Jack-O-Lantern Jubilee

Jack-O-Lantern Jubilee

Presented by 

WaterStone Bank

 

 

 

 

Usher in Halloween with this new family event, Sat., Oct. 29

Celebrate the spirit of the season at downtown's new Halloween-themed event, the Jack-O-Lantern Jubilee presented by WaterStone Bank, on Saturday, October 29, from 10 AM - 2 PM at Red Arrow Park. Ideal for kids ages 2 - 8 and their parents, this pumpkin palooza offers a safe environment to celebrate Halloween, complete with tons of free pumpkins, handfuls of free goodies, and oodles of activities for everyone! 

Starting at 10 AM, the first 500 guests have the opportunity to pick out a free pumpkin from downtown's only pumpkin patch, sponsored by Metro Market and Pick 'n Save. Arrive early, as our pumpkins are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Plus, enjoy meet & greets with beloved animated movie characters alongside everyday heroes from the Milwaukee Fire Department and Milwaukee Police Department. Face painting, bubble playtime, storytime, MFD's Mobile Survive Alive House, and a book sale from the Friends of the Milwaukee Public Library will round out an afternoon of quality family time. 

Costumes are encouraged for everyone, but please keep them family-friendly. Costumes may not be obstructive, offensive, objectionable, or violent.

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Food Trucks Serve Up Halloween Sweets & Eats

Calling all ghosts, ghouls, and foodies alike! Some of the area's best food trucks will be serving up deviously delicious meals available for purchase from 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM. Food trucks include The Fatty Patty (American/hamburgers), Jmakin' Jamaican Kitchen & Grill, Piña Mexican Eats, and Meat on the Street (Filipino). Additional concession stands include Cottonmouth MKE (cotton candy) and Pop's MarketPlace (popcorn). 

Make sure to stop by the Milwaukee Downtown booth for a free goodie bag for the first 500 children! 

Schedule of Events

10 AM: Pumpkin patch opens. Free pumpkins are available for the first 500 guests, sponsored by Metro Market and Pick 'n Save. 

11 AM: Storytime with Wanda the Witch, a special Halloween-themed character from The Pocket Lady™

12 PM: Kids costume parade around the park led by your favorite animated movie characters

12:30 PM: Storytime featuring Wes Tank's StoryRaps 

1 PM: Storytime with Wanda the Witch, a special Halloween-themed character from The Pocket Lady™

10 AM - 2 PM: Activities in the park:

  • Pumpkin decorating with Artists Working in Education 
  • Face painting
  • Bubble playtime
  • Meet & greets with your favorite animated movie characters
  • Milwaukee Fire Department's Mobile Survive Alive House
  • Book sale from the Friends of the Milwaukee Public Library
  • Food trucks and concession stands