Fireworks, Halloween fun coming to Hesperia Lake Park
While Halloween may come and go officially on Thursday, many local residents will find it’s not over just yet — at least not at Hesperia Lake Park.
The Route 103.1 Hot Rod Halloween Fall Fest will bring a combination of classic cars, carnival games, Halloween candy and a special treat — fireworks.
“How often do you get fireworks mid-October/November?” The Route 1031.FM operations director, said last week. “Normally have them in July, (so) it’s a great opportunity to kind of have an early New Year.”
“(It’s) a great event for those families who want to take their families for a fun afternoon with free candy, free games, free music and. of course, a free fireworks show,” Hesperia Recreation and Park District General Manager Lindsay Woods said.
The event is from 2 to 7 p.m. at 7500 Arrowhead Lake Road and will include a classic car show, live entertainment, food vendors, craft vendors and carnival games, and special boxing, martial arts and acrobat demonstrations, according to a park district flyer.
“We will have a variety of old-fashioned games like bean bag toss, fishing, cakewalk, four bounce houses, ring toss, milk bottles and others,” Woods said.
For the most part, bounce houses and regular games are free while some clubs may be doing fundraisers and charging a small fee for games, according to Woods.
According to McGrosso, there are about 22 vendors registered with food vendors including Flo’s Kettle Corn, From Me to You Catering, and Lucy’s Frappe House, as well as other vendors such as Tupperware, Avon, Automobile Club of Southern California, Advance Disposal and Century 21, to name a few.
And the fun isn’t just for kids — McGrosso said a 54-year-old man called to ask if he could get candy if he dressed up. She said those who dress up are welcome to participate.
“We love to provide anything that we can do number one for the community and number two it’s a great opportunity for kids to come out and have fun,” McGrosso said.
Attendees won’t be the only ones in costume —McGrosso and two account executives will dress as the “three witches of Routewick,” she said.
Usually at Hesperia Civic Plaza Park, this year’s second annual event was relocated to include the rescheduled Hesperia Days fireworks show, which will start at 6:15 p.m., according to Woods.
“We started doing it as a place where the citizens of Hesperia could take their kids for safe trick or treating,” Woods said.
The first 100 cars to register will receive a “City of Hesperia 25th Anniversary dash plaque,” according to Woods, with car show proceeds going to the Hesperia Police Activities League.
“The Route 103.1 will continue to accept vendor applications through Oct. 30 or until full,” Woods said.
For more information about the event or to register as a vendor, call McGrosso at 760-244-2000 or visit www.HesperiaParks.com.
The event is presented by Desert Valley Hospital and Medical Group, with the City of Hesperia, Hesperia Recreation and Park District, Rancho Motor Company and The Route 103.1 FM as sponsors, according to McGrosso.