For those living near Santa Rosa beach hoping to get into the Halloween season of spooks, chills and thrills, it may seem like this year's holiday has been cancelled by COVID. And while it is true that 2020 requires some extra planning to stay safe, here are a few ideas for Halloween activities you can do to have fun while taking the recommended precautions.
The 72nd Destin Fish Rodeo lasts for all of October, and has daily weigh-ins and shark Saturdays. The Rodeo is capped off by a costume contest on the 31st with a grand finale of a fireworks show. It's the perfect way to celebrate while being able stay outdoors and socially distanced.
From 6-8pm on Halloween Saturday, the Village of Baytowne Wharf is offering Trick or Treat Street. Merchants will offer treats to all the spooky ghouls and goblins stopping by. Steve Hall will be playing music on the main stage, while anyone can enter the costume contest at Coconut Kidz. Stay for the fireworks show that starts at 8. The Village is taking several precautions for COVID, including asking people to stay in groups of 10 or smaller and keep socially distanced.
This novel idea of reverse trick-or-treating is the perfect way to share the Halloween spirit while remaining apart. Just prepare some goodie bags filled with treats for your neighbors and leave them on the door for them to find later.
There's always the old jack-o-lantern, and while nothing beats the classic look of a glowing hollowed out pumpkin, feel free to try something new. Here's a great guide to get you started.
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