Riverside Ghost Walk
By Derek Obregon
For the past 22 years, Riverside has been holding on to a tradition that seems to be left in the past; the dying art of storytelling. When was the last time you heard a good story? Ghost Walk Riverside plans to change that with this annual event. Local King High School and North High School students from Riverside will tell stories alongside notable community speakers. They will present original tales to try and delightfully scare both young and old. Tours will depart from Main Street and there will be five different options available. The Skull Walk and Spellbound Night are completely family friendly, so bring the kids. The other three (Black Shadows, Dark Dreams and Blood Springs Road) are geared towards the more daring and adventurous. President of California Riverside Ballet’s (CRB) Board of Directors, Susan Anderson, says she plans on having better content and creativity of the stories than last year. The people asked for it, so the writers were encouraged to up the scare level to hopefully increase the adrenaline level of every person attending. In addition to all of the scary tall-tales, there will be live entertainment featuring music, dance and lots of tricks and treats. Be prepared to walk through the all new “Dark Dreams Doorway” and don’t be late to catch the “Tombstone Trolley.” It’s sure to be dead on time.
Main St. Pedestrian Mall, 3834 Main St., Downtown Riverside, (951) 787-7850. www.crballet.com. $15.