Smarties, this is such a neat Halloween tradition that started in the Elizabeth neighborhood but is open to all to enjoy: The Great Elizabeth Pumpkin Wall!
It’s a giant display of carved pumpkins with a different word of inspiration each year (like “Peace” “Earth” “Together”) and it will be lit in a ceremony tonight (Sunday) at 6:45 p.m. The shelves of pumpkins 20 feet high and 60 feet long will be relit on Halloween night. Anybody can bring a carved pumpkin to add to the wall. The location rotates every year, and this year it’s at 2229 Greenway Ave at the corner of Laurel and Greenway Aves.
This is the event’s 18th year, and ninth since it became an “official” neighborhood event! Click here for a great read in Axios about the history of the event, which dates back to the 2004 presidential election when a resident was trying to create the biggest yard sign in Charlotte for Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry.