Halloween on the Riverwalk

by Mike Van Houten / Oct 16, 2011

Guys, ghouls and ghosts will scare up some wicked fun in downtown Reno's Riverwalk District on Sat., Oct 29th from 4 to 7 p.m. in the 5th annual Riverwalk Merchants Halloween Hollow event themed "Monsters & Mayhem" this year.

Fun for All Ages

Halloween fun is kicked up a notch with free family games, entertainment, live music, a doggie costume contest and more at the West Street Plaza Halloween Weekend.

You'll find bounce houses for the kids, a face painter, food stands and plenty of fun for everyone.

Enjoy live music from several local artists and a special performance by the band "Drinking with Clowns" on the main plaza stage. "Drinking with Clowns" eclectic sounds combine Latin, funk and rhythm and are designed to help you lose yourself in the sound of music. The group's dual meaning lyrics routinely have audiences smiling in no time.

A special dog costume contest is set for 6:30 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 29th and the following Pup-Crawl will support the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).

Register at the SPCA booth in the West Street Plaza. It's a $10 entry fee per dog and all money goes to the SPCA. The Pup-Crawl that follows will be led by the SPCA at 7 p.m.

Enhanced Trick-or-Treat

Not only will costumed candy seeking youngsters get a "treasure map" where they'll find sweet treats at participating Riverwalk District merchant shops on Sat. Oct. 29th, but they'll probably run into guys and ghouls in spooky costumes along the way.

Merchant Candy Stations can be found at:

* 5 Star Saloon
* Antiques & Treasurers
* Eye Candy Salon
* Java Jungle
* Nikos Greek Kitchen
* 5 Star Saloon
* Reno eNVy
* Ross Manor
* Truckee River Eats and Sweets
* Wild River Grille

For more details on the Riverwalk District's Tricks, Treats & Treasures or to download the "Treasure Map" to merchant candy stations visit www.renoriver.org/halloween.

Event Schedule

4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Live Music on the Showmobile

4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Trick-or-Treating for humans and pets along the Riverwalk

6:30 to 7 p.m. Doggie Costume Contest

7 p.m. Pup-Crawl Through the Park to support SPCA

Howl-o-ween Doggie Costume Contest

Enjoy tail wagging fun when you enter your dog in the Doggie Costume Contest for a chance to win the funniest, scariest or most original costume. Every penny of the $10 entry fee goes to benefit the SPCA.

Registration is available at the SPCA booth in the West Street Place on Oct. 29th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Register throughout the month of October at the Reno eNVy store in Downtown Reno, at the Summit in South Reno or at the SPCA offices at 4950 Spectrum Blvd. in Reno (off the U.S. 395 Dandini exit).

Immediately following Doggie Costume Contest judging, join in the fun with a FREE Pup-Crawl through the Riverwalk in downtown Reno led by the SPCA.

Trick-or-Treat for your Dog

Take your dog trick-or-treating from 4 to 7 p.m. at the following Pup treat stops along the Riverwalk in downtown Reno.

* Reno eNVy
* Ole Bridge Pub
* Eye-Candy Salon
* Pie Face Pizza Company
* Truckee River Eats & Sweets
* Se7en teahouse
* Men Wielding Fire

Contact Information

Call 775-825-WALK (775-825-9255) or visit www.renoriver.org/halloween for
more information.

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