Photos: Carnival Tricks and Treats

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Angela Palumbo and son Austin with pup Penelope dress as pirates for the City of Malibu Halloween Carnival last Friday at Bluffs Park.

The City of Malibu hosted its annual Halloween Carnival at Bluffs Park on Friday afternoon. Due to high winds and power outages in Malibu on Friday, the traditional outdoor carnival changed into a partial outdoor/indoor carnival with quick thinking by City staff.

Children had fun playing a variety of games, including Itsy Bitsy Bats, Monster Mania, Tic-Tac-Toe, Pumpkin Pitch, Pirate Pluck arts and crafts, as well as walking down a catwalk during the costume parade. Malibu Public Library children’s librarian Lauren Kratz was on hand to give away books as prizes, along with a host of local sponsors. Witches, cowboys and pirates all took a walk down Trick-or-Treat street to collect an assortment of treats and prizes.

“Despite the unpredictable weather and circumstances of the day, the city was able to accommodate over 125 families at the annual Halloween Carnival at Bluffs Park,” City of Malibu Recreation Supervisor Kristin Riesgo shared. “City staff was able to make the best of the situation and conduct a fun event. All of the families who attended were positive and understanding of the situation. Overall, it was a great event that ended with a lot of smiles.”