Halloween 2021: The great debate. Should we? Should we not? Let’s meet in the middle and go for it,
just do it as safely as possible. We have debated long and hard on this decision, and we have agreed to
move forward with our annual block party with some spacing and safety changes to help us gather as safely as possible. Please understand that this is a community gift event, organized by the Globe Downtown Association, but brought to you by our business community. So let’s ease back into the fun with thankfulness and understanding that we know we will not be exactly as before, but are doing our best.
Please join us for this annual community gift trick-or-treat event night in downtown Globe. With usual estimated crowds of over 5,000 spread out throughout our historic downtown, come ready to meet, greet and trick-or-treat along Broad. The Broad Street Trick-or-Treat runs from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., or until stations run out. Start anywhere, from Yuma St. to Sycamore St. or Sycamore St. to Yuma St. Entering the line anywhere in the zone will help disperse the huge congested crowd of tiny Batmen and princesses that usually piles up on South Broad St. We are asking the candy stations to be creative in the way they hand out candy to make it as socially distant as possible, so be patient and let’s make this year fun and memorable.
This year, instead of our four music and dancing stages, we are taking it back a step to avoid mass
groupings, but we will bring this feature back for future events as the pandemic moves behind us. As a hybrid we are still welcoming car show participants, family trunk-or-treat stations, sidewalk chalking, a storefront decorations contest with people’s choice voting, spooky 1910 jail cell walks from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., and the ever fun social media pumpkin carving and costume contest. This year’s contest will all be by #hashtag entry to keep it as touch-free and easy as possible. There is something for everyone; we cannot wait to play with you and your 5,000 closest friends, in the best socially distant way possible.
Event Activities Timeline
Broad Street Closure: 4 p.m. (vehicles within zone cannot be moved until crowd is dispersed at 9
4-9 p.m. Oak Street Food Trucks and Vendors
4-9 p.m. Broad Street Pedestrian Zone
4-7 p.m. Kiddos Semi-Spooky 1910 Jail Walkthrough (free)
4-9 p.m. Social media/#hashtag (#Globe-Halloween2021) costume contest, anywhere in the district
4-9 p.m. People’s Choice Voting for the storefront/merchant decoration contest. Ballots cast by #Hashtag (#GlobeHalloween2021) tally
4-9 p.m. Most Creative Candy Station Dispensing Contest. Ballots cast by #hashtag tally
4-9 p.m. Most Creative Pandemic Face Covering/Mask. Ballots cast by #hashtag tally
5:30-7 p.m. Community Trick-or-Treat, with downtown merchants, community groups, churches, nonprofits, municipalities and more
5:30-7 p.m. Truck-or-Treat, pre-registered and approved families and individuals; join in on the gifting fun.
5:30-7 p.m. Car Show participants candy giveaway