City’s Halloween on Elm serves up family friendly fun

CARLSBAD — Get ready for a spooktacular time at the city’s first ever Halloween on Elm (did you know Carlsbad Village Drive used to be called Elm Avenue?) from 2 to 9 p.m. Oct. 30 in locations throughout the Village, primarily on State and Roosevelt streets.
“Halloween on Elm is a great place for people to meet their neighbors and enjoy fun activities for kids of all ages in the heart of the Village,” said Housing & Neighborhood Services Director Debbie Fountain. “From carnival games and costume contests to the outdoor movie and the farmers market, there is something for everyone.”
Activities will include:
— Halloween-themed carnival games and jump houses
— Costume contests for people and pets
— Halloween storytelling
— Trick-or-treat at Village businesses
— Outdoor Halloween movies
— Safe costume checks
— Halloween “how-to” makeup demonstrations
— Live music and entertainment
— Farmers market with Halloween activities (pumpkin patch, jumping for apples, pie baking contest)
— Haunted House at the Boys & Girls Club
— Themed storefront decorating contest
Several of the event’s activities are made possible by partnerships with local businesses and community groups. These partnerships include the Carlsbad Village Association’s pumpkin patch and children’s games at the farmers market; The Boys and Girls Club’s haunted house; and the Carlsbad Educational Foundation’s face painting and fortune telling.
For more information on the event, visit www.carlsbadca.gov, or call (760) 434-2815.

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