WEEKAWAY: Visit Valparaiso's Fall Harvest Festival

As your family gets excited for the spooky festivities of Halloween, you may be exploring fun and safe opportunities to enjoy the crisp fall weather along with the frightening fun of the holiday. Valparaiso Community Festivals & Events is hosting the Fall Harvest Festival on Friday, Oct. 25 from 4-6 p.m., which is the perfect chance to celebrate Halloween and show off your costumes among a large group of friendly locals.

Downtown Trick or Treat

Bring the kids along and get into the Halloween spirit in your scariest attire as you travel door-to-door visiting downtown businesses for delicious treats. Restaurants and retailers will have their spaces decorated with festive colors and spooky accessories that will help you capture the Halloween spirit.

Central Park Plaza Hayrides

Trick or Treating and continues in the park with area businesses along with free hayrides sponsored by the Valparaiso Parks Department and free, fall photos provided by The Times.

Live Entertainment

For live music the whole family can enjoy, check out Leonardo and the Makin’ Waves Band at the Porter Health Amphitheater. Their unique brand of kid-friendly music is fit for an evening of family fun. Leonardo is a Parents’ Choice Award winning musician and the Makin’ Waves Band offer a high-energy surf rock sound that everyone can dance to.

Enjoy dinner downtown following the festival at one of the many local restaurants. Fall is the perfect time of year to enjoy everything Downtown Valparaiso has to offer—including a number of free family-friendly events to celebrate the season. For a complete calendar of festivals and holiday events happening in the area, contact Valparaiso Community Festivals & Events at 219-464-8332.

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