Halloween in Qualicum Beach: follow the balloon trail

The evening wraps up with fireworks at the civic centre

Downtown Qualicum Beach will be bursting with family friendly Halloween activities October 31.

With Halloween falling on Saturday, the entire downtown area will get involved with trick-or-treating among businesses starting nice and early for the younger kids.

Costumed children 12 and under can follow a trail of orange and black balloons and enjoy treats provided by the downtown business community from 3-5 p.m. and keep at it until the fireworks in Community Park at 7:45 p.m.

The Qualicum Beach Downtown Business Association invites children downtown for their third annual free daylight trick-or-treat event.

Participating businesses will have a poster and the balloons and other activities include spooky stories at the library, edible halloween crafts at Courtyard Café, free photos for kids in costume at Pharmasave, scary sing-along songs at TOSH Arts Centre and a kids’ colouring contest at Lefty’s Fresh Food Restaurant.

Children must be accompanied by an adult and organizers stress the importance of everyone being extra careful about traffic and pedestrians that evening.

Following the downtown fun, the spooky activities shift west for free hot dogs and hot chocolate at the civic centre and then into the deep dark woods of Community Park behind the civic centre.

Walk the trail from the civic centre to the park and enjoy hundreds of carved pumpkins along the way, all funded by the Town of Qualicum Beach.

The evening wraps up nice and early for the young ones with the fire department’s fireworks display behind the civic centre closing out the official activities at 7:45 p.m.

For more on the downtown trick-or-treating e-mail events@qualicumbeachdowntown.ca. For more on the civic centre activities call 250-752-6921.

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