Second Annual Halloween Parade

The Parent Place is hosting its Second Annual Halloween Parade in downtown Springfield on 5th and 6th Streets. Families will line the street as floats, children and other special Halloween guests parade the streets!

Watch for festive floats and entries in this lighted evening parade! Contact 753-8730 to enter.

The Route is: Jefferson to 5th street to Monroe to 6th street to Washington.

Halloween at the Market

This special event takes place on Sat., Oct. 27. There will be costume contests for Kids 0-12, Families and Dogs! Plus lots of special activities. Partners include Springfield Moms, WNNS FM, Illinois Humane, Kidzeum for Health and Science & more!

Halloween Spook-tacular! Concert

Children and the young-at-heart can celebrate Halloween in style this year with the Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony and Civic Orchestra in a “Halloween Spook-tacular!” concert. On Tuesday, October 31st, at 7pm, join the musicians for an evening of spooks, haunts, and fantastical stories through music.

From Halloween classics like Night on Bald Mountain (made famous by Disney’s Fantasia) and Danse Macabre to the magical music of Harry Potter – and much more – this concert will be sure to thrill and chill!

Concert-goers are invited to share with the orchestras in Halloween festivity. Costumes are encouraged, and audience members are invited to join in a costume parade during the concert. Attendees will also be able to participate in a trick-or-treat at the end of the concert.

Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $5 for students, and free to children aged 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting hcfta.org or by calling 217-523-2787.

 

First Annual Halloween Parade

The Parent Place is hosting its First Annual Halloween Parade in downtown Springfield on 5th and 6th Streets. Families will line the street as floats, children and other special Halloween guests parade the streets!

Watch for festive floats and entries in this lighted evening parade! Contact 753-8730 to enter.

The Route is: Jefferson to 5th street to Monroe to 6th street to Washington.

Road Closures: That Saturday, Jefferson will be closed for staging between 9th and 7th street at 4:30 pm. The Bus night transfer moves to Capitol Street between 4th and 5th.

Trick or Treat at the Old State Capitol

Local children from Pre-K through 5th grade are welcome to take part in this annual
event. Every child will receive a special treat bag.

“Bruce and I feel privileged to carry on the tradition of safe trick-or-treating for all the
young children in Springfield. I think it is wonderful that the Old State Capitol provided
a new venue during the renovations to the Executive Mansion,” said First Lady Diana
Rauner, Chair, Illinois Executive Mansion Association, a not-for-profit organization. “We
look forward to re-opening the doors to the newly renovated People’s House in 2018 for
our citizens to experience everything it has to offer, including the bicentennial and, of
course, trick-or-treating on Halloween.”

 

 

Shop Spooky Specials

Downtown businesses are getting in on the Halloween fun, too! They’ll be staying open later on this particular Saturday with treats, fun and specials — and not many tricks.

Take your kids (or friends) around the stores for a special experience before the Halloween Parade kicks off at 7:30 pm.

A full list of participating businesses will be posted very soon.

Annual Halloween Safety Event

Please join the Springfield Police and Fire Departments for their annual free event for the community!
Learn great Safety tips for Halloween
Have a ghoulishly good time Trunk or Treating
Climb and explore rescue vehicles
Meet McGruff the Dog
Enjoy face painting and other children’s activities
Get .99 cent kids meal coupons from Sonic
Questions? Call 217-.788-8360 ext. 4238

Halloween at the Market

Everyone’s favorite place for the Treats part of the Trick-or-Treat equation! Local organizations and businesses combine efforts to create FREE, fun-filled activities for the whole family, including children and dog costume contests, hands-on activities, and special guests.

This festive event wraps up the 2017 market season. The stage will be centered at the intersection of 4th and Adams Streets and the children’s activities will be held in the US Bank parking lot.

Representatives from Bank of Springfield, HSHS St. John’s Hospital, Kidzeum of Health and Science Children’s Museum, Mid-West Family Broadcasting, Springfieldmoms.org, Illinois Humane, Springfield Youth Performance Group, Illinois Stewardship Alliance, New York Life, and Downtown Springfield, Inc. are all involved in making a spooktacular experience!

 

 

Rocky Horror Picture Show

It’s the return of The Rocky Horror Show brought to you by ADHD Productions in association with the Hoogland Center for the Arts, and Club Station House. This weekend marks the eighth year of the the live production at the Hoogland.

An event unlike any other, The Rocky Horror Show receives rave reviews from sold out audiences year after year. Prepare for an evening of costumes and audience partici…pation at The Rocky Horror Show this weekend only.

Survival kits will again be available for $6. Only the approved survival kit may be brought into the theatre. Kits will be sold one hour prior to show time and will be available to the first 125 patrons. Your kit includes all the necessary items to participate with the show including a wedding bell, newspaper, bubbles, a glow stick, lip siren whistle, champagne popper, playing cards, a rubber glove and dance instructions to The Time Warp.

Show dates and times:

THU OCT 26, 2017 @ 8:00PM

FRI OCT 27, 2017 @ 8:00PM

FRI OCT 27, 2017 @ 11:30PM

SAT OCT 28, 2017 @ 8:00PM

SAT OCT 28, 2017 @ 11:30PM

Warning: Adult Content.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for seniors and students (over 18).

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