Columbia State Historic Park will host the annual Boo Boulevard and the Illumination of the Jack-O’-Lanterns events on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 3 p.m.
Costumes are encouraged for “kids” of all ages. Admission is free. Enjoy safe trick-or-treating down Main Street in the park. Join the costume parade and contest. Take a ghoulish selfie in the haunted photo booth, spin a web at arts and crafts, and brave your way through the new, guided Spooky Trail. Don’t forget to bring your carved pumpkin for the jack-o’-lantern contest.
Make your donation of bagged candy for the event at the park museum (corner of State and Main streets).
The event, put on by Friends of Columbia, runs from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Friends of Columbia is one of over 80 cooperating associations, working in support of state parks in California. As such, board members, volunteers, contributors and sponsors play a vital role in keeping this important part of California history alive through programs of enrichment.
For more information about the non-profit organization supporting Columbia State Historic Park, visit www.friendsofcolumbiashp.com.
Columbia State Historic Park, located in Tuolumne County, is designated as a National Historic Landmark District. It has been preserved to tell the story of the towns which arose to serve the needs of the miners during the California Gold Rush. California State Parks has restored, and continues to preserve, over 30 of the original brick buildings along the town’s Main Street.
Columbia State Historic Park annually hosts more than 600,000 visitors, and is a major tourist destination in Tuolumne County. The park includes more than 20 concessionaires whose businesses, along with park staff and volunteers, help recreate the experience of the California Gold Rush for visitors from around the world.
For more information about the park and upcoming events, visit www.parks.ca.gov/columbia or call (209) 588-9128.