Halloween needs to look different this year to reduce risk of spreading COVID-19.

While there are no official Trick-or-Treating hours, it can still happen with modifications. See the fact sheet below for how to reduce your risk this Halloween.

Halloween Tips from CDC

Additional Trick-or-Treating Safety

  • Make sure your costume is visible to vehicles and others.
  • Do not use toy weapons as part of any costume.
  • Only trick or treat with people you live with.
  • Only approach homes that have candy outside or allow you to avoid ringing the doorbell.
  • Stay on sidewalks, and obey traffic signs.
  • Carry a flashlight.
  • Don’t eat any candy until an adult can check it for you.
  • Make sure costumes do not impede movement or vision.
  • Remember to wear a cloth face covering. A Halloween mask alone does not provide enough protection.

Movies with Madison Parks: Casper (1995)

Date: October 27, 2021, 5:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Location: 100 Block of State Street (between Ian’s Pizza and the Veterans Museum)

Casper: Seeing is believing. An afterlife therapist and his daughter meet a friendly young ghost when they move into a crumbling mansion in order to rid the premises of wicked spirits.

Also browse the Big Red Reading Bus packed with free books for kids starting at 4:30 pm and Storytime with Madison Public Library at 5:00 pm.  All are welcome!

Downtown Madison Family Halloween

The trick-or-treat portion of Downtown Madison Family Halloween on State Street and Capitol Square has been canceled for 2021. However, there are other Halloween activities available downtown!


Freakfest has been canceled for 2021.