Five Can’t-Miss Events: Oct. 26–Nov. 1
See the last few days of the Jack-o-Lantern spectacular, hit up food trucks in downtown, get spooked in Pawtuxet and more things to do.
1. Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular
Imagine the history of humanity intricately displayed on more than 5,000 pumpkins. Now, imagine art and music associated with each era infused throughout your evening. At Roger Williams Park’s Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, your imaginings are brought to life. This year, guests will be delighted as they travel through time and visit with dinosaurs, explore the Ice Age and peek into the ancient civilizations of Egypt and Rome. They will wander into the Middle Ages, discover the New World and be enthralled by major inventions like cars, planes, space travel and the computer. A new addition this year, the Soaring Eagle Zip Ride will let you see the Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular from 115 feet above the Earth. And time’s-a-ticking on this pumpkin timeline; the exhibition ends November 5!
The Details: Oct. 5–Nov. 5. 6–10:30 p.m. $9.95–$14.95. Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence, rwpzoo.org.
2. Food Trucks in Providence
The last of its kind for the season, this food truck event will take place at historic City Hall in Providence. The streets will be lined with food trucks with a variety of nibbles, noshes and plates. There will be live music and a full bar provided by the Salon, which will be open early in conjunction with the event. Try something new, go for the same ol’, same ol’ at your favorite food truck, or eat at multiple food trucks to sample and savor as many victuals as you can.
The Details: : Oct. 26. 4:30–8 p.m. Free. 57 Eddy St., Providence, foodtrucksin.com.
3. Pawtuxet Village Ghost Tour
Do you believe in the legends and spooky stories about ghosts and vampires? The Trinity Church of Pawtuxet’s Historic Ghost and Vampire Tour and the TAPS Home Team will convert you into a believer. During the third annual walking tour, a local historian will guide you through the quaint streets of Pawtuxet Village and tell you tales of a spooky nature. After the walking tour, Trinity Church will host the TAPS Home Team for a presentation on their supernatural findings in the area.
The Details: Oct. 29. 6–9 p.m. $25. 23 Peck Ln., Warwick, eventbrite.com.
4. Halloween Touch-a-Truck
Bring the kids in their costumes and go “trunk-or-treating” from car to car in the Garden City Center. Besides the goodies on hand, there will also be face-painting, arts and crafts, balloon animals and more. Children will also be able to see, touch and explore big trucks. Is there any better way to spend a Sunday morning on Halloweekend?
The Details: Oct. 29. 9 a.m.–noon. $10 per family. Garden City Center, 100 Midway Rd., Cranston, rotaryclubofcranston.org.
5. Mysterium: The Eternal Masquerade
Experience a Halloween odyssey like no other, with interactive and mysterious live performances, signature food and drink, and the chance to explore one of Providence’s most unique venues: the Providence Public Library. Guests are immersed in this mysteries-under-the-sea-inspired Halloween adventure and literary expedition. The event will culminate with delectable desserts and dancing until midnight. Tickets include food all night and an open bar.
The Details: Oct. 27–Oct. 28. 7:30 p.m.–midnight. $125–$325. Providence Public Library, 225 Washington St., Providence, provlib.org.
Want more fun things to do? Check out our calendar listings.
With reporting assistance by Grace Kelly.