Marysville groups are putting together multiple spooky Halloween events in the coming weeks for both kids and adults.
The downtown merchants will provide trick-or-treating again, the Marysville History Museum will have a ghost hunt fundraiser and the city of Marysville returns with their third annual adult-focused Monster Mash Halloween Ball.
Downtown Marysville Trick-or-Treating
Families are invited to Third Street in downtown Marysville on Oct. 31, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., to get some candy from local business owners.
The event is put on by the Downtown Marysville Merchants Association.
“We’re doing the usual trick-or-treating with downtown businesses,” said Lorene Wren, owner of Wrenhaven Vintage Market and a member of the merchants association.
“We love our community and that’s why we put this on every year,” said Wren.
Many of the business owners there enjoy putting on a Halloween costume and providing some candy to local children.
“We love giving out all the candy to the kids,” said Wren. “We adore all he smiling faces and the kids, and we love seeing all the costumes."
The event also provides a good environment for families to come down and enjoy Halloween.
“We like giving the community a safe place to come out and trick-or-treat,” said Wren.
Museum Ghost Hunt
Hear from some professional ghost hunters and other paranormal researchers at this Marysville Historical Society Halloween fundraiser.
The event will be held on Oct. 26 at the Marysville Museum at 6805 Armar Road, beginning at 7 p.m.
It is an ages 13 and older event and costs $30 per person.
Funds raised go toward the museum run by the Historical Society.
“We’re all volunteers here,” said Raven Corvus, a member of the Marysville Historical Society. “We do fundraisers so we can keep the doors open."
This is the second year the museum has hosted a Halloween ghost hunt event.
“We did pretty well with the first fundraiser last year,” said Corvus.
Corvus is the owner of White Noise Paranormal, a company that films various historical locations around the state in search of the paranormal.
“We will have a few guest speakers,” talking about ghost hunting and ghost filming at the event, said Corvus.
Monster Mash Halloween Ball
The city of Marysville’s Monster Mash returns for a third year at the Marysville Opera House.
The event is a 21-and-over Halloween event on Oct. 26 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $15.
“We will have a costume contest,” said Joanna Martin, Marysville’s community center manager.
“And there will be different activities available throughout the night,” she said.
The Afterparty will provide music for the event, who are “one of Seattle’s top party bands,” said Martin.
Beer and wine will also be available for purchase at the event.
“From what I’ve heard it is a lot of fun for everyone,” said Martin.
It is sponsored by the Fahlman Property Group.
“They help offset the cost of the event so we’re able to bring in a good band to play,” said Martin.