Downtown Riverside Ghostwalk
Returning for its 17th year, Friday October 24th and Saturday October 25th from 5:40 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., the California Riverside Ballet brings downtown Riverside alive with stories of horror, mystery and intrigue. Tours occur at 20 minute intervals with guests being led through the historic district, in the shadows of the Mission Inn, where they will hear spine-tingling to comic renditions of tales “from beyond”. In 2005, the Ghostwalk event received the recognition as “Best Event in Riverside” and continues to be a tradition gaining additional popularity every year.
The weekend before Halloween, the California Riverside Ballet (CRB) brings the downtown area alive and into its supernatural theme with stories of horror, mystery and intrigue along with the ever-anticipated performances of the CRB dancers adding to the theme of phantasm and illusion.
Beginning as the moon rises on both Friday and Saturday nights, guests are toured throughout the historic district. The first stop takes you to the Riverside Ballet Arts Studio where you will witness the CRB dancers beckon the undead to dance. Some of the tour locations that you may be brought to are: the Riverside Art Museum, the Metropolitan Museum, the Historic Aurea Vista Hotel, and the First Congregational Church.
The “Ghostly Meal Deal”
The California Riverside Ballet has created the “Ghostly Meal Deal” for your dining enjoyment during the Ghostwalk event. The meal includes two slices of cheese or pepperoni pizza, a soda, juice bottle or small water, and a cookie for dessert for only $5.00. Be sure to add the “Ghostly Meal Deal” to your order to get this special price!
Bring the whole family and don’t miss the CRB BOO-TIQUE, additional activities, music, and dancing at the boardwalk during this annual event. Unfortunately, many tour location stops are not stroller or wheelchair accessible.
Ticket Information: Tickets will be available on the night of event for “cash only” at $10.00 each. Children 2 and under are FREE! $5.00 additional for the “Ghostly Meal Deal”.
Ghostwalk Writers: Have a story? Each year the CRB accepts stories from well-known and up-and-coming writers to be told to our visitors. If your story is about the Alive, the Dead or about Ghosts or Ghouls just hanging around or wandering the halls in Downtown Riverside, submit your story to be selected for next year’s Ghostwalk event. Your story needs to be 10 minutes in length and must engage the audience.