Ghosts, ghouls and goodies

Check out this handful of local Halloween happenings

By Lyndsie Kiebert
Reader Staff

There’s no better way to enjoy this spooky season than to dress up, hit the streets and gorge yourself on candy. Luckily, opportunities to celebrate Halloween abound in Sandpoint and beyond starting this weekend.

Don’t have too much fun on Halloween, it’s not good for your guts. Courtesy photo.

Walking Dead Party @ A&Ps Bar and Grill
222 N. First Ave.
Thursday, Oct. 24
8 p.m.-2 a.m.

Dead Guy Ale sponsors this ghoulish get-together, where attendees have the chance to win best Walking Dead costume and try several food and drink specials. No cover.

Halloween Parties No. 1, 2 and 3 @ A&Ps Bar and Grill
222 N. First Ave.
Friday-Sunday, Oct. 25-27
10 p.m.-2 a.m.

Good things come in threes, including A&Ps Halloween parties. The first, on Friday, Oct. 25, features a singles costume contest. The second, on Saturday, Oct. 26, will be host to a couples costume contest. Party No. 3, on Sunday, Oct. 27, welcomes all costumes. Each night features prizes for best costume and food and drink specials. DJ Skwish handles the tunes 9 p.m.-close. No cover.

The Dog Who Saved Halloween @ the Panida Theater
300 N. First Ave.
Saturday, Oct. 26
3 p.m.

Kinderhaven presents The Dog Who Saved Halloween, a free, PG-rated movie for the entire family to enjoy. In it, dog Zeus encounters a haunted house and some spooky characters both two and four-legged. A costume contest will be held before the movie, and attendees will receive free popcorn.

Haunted Hope Carnival @ Davis Grocery
620 Wellington Place, Hope
Saturday, Oct. 26
4-8 p.m.

Enjoy Halloween games, pumpkin decorating, face painting, prizes and candy at the second annual Haunted Hope. All activities are free and family friendly. The event will also feature a bake sale fundraiser for a local child battling cancer.

Boo Bash Costume Ball @ Sandpoint Community Hall
204 S. First Ave.
Saturday, Oct. 26
7-10 p.m.

Take part in a Merengue dance lesson 7-8 p.m. then enjoy dancing, refreshments, door prizes and a costume contest. Entry fee of $6 for USA Dance members, $9 for non-members and $5 teens.

Halloween Costume Bash @ Eichardt’s Pub
212 Cedar St.
Saturday, Oct. 26
8-11 p.m.

Be whoever you want to be, but be there for Halloween shenanigans at Eichardt’s, including live music from Spokane band Fat Lady.

Trick-or-Treat @ Sandpoint City Hall
1123 Lake St.
Thursday, Oct. 31
3:30-4:30 p.m.

Kick off this year’s trick-or-treating by stopping by the spooktacularly decorated Sandpoint City Council chambers for candy and the chance to see the Parks and Recreation Acro-Dance Show Troupe perform a routine to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”

Trick-or-Treat @ the Bonner County History Museum
611 S. Ella Ave.
Thursday, Oct. 31
4-7 p.m.

See the museum dressed to the nines in creepy fashion by dropping in to trick-or-treat, then head over to the Sandpoint Lions Club Lion’s Den for warm beverages and even more treats. Admission to both the museum and Lion’s Den is free.

19th Annual Harvest Party @ Clark Fork High School
121 E. 4th Avenue, Clark Fork
Thursday, Oct. 31
5:30-7:30 p.m.

Hosted by the Cabinet Mountain Calvary Chapel, this long-running harvest party features myriad games meant as a safe alternative to wandering around on the cold streets trick-or-treating. Every child leaves the event with a lunch sack full of candy.

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