This Saturday rain or shine from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Sprint Pavilion

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Charlottesville Parks & Recreation’s annual Downtown Safe Halloween Festival will take place on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Sprint Pavilion on the Downtown Mall.

This free, fun, family-friendly event features a costume contest, inflatables, pumpkin bowling, make & take crafts, games, and much more! There will be over twenty fun attractions and activity stations in all. Activities and games run from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The event concludes with safe trick-or-treating on the downtown mall at participating stores from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public! The event will occur rain or shine.

Event Schedule

  • 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. -- Inflatables, Pumpkin Bowling, Make & Take Crafts, Games, Halloween Dance Party, Pumpkin Judging, Fire Truck Display, Spooky Story-Time and Music.
  • 3 p.m. -- Costume contest at the Sprint Pavilion
  • 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. -- Safe Trick-or-Treating on the Downtown Mall

The year's event is presented by Charlottesville Parks & Recreation in conjunction with Bama Works, Wegmans and the Downtown Business Association of Charlottesville. The Sprint Pavilion is located on the east end of the historic downtown mall. 

For more information please call (434) 970-3260 or visit