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Get into the Spooky Spirit!

Person in Halloween costume handing out candy

It’s officially October which means it’s time to get into the spooky spirit! Here are some fun things to do with the Park District as we approach Halloween. 


The Great Pumpkin Hunt

We’ve teamed up with Urbana Park District to hide small rocks painted like pumpkins in many Champaign and Urbana parks throughout October. Get your detective gear ready and see how many you can find! Be sure to snap a picture and share your discoveries with us on our Facebook and Instagram accounts by tagging #CUpumpkinhunt.

Dates: October 1 – 31
Location: Champaign and Urbana Parks



Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). Thursday October 5th at 7p



Let’s do the time warp again! Come to the Virginia Theatre on October 5th at 7p to watch Rocky Horror! Click here to learn more and buy tickets! >>





Cartoon cute kids wearing Halloween costumes vector characters. Little child people Halloween dracula, witch, ghost, zombie kids costume. Childhood fun cartoon boys and girls costume.


Less than bewitched by last year’s Halloween outfits? Creating closet room for a new costume? Donate your old threads and give kids a night of happy haunting! Donate at any Champaign Park District facility by October 11 and we’ll be giving away costumes on October 14 at Douglass Community Center from 10a to noon or until costumes are gone. 



Ceramics sculpted into various monsters.Let your imagination run wild and create a medley of monsters at our Monster Mania ceramics class on October 14 & 21! Fierce or friendly? Fangs or fins? We will use air dry clay and modeling tools to sculpt a unique monster that you can take home the same day! Sign up for one day or two!





Come out to Flannel Fest and smash some pumpkins, play games, and eat great food! We’re smashing pumpkins on October 14 and October 15 from 11a-6p. Don’t miss the fun fall festivities at Flannel Fest!




Nightmare on Grove Street Graphic


Join us on Saturday, October 21 from 12-2p for Nightmare on Grove Street at Douglass Community Center! Enjoy activities, free candy giveaway, a costume contest and more! Kids must be accompanied by parent or guardian.





Two children wearing face paint smiling.Now in it’s 35th year, Champaign and Urbana Park Districts, along with Market Place Mall, invite you and your family to join us for this FREE family event, Halloween Funfest! Dress up in your favorite costume and join us for trick-or-treating, games, and a costume contest. Don’t forget to bring a bag to collect all your goodies. Join us on October 25 from 5 – 7p at Marketplace Mall. Event images will post to the Champaign Park District’s Facebook page for you to download and share. 



Champaign-Urbana Special Recreation is hosting their annual Halloween Party! Come dressed in your favorite costume and have a ball. We will play games, create crafts, enjoy treats, and most importantly, have FUN with our friends! Halloween Boo-nanza Halloween Party is happening on Sunday, October 29 from 6 – 8p. Register by October 22nd!

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