City Of Akron To Celebrate Trick Or Treat On Saturday, October 29 From 5-7 PM



This year, the City of Akron’s annual celebration of Halloween will take place on Saturday, October 29. Akron residents who wish to participate in “Trick or Treat Night” may show their support by turning on their porch lights between the hours of 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. that evening. Akron police patrols will pay special attention to children and families walking city neighborhoods to promote a safe and successful celebration for all.

According to Akron City Council ordinance, “Trick or Treat Night” in the City of Akron is always the last Saturday in October from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The City, Downtown Akron Partnership, Lock 3, and other partners plan to host a variety of other Halloween and fall events in the month of October as part of the City’s “Fall in Love with Akron” campaign.

Lock 3 will present a fall movie series every Saturday in October. As Lock 3 begins to undergo its transformation, the location for the movies will change. Please note the location for each week below. Free admission. Guests are encouraged to bring a chair and a blanket.

  • Oct. 1 - Dora and the Lost City of Gold 7:30pm at Cascade Plaza

  • Oct. 8 - Cruella 7:30pm at Cascade Plaza

  • Oct. 15 – Gremlins Presented by The Nightlight and Lock 3 7:30pm on top of Mocha Maiden Parking Deck (located next to MUSICA off E. Market, between High and Main St.)

  • Oct. 22 - Hocus Pocus 7:30pm at Cascade Plaza

  • Oct. 29 - Rocky Horror Picture Show Presented by The Nightlight and Lock 3 7:30pm on top of Mocha Maiden Parking Deck (located next to MUSICA off E. Market, between High and Main St.)

On October 22, Downtown Akron Partnership (DAP) will host Fall Fest from 5 to 9 p.m. in downtown Akron.

There will be Trick or Treating along Main Street from 5 to 7 p.m., as well as pumpkin decorating, music, fire pits, vendors and more in Cascade Plaza.

Free Activities include:

  • 10+ Trick or Treating stations

  • Free Photobooth

  • Roaming Magician

  • Pumpkin Decorating

  • Face painting by Imani Brantley

  • Local Music from Mo' Mojo

  • Fire pit lounge

Available for purchase:

  • Local craft brews & specialty beverages

  • Totally Baked Pizza

  • Lepley & Co. flowers

  • Essential Dipped Delights desserts

  • Bereka Coffee food & drinks

Stick around for the free 7:30 p.m. showing of Hocus Pocus. Don't forget to bring your Fall in Love with Downtown Akron passport with you!

Fall Fest is presented by Downtown Akron Partnership with support from the City of Akron, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and Ohio Arts Council.

“There’s so much to do as we celebrate the fall season here in Akron,” said Mayor Horrigan. “I encourage everyone to get out and enjoy fall; spend some time with neighbors, family, and friends, and check out all the events and fun activities downtown and throughout our city.”

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