If you find yourself in Morro Bay this October and aren’t sure what to do in the sleepy town for Halloween, here are some annual events to keep you in the Halloween spirit:
For the kids
For those in Kindergarten through eighth grade (and younger, too) the Trick-or-Treat event on Main Street and Morro Bay Boulevard will be back for its sixth year on Thursday, October 31.
Jon Elliott, the owner of Mike’s Barber Shops in Morro Bay, helped to get this event off the ground six years ago while at a Lion’s Club meeting discussing what Morro Bay lacked in Halloween-related events.
“The consensus was — we didn’t really do much in this town for Halloween,” Elliott said. “My hometown in northern California did an event similar that I modeled this event after.”
When asked what brings the event back year after year, Elliott said it is a group effort between several Morro Bay entities and it continues to be a fun event for the kids.
“The kids like the event, getting candy and having fun in the carnival’s closed-off street area,” Elliott said. “The town and City supports it and helps with the resources needed. The Chamber and Visitor Center help
and many volunteers.”
Map pick-up will start at 3 p.m. at Grandma’s Frozen Yogurt & Waffle shop at 307 Morro Bay Boulevard. The map will guide kids and parents to more than 100 local businesses that will be passing out candy in a safe and fun environment. At 5 p.m., the kids can show off their spook-tacular costumes in a parade followed by a costume contest. Everything will wrap up around 5:30 p.m.
Back by popular demand, the Morro Bay Police Department will have its haunted house at the police station at 850 Morro Bay Blvd. This will run from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. with the trolley running from Main Street to the Police Station.
Both the trick-or-treating event and the police station haunted house are free of charge to anyone who wants to join the fun.
For those 21 and over
For the third year in a row, The Siren will throw its annual Halloween Costume Contest on Saturday October 26 from 8:45 p.m. to 11 p.m. Doors will open at 8 p.m. The cover charge is $10 and can be purchased online
ahead of time.
Attendees can win cash prizes for categories such as “spookiest costume” and “funniest costume.”
Santa Barbara-based Everything’s Fine Five will be performing a long list of covers from artists ranging from the Beach Boys to Abba to Chaka Kahn, Elton John and more.
The Siren is located at 900 Main Street in Morro Bay.
For more information or to purchase tickets for the Siren Costume Contest, visit eventbrite.com/e/siren-annual-halloween-costume-contest-party-feat-everythings-fine-five-tickets-68656827419