CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Charlottesville’s Downtown Safe Halloween Festival will be taking place on Oct. 28.

The annual event will be held at the Ting Pavilion between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

It will feature performances by Brushwood’s School of Dance, a magic show by Freckles ‘n Friends, a DJ, a costume contest, a photo booth, a giant slide, an obstacle course and much more.

Everything wraps up with safe Trick or Treating on the Downtown Mall from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public.

"We know that in the city people are always a little nervous about going out to communities that they are unfamiliar with. So, it’s hosted by the City of Charlottesville and we’ll have a lot of people in attendance, a lot of staff in attendance making sure everything goes safely,” said Justin McKenzie, Special Events Coordinator for Parks and Recreation for Charlottesville 

If you’re a dog parent there’s still some fun you can have too.

Doggie Howlloween will be Friday, October 27th, with trick or treating and a costume contest for dogs on the Downtown Mall. Starting at 5 p.m. and going until 7:30 p.m. 

“The suggested donation is 15 dollars for your dog to enter the costume contest and the money towards that will go to the Cat Action Team which helps spay and neuter and take care of cats in neighborhoods,” said Carrie Pledger, Owner of Pawprints Boutique.

People are encouraged to dress up with their pet for the contest. 

For more information, call (434) 970-3260 or click here.