This year marks the 65th anniverary of the Irvington Halloween Festival. This festival may or may not be the reason that I decided to move back to Irvington after growing up there as a young child. What I am trying to say is that this event has some serious street cred, Washington Street cred if you will.
One may think that 65 years means nothing more than tradition. However, I am here to tell you that Irvingtonians are innovating and shaking things up. This now week-long celebration is well underway.
What should you be attending this week?
Movie night in the historic Irving Theatre & zombie faces!
Wednesday, Oct. 24 - Two movies will be featured starting at 7 pm at the Irving Theatre. The Invisible Man and The Invisible Man Returns will be shown at the cost of $5 for adults and $3 for children. Do you prefer to stand out in a crowd? Transform into a zombie by learning to apply stage makeup. This event starts at 6:30 pm at the Irvington Library and is intended for ages 13-18. **To register for a zombie face, please call 275-4450, option 4.
Kid-friendly, spooky stories at The Irving Theatre!
Thursday, Oct. 25 - Starting at 7 pm, Irvington Halloween Festival
Zombie Bike Ride!
Friday, Oct. 26- Zombie cyclists are wanted for the annual Zombie Bike Ride hosted by Indy Cycle Specialist. This free event starts at 7 pm and you can see the bike route here. We also have roller derby happening at Ellenberger park on this fine, Friday evening costing $10 for adults and free for children 12 and under.
The 65th Annual Irvington Halloween Festival and Pleasant Run Run!
Saturday, Oct. 27 - Please, please, please, for your own good, visit the Irvington Halloween Festival. Irvington, named after author Washington Irving, is magical this time of year. You will find costumed kids and adults alike, plenty of dressed-up pups, food, live music and handmade goods. Not to mention, Irvington’s Washington Streetscape Corridor is wrapping up and looks beautiful. What else is going on that day?
Arise bright and early for the annual 5-mile Pleasant Run and check out the Dracula show in the evening.
I hope to see you there!