2020 Halloween Events

  1. Parks and Recreation
  2. Events and Calendar

Harris Center

425 Perry St

  1. Email: [email protected]
  2. Phone: (334) 501-2930
  3. Hours:  M-F: 8AM-5PM

Ann Bergman

Public Relations Specialist

  1. Phone: (334) 501-2936
  2. Email: [email protected]

2020 JDCAC Pumpkin Competition

It's time to call in the creative forces of various ghoulish minds to compete in the JDCAC Pumpkin Competition hosted by the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center (JDCAC) and Auburn Arts Association (AAA). We're looking for everything from the spooky to the spoofy, scary or hairy, funny or ghastly! Carvings, or paintings can be sculptural, architectural, painterly and very expressive so get CREATIVE! Individual artists, children, families and local businesses are invited to participate in this competition.

Prizes will be awarded in four categories: Most Creative, Best Mixed Media Effects, Best Carving and Best Children’s Work. Prizes will be awarded to winners in each category.

No entry fee required and registration is encouraged. You can find an application here. A picture of your pumpkin must be emailed to [email protected] by Tuesday, October 27th at 5 p.m. All entries must include a short description that includes the inspiration to your piece. Winners will be announced Friday, October 30th.

Fright Nights at the Arboretum

Join the Donald E. Davis Arboretum and Auburn Parks and Recreation for Fright Night at the Arboretum on Friday, October 23 at 6 p.m.! Come and enjoy classic cartoons for starters followed by the first feature Little Shop of Horrors at 7p.m. and the finale The Rocky Horror Picture Show at 9pm. Patrons are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs. Concessions will be sold to enjoy the movies. Parking is available near the entrances on three sides: along Lem Morrison and the Poultry Science parking lot, along Garden Drive and in the Arboretum parking lot off of Garden Drive. Patrons are encouraged to carpool or walk. The event is FREE and open to the public.

*COVID-19* note Seating areas will be clearly marked to ensure social distancing.

2020 Drive-thru Trick-or-Treat

Get ready for spooky spectacular night! Join Auburn Parks and Recreation for the best Halloween parade in town on Friday, October 30 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Auburn Parks and Recreation Complex. This is a fantastic alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating, put on your costume, pull up in your car, and let the City of Auburn employees fill your bag with treats! This event is FREE and open to the public. Don’t miss all the fun! All participants must come in a vehicle; no walk ups will be permitted. We encourage visitors to dress up and decorate their vehicles. Participants must enter the parking lot from Drake Ave, then will be directed around the complex. A map and directions will be posted the week of the event.

*COVID – 19 Note* This event will be held outside. Please remain in your car at all times. Plan to attend this event with members of your household


Downtown Spooky Scavenger Hunt

Looking for a mysterious Halloween adventure for the family? Join Active Auburn & the Downtown Merchants Association for a Downtown Spooky Scavenger Hunt. Beginning Sunday, October 25th through Saturday, October 31st, Active Auburn will be hiding a pumpkin at a downtown merchant location. A picture will be posted at Noon every day on Active Auburn’s Facebook page (@activeauburnAL). The first participant to find the pumpkin each day will receive a prize from the hidden location.