Costumed characters lead the childrens parade around Wehmhoff Square during the 2009 Spooky City event in Burlington.

A magic show has been added to the list of events included in this year’s 22nd annual Spooky City Saturday in downtown Burlington.

Members of the Milwaukee Society of Magicians will provide close-up and stage magic shows at the Plaza Theater beginning at noon.

Following the show, the Western Racine County United Way will give away “Live United” T-shirts.

At 1 p.m. the theater will show the Halloween classic “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” presented by Community State Bank.

Those events join the long list of traditional activities intended to provide safe trick or treating opportunities for children and other Halloween-themed events in the city’s downtown business district.

The list of events includes free face painting and prizes, free hayrides, a costume parade, “pumpkin” bowling at Towne & Country Lanes, and interactive Halloween movies at the Plaza Theater.


Spooky City Schedule

• 9:30-10:30 a.m. – Free face painting, tattoos and The Duck Dunk at Fox River State Bank.

• 10:30 a.m. – Costume walking parade around Wehmhoff Square Park at the library.

• 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Free downtown hayrides, beginning and ending at McDonald’s.

• 11 a.m. – noon – Safe trick or treating to participating businesses downtown.

Noon – Free live magic show at Plaza Theater.

1 p.m. – Free showing of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” and Live United T-shirt giveaway at Plaza Theater.

3 p.m. – Halloween Pumpkin Bowl for families at Towne & Country Lanes.

• 7 and 9:15 p.m. – “Paranormal Activity 3: The Halloween Experience” interactive movie at Plaza Theater.

9:30 p.m. – Halloween Pumpkin Bowl for adults at Towne & Country Lanes.

Midnight – “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at Plaza Theater.


Trick or treat times

Here is a listing of trick or treat times and other Halloween-themed events in area communities.

October 29:  Town of Lyons, 3-5 p.m. A bonfire is at 6:30 p.m. in Riverview Park on Mill Street, sponsored by the Town Fire Department. A Halloween party is at the Town Hall on Lyons Street prior to bonfire (sponsored by Lions Club, Leos, Legion).

October 30: City and Town of Burlington, 3-5 p.m.; Village of Rochester, 3-6 p.m.

October 31: Village of Waterford, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Union Grove, 5-7 p.m.