HOWEL! - Halloween in the Old West End Lanternfest 2021

October 30, 2021
2:00 PM - 8:30 PM

HOWEL 2021 is a free community festival and hosts activities for the whole family – the first portion of the event will include children’s activities, museum tours, vendor booths, opportunities to engage with community nonprofits, local artists, and craft demonstrations. The event will transition to a lively evening with fire dancing performances, the lighting of the lanterns, a band, and dancing. Children can enjoy face painting and games by Smokestack Theatre and a pumpkin painting contest (pumpkin carving for adults). Costume contests for both youth and adult entries are eligible to win prizes! Grizzly’s Hatchet House will host lanes on-site for hatchet throwing! The event is co-hosted by five area nonprofits: BookEnds (formerly Friends of the Library), Dan River Nonprofit Network, Smokestack Theatre Company, Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History, and Friends of the Old West End. Many thanks to our presenting sponsor, URW Credit Union. Other partners include Grace & Main Fellowship, Crema & Vine, and the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research – and the list keeps growing! If you are interested in partnering or sponsoring the event, contact While this event is primarily held outdoors, we do encourage attendees to be fully vaccinated and/or to wear a mask. Stay tuned for a schedule of events and for more information about HOWEL 2021 make sure to follow us on Facebook!

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