With Halloween happening on a Friday night this year, there is no shortage of Huntsville venue options for families to celebrate. But one of our favorite places in the Rocket City is offering a bigger variety than most, and local families with a range of kids’ ages will appreciate all the options!
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment is always a great place to explore, but Halloween night is guaranteed to be full of fun things to do! Just take a look at the lineup below.
If You Go Halloween Night
Trick-or-Treating Inside the Mill
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Cost: FREE, donate 1 bag of candy per family
Bring out your ghosts, ghouls and goblins – Trick-or-Treating at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment is BACK! Come celebrate Halloween with three floors of decorations, costumes, and candy. Kids are invited to come walk the historic mill building and trick-or-treat from participating open artist’s studios. Parents are encouraged to donate bags of candy upon entrance so artists will not run out of candy throughout the evening.
Live Family-Friendly Music
6:30 – 9:00 PM
Cost: FREE, $2 parking
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment starts the evening off with their weekly Concert On the Dock, with a jam band that mixes funk and jazz with rock and roll and blues to create a smooth, original sound. Festival Expressions is a crowd-pleasing band with a wide range of styles. AS always, bring your lawn chairs, blankets, & picnic baskets, or grab a bite at Happy Tummy or Chef Will’s.
Pizza Party Massacre – Kid’s Version
6:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Cost: Kid’s show is FREE
The Pizza Party Massacre reheats this year bigger and better than ever! Join us for a G-rated kid friendly version of the original show, with new music from your favorite Human-A-Matronic rock band, the Rock-o-Dream Supreme! This wacky, freaky, live-action piece of performance art is a throwback to the old Showbiz Pizza days for us parents. There will be two showings, one at 6:30 and one at 7:30pm. Children are invited to dress up for Halloween and come in for a scare! #EatThePizza
Participate in Dia De Los Muertos
October 29- November 1st
Cost: FREE, $2 parking donation
Contribute to the Public Altar
During Lowe Mill public hours, there will be a large public Dia De Los Muertos altar being built in Railroad Room #2. Dia De Los Muertos altars are created with love to honor the lives of those who have passed. The public is invited to honor their deceased with ofrendas or offerings which may consist of photographs, bread, other foods, flowers, toys and other symbolic offerings. Decorate with candles and flowers and put a framed photo of the person you are remembering. Spend time at the altar, telling fond and humorous stories about the deceased. We will also have some basic items on hand for last minute remembrances. Do not leave any valuables that you would like returned.
Nov 1 Day of the Dead Celebration
Come back on Saturday between noon-6PM for the celebration. Your family can see the completed Day of the Dead altars, enjoy a variety of food trucks on the lawn, and once the sun goes down, you can cap off the evening with a captivating fire show on the East Lawn. Enjoy this joyful atmosphere where we will be celebrating the lives of our deceased love ones in a positive and colorful celebration.
There’s even more Halloween night options to be found in our Fall Activity Guide! Be sure to take a look while planning your All Hallows Eve activities!
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