Friends of Columbia State Historic Park along with the Columbia Chamber of Commerce and Columbia State Historic Park will sponsor Boo Boulevard-Halloween in Columbia. Festivities will run from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29. A variety of activities will be available for children and adults.
During the event, Columbia business owners, Columbia docents, and park staff will partner to open more than 15 trick-or-treat stops for visitors dressed in Halloween costumes.
Quartz Mountain Stage Line will provide family friendly wagon rides through the decorated vacant Diggins Tent Town site from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for $5 a person. Also starting at 4 p.m., visitors can bring their carved pumpkins to the Columbia Museum at the center of town for the annual Illumination of the Jack-o-Lanterns. Prizes will be given for various categories. While waiting for dusk to see the pumpkins glow, take your picture in the photo booth or play historic games like graces, quiot and more! At 6 p.m., a costume contest will be held for children ages 1 to 12. Columbia is a great, safe place to bring your family off of the busy roads. Come join in the fun.
If you have ever considered exploring Columbia at night you might be interested in a Paranormal Prospecting Tour, which will be available for visitors ages 18 and over at 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at www.friendsofcolumbiashp.com.
The Columbia City Hotel Restaurant will host a Pirate Supper on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. Hearty pirate entertainment and characters will amuse guests throughout the evening. Tickets are $100 per person and include a four-course meal, drinks, and entertainment by the Black Irish Band. Be sure to dress in your favorite pirate costume. For reservations call (209) 532-5934.
For questions about any of the events, contact (209) 588-9128, visit www.parks.ca.gov/columbia or stop in the Columbia museum on Main Street.