The City of Lake Charles’ will once again partner with Prien Lake Mall and Healthy Blue to provide a safe Halloween experience for the entire family on Monday, October 31.

The BOO-Tastic Bash will feature a mall-wide trick-or-treat, from 5-7 p.m. Children are invited to come in costume to scour the mall and its retailers for candy, while supplies last.

The City’s Recreation and Parks Department will provide Harvest Fest games.

“Partnerships between public and private agencies have provided us with the opportunity to put a new spin on some old events and these Halloween festivities are no different,” said Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter. “We are excited to partner with the Prien Lake Mall and Healthy Blue once again to provide a safe, festive location for community members to get out and enjoy Halloween.”

The events will all take place at Prien Lake Mall, located at 496 E. Prien Lake Road, and are free and open to the public to attend. Toy weapons will not be allowed and costume masks may only be worn during trick-or-treating.

The City recommends that trick-or-treat activities end at 8 p.m. that evening. Parents are encouraged to have their children home by 8:30 p.m. unless they are attending a supervised function sponsored by other parents or civic organizations. 

In addition to these Halloween day events, the City of Lake Charles is also hosting two new Halloween/Fall events. 

The City of Lake Charles, through its Partners in Parks Initiative, is teaming up with Gill Bright Animal Hospital to host the inaugural Howl-O-Ween Doggie Dress-Up Day.

Spooky, tail-wagging fun will be in abundant supply at Bark Du Lac Dog Park (111 W. Pine St.) on Saturday, October 22, 2022, from 2-4 p.m.

The City of Lake Charles and the Region 5 STEM Center are teaming up to launch STEM-based fun this fall with a brand-new event, a Pumpkin Chunking Contest! 

From 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 5, 2022, pumpkins will fly across the sandy shores of I-10 North Beach in Lake Charles.

Registration is open now through Friday, October 21, for middle and high teams wish to compete in this high-flying fun event.

To enter or learn more, scan the QR Code on the attached flyer, call the Region 5 STEM Center at (337) 217-4390, ext. 5335, or email

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