It’s the most beautiful time of the year! Halloween is here and Kokomo is celebrating with a variety of events that will keep fans of the spooky season entertained and give candy freaks a head start in building their candy cache.
There is something for everyone this weekend, from trunks or treats to Halloween parties.
Kokomo Pride is teaming up with Petite Patisserie for a drag show to kick things off this Friday night. Options abound from there, to the traditional Sunday night trick-or-treat.
Friday October 29
Kokomo Pride and Petite Patisserie, 108 N. Main St., team up for a Halloween drag show on Friday, October 29, featuring drag queens Brentlee, Aura Aurora, April Rose and Tiffany Kay. The evening will include a costume contest judged by the queens, and alcohol will be provided for the adults. Tickets cost $ 15 and are available at Kokomopride.lgbt/events. Keep your ticket confirmation and your name will be crossed off a list at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. and start of the show at 8 p.m.
Stop by 1016 N. Philips St. on Friday, Saturday or Halloween night for an interactive exhibit featuring skeletons, Martians and more. Look for triggers on the sidewalk to bring the many monsters to life. The exhibit spans four homes, and while the owners request that visitors stay on the sidewalks and in the driveways, feel free to explore. There might be something hidden along a side path. But some things are best left hidden, especially when they are 8 feet tall or have multiple legs. Donations will be accepted for the benefit of the Kokomo Humane Society.
There is still time to visit Hillbilly Haven at The Edge of Insanity haunted attraction, 5635 N. 00 East / West. Visits will be given on Friday and Saturday evening. Tickets cost $ 10 and can be purchased at http://www.weitlesasylum.com/home.html. Prepare for a mix of comedy and horror as the people of Haven welcome you to their humble abode. I just hope they let you go. Profits are donated to several charities, such as the Thomas Ingham Memorial Fellowship, the Carver Center and Mental Health America of North Central Indiana. There is also a merchandise kiosk with all proceeds going to the family of 16-year-old cancer patient Audree Zorich.
Saturday October 30
The Black Wax Café, 910 N. Washington St., hosts its annual Deadman’s Party on October 30 starting at noon. Rock 98.5’s Stevie Riggs will air on location and five groups will perform throughout the afternoon (Tyrant, Money Shot Tucker, Disguise the Limit, Aden Johnson and Eye of Opus). The event will include door prizes as well as a prize for the best costume.
The City of Kokomo Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a Haunted Trail Walk at Jackson Morrow Park, 4200 S. Park Road. Visit anytime from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (weather permitting) and also visit the Kirkendall Interpretive Center. Visitors are advised to bring a flashlight. Stay for an outdoor visit
of the movie “Monster House” at 8:30 p.m.
First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 2000 W. Jefferson St., will be holding its very first Trunk or Treat event from 4 pm to 6 pm.
The Markland Mall, 1114 S. 17th St., will host Candy Crawl on Saturday, October 30, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Kids can wear their costumes and visit participating retailers throughout the mall to fill their baskets with free candy candy. Children with food allergies can visit The Teal Pumpkin Project for non-food treats.
Solidarity Community Federal Credit Union, 201 Southway Blvd. E. location only, will host its Solidarity’s Kids Drive-Thru Trunk & Treat on Saturday, October 30, from noon to 3 p.m. Visit Solidarity’s haunted drive-thru lanes for candy and take a tour of the building to discover Halloween Goblins.
VFW Post 1152, 920 N. Washington St., is bringing back its Trunk or Treat event for a second year from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon. Sweets and treats will be available for children only.
Sunday October 31
Abundant Life Church will offer two options for the trunk or treatment on Halloween. Cheaters can visit the Kokomo Campus, 1025 E. 400 South, and the Peru Campus, 105 S. Benton St., will also hand out candy. Both locations will be in operation from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The Russiaville branch of the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library invites families with children to dress up and go for tricks or treats anytime between 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 31.
Westside Baptist Church, 3330 W. 100 South, will be hosting a drive-through candy service this Halloween on Sunday, October 31 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Kokomo, Russiaville and Greentown will have treats on Sunday, October 31 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.