Display your Jack-O’-Lantern (pumpkin) at Bannerman Park and participate in the annual Pumpkin Walk – a magnificent Halloween themed event that includes music with a live DJ and pop-up performances. A light source will be provided for your pumpkin.
This is a free, inclusive event. Everyone is welcome to come and admire the pumpkin display. It is not necessary to bring a pumpkin.
Wednesday, November 1
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Rain date is Thursday, November 2
- Sensory friendly hour: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. (during sensory friendly hour there is no loud music or surprise performances).
- Pumpkins will be placed on the ground along the perimeter of the Loop and lining the major pressed gravel paths throughout the park.
- A light source will be provided for your pumpkin.
- In the spirit of reducing waste, bring your own reusable mug for your FREE hot chocolate.
- This is an earth friendly event. Following the event, all Pumpkins will be composted at Robin Hood Bay Regional Waste Management facility.
- Accessible parking spaces will be available in the main parking lot off Bannerman Road during the event.
- Gender Neutral and accessible (portable) toilets will be available on site.
- Sensory Friendly Hour is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., during this time there will be no loud music and no surprise performances. After 6:30 p.m. the event will feature Halloween themed music, a live DJ and pop-up performances possibly including Zombies.
- GoBus drop-off and pick-up location is the sidewalk in front of the Bannerman Park Pool House on Bannerman Road. The GoBus must be booked in advance.
- The Park lights will remain on throughout this event however lighting may be dim in the evening. Patrons are welcome to bring a flashlight.
- The City of St. John’s strives to create accessible and inclusive programs and services where possible. To request accommodations, learn more or provide feedback or suggestions, please call 709 576 4450 or email email@example.com
From 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. on November 1 you can drop off your pumpkin at Bannerman Park in advance. Following the event, all Pumpkins will be composted at Robin Hood Bay Regional Waste Management facility to be used in future landscaping projects.
- Neighbourhood Watch has been a part of Pumpkin Walk from the very start – it began as a Neighbourhood Watch event!
- Thousands of the pumpkins are purchased and carved by the residents of St. John’s, to greet trick-or-treaters, and unfortunately many of these pumpkins are the target of vandalism after Halloween.
- Over 50% of crimes reported around Halloween are crimes against property, many of these crimes involve jack-o’-lanterns.
- By bringing your pumpkin to Bannerman Park for Pumpkin Walk, the opportunity for these crimes is reduced greatly.