The fourth annual Trick or Treat Alberta Street will take place, rain or shine, on Saturday, October 31 from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Local businesses with Trick or Treat Alberta Street posters on display will be providing treats to costumed children as they trick or treat up and down Alberta Street on Halloween day. The first 400 kids who trick or treat at Green Bean Books in costume will get a limited edition trick or treat bag.
“Trick or Treat on Alberta is one of our very favorite Alberta Street community events of the year,” said Jennifer Green, owner of Green Bean Books. “We can’t wait to see all the creative costumes that will stream through our store. Some of last year’s favorites were a family of Russian nesting dolls, an animated exploding volcano and a giant squid.”
“We always have a costumed, not-too-scary story time at Green Bean,” said Green. “This year it will be on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Kids can come and hear some spooky stories, sing silly songs and play games to kick off their trick or treating.”
With more than 45 businesses and restaurants on Alberta Street taking part, Trick or Treat Alberta Street involves the whole community.
Many businesses go beyond candy for the kids to provide coupons and treats for adults as well. Angie Heiney, owner of Frock, participated last year and is excited to do it again.
“It’s a great event,” said Frock. “I loved all the adorable costumes and enjoyed handing out candy to the kids and coupons to the adults. It was great exposure for our business and made the neighborhood feel really festive.”
Hosted by Alberta Main Street, this free community event began as a way to provide a safe Halloween experience while helping promote local businesses and create a sense of community. The event is supported by local sponsorship and the participation of Alberta Street businesses.
Alberta Main Street advances efforts to develop a vibrant, creative, equitable, and sustainable commercial district serving residents and visitors to the community. Learn more about Alberta Main Street at albertamainst.org.