Haunting hours have changed for this Halloween

October 1, 2021
By Staff Report

Listen up, all you Halloween ghosts and goblins, because this year’s Boca Grande Halloween festivities will be just a little bit different than in the past. This year the Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with Lee County Parks & Recreation for Halloween, which means the annual trick-or-treating event with island businesses will be on the same afternoon as the Boca Grande Halloween Carnival.

Trick or treating will take place from 4-5:30 p.m. in downtown Boca Grande on Friday, Oct. 29, followed by the Halloween Carnival at the Boca Grande Community Center.

The Halloween carnival will include cauldrons, candy, costumes, the carnival and a “Trunk-Or-Treat.” The Friends of the Boca Grande Community Center, the Boca Grande Woman’s Club and Lee County Parks and Recreation will all sponsor this event.

The costume contest starts promptly at 5:30 p.m., so don’t be late. Dress in your best, creative, scary and original costumes to compete and win! Decorate your personal or business golf cart and hand out candy to the little ghouls and goblins as they cart-or treat. Prizes will be awarded to the best decorated golf carts as well.

Following the costume contest, take part in cart-or-treating, carnival games, blow up slides, games, snacks and the annual cakewalk.

After all the ghoulish events, grab a spot with your cart, chairs and or blanket and settle in for a showing of the movie “Goosebumps” on the green starting at 7:30 p.m.

Lee County Parks & Recreation need businesses and residents to volunteer and participate in the cart-or-treat portion of this Halloween event, as well as volunteers for the carnival games and concessions. 

Drop off individually-wrapped candy by Wednesday, Oct. 27 and cakes for the cake walk by 1 p.m. on Friday, October 29.

 To volunteer or donate contact Khoreen Vetter at the Boca Grande Community Center, email Kvetter@leegov.com or call (239) 470-2712.