Friday, October 25, 2019

Pumpkin Party

Neighborhood trick-or-treating isn’t a thing of the past, but communities and organizations have been offering more alternatives to this Halloween tradition in recent years. 

There’s a certain amount of trust required to let your kids take candy from strangers, even in your own neighborhood. During my childhood, trick-or-treating almost always meant visiting the houses of people my friends and family knew. I’m not sure that’s the case for kids anymore, so I can see why parents opt for community-sanctioned events where treats are distributed.

One of those is The Great Pumpkin Party in the Square, a free event happening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Cleveland’s Public Square. 

Partygoers are invited to come in costume and take part in activities including pumpkin drawing, a pumpkin roll and even trick-or-treating. All ages are welcome.

Before or after the party, check out Prismatica, a free interactive lighting exhibit in Public Square from midnight to 11:59 p.m. daily through Nov. 15.


  1. I love the idea of a neighborhood pumpkin carving party or other Halloween event. My own neighborhood is small so it lends itself well to this kind of thing and the neighbors with children often coordinate events for Halloween, July 4, etc.

    1. Sounds like you live in a fun, friendly neighborhood for kids and adults.


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