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Fall Fun Events in Cenla 2021

Published: Oct. 6, 2021 at 1:38 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 25, 2021 at 9:28 AM CDT
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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - We’re working to put together a list of local, fun events for fall! Don’t see your event on the list? Email us at news@kalb.com to let us know! (You can also scroll to the bottom of this page to share photos of your costumes and fall fun activities!)

Featured story: The Dark Woods Haunted Attraction opens Friday, October 1 and will be open Fridays and Saturdays through October 31. General admission tickets cost $30 each and gain access to both the Dead Fall Trail and Haunted Carnival 3D attraction. The park is located at 4343 University Parkway (LA Hwy 6), Natchitoches, Louisiana.

WATCH: Rapides Parish Fair: Oct 13 - 17 / $2 per person over the age of 5

  • Oct. 22
    • Haunted Hayride - Oct. 22-23 & 29-30 - N3502 Mayflower Road Hortonville, Registration: 6-9 p.m. - $7 for all ages (2 years old and younger are free) - $1 off (all ages) if you donate a canned food item to the Salvation Army - $3 off if kids (12 and younger) donates a gently used coat
  • Oct. 23
    • Lagniappe Series: Fall Fun at the Alexandria Zoo (NO ZOO BOO THIS YEAR) / Fall themed fun / pumpkin enrichment for animals / fall decorations and photos / take home craft / regular admission / Oct. 23 - 24
  • Oct. 26
    • Ball Boo Walk - Will be at the Ball Walking Track from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For ages 13 and younger. No charge of admission. Monetary donations will be accepted at the exit.
    • 15th Annual Fall Family Festival at Kees Park in Pineville / $1 per person / 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. / candy and prizes from local businesses
  • Oct. 27
  • Oct. 28
    • Pineville High School - Track or Treat / Games and Trick or Treating around the track / $3 or 3 canned goods / 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
    • LSUA will host its annual Trick or Treat Street on Thursday Oct 28 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on campus. $5 tickets purchased online through eventbrite.com
  • Oct. 30
    • Alexandria Mall Boo Bash: Parents and children are invited to an evening of safe family-friendly trick-or-treat activities at Alexandria Mall. Crafts, children’s Halloween themed movie showing on the big screen, entertainment by Steps by Stephanie dance studio and candy stations at participating mall store fronts. FREE 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
    • Leesville: Bike Rally, Derby Daze and Car Show and Swap Meet / Registration at 9 a.m. / $20 / 3rd Street at North Street in downtown Leesville
    • Alexandria: Halloween Candy Stop from 10 a.m. until noon in the Alexander Fulton Downtown Mini-Park
    • Ol’ Mel’s Halloween Farm Farm Fest (Oct. 30-31)
    • Alexandria: Country Day Monster Dash 5K and Fun Run at England Airpark / Free Trunk or Treat / Register at Country Day’s Monster Dash 5K & Fun Run | Country Day School
  • Oct. 31 - Halloween!
    • The City of Alexandria has set Halloween neighborhood trick-or-treating for children from 5-8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31.
    • The City of Pineville recommends trick-or-treating times for Sunday, October 31, from 5:00 to 8:00PM.

Show us your costumes! Click below to submit photos of your Halloween costumes or Fall Fun Activities!

HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS:

Alexandria Police Chief Ronney Howard said officers will be on patrol and working to ensure the safety of children Halloween night.

“It’s important for parents and children to stay aware of their surroundings at all times, to watch for cars and traffic, and to make sure that they can see where they are going if wearing a Halloween mask, and that costumes don’t create a trip hazard,” Howard said. “There is no treat worth any child getting injured during what should be a fun evening.”

On Halloween, safety should be a top priority. Here are some safety tips to consider:

  • Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
  • Put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.
  • Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.
  • Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible.
  • Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.
  • Parents or adults should supervise children under age 13 for trick-or-treating. If children are mature enough to be out without supervision, tell them to stick to familiar, well-lit areas and trick-or-treat with a partner.
  • Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors.
  • Choose face paint and makeup instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision.
  • Have children carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers.
  • When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls.

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