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