Halloween is a favorite holiday here in the BangorBaby household, and there is a ton going on this year in the Bangor area, aside from the traditional neighborhood trick or treating that happens on 10/31. Here’s a roundup of some seasonal fun, organized by date:

Bangor Parks & Rec Spooktacular Craft & Game Night
Friday, 10/22, Parks & Rec Center
Grades K-2 5:30-7:30
$10 Resident, $15 Non-Resident

Bangor Parks & Rec Halloween Party
Thursday, 10/28, Parks & Rec Center
Ages 2-5: 4:30-5:30  Ages 6-12: 5:30-7
Free! Note the separate times for the two age groups.

Bangor Fire Department Open House
Saturday, 10/30, 10-2 Central Station, Main Street
Costume contest 11am
Also, kids games, ambulance and fire engine tours, free balloons, and other contests!

UCP’s Pumpkins in the Park
Saturday, 10/30, 12-6pm, all ages
$2, Kids under 3 are free
This year’s theme is “Children’s Storybooks.” Local businesses and organizations carve pumpins and set up their own ‘patch,’ and the pumpkins illuminate the auditorium! Lots of kids in costume, and candy being handed out, and the proceeds benefit United Cerebral Palsy.

Downtown Bangor Halloween Block Party
There are several events, but for kids, the highlights would be:
Trick or Treating at downtown businesses from 3-5pm
Free admission to Maine Discovery Museum from 4-6pm
Mini costume parade, from Penobscot Theatre Company to Pickering Square, 5pm
And for everyone, there will be an outdoor market and live music in Pickering Square, as well as some events for the grown-ups that evening.

Bangor Mall Trick or Treating
10/31, 3-5pm, Kidgits Club members get a special treat at center court.

Maple Street, Bangor
10/31, late afternoon/evening.
It’s unofficial, so no link, but several families on the street LOVE Halloween, and other families endure the stampede, I think. It’s always a production! (We have gone earlier in the day to see the decorations, and then done trick or treating in our own neighborhood, which works out to be the best of both worlds for us.)

And don’t forget your own neighborhood! Halloween is a great evening to walk around and greet the people in your neighborhood (that’s what we’ll be doing!) and for safety tips on traditional trick-or-treating, check this out. Have a safe and happy Halloween!

And hey, if I’ve missed an event, comment below or on Facebook, and I’ll add it.

One Response to “Halloween 2010”
  1. Heather says:

    Darling’s Agency is co-sponsoring a fire prevention month open house at the Central Street Fire Station on Main Street in Bangor on October 30th from 10am – 2 pm. It’s just down the road from Pumpkins in the Park, and there will be demos, prizes and giveaways, plus we’ll have Snoopy available for kids to have their photos taken with him. Costumes are encouraged!

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