Have fun Halloween with the Metropolis of Greensboro | Film
GREENSBORO, NC (October 5, 2020) – Enjoy the Halloween season with these City of Greensboro sponsored events including a reverse parade style festival, DIY costume demos, kids’ activities, spooky radio plays, ghost stories, a Halloween drive -in film, costume contests and more. All events and activities are free unless otherwise stated.
trick or treat
The City of Greensboro does not regulate trick-or-treating activities. Due to the pandemic, the North Carolina Department of Health is “strongly recommending” traditional door-to-door trick-or-tree activities this year in favor of lower-risk activities, such as a movie night with members of your household.
Residents are advised to refer to the NCDHHS Halloween Event Guidelines when deciding whether to attend Halloween celebrations. All of these city sponsored events will comply with state and federal health and safety guidelines.
Greensboro Parks and Recreation Halloween Remix
- Halloween hoop: Tuesdays in October, 4 p.m., Facebook live
Learn DIY carnival games, crafts, and goodies to make at home.
- DIY costumes: October 14, 5 p.m., Facebook live
The Greensboro Youth Council (GYC) will teach you how to make some do-it-yourself costumes.
- Costume competition: Submit your costumes October 12-23
The Greensboro Youth Council (GYC) is running a virtual costume contest for all ages. There will be categories for children, teenagers, adults, groups and pets. Costumes are judged on creativity, appearance and originality. The winners will be announced on October 30th via Parks and Recreation Facebook.
- Reverse parade: October 24th, 4-7pm, Greensboro Sportsplex, registration required
Get in your car and drive through this Halloween festival where jugglers, wizards, dancers, stilt walkers, balloon animals and community groups hand out candy and prizes of trick or treating. Packaged cotton candy and popcorn are available for sale. Registration is required.
Greensboro City Library children’s and family programs
- Haunted Houses Scrapbooking: October 7, 3 p.m., Facebook
Kids and teens can create a creepy, silly, or spooky page for the haunted house scrapbook. Pick up a set of materials anywhere in the library.
- Book talk with a twist: October 15, 3 p.m., Facebook
- Enjoy Halloween books and a candy cup cake recipe.
- Excursion with Miss Brandon: October 17, 10:30 a.m., Facebook
- Miss Brandon takes us on an excursion and tells a flannel story about the little old lady who wasn’t afraid of anything.
- Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm: October 20, 3 p.m., Facebook
Learn how to make your own lip balm.
- Go away big green monster: October 21, 10:30 a.m., Facebook
- Enjoy a scary story.
- Pumpkin story and counting rhyme: October 28, 10:30 a.m., Facebook
- Enjoy a Halloween story and count rhymes.
Films & plays
Halloween drive-in cinema: October 24th, 7pm, Greensboro Coliseum
A free drive-in evening. Film to be announced! Check the Parks and Recreation Facebook to vote on the preferred movie.
North Carolina Radio Play Festival: New tracks available October 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st, CPF Radio Hour
The Greensboro Playwrights ‘Forum and Cary Playwrights’ Forum will host the first North Carolina Radio Play Festival starting October 10th. New radio plays on Halloween will be broadcast on the podcast CPR Radio Hour. Listening is free, but a $ 5 donation is recommended. The theme of this year’s festival is Halloween. Each script contains elements of fantasy, horror, or the supernatural.
Ghost stories & haunted places
Ghost stories with Cynthia Moore Brown: October 30th, Facebook
Storyteller Cynthia Moore Brown shares exciting ghost stories with the Greensboro History Museum. Brown, who has published several volumes of creepy stories and has appeared on television and radio, has charmed and terrified the museum’s audiences for more than three decades. This year, their scary stories are coming to you on the Greensboro History Museum’s Facebook page.
Lunch Break Story – Greensboros Haunted Spaces: Friday, October 30th, 12 noon, Facebook
The Greensboro History Museum’s weekly History Lunch Break takes a peek at some of Greensboro’s haunted locations and creepy stories.