Halloween's Haunted Happenings

S.O.M.A.'s  We Love Our Downtown - Tuesday, October 8th from 4-7pm in Constitution Plaza

S.O.M.A.'s Ghost Stories - Saturday, October 12th at Altherr Nature Park.  Our special guides will lead you along the dark and scary Haunted Trail ... Hike leaves every 15 minutes from 6:30pm-10pm.  Enter at your own risk.
  • Ghost Stories (for all ages) in the Amphitheater at 7pm
  • Make sure to bring a flashlight.
  • Palm Reading by Madam Rose
  • Spooky Food for purchase
  • S'mores around the Campfire
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Trick or Treat Night

  • Monticello's Trick or Treat Night is Saturday, October 26th from 6-8:00PM. 
  Review the City of Monticello Events Calendar

Halloween Parade
The Greater Monticello Chamber of Commerce & White County Visitors Bureau is sponsoring the annual Halloween Parade and Costume Judging Contest. It will be held on Saturday, October 26th in front of the Courthouse.

Registration begins from 2:15-2:45 pm at Constitution Plaza, 110 N. Main Street.  Walking Parade begins at 3PM.  In the event of rain, judging only will be at the Knights of Columbus, located at 122 North Illinois Street.  All participants receive a treat bag.  All pet entries must provide clean-up.  Prizes will be awarded for best costume in several categories:
  • 0-2 Years
  • 3-5 Years
  • 6-7 Years
  • 8-11 Years
  • 12-Adult
  • Group
  • Pet
Community Trick or Treat
  • Brookston Trick or Treat - Thursday, October 31: 6:00-8:30 p.m.
  • Chalmers Trick or Treat -Thursday, October 31: 6:00p.m
  • Idaville Trick or Treat -Thursday, October 31: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Monon Trick or Treat -Thursday, October 31: 5:00 p.m.
  • Wolcott Trunk or Treat -Thursday, October 31, 5:00 p.m.
Other County Celebrations
  • Boys & Girls Club of White County: Saturday, October 26th Table or Treats, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
  • White Oak Health Campus: Tuesday, October 29th, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Creepy Cruise-In/Trick or Treat
  Review Enjoy White County Calendar of Events for October!

Keep your Children Safe this Halloween

The following are tips from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention):

Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.

Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always WALK and don't run from house to house.
Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.
Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.
Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
Enter homes only if you're with a trusted adult.
Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.
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October Parks Programs Announced!

  pdf Click to review the October Programs Schedule/Flyer

Updated on October 7th.

The Monticello City Parks Department announces the following September Programs. Please register for each class.  To register call Cindy Isom at 574-583-4525 or the Parks Department at 574-583-3983 or leave a message.  Most classes are free of charge, unless noted in the description.  If you have general questions, please call Cindy Isom at 574-583-4525.

Rustic Fall Jars
Thursday, October 10th at 7pm - Meet at the Anheier Building in City Park. For Adults. Make  beautiful colorful jars that spell fall and decorate them. Cost: $10.00.

Acrylic Cardinal on Tree Round
Tuesday, October 15th at 6:00pm in the Anheier Building in City Park. Joy Bailey will lead us step by step to create this Christmas decoration. Cost: $5.00.

Wildflower Bouquet
Wednesday October 16th at 4pm. Meet in the parking lot at Altherr Nature Park and bring clippers and a basket. We will walk the trails, identify fall wildflowers and clip a few to take home. All are welcome.

Fall Family Jam
Thursday October 17th at 6pm at the amphitheater in Altherr Nature Park. Frankie Rupe’s School of Guitar students will entertain us all and s’mores will be served over the campfire. Rain location is the Anheier Building in City Park.

Other Opportunities
Tuesday, October 8th from 4-7pm at Constitution Plaza - S.O.M.A.’s We Love Our Downtown
Saturday, October 12th at Altherr Nature Park - Ghost Stories
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Suggest an Event on our New Calendar!

The City of Monticello is proud to present its new events calendar.  The calendar lists upcoming events on our main web page and a more comprehensive listing inside.  You will find:

  • City Events (Council and Board of Works Meetings)
  • Parks Events (Summer Programs)
  • Twin Lakes Area Events (The Spirit of Monticello Festival and more)

This listing is mobile-friendly and each calendar can be added to your smartphone or desktop calendar by clicking the "Subscribe" button and following the prompt.

The community is encouraged to suggest an community-based, public event for addition to the calendar.  Simply fill out the form and submit your event.

  Review the Events Calendar Listing here.
  Suggest an Event

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