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‘Halloween Festivities’ at John Carlyle Park on Friday, Oct. 30

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ALEXANDRIA, VA – Halloween is around the corner. Though there aren’t as many events as usual to celebrate, the Carlyle Vitality Initiative is organizing a fun, safe, and free event to help residents get into the Halloween spirit.

On Friday, Oct. 30, Carlyle’s “Halloween Festivities Farmer’s Market & Concert” will take place at John Carlyle Park. Shop at the Carlyle Farmer’s Market from 2-7 p.m. and stay for live music from 5-7:30 p.m. Jesters to the Left is on the bill. Get ready for a mix of classic rock, blues, and rockabilly.

There will be trick-or-treating on site so kids will be able to take candy home. Bring your already-carved pumpkin to enter it in the Pumpkin Carving Challenge. Don’t have one? That’s okay. Visit the farmer’s market a week earlier on Oct. 23 and you can purchase a pumpkin from Lopez Farm.

Prizes for the top three Jack-O’-Lanterns will be presented.

  • 1st Place: $100 voucher towards any pre-order purchase at the 2020 Carlyle Holiday Market
  • 2nd Place: $50 voucher towards any pre-order purchase at the 2020 Carlyle Holiday Market
  • 3rd Place: $25 voucher towards any pre-order purchase at the 2020 Carlyle Holiday Market

Prize Vouchers will be distributed by the CVI Event Coordination Staff and will be redeemed from Friday, Nov. 27 to Friday, Dec. 4 on the Carlyle Holiday Market Pre-Order Platform only.

Organizers want attendees to bring face masks and to remember to follow social distancing guidelines. Kids: Don’t forget to wear your costumes!

“Halloween Festivities Farmer’s Market & Concert” is sponsored by the Carlyle Vitality Initiative: City of Alexandria, The Carlyle Council, and the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership.

Those interested can pre-order farmer’s market items from vendors HERE. John Carlyle Park is located at 300 John Carlyle Street. For complete event details, visit the eventbrite page HERE.

Image courtesy Carlyle Vitality Initiative

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Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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