City of Eureka announces Covid-19 safe Halloween events

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EUREKA, Calif. (KIEM) — Halloween is just around the corner and if you’ve been trying to figure out how to celebrate amid covid-19, the City of Eureka has got you covered.

“It should be a really good event. We have lots of candy and prizes for the kids and families that come out. We just want to make Halloween this year as normal as possible,” according to Community Services Coordinator Mark Brooks.

For kids 12 and under, there is a Halloween Pumpkin Hunt happening at Sequoia Park, Cooper Gulch, and 20/30 Park from 11 am to 3 pm on the 31st.

“What we’re going to be doing is hiding 25 pumpkins at each location, bringing families out. They’re going to search for the pumpkins, track the names, and at the end they will get prize bags with candy and an extra prize if they find all 25,” Brooks says.

The City does ask that you limit your experience to only 1 of the 3 parks and remember, masks are required.”

“We want to do this outside in the park so we can maintain social distancing, breaking families up into groups so they aren’t too close to each other,” Brooks says.

There’s also Boo at the Zoo at the Sequoia Park Zoo. It’s a members only event and spots can be reserved starting October 15th.

If you don’t want to leave home, don’t worry there are still a bunch of things you can do. Some fun at-home activities include carving pumpkins with your household, hosting a Zoom costume party, or having a spook movie night.

“This year we had to make those modifications so that we could incorporate the fun, but keep everyone safe,” according to Recreation Supervisor Shannon Fazio.

For more information, you can visit the Eureka Community Services website or Facebook page.