Special to the Journal
Bring your little ghosts and goblins downtown for lots of spooky fun Friday, October 25, from 5-8 pm as the Flint RiverQuarium and Thronateeska Heritage Center team up to present Tricks and Treats. You’ll get twice the fun at just one price because an armband purchase at either location grants you entrance to all of the festivities, as well as a candy path of treat tables along the riverfront trail. Admission for all ages is $6 with costume or $8 without costume.
New this year, a dive show featuring underwater pumpkin carving will take place in the Blue Hole at 6 p.m. Another spooky dive show will be held at 7 p.m. A costume contest for ages 6 and under will be held at 6 p.m. at Thronateeska. A separate contest for those 7 and older will be held at 7 p.m. in the Flint RiverQuarium Imagination Theater.
Other scheduled events at the RiverQuarium include games and candy stations throughout, animal presentations, photos by the alligator alcove, a concession stand, and a tattoo station.
At Thronateeska, visitors can enjoy face painting, candy stations, a planetarium spooky walk, a pumpkin toss, a weather center with floating heads, and a witch with her bubbling cauldron.
A candy path along Riverfront Trail will connect the two facilities. The Taco Truck and Cool Scoops also will be on-site as food vendors during the event.