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Halloween officially returns to Carbondale from beyond – for a weekend full of frightening fun, thrilling events, and spine-tingling music for the whole family. Join us for two spooktacular days filled with treats and a few tricks, perfect for your entire brood. When night falls, wicked fun continues with live music and a ghoulish selection of food and spirits. Whether you want to relive the ghosts of Halloweens past, or scare up new memories, Carbondale Halloween is, once again, a monster of a good time.

10.25.19 & 10.26.19

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FRI OCT 18

SAT OCT 19

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FRI OCT 25

    Fourth Friday Fair Fandango

    6-9 PM

    The Fourth Friday Fair in October, presented by Carbondale Main Street, in partnership with SiCABE, will feature Son Monarcas, a band from Chicago that plays Latin music infused with other styles, including jazz. The Fair also includes kids activities, including a Bounce House, art activities from Carbondale Community Arts, and a food court with food trucks and desserts! This event is completely free, and is a BYOB event.

    Location: Town Square Pavilion

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    Pumpkin Glow

    5:30 - 9:30pm. Glow trail opens at dark, approximately 6:00pm.

    The Pumpkin Glow is a nighttime Jack-O-Lantern hike and Family Carnival held within the Oakland Nature Preserve in Northwest Carbondale. Proceeds from this event benefit local nonprofits Green Earth, Inc. and The Boys and Girls Club of Southern Illinois.

    Location: Oakland Nature Preserve

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    Beetlejuice at The Varsity Center

    7 pm

    Screening of the film "Beetlejuice"

    Location: The Varsity Center

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SAT OCT 26

    The Great Carbondale Pumpkin Race

    Registration at 1pm. First Heat at 2pm.

    Racers, crafted from pumpkins, two axles, and four wheels, roll down Mill Street at the underpass. Funds for local organizations are raised through sponsorship.

    Location: Mill Street at the underpass

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    Carbondale Halloween Candy Walk

    Noon to 2pm

    Participating downtown businesses will offer treats during a downtown trick-or-treating event, from noon to 2pm on October 26, 2019, prior to the Pumpkin Race! Parents and children can meet at the Old Train Depot at 121 S Illinois Avenue, Carbondale, IL to get a map of locations, and then venture out for candy and treats! For more information, call 5298040.

    Location: Meet at the Old Train Depot for a map of locations.

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    Live Music

    4pm - Midnight

    Live music will include: Kristin Kearns, Rip Lee Pryor, The Jungle Dogs, The Copyrights, and more to be announced. At the venue, we will also have food vendors, beer and wine sales, and family-friendly activities.

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    Safe Halloween

    Carbondale Safe Halloween at Murdale allows youth to trick-or-treat at the Murdale shops while enjoying the inflatables and various games.

    Location: Murdale Shopping Center

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    The Varsity Center Bar

    2pm - Midnight

    The Varsity Bar will be open from 2pm until Midnight on Saturday, October 26.

    Location: The Varsity Center

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    Free Screenings of Horror Movies

    1pm, 3pm, and 5pm

    Free horror movie screenings at The Varsity.

    Location: The Varsity Center

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    The Invincible Czars present The Cabinet of Dr. Calagiri

    10pm

    Watch a screening of the silent film "The Cabinet of Dr. Calagiri" while the original score is performed live.

    Location: The Varsity Center

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    Music Under the Marquee

    1pm - 6pm

    Free music from buskers.

    Location: The Varsity Center

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    Night of the Living Dawg 5k Zombie Run

    Race starts at 4:30pm

    Can you survive the zombie outbreak that has happened on Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus? Runners will be given a belt with detachable flags (e.g. football flags) at the beginning of the race and will have to navigate the course attempting to not lose your flags to the hungry zombies. Look for signs and Good Samaritans along the way to help you find your way to the finish line.

    Location: SIU Rec Center

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