This year Opelika Parks and Recreation is packing five Fall events into the seven days leading up to Halloween:
The fun will kick off on Tuesday, October 24th with the Fall Festival and Children’s Carnival. This event will be held for children 12 and younger at the Opelika SportsPlex from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Admission to the Fall Festival is free and will include entertainment, visits with local mascots and fellowship with others in the community. There will be inflatables, games, activities and a hayride that children can participate in through the purchase of tickets or an all-access wristband. Tickets are 25 cents each, and to do every activity one time it would cost around $12. Alternatively, an all-access wristband costs $10, and it allows children to do every activity as many times as they would like to. “Many people like to play games multiple times or take a couple of rides on the hayride so we created a wristband that would take the guess work out of purchasing tickets,” said Laura Leigh Chesser, public relations coordinator. “It’s perfect for parents who struggle trying to figure out how many tickets their children will need.”
Fall fun will continue Thursday, October 26th with the Spooky Drop-In at Covington Recreation Center. Children 3rd-5th grade can come eat dinner, play games, dance and brave a spooky haunted house. This event is $5 per person and is a great way kids to get excited about the upcoming Drop-In season.
Great Pumpkin Splash
On Friday, October 27th the Opelika SportsPlex is hosting the Great Pumpkin Splash. From 6:00-8:00 p.m. the SportsPlex pool will turn into a floating pumpkin patch and children ages 6-12 can pick their pumpkin and decorate it with a Fall theme. This event is $4 per person and pre-registration is required by October 24th.
The Opelika SportsPlex is hosting a free outdoor movie on Saturday, October 28th for adults and children of all ages. The movie Hocus Pocus will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the SportsPlex amphitheater. Participants can enjoy free popcorn and a special appearance by the Sanderson Sisters.
Tour de Fright
The Tour de Fright will bring an end to the Fall event series on Monday, October 30th. Bicyclers of all ages can bring their bike to take a ride on the walking trail behind the SportsPlex from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Spooky static scenes lit by flickering tiki torches will line the walking trail, creating an eerie but safe biking experience. This event is free for children of all ages. Bikes, trikes, scooters and strollers are all welcome.
For more information about these events please visit the Opelika Parks and Recreation website www.opelika.org/opr.