When the sun goes down Thursday night, the undead will breach downtown Lawrence.
As part of the 16th annual Lawrence Zombie Walk, set to take place Thursday, community members are invited to come decked out in their Halloween costumes and spooky attire.
In addition to the Zombie Walk itself, folks can look forward to makeup and bloodbath stations, a photo station and a costume contest with prizes this year, according to the Facebook event page.
Donations and proceeds made will benefit the Lawrence Humane Society, the event page says. Attendees are encouraged to bring dog food, cat food, peanut butter and dog treats for the donation barrels.
The following vendors will also be present to sell their products and share information:
• AiZen Root Remedy, @aizenrr on Instagram and @aizenrootremedy on TikTok;
• The Pastry Lounge, @the.pastry.lounge on Instagram;
• Prime Martial Arts, primemartialarts.com; and
• Commandeer Brand, @commandeerbrand on Instagram.
The Zombie Walk is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 19 in downtown Lawrence. Participants will meet up at 6 p.m. at the South Park gazebo and the walk will commence at sundown. They’ll journey from South Park to Seventh Street along the east side of Massachusetts Street, and return south on the west side.
Attendance is free, and all ages are welcome. Spectators are invited to watch the walk from along the sidewalks.
This year’s event is presented by the Granada Theater and 1313 Mockingbird Lane. Anyone interested in participating as a makeup artist, sponsor or vendor or who would like to be involved in any other way can contact the Granada Theatre via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s a look at last year’s zombie walk: