JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – It’s officially spooky season! With Halloween on our heels, we know you and the family are looking for activities that can keep everyone’s attention. Whether the goal is to load up on candy, show off a well-planned costume, or get shocked out of your skin, there’s something for everyone!
JA Fall Carnival: October 22nd
The JA Fall Carnival is sponsored by the Jackson Academy Association parent organization. This community-wide event features old fashioned carnival games, a costume contest, jump houses, a bake sale, pumpkin decorating contest and more. It takes places October 22nd, 5 – 8 p.m.
Fam Friend “Tricks & Treats”: October 25th
Fam Friday at Highland Village presents “Tricks & Treats,” featuring an outdoor movie. Costumed little ones are invited to enjoy candy, popcorn and an outdoor viewing of Toy Story 4. This event happened Friday, October 25th at 6:30 p.m. Bring blankets and chairs to sit in the HV Courtyard. Admission is free, but you must reserve your spot here.
The Park After Dark: October 25th
The Park After Dark is hosted at the MS Museum of Natural Science and MS Children’s Museum October 25th, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. It’s a fall festivities with spooky science and family fun! Enjoy arts and crafts, go trick-or-treating through the museums, and show off your costumes in a safe environment.
BOOSEUM at the Historic Hattiesburg USO: October 25th
October 25th this the one spooky night of the year when the African American Military History Museum comes to life! Booseum is a family-friendly event held annually at the historic USO, located in the Sixth Street Museum District in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Guests are encouraged to wear costumes. There will be Halloween-themed activities, treats, games, face painting and much more. The event is free for members, $2 for children and $3 for parents. It kicks off at 6 p.m.
Hattiesburg Boo Zoo 2019: October 25th-30th
The Hattiesburg Zoo is hosting the annual Zoo Boo 2019! The event begins on Friday, October 25th, and will be open nightly through Wednesday, October 30th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Admission is $10 per person, and includes unlimited rides on the “Cousin Itt Train” and the “Carou-Spell.”
Clinton Pumpkin Trail: October 26th
The 10th Annual Pumpkin Trail will take place October 26th. The trail, hosted at the Clinton Community Nature Center, offers a pumpkin lit nature walk, carnival games, face painting and costume contests. The trail event will happen 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Trick or Treat Street: October 26th
The night of fun includes candy and costumes at The Pearl Community Center! Doors open at 6.p.m. on October 26th. Attendees are asked to bring canned food items to be donated to local food pantries.
Halloween Fit Fest Frenzy & Trunk-or-Treat: October 26th
The Pearl Outlets of Mississippi is excited to announce the Halloween Fit Fest Frenzy. This free event is Saturday, October 26th from 2 to 4 p.m.! It will take place outside on the Plaza near the Food Court and back parking lot. This year’s Halloween event includes two car shows, games, face painting, a coloring station, and more. Kids are encouraged to wear costumes.
Trunk the City: October 27th
On Sunday, October 27th, Poindexter Park will be the place to be! Bring the little ones out for Trunk the City from 1 – 5 p.m. The event offers candy and fun. Wear your costume to stand out!
City of Jackson Trunk or Treat: October 31st
The annual Trunk or Treat Harvest Carnival event will happen October 31st, 2019. From 4 to 9 p.m., the family can enjoy games, an outdoor movie, and live entertainment. Admission is just $1. Food vendors will be in attendance. This event happens at the Jackson Police Training Academy.
Salvation Army Hallelujah Carnival: October 31st
This annual fall festival is free to all. The Salvation Army will host the Hallelujah Carnival at the Salvation Army Center for Worship on Beasley Road. Come dressed up in your favorite costume to enjoy free food, games, inflatables, pony rides, petting zoo, and more. This event will take place October 31st, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Troopers and Friends Truck or Treat: October 31st
The Mississippi Highway Patrol will host the event at MLEOTA in Pearl. The address is 3791 Highway 468 West. The trunk or treat is from 6 to 8 p.m.
Fall Harvest 2019: October 31st
Morrison Heights Baptist Church will hosts its annual fall festival. The event features hay rides, crafts, games, “trunk-or-treat” and more. Includes piglet races and a petting zoo with a live kangaroo. The Christian Motorcycle Association set up a display. Children can interact with police cars, a fire engine and a Humvee. Food trucks on-site. The event is from 6 to 8 p.m.
The Haunting of Olde Towne: October 31st
Clinton Parks and Recreation Department hosts a Halloween event including cake walks, costume contests for all ages, carnival games, Monster Mugshots (Clinton Police Department), pumpkin carving contest and candy and toys for game participants. The event is from 6 to 8 p.m.