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Halloween Events in Manatee County
BRADENTON -- There are multiple Halloween events happening in the downtown Bradenton area this weekend:
Trunk Or Treat: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday at McKechnie Field, 1611 9th St. W. Dive for treats sponsored by local businesses and organizations, enter the costume contest, make cookies and more. Click here for more info.
Zombie Fest: 6-11 p.m. Saturday on Old Main Street. Live music, food, drinks and various vendors, including a “zombification station” at Classic Ink, 306 Old Main St., starting at 1 p.m. to get the masses decorated in that perfect undead look.
CrimeStoppers Safe Halloween Night: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Monday in the Bradenton Municipal Auditorium, 1005 Barcarrota Blvd. This event is in its ninth year and is a fun, safe place for families to get free goodies and partake in Halloween-themed games.
Out east, Main Street Lakewood Ranch will host its 6th annual BOO Fest, Friday from 6:00-9:00 p.m. There'll be a costume parade, prizes, safe trick or treating with Main Street merchants. Get more information at the LWR Community Activities website.
North of the river, the Palmetto Historical Park and Manatee County Agricultural Museum will be hosting a Halloween Social on Friday, October 28th, from 5:30 – 9:00 pm There will be trick-or-treating, crafts, games, face painting, a wishing well, get your fortune told, visit the 100 Acre Woods, fly into adventure with Peter Pan and lots of other spooky happenings.
Palmetto Publix is sponsoring a costume contest that will take place at 6:30 pm. Test your skill at the Pirates-Marauders Speed Pitch, proceeds to benefit family programming in the park. Demetrio’s will be selling $2 pizza and drinks and Alex’s Lemonade Stand will be raising funds for childhood cancer research with baked goods and lemonade. For more information, call 721-2034 or 723-4991.