Ann Arbor’s Main Street trick-or-treating, costume parade returns on Oct. 30

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Main Street Treat Parade on Oct. 31, 2017 (Photo: Meredith Bruckner)

ANN ARBOR – Celebrate Halloween with local businesses at the 21st annual Downtown Trick-or-Treating & Costume Parade on Sunday, Oct. 30.

More than 30 local businesses will be handing out treats to trick-or-treaters in costume. Just look for the black and orange balloons over the entrances of participating shops.

Trick-or-treating will be preceded by a costume parade with treats provided by Old National Bank.

Photo: Meredith Bruckner

“Downtown Trick-or-Treating brings joy to the neighborhood,” Sandra Andrade executive director of the Main Street Area Association said in a release. “The business community enjoys this event almost as much as the children.

“I highly recommend making your way downtown between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on October 30 whether or not you have kids in tow, it’s a lot of fun and worth the trip!”

Photo: Meredith Bruckner

Here’s the schedule of events, according to an event release:

  • 11-11:30 a.m. Costumed kids gather at Main and William to parade down Main Street.
  • 11:30 a.m. Trick-or-Treater Parade down Main Street led by Literati Bookstore. Parents are welcome to walk with their kids.
  • 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Downtown Trick-or-Treating! Main Street Area businesses invite all costumed characters to trick-or-treat. 

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Photo: Meredith Bruckner

Literati Bookstore will feature a spooky kid’s book display, a Halloween-themed photo op, a haunted children’s floor and an adult and children’s costume contest.

The Ann Arbor District Library downtown branch will also be holding its annual costume contest from noon-3 p.m. and is a quick walk from the festivities on Main Street.

To see a trick-or-treating map and to learn about other Halloween events in the area, visit

About the Author:

Meredith has worked for WDIV since August 2017 and was voted one of Washtenaw County's best journalists in 2019 by eCurrent's readers. She covers the community of Ann Arbor and has a Master's degree in International Broadcast Journalism from City University London, UK.