Halloween is here! If you celebrate or not, there are a lot of family fun activities happening this weekend! Here are some of my favorites!
Friday, October 30th
2nd Annual Spooktacular Halloween Bash 6-7:30pm at the Robert A. Lee Rec Center. Join Iowa City Moms Blog and The Family Dental Center for indoor trick-or-treating, games, snacks, and family fun! Tickets are just $4/child plus processing fees (adults and babies are free). Get more details and your tickets here.
Saturday, October 31st
Trick or Treat at the Market 7:30a-12pm. Join us for our last Farmers Market of the season. We are lucky to have our last market fall on Halloween this year, so dust off your hats and capes and join us for some decorative revelry! Trick or treat down the aisles from vendor to vendor and stop by the information table to get your picture taken! Bring on the spook!
Michael’s Kids Club Trick or Treat Bag 10-12pm. They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. $2 per child, supplies included.
Popo’s Halloween Puppet Festival at the Iowa City Public Library 11-1:30pm. Our annual puppet festival is back for another year of raucous fun! Jack has climbed to heights he never dreamed of, but will be be able to make it home? Join Elsenpeter Marionettes and their classic European style marionettes from 11-11:45 to find out! After a break for lunch Iowa City’s famous Popo the Clown will be sure to have some hilarious Halloween antics from 1:00-1:30. Elsenpeter Marionettes will be performing from 11:00-11:45, there will be an hour and a quarter break for lunch. Popo’s Halloween show will run from 1:00-1:30.
Sunday, November 1st
Coe College Fall Concert 2pm. The Coe College Concert Band and Jazz Band will perform a fall concert on Sunday, Nov. 1, beginning at 2 p.m. in Sinclair Auditorium. The family-friendly concert is free and open to the public. In honor of Halloween, the Coe College Concert Band will perform magical music from the film “ET” as composed by John Williams, as well as Eric Whitacre’s haunted “Ghost Train.” Coe’s new flute professor, Shivhan Dohse, will be featured in a piccolo solo newly arranged for the band by Steve Shanley, Coe’s music education professor. Rounding out the concert will be the Iowa premiere of a newly commissioned work by beloved American composer, David Holsinger. The Coe Concert Band is under the direction of Alma A. Turechek Professor of Music William Carson.