If trick-or-treating isn’t enough, several communities are holding contests, parades, and other fun activities for Halloween.
Trunk-or-Treat – *Cancelled* Monday, October 22 at Milan Girls Softball Diamond. Several Milan businesses offer treats for the family. Free event. Rain date October 23. http://www.milanil.org/index.php?option=com_jumi&fileid=6&Itemid=9
Fright Night – The District in Rock Island – Thursday, October 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. First 1,000 children each receive a free bag of treats. Costume contest, games, crafts, treats and trick-or-treating at businesses. Free. www.ridistrict.com.
iWireless Center Trick-or-Treat – Saturday, October 27 at 11 a.m. Wear a Disney-themed costume to the iWireless Center box office between 11 a.m. and noon to receive candy and a voucher redeemable for a free ticket to Disney on Ice. www.disneyonice.com; www.iwirelesscenter.com.
Witches Walk Costume Contest and Parade – Saturday, October 27 at LeClaire Levee Pavilion. Costume Contest registration at 11 a.m., Witches Cackle contest at 12:30, parade starts at 1 p.m. Activities also include a petting zoo, storytelling, games, music and children’s train rides. http://www.visitleclaire.com/events.html
College Hill-O-Ween – Saturday, October 27 in the College Hill District, Rock Island, Illinois. Free kids events include trick-or-treating face painting, crafts and games from 5 to 7 p.m. Adult costume contests and live music start at 7 p.m. http://www.collegehilldistrict.com
Boo-tiful Saturday – October 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., downtown Geneseo. Kids can wear costumes and visit participating businesses offering special treats. http://www.geneseo.org/
Boo at the Zoo – Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.mm at Niabi Zoo, 13010 Niabi Zoo Road in Coal Valley. Children trick-or-treat around the zoo. Zoo admission is $6 for adults, $5.50 for seniors, $5 for children 3 to 17 years old and free for kids under 3. http://wqad.com/2012/10/11/boo-at-the-zoo/
Halloween Parade – Sunday, October 28 beginning at 1 p.m. in Bettendorf, Iowa. Parade begins at Middle Road and 23rd Street, then travels across Middle Road to Spruce Hills Drive. Spruce Hills Drive to 18th Street, 18th Street to Middle Road and Middle Road to the parking lot at Life Fitness/Splash Landing. Prize money for winning floats. http://www.bettendorf.org/egov/apps/events/calendar.egov?path=03&search_timeframe=180&yr=2012&dy=28&id=2970&search_timeframe=180&yr=2012&dy=28
Parade, Hot Dogs and Trick-or-Treat – Sunday, October 28 in Princeton, Iowa. Parade at 3:30 p.m. starting at Old School Park. Hot dogs after the parade at the fire station. Trick-or-treat at 5 p.m. http://www.princetoniowa.us/princeton_post.htm
Candy Corn Lane – Sunday, October 28 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dress up in your non-scary costume and walk down Candy Corn Lane for candy and treats. First Presbyterian Church in LeClaire, Iowa. http://www.visitleclaire.com/events.html
Halloween Parade – Wednesday, October 31 at 7 p.m. in Davenport, Iowa. http://www.cityofdavenportiowa.com/egov/apps/events/calendar.egov?path=03&action=details&id=3540;fDD=1-1
Trunk-or-treat – Wednesday, October 31, 2012 from 6:30 to 8:10 p.m. at Wildwood Baptist Church in East Moline. Games, hot dogs, treats and decorated trunks. For children ages preschool through fifth grade. http://www.wildwoodchurch.com/awana-trunk-or-treat/