BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The air is getting cooler as autumn is right around the corner, ushering in Halloween events taking place around the Red Stick this October.
BREC will be hosting plenty of family-friendly events to get into the spirit.
When: Oct. 8, 15, & 22 at 6 p.m.
Where: Bluebonnet Swamp
What: Young children can walk the trails after dark, learn about “creepy critters” that roam the swamps, and take part in a scavenger hunt. There will also be games and storytelling in the Educational Building. It’s suggested to bring a flashlight and every child must have an adult with them.
BREC says the fee is $6 per person and free for children two and younger. For more information, call 225-757-8905 or email email@example.com.
BREC’s Movie in the Park: Rocky Horror Picture Show
When: Oct. 9 from 8 – 10 p.m.
Where: Greenwood Community Park
What: Individuals 18 and older are invited to dress up, grab their popcorn and favorite picnic blanket for the outdoor screening. Make sure you take in the full experience by bringing toast, toilet paper and rice. (If you’re not sure why you would need those supplies for a movie, click here.) Special door prizes and activities will take place before the movie.
The screening will be held toward the back of the site, BREC says “follow the lips” to find the area. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hooper Halloween Trail Run
When: Oct. 9 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Hooper Road Park
What: You can go on a spooky run either in the 1-mile Fun Run or the 4-mile Competitor’s Loop. Four-mile Competitor’s Loop winners win a prize. The fee to participate is $35 per person, ages 8 and older. Register at webtrac.brec.org or email email@example.com for more information.
Adaptive Sunshine Social – Cast a Spell
When: Oct. 15 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Where: Milton J. Womack Park ballroom
What: Have a bewitching night at a social hosted by the teens and adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities as they plan to dance the night away. Door prizes and refreshments will be available. Register by Oct. 13 at brec.org/adaptiveregistration. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: Oct. 16 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Where: Highland Road Park Observatory
What: This family-friendly event dives into the eerie side of astronomy, physics and aeronautics. For more information call 225-768-9948 or visit brec.org/observatory.
BREC’s BOOvie: Movie in the Park
When: Oct. 16 and Oct. 30 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Zachary Community Park (Oct. 16), Howell Community Park (Oct. 30)
What: Dress up in your Halloween’s best and take part in the many fall-themed activities, including arts and crafts, music, costume contest and more. After, a movie will screen. For more information email email@example.com.
Boo at the Zoo
When: Oct. 16-17 and Oct. 23-24 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo
What: Put on a costume and enjoy the zoo. BREC says this year instead of treat stations, they will have animal enrichments for guest viewing and every child (ages 12 and under) will receive a pre-filled treat bag as they leave the zoo. For more information visit brzoo.org.
Trick & Treat Dog Costume Contest and Art Unleashed
When: Oct. 22 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Where: Forest Community Park
What: Show off your dog’s Halloween costume at this event! There will be live music, local art and makers, dog adoptions, local pet vendors, food, activities for children and a Halloween dog costume contest.
If you’re interested in participating as an art vendor, pet vendor or want to register for the costume contest, visit brec.org/artunleashed. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: Oct. 25 and Oct. 27 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Where: Zachary Community Park (Oct. 25), Greenwood Community Park (Oct. 27)
What: Bring the whole family for pumpkin carving and painting. For more information, email email@example.com.
Pumpkin Paddle Parade
When: Oct. 28 from 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Where: Milford Wampold Memorial Park
What: Decorate a Halloween-inspired canoe to show it off to the judges for a chance to win prizes. There is a $10 fee per kayak or stand-up paddleboard. To register, visit webtrac.brec.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full Moon Fete + Trunk & Treat
When: Oct. 29 at 4 p.m.
Where: Forest Community Park
What: This event is hosted by BREC, Ochsner Health and the BREC Foundation. The event features live music from the Peyton Falgoust Band, movies, a Trunk & Treat Trail, and more.
Donations made during the event will benefit recreation programs supported by the BREC Foundation. If you donate five canned goods, you will be eligible for a special prize drawing.
COVID-19 vaccinations from Ochsner Health will be available during the event.
For more information, email email@example.com or visit brec.org/fullmoonfete.