Dozens of trick-or-treaters gathered Wednesday for separate Halloween events at the Alabama Museum of Natural History on the University of Alabama campus and the Gateway Innovation and Discovery Center in Alberta.
The Haunting at the Museum and the city of Tuscaloosa’s Tech or Treat offered kids a chance to dress up in costumes and collect lots of candy, but Halloween isn’t over in Tuscaloosa.
Halloween isn’t until Monday, but this weekend will give young ghouls, ghouls and goblins plenty of opportunities for spooky fun.
Here’s what’s happening over the three-day Halloween weekend:
Boo! at the Park and Touch-a-Truck will be from 9 a.m. to noon, with free admission to Sokol Park, hosted by the Tuscaloosa County Park and Recreation Authority. The Touch-a-Truck event will include a sensory-friendly “quiet time” (no sirens, etc.) from 9 to 10 a.m., followed by an exploration of all types of vehicles from 10 to noon. Vehicles will include heavy equipment/machinery, tractors, fire engines, cars and trucks. The annual Boo! will be held concurrently in the park and will consist of carnival games, candy and more. The Tuscaloosa Police Department plans to join in with its helicopter and K-9; Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter and Tuscaloosa Public Library will also donate. www.tcpara.org.
The comic book series’ 2022 Halloween Spectacular will begin at 11 a.m. with costume contests, guest artists, giveaways and more. The Comic Strip is at 505 Hargrove Road E., Suite 10.
Visitors are invited to don their Halloween costumes at the Mildred Westervelt Warner Museum of Transportation, 1901 Jack Warner Parkway, from 1 to 4 p.m. The new exhibit “Threaded Through History” highlights early 20th century fashion with accurate replica clothing. of 1905 created by UA students. Outdoor Halloween-themed inflatables will be available for children. Candy and light refreshments will be served. Free entry.
Trick or Treat with TROT will be from 2 to 4 p.m. with trick-or-treating, a petting zoo and hay rides at Therapeutic Riding of Tuscaloosa, 3200 Clements Road, Cottondale. Free entry.
DCH Health System will offer a community stem or treatment from 5 to 7 p.m. at DCH Regional Medical Center, 809 University Blvd. E. and Northport Medical Center, 2700 Hospital Drive. Families are invited to bring a bag to collect treats.
Trick or Treat at Lurleen State Park will be from 6 to 9 p.m. This is the annual Camp Fear event at the park with Halloween decorations and trick-or-treating for kids. The park is at 13226 Lake Lurleen Road in Coker. www.alapark.com/parks/lake-lurleen-state-park.
15Thursday The annual Rocky Horror Picture Show will present Pink Box Burlesque. The 1975 musical comedy/horror will begin at 8:00 PM at the Bama Theater, 600 Greensboro Ave. Prop bags will be available while supplies last. Doors open at 7 p.m., costume contest at 8 and movie starts at 8:30 a.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. The event is intended for people over 21 years of age. More at www.pinkboxburlesque.com.
Super Skate, 5900 McFarland Blvd. E., Tuscaloosa, will host a Skate-O-Ween from 2 p.m., with games and prizes. For more information, call 205-758-7465.
A free Halloween carnival sponsored by the Tuscaloosa Police Department is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. at Snow Hinton Park, 1000 Hargrove Road E. Kids can wear costumes and trick or treat with TPD. The carnival will include candy, games, equipment demonstrations and food trucks.
Families are encouraged to come to the Halloween extravaganza at the Hank Crisp Indoor Practice Facility off Coliseum Drive on the UA campus from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event, which is free, includes trick-or-treating, games and chances for kids 13 and younger to meet UA student-athletes. Everyone is encouraged to bring canned or non-perishable food items to donate to the Beat Auburn Beat Hunger event.