Merced County Office of Education is organizing the "Lights on Afterschool" event on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in Downtown Merced.
The festival celebrates afterschool programs and is one of more than 7,500 similar events held throughout the nation. MCOE expects hundreds of people to attend the event, which will feature free entertainment including live performances by students, an art gallery, games, bounce houses, arts and crafts, a pumpkin patch and exhibition booths. Children can also participate in a costume contest at 7:30 p.m.
For more information, contact Luise So'oalo at (209) 381-4533.