Halloween Happenin’s, a series of events presented by the Seaside Downtown Development Association, comes to downtown streets — and beyond — from Friday, Oct. 25, through Sunday, Oct. 27.
The three-day festivities kick off with the “Monster Mash Dance Bash” on Friday, from 5 to 7 p.m.
The whole family is invited to the Bob Chisholm Community Center, a “spooktacular” dance costume party filled with special treats, a free commemorative picture, costume contest and a monster dungeon; $5 per person or $20 for a group of four or more. For more details or to purchase tickets, go to seasidedowntown.com. All proceeds will go to “Food 4Kids.”
“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” begins a three-night weekend run at 11 p.m. at the Times Theatre and Public House, at the corner of Broadway and Columbia. The 1975 cult classic stars Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick and Richard O’Brien.
On Saturday, “Downtown Halloween Fun” begins at 11 a.m. and runs to 3 p.m. with free activities for the family; Halloween parades follow at 3:30, beginning with the pet costume parade, followed by the surrey parade at 4.
Pick and decorate a surrey at Wheel Fun Rentals at Columbia at Ocean Way between 3 and 4 p.m.; rain or shine. Additional walkers are invited to trail behind the surrey as it goes down Broadway. Participants can throw candy to paradegoers. Trophies will be awarded for the best decorated surrey. Reserve a surrey by Wednesday, Oct. 23, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next up, families are invited to “Trunk or Treat,” a fun, safe Halloween event where people gather and park their cars, open their trunks, decorate them and pass candy and play family-friendly games. Adults are asked not to wear masks that cover their faces.
For Trunk or Treat, park at the Seashore Inn parking lot at 60 N. Prom, and decorate from 4 to 5 p.m. The parade begins at 5 and will continue downtown until 7. Spots must be reserved by Oct. 23.
“Midnight at the Masquerade,” the murder mystery dinner and show, takes place at 6 p.m. inside the Shilo Inn Seaside Oceanfront, lower level, 30 N. Prom, Seaside; 503-738-6403.
A Halloween dance and costume party takes place at the American Legion, with dinner served from 5 to 10 p.m. and music from 8 p.m. throughout the evening. On the menu are “burgers anyway you want them,” with onion rings and fries. The country music power duo “It Takes Two” provides entertainment. Prizes will be given for best Halloween costume; 1315 Broadway, Seaside.
And the Times Theatre hosts “The Karaoke Kings,” live-band karaoke, presented by 94.9 The Bridge, from 9 to 11 p.m., before Saturday’s “Rocky Horror” showing.
On Sunday, Oct. 27, “The Big Pumpkin Drop” takes place at noon outside the Seaside Public Parking Lot by the convention center. Watch as a more than 40-pound pumpkin is dropped from 40 feet; weather permitting. Between 11 a.m. and noon, SDDA will be taking bets from the audience on where the farthest piece of pumpkin will land. Bets will be $5 and winner receives half the pot and the other half will go towards a high school group volunteering their time as cleanup crew for the pumpkin drop.
Get your bets in on where the farthest piece of pumpkin will land — the winner gets half the pot.
And Sunday night... one more chance for “Rocky Horror” at The Times Theatre. Until next year.