Sedona Main Street Program

Safe & Fun

Trick or Treating

October 31st

29th Annual Safe & Fun Trick or Treating

  5:00 to 8:00 p.m.  

The merchants in the historic business core (Sedona Main Street District) have a 29 year tradition of good will,

providing this safe and free Halloween tradition for the entire community.


 

 

 

Come to Uptown Sedona for Safe & Fun Trick or Treating on Halloween

(Saturday , October 31, 2015) from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

 

All good ghouls, goblins and ghosts are invited to “Spooktacular” fun. There are treats at the doorways along the sidewalks, plazas and courtyards of “Main Street” (N. State Route 89A), on both sides of the street from the Shops at Hyatt Pinon Pointe to Matterhorn Shoppes and from Sinagua Plaza up to Pink Jeep Plaza, thanks to these businesses. Many storefronts are decorated and costumed employees and owners add to the celebration.

Again this year, a Free Costume Contest is sponsored by Sedona Main Street Program and the City of Sedona Parks and Recreation.

 

The Contests take place at Canyon Breeze Plaza, beginning at 5:30 p.m. for 4 categories at the following times:

  • up to age 6 at 5:30 p.m.

  • ages 7-14 at 6 p.m.

  • ages 15 and up at 6:30 p.m.

  • groups of 2 or more at 7 p.m.

No fee or registration is necessary; costumed contestants should show up 10 minutes prior to the start time for your category.

 

There are prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each contest category, thanks to the following community businesses and non-profits: Schoolhouse Restaurant, 89Agave Cantina, Sedona Olde Time Photos, Sedona's Domino's Pizza, Sedona Engraving & Awards, Zainey’s Frozen Yogurt and Sedona Heritage Museum so far.

 

Special thanks to the volunteer contest judges: Sedona Mayor - Sandy Moriarty, City Councilor- Jessica Williamson, City Manager – Justin Clifton, City Assistant Manager – Karen Daines, and Sedona resident and volunteer extraordinaire – Kathy Levin. Start planning now to join the fun!

"Theatre Zombique" will play out from 5:00 - 8:00 pm on Jordan Road near the corner of N. State Route 89A. This is the 10th year for the production! It’s an exciting performance of community dancers dancing the daylights out of Thriller/Ghost Rave/Dead Man's Party, produced and directed by Martha Edwards. This year Juanita Bosman's Firedancers, RaNae Marusco's Dunun Drummers, and Dana DeLuz's teen ballroom dance class will also be performing in "Theatre Zombique", with lighting design by John Featherstone's company, Lightswitch. Special thanks to sponsor Sedona Arts Festival, a constant supporter of arts in our community, to the generosity of all these community dancers, and to the businesses who cooperated in making it possible to use this section of Jordan Road for the shows.

New this year, watch for random appearances of the Cowboy Zombies. These re-enactors are members of The Red Rock Posse of Sedona, a fun-loving group of Cowboys and Cowgirls. Once again these “Cow folk” are giving their all to bring joy to our community, so make sure to say “Howdy” and “Thanks pardners”!

Sedona Fire District will encourage “Be Safe, Be Seen” by handing out glow items. Fire trucks will be behind them, in the pull-out zone in front of 276 N. State Route 89A, for viewing by Trick or Treaters of all ages. Nearby, the Arizona Rangers – Verde Valley Company will be distributing Child ID Kits. The ID Kit allows parents to collect specific information by easily recording the physical characteristics, DNA and fingerprints of their children on identification cards that are then kept at home by the parent or guardian. If ever needed, this ID Kit will give authorities vital information to assist their efforts to locate a missing child. The Arizona Rangers, in addition to providing support and assistance to Law Enforcement agencies, are committed to assisting youth organizations; they have teamed up with the American Football Coaches Association by participating in the National Child ID Program to help protect children.

Sedona Police Department will have officers and Community Service Aides on patrol, plus Community Police Alliance Volunteers will assist at the crosswalks. The Sedona Volunteer Park Rangers will be on hand to assist costume contestants. Special thanks to all these community members and volunteers who help to keep the event safe and fun.

This trick or treat event began twenty-nine years ago when one merchant decided her child needed a safe and fun experience on Halloween night, instead of wandering the dark residential streets of Sedona. The entire community is welcomed and encouraged to come to this safe and fun location for Halloween festivities.

Over the years this free event has grown into a local community tradition with a great block party atmosphere! Parents, grandparents and community adults come to “people-watch” and visit with friends and neighbors, many in costume themselves. Measuring success by smiles, laughter and camaraderie, this is a smash hit. So be sure to come out on this hallowed eve for many treats, a costume contest, thrilling performances, great people watching via the parade of costumed characters, and a fabulous sense of community with the essence of small town character.

Take this opportunity to explore the new and ever-changing merchants, products, services and restaurants here, as a preview for your holiday shopping. Then come back at your leisure to patronize these businesses; it’s a great way to show your appreciation to all the merchants and restauranteurs who dig deep in their own pockets to provide all children of our community a howling good time!

Parking is available in Sedona Public Parking Lot (260 Schnebly Road), all along N. State Route 89A in Uptown and in free parking lots at plazas and shops in the area. Follow the Public Parking signs for appropriate parking locations. This free event is presented by the Uptown Sedona businesses and coordinated by Sedona Main Street Program for anyone young at heart.

 

For more information prior to event day please contact: 928-204-2390 or Info@SedonaMainStreet.com

 

 

The merchants in the historic business core (Sedona Main Street District) have a twenty-nine year tradition of good will, providing this safe and free Halloween tradition for the entire community. Take a gander at what they have to offer for your shopping list. We have 350+ businesses that would love to help you find that special something for a friend, family member or yourself.

 

 

Sedona Main Street Program’s annual event is free to attend,

providing an opportunity for everyone to savor our community,

and show support to local merchants.

 

Please email your questions to info@sedonamainstreet.com

or call SMSP 928-204-2390

SMSP is a Member of Sedona Events Alliance

 
 

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