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Pumpkin Walk Lights Up Summit Park

Fall celebration brings the community together

In what has become an annual tradition, neighbours from across Quadra Village and the surrounding communities have been lighting up their jack-o-lanterns along the paths in Summit Park the day after Halloween for everyone to enjoy. The Summit Park Pumpkin Parade runs from 5:30-8:30pm on November 1st.

The leafless branches of the Garry Oaks in this protected ecosystem provide the perfect backdrop for this spooky fall event. A delightfully low-key event put on by local volunteers from Hillside-Quadra Collective and Alter Arts Society, the event also provides an opportunity for residents to ensure their pumpkins get a second life. Participants are invited to make a $2-5 donation to cover the cost of removing the pumpkins for composting. 

This year attendees will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite jack-o-lantern, and the winner will receive a prize pack donated by The Root Cellar. 

Organizers have also teamed up with local favourites Theatre SKAM, whose pop-up theatre will be on site for two performances beginning at 7:30pm. 

Those bringing a stroller or wagon to transport heavy pumpkins should use the Blackwood Street entrance at the south side of the park, and bring their pumpkins to the tower for placement.