Throughout the Crystal Coast many organizations are planning Halloween festivities, including the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. For the kids, the aquarium is hosting Trick or Treat Under the Sea on Oct. 26-27. Tickets are $11 per person, 2 and under get in free.
In addition, the aquarium is hosting the Preschool Pumpkin Patch from 9am to noon on Wednesday, Oct. 26. Kids will participate in Halloween related games, crafts and hear stories. Visit the aquarium’s website at www.ncaquariums.com, to learn more.
Emerald Isle will host a Halloween Carnival on Oct. 8 from 6-8pm. The event is guaranteed to paint a smile on everyone’s face with glow in the dark murals, face painting, a liver toss, a hanging donut eating contest and more. Emerald Isle Police Department will be on hand to help make ID kits for kids. Admission is two bags of candy per child. Call 252-354-6350 for more information.
Swansboro Parks and Recreation will host its popular Halloweenie Roast beginning at 5:30pm on Friday, Oct. 21. This free event includes a hotdog roast, costume contest, live entertainment, Halloween games and spooktacular fun. For a fee, families will have the opportunity to take a hayride through historic Swansboro and hear tales from its past.
Folks will also have a chance to catch a Halloween Hayride at Fort Macon State Park on Saturday, Oct. 22. Participants will meet at the visitor center for a hayride to the bath house and a 1-mile hike back along the Elliott Coues Nature Trail. To learn more, call 252-726-3775.