To celebrate being named a KaBOOM Playful City USA award, Mesa will host a free “day of play” on Oct. 22 at Red Mountain Park. The event features a Halloween theme and candy for trick-or-treaters. Radio Disney will provide entertainment. And a free party will include bounce houses, rides, games, arts and crafts, police and fire vehicle displays, raffles, food and vendors. Also, residents can enter their costumes or carved/decorated pumpkins in contests. For rules, go to mesaaz.gov/parksrec/75thAnniversary.aspx.
The event is sponsored by Radio Disney, the Foundation for Mesa Parks and Recreation and Phoenix Suns Operation Orange. The event is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a screening of “Disney’s Spooky Buddies” at 8:30 p.m. The park is at 7745 E. Brown Road.