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There Will Be No Downtown Ann Arbor Business Trick-Or-Treating This Year Due To Pandemic

Sandra Andrade
Main Street Area Association

With the continuing pandemic due to the COVID-19 virus, the upcoming holiday season is likely to look different this year.  Halloween is about three weeks away, and the CDC has already said that in-person trick-or-treating is considered a "high-risk" activity, due to the presence of the virus in the community.

And now, Main Street Ann Arbor has announced the cancellation of the traditional, downtown business trick-or-treating event this year.  WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with the organization's executive director, Sandra Andrade, about that and other community activities that will still be taking place, mostly online.

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Credit Sandra Andrade / Main Street Area Association
Main Street Area Association
Downtown Ann Arbor

Downtown Ann Arbor Trick-or-Treating Cancelled this Year, but...

Unfortunately, for safety concerns, Ann Arbor's Downtown trick-or-treating is cancelled this year.  But never fear, there are a lot of other great things going on to celebrate autumn and Halloween with Downtown!!  

  • Lots of fun activities with the Library, including a costume and pumpkin contest
  • Cherry Republic has a scavenger hunt all month
  • Grizzly Peak's Socially Distanced Pups on the Patio Costume Contest
  • Halloween Le Bon Macarons
  • Bløm Hot Mulled Mead Kit
  • Kouzina & Thrive Juicery have Halloween deals

To see the full list of fun happenings and ways to support downtown this Fall season, visit our webpage

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Lisa Barry was a reporter, and host of All Things Considered on 89.1 WEMU.
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