Celebrate Harry Potter with
a day of magical fun this Halloween!
SOUTHPORT'S annual Halloween Festival,
is put on by Southport BID and is now in it's 3rd year. This year,
the week long event will have even more twist, turns and changes then ever!
The festival aims to bring lots of fun and entertainment to the Town Centre
during the Autumn ½ Term, this year, with a series of
great events within the Town Centre all set to thrill and spook Halloween fans
of every age.
The latest news is that Harry, Hagrid and
Dumbledore will be flying into Southport for an afternoon of tricks treats and
surprises marking the wizard's 20th Anniversary. They will be joined by
Professor Sprout and her wand making workshop and kids will learn their wizard
house with a chance to sit underneath the sorting hat. Diane Celine
Photography, from Wesley Street, Southport, will also be on hand for kids
to have the chance to dress up as a wizard in their very own photo shoot!
We are also told that the Hogwarts Owls will also be joining the fun, along with
some of their special creepy, crawly friends.
Marie Curie will be holding a fire walking
contest, plus you will also find a monster petting zoo popping up! Other
events included within this year's festival includes 4 days of mischievous
family fun within a grand central marquee, a 2 day Indie Horror film festival at
The Atkinson, and on Saturday, 28 October, a 16 foot spider will be roaming the
streets... So be warned, you might find out your dinner for this Arachobot as
the puppet as it navigates its way amongst the crowds looking for dinner
and a playmate.
Hugh Evans of Southport BID says of the
festival:- "We are really excited for this year's festival. It was time
for a change and so we took on board feedback and have tried to create a real
festival feel event with things to see and do all week and throughout the Town
Centre. We are particularly excited about securing the Arachnobot; it has
appeared in Cities and festivals around the world and we think it will be a
really thrilling, fun family spectacle that will get people talking!"
Also keep an eye out for a series of events
and other performances, most of which we are told will be free...
Southport's Halloween Festival has attracted a
huge following online and offline, with Halloween fans from around the region
and beyond heading to Southport in order to experience the Halloween fun. Will
it happen this year, only time will tell. Head to:-
SpookySouthport.com to hunt down the different events or follow
Southport Halloween Festival on Facebook for loads of updates.