Howl-O-Ween Movie Night planned again at Ed Smith Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 22

Coco to be shown at 7 p.m., after Halloween costume contest

The Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Department, the Baltimore Orioles and the Sarasota Film Festival will present Howl-O-Ween Movie Night Spooktacular on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, they have announced.

Members of the public are invited to enjoy children’s games, and other various activities, a sensory area, and community booths in the stadium concourse and on the baseball field from 5 to 6:45 p.m., a news release says. At 6:45 p.m., the Orioles’ Bird will lead a Halloween costume parade around the bases, the release adds.

The featured movie, Coco, rated PG, will begin at 7 p.m.

Entry at the left-field gate will begin at 5 p.m.

Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets on which to sit to enjoy the movie from the outfield, or they may watch the film from stadium seating, the release says.

Each family group or individual planning to attend the festivities is encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to benefit All Faiths Food Bank, the release notes. Additionally, the release says, One Blood staff members will be on-site with their bus to take donations in the parking lot near the stadium entrance.

“Children ages 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult,” the release points out of the event.

Concessions will be available and sealed water bottles will be allowed. “Coolers and outside food are not permitted inside the stadium,” the release emphasizes. Further, it says, “High heels, folding chairs and strollers are not allowed on the field.”

Ed Smith Stadium is located at 2700 12th St. in Sarasota.