Hi friends & neighbors -
It’s baaaack and better than ever! The Ghost Walk Riverside is coming back October 26 and 27 to entertain and spook you. Experience the age old art of storytelling this Halloween in downtown Riverside as some of the community’s most noted speakers delight young and old with original tales of ghouls and ghosts. Ghost Walk Riverside is an adventure through some of Riverside’s oldest and most historic buildings, often with one-night-only special access to areas deep within the city.
This event also gives you the chance to support your local arts organization – the California Riverside Ballet. Every year the CRB and the City of Riverside come together to put on this great event benefiting the CRB. IEShineOn is also a supporter of the CRB and so glad to share this event with our friends.
This year there are six tours and each tour will begin with a special dance presentation that participants may watch more than once. Multiple dance choreography will be presented. In addition, the Tombstone Trolley will be back offering bonus stories to all participants featuring VIP guest storytellers.
Tickets are now on sale via the website and are $15. For IEShineOn friends use the discount “SPOOKON” to get a 15% discount off of original ticket prices. For a group discount on purchases of 5 or more tickets, enter discount code “GROUP5″ during the checkout process (group tickets are $12 each). Remember, this is a rain or shine event and all sales are final.
Choose from the six available tour* options. There’s something for the little ones and for the adults:
Ol Yeller-A tour appropriate for all ages! This tour will make stops at Tildon Coil, the Metropolitan Museum, Downtown Library and the Universalist Church. Tour performers: Arlington High School, King High School
Spellbound Night-A progressive story appropriate for all ages, one long tale will be told at each tour stop which includes the Municipal Auditorium, Riverside Art Museam (roof-top and below) and the Riverside Downtown Fire Station. Performers: Ramona High School.
Skull Walk- The third tour appropriate for all ages will stop at the Loring Building, the statue of Eliza Tibbets and other thrilling locals. Performers TBD. This tour is handicap and stroller friendly. Performers: Poly High School, King High School
Purple Waze- Each year we offer a tour that celebrates the best spooky stories from years past. Purple Waze will do just that as it takes you to Room to Dance, Life Arts, Back to the Grind and the former Relish Cafe. Performers: King High School, Arlington High School
Dark Dreams- Back by popular demand, the Dark Dreams tour is for those who are a bit more adventurous. This tour will feature creepier stories and recommended for those who dare to enter the Courthouse, Old Coroner’s Morgue, a back alley and the RPD-Orange Station. Performers: North High School.
Blood Springs Road- This tour is also for the brave and noble for this tour is also for the more mature Halloween enthusiast. Journey to the Fox Theatre and other secret locals TBA. This tour is handicap friendly.
*Tours are subject to change. Each tour is approximate 1 1/2 hours but may vary according to walking distance and pace of the tour group.
Also right now the California Riverside Ballet Ghost Walk Riverside is up for the Viewer’s Choice Award innOVATION Grant. Ovation TV provides innovation grants and recognizes artists helping to revitalize their cities through their creative talents. There are 64 finalists and the CRB Ghost Walk needs your help! They are only one of four projects representing the state of California and the only one from Riverside. Support the local arts and vote today –> https://www.facebook.com/OvationTV/app_255394737897823
Till next time…
[Disclaimer: The fantastic folks at the California Riverside Ballet provided the tickets we are giving away for this week’s Fan of the Week Giveaway. They are not sponsoring this post and all opinions stated are 100% my own. Honesty is the best policy, right? Right! ;-)]