MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The new Shelby County Health guidelines have lots of people looking for alternatives to Halloween.
First of all, The Shelby County Health Department wants me to make this clear. They are only guidelines to keep kids and families safe. No one will be written up or ticketed.
They just don’t want to see an influx of pediatric cases after Halloween.
So we went searching for alternatives and found some great ones.
“All the wrestlers are going to be able to bring this huge ring out to the property it’s drive-in wrestling just like you have a drive-in movie theater but everyone is going to be able to drive in,” said LaDell Beamon, with Heal The Hood Foundation.
There will be costume contests, tons of candy, and even wrestlers and super hero’s available for the kids to take pictures with. Plus, they will all be wearing masks and social distancing and so will the kids and families who attend.
“We are going to have Michael Keatons BatMobile that’s going to be there, we have ghostbusters truck that’s going to be here we have food trucks that’s going to be here & everything is going to be huge,” said Beamon.
They are also partnering with Kiley Butler with Production One, for another event a week before Halloween that will provide a huge drive-in movie theater for kids and families in and around the Mid-South.
"Whether it’s a drive-in event where you are listening in your car with your FM radio or you’re socially distancing sitting outside we have a couple of different screens and lots of powerful equipment to make it happen and seeing the joy on kids faces getting outside and having fun with their families doing things in the middle of what has been a very difficult year it’s a fantastic things to be a part of, said Butler.
There will also be some very important people in attendance.
“Jason Vorhees is going to be there from Friday the 13th so we are going to have huge things we are going to have spiderman here the flash, the green arrow is going to be here so the kids are going to have a festive time,” said Beamon.
The Malco Drive-In Movie theater on Summer Avenue also has a spooktacular celebration that includes trivia and lots more on Halloween.
The Fire Museum is having a scavenger hunt, Theatre Memphis is hosting Hallowdaze in their parking lot.
Navy MWR Midsouth is hosting an event, and several Midsouth churches, at 6 different locations, are coming together for drive thru trunk or treat events.
Shelby Farms is showing The Black Panther Drive-in movie on Halloween Day.
For adults, Memphis Riverboats is having an event on Halloween night.
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