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Celebrate the Halloween Season with the City of Greensboro

Post Date:10/01/2018 11:15 AM

Enjoy the Halloween season with the following free City of Greensboro-sponsored festivals and special events, dances, fun activities for kids and teens, craft classes for kids and adults, and children’s storytimes.

halloweenFestivals & Special Events

Peeler’s Fall Festival & Trunk or Treat: Peeler Recreation Center, October 20, 1-3 pm
A free day of family fun, games, candy, and prizes in a safe environment.

Hallo-Read Costume Party at Central LibraryOctober 27, 2-4 pm
Mutant teens, vampire kids, mummy moms, and franken-dads are invited to show off their Halloween costumes, enjoy some songs and stories, and visit the Haunted Library. 

Ghoulash! at LeBauer and Center City Parks: October 27, 2-6 pm
A spook-free Halloween event with games, arts and crafts, bounce houses, a haunted house by City Arts, game booths, and costume contests. Also, Local businesses will offer trick-or-treating from 3-5 pm. Look for the teal pumpkins in front of the businesses for food-free treats. 

Monster Mash at Glenwood Recreation CenterOctober 27, 3-6 pm
A family Halloween party with games, story-telling, snacks and plenty of candy for all ages. Bring your own trick-or-treat bucket or bag, and don’t forget to wear your best costume.

Halloween Hoopla at Brown Recreation CenterOctober 31, 6-8 pm
A free, family-friendly event with food vendors, candy, face-painting, games, bounce houses, costume contest, and more! Children of all ages are welcome.


Halloween Dance at Lindley Recreation CenterOctober 23, 6-8 pm
Parks and Recreation’s Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation program hosts a Halloween dance for individuals of all abilities.

Fall Dance at the Smith Senior Center: October 26, 7-10 pm
Dance the night away as DJ Greg Pendergrass spins your favorite dance tunes. There will be a costume contest, refreshments and a photo booth for $5. For more information, call 336-373-7564.

Fun Activities for Kids and Teens

Interactive Halloween Storywalk at McNairy Library: October 6, 9 am to 6 pm
Get ready for Halloween with this storywalk of The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything and fun activities along the way.

Not So Spooky Saturday at McGirt-Horton Library: October 6, 2:30-4:30 pm
Learn about tricky tarantulas, sneaky snakes and other misunderstood f(r)iends that keep us up at night with an expert from the Natural Science Center. Register.

Spooktacular Scavenger Hunt at Hemphill Library: October 6, 2:30-6 pm and October 7, 2-6 pm
Search the children’s room any time this weekend for some ghosts, ghouls and pumpkins. Find at least five creepy characters and bring them to the front desk for some Halloween treats.

Candy Corn Counting Contest at Benjamin Library: October 27, 9 am to 6 pm
See if you can guess the number of candy corns in our jar and explore the history of the familiar Halloween treat at this DIY program. The person with the best guess wins a bag of candy corn.

Spooktacular Science at Kathleen Clay Library: October 27, 2-4 pm
Experience fiendishly fun hands-on experiments in honor of Halloween.

Go Bonkers for Bats at Kathleen Clay Library: October 29, 6:30-7:30 pm
Go batty at indoor learning stations and sample some favorite bat treats, then head outdoors with local bat experts for a bat hunt.

Teen Horror Movie Double Feature at Hemphill Library: October 31, 4:30-8:30 pm
Celebrate the spooky season with a viewing of Ghost Stories and The Covenant while enjoying pizza and snacks. 

Craft Classes

Adult Crafting - Halloween Edition: McGirt-Horton Library, October 13, 1-3 pm
Enjoy spooky-themed arts, crafts, and snacks.

Trick-or-Tote at McGirt-Horton Library: October 27, all day
Decorate your own trick-or-treat bag.

Monster Corner Bookmark at McNairy Library: October 27, 9 am to 6 pm
Drop in anytime and customize an origami bookmark to look like a silly or scary Halloween monster.


  • Fall is Here at Glenn McNairy Library: October 9, 6:30 pm; October 10, 10 am and 11 am; and October 11, 10 and 11 am
  • Too Many Pumpkins at Central Library: October 22, 6:30 pm (sign language interpreted); October 24, 9:30 am (up to 18 months) and 10:30 am; October 25, 10:30 am; October 26, 9:30 am (up to 18 months) and 10:30 am
  • Monster Mash at Hemphill Library: October 25, 10 am, and Glenwood Library, October 31, 3:30 pm
  • Happy Halloween at Benjamin Library: October 29, 9:30 and 10:30 am; and October 30, 10:30 am
  • Silly, Scaly, Never Scary Storytime at Kathleen Clay Edwards Library: October 30, 9:30 and 10:30 am, and 1:30 pm
  • Gentle Halloween Fun at Glenn McNairy Library: October 30, 6:30 pm; and October 31, 10 and 11 am
  • All Dressed Up at Vance Chavis Library: October 30, 11 am
  • Trick or Treat at McGirt-Horton Library: October 30, 10 am
  • Dia de los Muertos at McGirt-Horton Library: November 6, 10 am


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