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Spirits in the Gardens

Reiman gardens popular fall celebration with over 1,000 hand-carved jack-o-lanterns!

5-7 p.m.

  • ISU SCUM – Chemistry Shows
  • Simon Says
  • ISU Juggling and Unicycling Club
  • The ISU Cosplay Club


5-9 p.m.

  • See amazing jack-o-lanterns, Hollusion hologram projections (best after sunset), glowing orbs, and the Sycamore Falls lighted tower.
  • Visit our Candy Factory on the Events Plaza to collect treats and non-candy items from our whimsical candy slides. Treats will be available all evening!
  • BSA Troop 230 will be selling snacks and warm drinks near Lake Helen as a fundraiser.

This event is timed ticket entry only. Tickets must be bought in advance online. Buy tickets by clicking here.

Hourly Schedule

New Day


Oct 23 2022


5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Reiman Gardens

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