The City of Hagerstown is coordinating a Downtown Hagerstown Halloween Block Party to take place on Saturday, October 30 from 5-9 pm on South Potomac Street, between Washington and Antietam Streets. The street will be closed to traffic, and downtown businesses, area nonprofit organizations, and churches will be giving out candy to kids in costume. There will also be live music, performances, and contests. The event is free and open to the public.
The schedule of events consists of trick-or-treating for kids from 5-6:30 pm; a costume contest for kids on the steps of the Maryland Theatre at 6:30 pm; a performance by BISFA students at 6:45 pm; a performance by the Club Medics band from 7-8 pm; and a costume contest for adults on the steps of the Maryland Theatre at 8 pm. DJ Jay Heich will be hosting the evening and keeping the party going strong from 5-9 pm. Prizes will be awarded for the costume contests. After the block party ends at 9, there will still be plenty of things to do in various venues downtown, including live music at Prohibition Hub, Halloween parties at restaurants, and a haunted house at the ACT Black Box Studio.
“The block party came into being after the Alsatia Club cancelled its annual Mummers’ Parade due to the ongoing COVID situation,” Community Events Coordinator Kitty Clark said. “Businesses, restaurants, nonprofits, the Hagerstown Main Street Advisory Council, and staff from the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts all have come together to create this fun and family-friendly Halloween event in the heart of our Arts & Entertainment District.”
For more information, contact Clark at 301-739-8577, ext. 111, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit @HagerstownMainStreet on Facebook.