Southern Utah Weekend Events Guide: Videocast and Weather

Happy Halloween from The Independent! Southern Utah has a weekend filled with spooktacular events to get you into the Halloween spirit. Get ready for a weekend of haunts, howls and Halloween fun! Pick the perfect costume, find your sweet tooth and stay safe this Halloween weekend. For a full list of weekend events, visit The Independent’s Events Calendar at

1Twilight Family Fun Run

Start the weekend off Friday night with the family at the Twilight Family Fun Run. Located at the Sky Mountain Golf Course in Hurricane, participate in a one mile or 5K run through the haunted golf course. Afterwards, enjoy a trunk or treat put on by local businesses. The run begins at 7 p.m. It will be cooler with temperatures in the  mid- to high-60s.

2Mad Hatter Party

Also on Friday night, join in on the third annual Mad Hatter Party at The DiFiore Center. This event will feature finger foods, music, witches brew, an auction and much more. Wear your craziest hat, and be a part of the madness starting at 7 p.m. This event is 21 and over, and an R.V.S.P. is suggested. Dress appropriately because temperatures will be in the low-70s.

3Halloween Spooktacular

Experience a show full of talent Friday night with the Halloween Spooktacular at the Cox Performing Arts Center. The Southwest Symphony will be performing with the St. George Dance Company and Summer Belnap Robertson, as they feature music of the Halloween season. The show begins and 7:30 p.m., and children dressed in costumes will have free entrance.

For more information, check out “St. George Dance Company and Southwest Symphony present Halloween Spooktacular”

4Farmers Markets

The Downtown St. George Farmers Market and the Veyo Farmers Market are in their last weekend for the season. Saturday morning, enjoy fresh produce, baked goods and crafts. This is your last chance, so don’t miss out. The Year Round Cedar City Farmers Market will continue through the winter season. Times and locations are posted on our Events Calendar at

5Casablanca Halloween Bunco Tournament

The Casablanca Hotel in Mesquite will be hosting a Halloween Bunco Tournament Saturday from 1-5 p.m. Registration begins at noon. You could win cash prizes up to $5,000. Registration fees are between $79 and $99 dollars.

For more information, check out “Let’s get ready to Halloween Bunco at the Casablanca!”


6Halloween Dance Parties

If you are looking for some of the best Halloween parties southern Utah has to offer, check out Envy Night Club in Mesquite, Mike’s Tavern in Cedar City or Loveshack 80s Halloween Party at the Casablanca Hotel. All happening Saturday night, these Halloween dance parties will feature live DJs, costume contests, drinks, prizes and much more. Dress in your best Halloween costumes and dance the night away. The Loveshack 80s Halloween Party will begin at 8:30 p.m. Hit Mike’s Tavern or Envy Night Club by 9 p.m. when doors open. All three events are 21 and over.

7Sunday Edition

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