “movie” – dinner will also be served right to your door by a costumed character from a local restaurant
People can watch the “movie” anytime between October 29 (at noon) and October 31 (at midnight). People that buy tickets will be given a link to allow them to watch the “movie”. Cost: to be determined
Fifolet Flip Flop – a reverse parade!
People are urged to dress in costume, load up in cars and drive thru the Halloween decorations / characters at Gerry Lane Buick/GMC on Saturday, October 31st between 2 – 4pm. The first 500 cars receive a treat bag and a face mask – people are urged to bring canned goods for the BR Food Bank.
Over the last nine years, 1031 Consortium has collected and distributed 4,201 free Halloween costumes for kids in Baton Rouge totaling close to $124,468.
The organization has collected nearly 9,900 pounds of food for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and donated $25,000 to Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital.