Trick or Treating
Continuing the energy of the Blinky Man Summer Solstice event, Carson City’s costumed night time bike ride with lights was at it again this Halloween. At least 30 riders participated in the first ever Blinky Man Halloween event.
Very soon Carson City streets will be filled with ghouls, goblins, and creatures of all kinds. As Halloween approaches, children, teenagers and yes, adults also, will take to the streets in search of treats.
Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong would like to remind everyone to “Please watch for children. The streets will be dark and can be slick. Children may dart out unexpectedly, drive carefully.”
So what can you as a driver do to make sure that all return home safely? Here are some tips that you many find useful:
Treat or treating in Carson City will be held on Halloween night, Thursday, Oct. 31. Just like it is celebrated throughout the country.
If you're a Carson City resident, the question as to when Beggar's Night falls on isn't a dumb one to wonder or ask since wrenches have been thrown into the mix every few years due to Nevada Day festivities.
Because Nevada Day sometimes falls on Oct. 31, there have been instances where the annual trick or treating ritual in Carson City has been moved up or down the calendar.
Carson City’s rich and intriguing history is explored and theatrically relived in the 19th annual Classic Ghost Walk.
The Carson City Ghost Walk is a delightfully spooky and enjoyable way to experience Carson City’s Victorian Era and diverse past. Meet lingering spirits of the past, with many haunted and paranormal stories to take in. Some of our spirits even lead the guided walking tours of the downtown district’s historic homes.
Along with neighborhood trick or treating, a handful of Halloween events are lined up for Wednesday including A Halloween Festival planned at Carson Mall. Costumed kids, face painting, games, prizes, snacks and more are featured from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Parents and children can then move on to the Governor's Mansion for an annual Halloween meet and greet, trick or treat.
Kids have a greater chance of being fatally injured by a car on Halloween than any other day of the year, including the Fourth of July and New Year’s Day. State Farm®, the nation’s leading auto insurer, teamed up with research expert, Bert Sperling of Sperling’s BestPlaces, to better understand the risk kids face as they take to the streets in search of treats. Sperling’s BestPlaces analyzed more than four million records in the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) from 1990 – 2010 for children 0-18 years of age on October 31.
Join us at the Children's Museum in Carson City on Sunday, October 28th from 4-6pm for crafts and trick or treating. Come dressed in costume. Cost is $5 per child.