By Chloe Acosta
Family, friends, and children of all ages are invited to Downtown Container Park for a free weekend celebration filled with movies, trick-or-treating, pumpkin decorating, gifts, and much more.
Friday, October 30 – Schools will be closed and the park is open for a Nevada Day celebration from 3 - 8 pm. The first 250 kids will receive a free gift and a chance to decorate their own pumpkin. Visit the balloon artist and face painter, and end the night with a special showing of Monsters, Inc. at 6 pm on the lawn.
United Blood Services will also be available for a blood drive from 3 - 6 pm. For an appointment log onto unitedbloodservices.org and enter sponsor code: containerpark
Saturday, October 31- Come dressed in your best costume, as Container Park throws a spooktacular Halloween Festival, starting at 11 am. The haunting celebration will begin with a Zombie Zumbathon on the lawn from 11 am – 1 pm. Each participant will dress as a zombie and do Zumba to help raise money. All proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross and Celiacs Foundation. To register, or for more information, visit: ThePinkTutuBallet.com.
Later, grab a comfortable spot in the lawn for scary Halloween book readings from 1- 3 pm, sponsored by The Writer’s Block. Then from 3 – 6 pm, visit all your favorite shops for safe trick-or-treating around the park. There will also be a petting zoo, face painter, pumpkin decorating for the first 250 kids at the Pumpkin Patch, and Halloween safety tips provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
Sunday, November 1- Finish off the holiday weekend with a Dia de los Muertos celebration from 2 – 7 pm. Container Park will kick off the celebration with a free arts-and-crafts session. Fulfill your taco cravings at Pinches Tacos with $2 taco specials, and check out the beautiful creations from the San Miguel Trading Company. Head to the lawn for a showing of The Book of Life starting at 5 pm.