Halloween events around the region

Johnson City Press • Oct 21, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Halloween is just around the corner, and there’s no shortage of events for residents to enjoy over the next week. 


Classic Horror Movie Night: Halloween, Johnson City Public Library, Oct. 23, 6-8 p.m.: Join the Johnson City Public Library at 6 p.m. for a showing of the classic horror film, “Halloween.” Free popcorn is available, and the film is rated “R.”

Costumes, Candy and Cars: Memorial Park Community Center, Oct. 24, 6-7 p.m.: Bring your costume and a candy bag to the Memorial Park Community Center to enjoy public safety vehicles, cars, trucks and an assortment of cool cars, with a Monster Mash dance for kids. The event continues until the candy runs out.

Lets Get Spooky, Johnson City Moose Lodge, Oct. 25, 7-11 p.m.: Join The Loyal Order of the Moose for a great spooky night of music at the Johnson City Moose Lodge. Listen to some Classic Rock and Country and dance the night away. Make sure to wear your Halloween costume and get in on all the fun. It's gonna be a spooky, scary night!

Trunk-or-Treat, Founders Park, Oct. 25, 6-7:30 p.m.: If food and candy is your thing, then you’re in luck this Friday as Founders Park will play host to a trunk-or-treat event, with a free hot dog dinner and “loads of candy.” The event is hosted by First Presbyterian Church in Johnson City.

Halloween Haunts and Happenings, Downtown Jonesborough, Oct. 25, 6-9 p.m.: Downtown Jonesborough will be hosting the 40th annual Halloween Haunts and Happenings, with games, activities, contests and of course trick-or-treating that will continue until 9 p.m. Bring your furry friend down for the Spooky Pooch Palooza starting at 6 p.m. with a costume contest, treats and more for your four-legged companions. The costume contest begins at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.northeasttennessee.org/event/jonesboroughs-halloween-haunts-and-happenings/.

Kingsport Halloween Bash, Downtown Kingsport, Oct. 25-26, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.: The Halloween Bash presented by Bud Light expands to two nights this year with a concert Friday night and the Halloween Party on Saturday night. Tuesday’s Gone, a Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Band, will perform on Friday, along with Donnie & The Dry Heavers. Saturday features the Tri-Cities’ largest Halloween party, as well as the Benny Wilson Band. For more information, call (423) 392-8820 or visit www.visitkingsport.com.

Halloween Comic Fest, Mountain Empire Comics, Oct. 26, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.: Mountain Empire Comics, 1805 North Roan Street, will welcome all to their store to enjoy some Halloween comic books. 

Boo Bash at the Mall of Johnson City, Oct. 26, 3-6 p.m.: Boo Bash replaces “Malloween,” but there will still be plenty for children and families to enjoy. While there won’t be trick-or-treating inside the mall this year, there will be trunk-or-treating from 3 p.m. until candy runs out. There will also be inflatables, treat bag decorating, a pumpkin patch and a costume contest.

Halloween Spooktacular, Tipton-Haynes Historic Site, Oct. 26, 2-6 p.m.: The Tipton-Haynes Historic Site will hold a free, family-friendly “spooktacular” on Saturday, which will include crafts, storytelling, hayrides and more.

Boo ‘N’ Brew, Mall at Johnson City, Oct. 26, 12-7 p.m.: Head on down to the mall this Saturday for some “fang-tastic” fun, featuring entertainment, boos, a food truck junction and more. There will be a free concert from The Cleverlys at 7 p.m.

4th Annual Trunk-or-Treat, Johnson City Elks Lodge, Oct. 26, 12-2 p.m.: Come out and the Johnson City Elks Lodge for their 4th Annual Trunk or Treat at the Johnson City Elks Lodge, 208 North Boone Street. They are providing another year of fun, free candy, coloring books, drug awareness material and free hot dogs for the kids, and don’t forget to dress up the kids in their Halloween best. In case of rain, the event will be held inside.

Haunted Half-Marathon and Boo to Brew Relay, Downtown Jonesborough, Oct. 26, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Packet pickup and late registration will begin at 7 a.m. Saturday, with the start scheduled for 9:30. There’s an optional early start for those who think they may take longer than 3 hours and 15 minutes. Very spooky Halloween contest set, as well as a post-race food & beverage. Hoodie for half-marathon participants, nice long sleeve shirt for relay participants, big medal, and nice, unique awards will be available.

Trunk-or-Treat, Central Baptist Church, Oct. 27, 4-6 p.m.: The church, 300 N. Roan St., will have inflatables, cotton candy, games, popcorn and, of course, candy. There will be a corn dog dinner with chips and a drink, so bring the family and enjoy an evening of fun and fellowship. Out of respect for younger children, the church is asking that the scary costumes be left at home. 

Chilling Halloween Tales, International Storytelling Center, Oct. 28, 7-8:30 p.m.: The Jonesborough Jonesborough Yarn Exchange Presents Chilling Halloween Tales. On Monday, October 28 at 7 p.m., the Jonesborough Yarn Exchange Radio Show’s performance will celebrate the Halloween season. This production will be filled with mysterious stories and eerie legends from the region. For more information, call 423-794-6320. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased by calling 423-753-1010.

Halloween Festival, Carver Park, Oct. 31, 4-8 p.m.: Head to Carver Park in Johnson City for family fun with treats in vintage cars, games, inflatables and carnival rides. Carnival tickets are $1 each.