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2015 Thriller & Halloween Parade 

October 25 
Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza

6:30 p.m. – Dance Showcase
8 p.m. – Halloween Parade (Quality to Mill Street)
8:30 p.m. Thriller!

Voted a Top 10 Halloween destination by USA Today, zombies will return to haunt downtown Lexington once again! The evening will kick-off at 6:30 p.m. with a dance showcase, fall foods and Halloween festivities at the Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza. Preceding the Thriller dance will be a Halloween parade featuring ghosts, ghouls, superheroes, villains and costumed characters of all kinds. The Thriller dance will start at Quality and Main streets and proceed along Main Street ending at Mill Street. The dance will occur repeatedly along the route.

Want to Shamble along and join in the Thriller Performance?

All right all you walking dead! Lexington Parks and Mecca Studios are looking for zombies for the 2015 Thriller performance. Participants are required to attend at least one regular rehearsal and one staging rehearsal. The cost to participate is $11.00 for adults, 12 and under is $6.00. All Zombies must be registered by October 17 either online or in person at one of the rehearsals..

Online Registration Link.

Rehearsal Schedule and Additional Information.

For more information contact Sarah at 859-425-2057.

Little Goblins Galore 

October 17 
3 pm - 7 pm 
McConnell Springs

Youth ages 12 and under can enjoy the Halloween season with fewer scares at Little Goblins Galore. Youth are encouraged to wear their Halloween costume as they trick-or-treat along a trial filled with friendly characters, many of which you've seen in popular movies. In addition, there will be a petting zoo, carnival games and special entertainment. Food and soft drinks will be available for purchase throughout the day. For more information, call 288-2900.


Registration Booklet- Fall/Winter 2015

Lexington Parks and Recreation
Park Hours

Dawn to Dusk
Unless otherwise posted

Fright Nights at Jacobson Park

October 1 - November 1
7:30 pm -9:30 pm Thur. & Sun.
7:30 pm-12 am Fri. and Sat.
Jacobson Park

Fright Nights at Jacobson Park returns for four years in a row, this Halloween and promises to be scarier than ever. Spread across 40 acres, patrons can enjoy three different attractions: the Dark Forest, 13 Doors & Entrapment. There is no age limit; however, we strongly encourage all parents/guardians to not bring their children under the age of 13. Additionally, patrons are not allowed to wear costumes. There are no refunds. For more information visit or call 859-229-4335.


Lexington Aquatics Master Plan Survey is Still Open

If you have not yet done so, please complete the Lexington aquatics master plan survey and share your input at the online engagement website (powered by mySidewalk). The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG) and Division of Parks and Recreation would like your input to help determine priorities for aquatic facilities. Click on the links below to complete the survey and also join the ongoing community discussion through mySidewalk.

Take Survey

MySidewalk Online Discussion 

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Last updated: 10/12/2015 2:00:21 PM