Organizers of the annual Ghost Walk Riverside announced Wednesday that the spine-tingling tours will return on the weekend prior to Halloween, centered in Riverside’s oldest park.
“White Park will rise with the magic of Halloween this October, featuring multiple theatrical encounters with the mystical, mysterious and freakish underbelly of Riverside,” according to the California Riverside Ballet, which produces the Ghost Walk events to raise money for the nonprofit.
The walks are scheduled on a rotating basis in the five-acre space on the nights of Oct. 21 and 22.
“This year’s celebration will feature two freakily fun walking tours that wrap through the half-mile loop trail within White Park, established in 1883,” the CRB said. “Along the tour trail, patrons will be treated not only to the sounds and sites of Halloween, but to the annual crowd favorite Thriller Dance Production.”
In-person tours returned last October following a conversion of the program to virtual tours via the internet in October 2020 because of the coronavirus lockdowns.
High school students perform reenactments and take on the roles of the goblins, apparitions, victims, malefactors and other Halloweenish figures who populate the tours.
Proceeds from ticket sales directly benefit the ballet.