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Posted on: September 28, 2017

Plans Announced for Republic Parks & Recreation 2017 Halloween Events

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The Republic Parks & Recreation Department will be offering two great events leading up to and on Halloween night! The 9th Annual BOOgie Bash will be held on Friday, October 27, and the 21st Annual Treat Yourself in Republic event will be held on Tuesday, October 31! 

BOOgie Bash, scheduled for Friday, October 27, is a FREE, family-friendly event held at The Amp (300 E. Hines in Republic). Activities begin at 5:30 p.m. and include several Halloween-themed games, balloon art by The Balloon Lady, hayrides, a bounce house, face painting, science with The Discovery Center, a costume contest and more! The costume contest will be held at 6:30 p.m. with separate age divisions for kids’ ages 0-12. Each age division will have costume categories, and the first place winner in each category will receive a prize! The activities and costume contest will be followed by a showing of the short film It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown at approximately 7:15 p.m. for our younger audience and E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (rated PG) at approximately 8:00 p.m. on our giant outdoor movie screen! Bring blankets, cushions, or lawn chairs for the amphitheater seating. Concession items will be available for purchase.

Treat Yourself in Republic, scheduled for Halloween night (Tuesday, October 31) is an annual event in which local businesses, churches, and organizations provide a safe alternative to trick-or-treating for children in Republic and our surrounding communities by handing out candy; some locations even offer additional activities and give-a-ways for the trick-or-treaters! This event runs from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and is FREE! A map of all participating locations will be available beginning October 24 and will be available at the Republic Community Center, on Facebook, and online at

If you are a local business, church, or organization and would like to be on the Treat Yourself in Republic map or would like to sponsor/participate in the BOOgie Bash event, contact the Republic Parks & Recreation Department at (417) 732-3500.