City Hosts First-ever Giggles & Screams Halloween Block Party

PASADENA Calif.—Join the City of Pasadena Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department (PRCS) for a howling good time during its newest event, Giggles & Screams, on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 3-8 p.m. at La Pintoresca Park, 45 E. Washington Blvd. This event is free and open to the public.

Roam through the haunted house, ride the trackless train of fright, and prowl through the trunk-or-treat area! Enjoy carnival games and FANG-tastic song hits played by the DJ. Whether you’re looking for giggles or screams, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy.

The “Giggles” hours, 3-5 p.m., are designed for the little ones to enjoy and include a costume contest, trunk-or-treat goodies, trackless train rides, “little goblins” play zone, and lights-on tours through the haunted house from 4-5 p.m.

The “Screams” hours begin at sunset. Test your fright factor between 5-8 p.m. at the haunted house (ages 12 and older) and creepy clown train ride (all ages).

Attendees will also enjoy family-friendly game booths, face painting, a photo area, and more! Food will be available for purchase.

Pasadena Public Health Department staff will be on site from 3-6 p.m. offering COVID-19 vaccine boosters and flu vaccine to everyone age 6 months and older. Minors attending the vaccine clinic must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Community partners include Armory Center for the Arts, Day One, Divas and Dames, Flintridge Center, Foothill Family, Foursquare Church, Harambee Ministries, Pasadena Police Department, Pasadena Public Health Department, Pasadena Public Library, Pasadena Department of Transportation, Sylvan Learning, Victory Bible Church, and West Pasadena Little League.

For more information about this event, call (626) 744-7500 or visit the PRCS website. For accessibility information and requests, contact or (626) 744-7311. Providing at least 72 hours advance notice will help ensure availability.

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Giggles and Screams event flyer