Elkhart Parks and Recreation Halloween Events

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The Elkhart Parks and Recreation Department will host multiple free Halloween events throughout the month of October.

On Saturday, October 15, from noon to 2 p.m., the community is invited to enjoy the 10th Annual Island Park Trunk or Treat event at Island Park in downtown Elkhart. The Island Park Trunk or Treat will include local businesses and organizations that will line the Island with decorated booths and give out treats. The event is free for children 12 and under and their families.

On Saturday, October 22, Elkhart Parks & Recreation along with the Elkhart Police Department and the Elkhart Fire Department, will host the 4th annual Pine “Not So Haunted” Woods Walk at Pinewood Park from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. This free family-friendly event provides a trick-or-treating experience in which families can take a walk in the woods at Pinewood Park, finding numerous photo opportunities with Halloween inflatables and decor throughout! Local businesses and organizations will hand out candy as well.

Saturday, October 29, Elkhart Parks and Recreation invites everyone to a drive-in movie at Ideal Beach. Hocus Pocus will be showing on the big screen. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the movie will start at 6 p.m. Moviegoers have the option of watching from their car or a seating area in front with their chairs and blankets. Admission is free.

For those interested in more information, please contact Elkhart Parks and Recreation at 574-295-7275 or by email at <> or check out

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