Get Into the Fall Spirit with Arlington Parks’ October Events
By Danica Dodson, Arlington Parks & Recreation
Posted on September 29, 2021, September 29, 2021

Gentleman holding a happy dog, kids watching an animal trainer hold a snack in awe, little kid in a bear costume painting a pumpkin

As the weather cools off, there’s nothing better than a visit to the park on a crisp autumn day! Mark your calendar for these upcoming October events with Arlington Parks and Recreation.

River Legacy Fall Festival – Saturday, October 9

This year’s River Legacy Fall Festival combines the best of River Legacy's signature fundraising event, After Dark in the Park, with the City of Arlington's Eco-Fest for a unique one-day family fall festival! Activities will include animal encounters, delicious food, games, bounce house, camping demonstrations, tree giveaway and much more. You can purchase admission as well as food and beverage coupons at the event. The festival will begin at 11 AM and wrap up at 9 PM.

Eastside Exchange – Saturday, October 16

The Eastside Exchange community market is coming to Bob Cooke Park on select Saturdays this fall! Come enjoy food trucks, music, and a variety of local vendors in the park from 11 AM – 2 PM.

Yappy Hour Dog Social – Saturday, October 23

Your favorite award-winning dog social is back this year as a Howl-o-ween Spooktacular fall event! With live music, fun contests, vendors, and more, you won’t want to miss this Yappy Hour for pups and their peeps. This event is for ages 21+ and welcomes leashed dogs with fenced off-leash play areas available. Seating is limited, so bring lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy a nice fall evening at Rush Creek Dog Park! This year’s Yappy Hour is a BYOB event – coolers are welcome, no glass containers please.

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Halloween Tot Party - Wednesday, October 27

Join us for an indoor trail adventure of fun games, goodies, and costume parade throughout Dottie Lynn Recreation Center! The event is from 10 AM - 11:30 AM. Tots are required to be escorted through activities by a parent or guardian 18 years or older. Participants may come and go to make their way through designated stations at their leisure. $5/child.

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Trail-or-Treat – Friday, October 29

We will close out October with a spooktacular evening at Bob Cooke Park’s Trail or Treat! Come enjoy games, giveaways, bounce house, face painting, vendors, music, candy & fun from 6-8 PM. Don’t forget to wear your costume! This is a FREE event where participants will receive a free meal. In order to receive a meal, please pre-register online, in person, or by calling East Library and Recreation Center at 817-275-1351. The first 500 to register will receive the free meal.

Click here to register!

Dottie Lynn Recreation Center, Bob Cooke Park
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