In honor of the spookiest time of the year, join us for these fall-themed festivals, storytimes, theater productions, movies, and classes.
Don’t forget, the City of Greensboro does not regulate when children trick-or-treat. Please enjoy this activity safely. See more safety tips on this Web page.
Free Halloween Festivals, Parties and Dances
- Smith Senior Center Fall Dance: 7-10 pm, October 20, 2401 Fairview St. For individuals 55 years old and better. DJ Greg Pendergrass spins your favorite dance tunes. There will be a costume contest, refreshments, and photo booth for $5.
- Ghoulash!: 2-6 pm, October 21, Center City and LeBauer Parks, 208 N. Davie St. A scare-free event perfect for the whole family, with costume contests, games, a pumpkin patch, crafts, vendors, and alcoholic beverages. Presented by the Greensboro Youth Council in partnership with Downtown Greensboro Parks Inc.
- Halloween Spooktackular: 6-8 pm, October 24, Lindley Recreation Center, 2907 Springwood Dr. Greensboro Parks and Recreation’s Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation unit’s annual dance for individuals of all abilities. Come dressed in your favorite costume.
- Central Library Halloween Party: 3:30-4:30 pm, October 25, Central Library, 219 N. Church St. Enjoy haunted crafts, not-that-scary stories, a funny monster dance room, and treats. Costumes are encouraged.
- Fall Festival: 1-4 pm, October 28, Peeler Recreation Center, 1300 Sykes Ave. A family-friendly trunk-or-treat event, with arts and crafts, festival games, and a popcorn bar. One free mini-pumpkin for the first 25 children. Other pumpkins available for purchase.
- Monster Mash Dance Party: 3-4 pm, October 29, Glenn McNairy Branch Library, 4860 Lake Jeanette Rd. Get ready for Halloween with a family-friendly dance party, followed by a craft, and a treat. Kid-friendly costumes are welcome.
Zombie Walk for Teens: 4:30-6 pm, Glenwood Branch Library, 1091 W. Florida St. Join us for our 4th annual Zombie Walk for teens. Come already dressed or we will help you put on a gruesome face. Practice the walk of the undead and join us for a pizza party at the Glenwood Recreation Center. This event is for middle and high school students.
- Halloween Hoopla!: 6:30-8:30 pm, October 31, Brown Recreation Center, 302. E. Vandalia Rd. Join the staff of Brown Recreation Center for a free, fun-filled family event. There will be face painting, food, games, a costume contest, and more.
- A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie: October 6-8 and 12-15, Thursday 6:30 pm; Friday and Saturday 8 pm; Sunday 2 pm, Stephen D. Hyers Theatre, 200 N. Davie St. Tickets: $15 adult, $10 students and seniors, $5 for everyone on Thursday. This teen production is a delicious murder mystery by the queen of the genre. Miss Blalock sees in the local newspaper that a murder will take place in her home later that day. How can that be? Fortunately, Miss Marple is on hand to help solve the crime.
- Stage Fright!: October 26-29, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 8 pm; Sunday 2 pm, Stephen D. Hyers Theatre, 200 N. Davie St. Suggested donation: $10. Prepare for a scary, spooky theatre experience just in time for Halloween. Stage Fright is a series of original one-act plays from the Greensboro Playwrights Forum. Come at your own risk.
- Hotel Transylvania: 2 pm, October 30, Central Library, 219 N. Church St. Hotel Transylvania is rated PG. Design your own Halloween monster to hang on your wall while you watch the film.
- Halloween Double Feature: Scared Shrekless and Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space: 2:30 pm, October 30, Hemphill Branch Library, 2301 W Vandalia Rd. Design a monster pumpkin and shiver with some scary thrills on the big screen.
- Create a Canning Lid Pumpkin: 1-3 pm, October 31, Smith Senior Center, 2907 Springwood Dr. Cost: $10 for two. Learn how to make fall pumpkins out of canning lids, orange paint, and cinnamon sticks. Register and pay in person at the Senior Center front desk by October 24.
For All Ages
- Monster Makerspace with the 3D Printer: 3:30 pm, October 25, Glenn McNairy Branch Library, 4860 Lake Jeanette Rd. Create a Halloween monster with our craft supplies, learn about the 3D printer, and watch it print some spooky decorations.
- Fall Felt Friends...Fiends: 4 pm, October 25, Kathleen Clay Edwards Library, 1420 Price Park Dr. Craft your own cute or creepy creature out of felt and other cool materials.
- Gross Science: Make Fake Blood: 3 pm, October 29, Central Library, 219 N. Church St. We've got just the thing to finish your zombie and vampire costumes. Join us for some kitchen chemistry as we learn how to use food grade ingredients to make life-like, nontoxic fake blood. Registration is required. Please wear old clothes or bring an apron. This event is for ages 12-18 years. Contact Carole Campbell Brown.
- Dental Health and Halloween Safety Class: 10-11:30 am, Glenwood Branch Library, 1901 W. Florida St. The library will host a special visit from Triad Family Dental. Remember to brush those sugar bugs away. Then the Greensboro Fire Department will present a Halloween Safety program.
- Winter Squash with Chef Jay Pierce: An Interactive Tasting and Cooking Demonstration: 6:30 pm, October 10, Caldcleugh Multicultural Arts Center, 1700 Orchard St. Cost: $5 suggested donation. Call 336-373-2974 to reserve a seat.
- Gentle Halloween Fun Storytime: 6:30 pm, October 24; 10 and 11 am, October 25; and 10 and 11 am, October 26, Glenn McNairy Branch Library, 4860 Lake Jeanette Rd. Families are invited for simple books, hand rhymes, felt-board stories, and fun-filled learning for toddlers and preschoolers. Kid-friendly costumes are welcome.
- Silly Monster Storytime: 10:30 am, October 25, Glenwood Branch Library, 1901 W. Florida St. Hear stories and rhymes and enjoy a short movie and an art activity about silly monsters. This is a preschool storytime for ages birth to 5 and their siblings.
- Monster Storytime: 10 am, October 26, Hemphill Branch Library, 2301 W. Vandalia Rd. Join us for a toddler and preschool storytime with books, rhymes, and a fun art activity.
- Happy Halloween Storytime: 10:30 am, October 28; 9:30 and 10:30 am, October 30, Benjamin Branch Library, 1530 Benjamin Pkwy. Join us for a toddler and preschool storytime with books, rhymes, a short film and a craft.
- BOO! Halloween Fun for You: 6:30 pm, October 30, Hemphill Branch Library, 2301 W. Vandalia Rd. Enjoy slightly spooky stories and refreshments. Decorate a tiny pumpkin and a ghostly lantern. Costumes are welcome. All ages are invited.
- Halloween Fun Storytime for Toddler and Babies: 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 am, October 31, Kathleen Clay Edwards Library, 1420 Price Park Dr. Come join us for simple books, hand rhymes, felt-board stories, and fun-filled.
- Halloween Fun Storytime for Pre-school Aged Children: 1:30 pm, October 31, Kathleen Clay Edwards Library, 1420 Price Park Dr. Come join us for simple books, hand rhymes, felt-board stories, and fun-filled.
- Happy Halloween Storytime: 10:30 am, October 31, Benjamin Branch Library, 1530 Benjamin Pkwy. Join us for a toddler and preschool storytime with books, rhymes, a short film and a craft.
- It's Costume Time Storytime: 11 am, October 31, Vance H. Chavis Branch Library, 900 S. Benbow Rd. Costumes welcome. Join us for stories, songs, finger plays, a short film, and an early literacy activity.