City of Salisbury offers Halloween safety tips, events

SALISBURY, Md. – As Halloween approaches, the City of Salisbury is gearing up for a memorable and safe event.

Trick-or-treating within City limits will be held on Sunday, October 31st, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. To ensure safety, Mayor Day and the Salisbury Police Department have offered a few tips for everyone:

  • Motorists driving in or around Salisbury on Halloween night should be on alert and looking for additional pedestrians. Exercise caution and slow down.
  • Pedestrians should remember to watch for cars and make sure to cross streets at designated crosswalks when available. Bright or reflective clothing is strongly urged, and at least one adult should be carrying a flashlight or other light source.
  • Never enter a stranger’s house while trick-or-treating, and never accept a ride without parent permission. Only accept unopened, store-bought treats, and inspect treats in a well-lit area at home before eating them.
  • To minimize the risk of COVID-19, citizens are urged to follow previously established public safety guidelines, including wearing a mask, maintaining distance between your family and other trick-or-treaters, and carry hand sanitizer.

For citizens looking for alternatives to traditional trick-or-treating, there are a few events being held in the Salisbury Area.

Treat Street will be held on October 31st, starting at 5 p.m., at the parking garage and parking lot 1 in Downtown Salisbury. Treat Street is a free event for children ages 11 and younger. To participate, children must wear a costume, bring their own trick-or-treat bag, and be accompanied by an adult. Parents/adults are also welcome to dress up in any costume that is appropriate for young children. This event is free, however, to ensure that everyone takes only their fair share, participants must register on-site to participate. Non-candy treats will be provided to children with food allergies; parents must request a non-candy badge at registration for this option.

The Salisbury Zoo will also host their Not-So-Scary Halloween Happening on Saturday, October 23rd, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. This event is geared towards children age 10 and under who may not want the scary parts of a Halloween event, however, all ages are welcome. Children will trick-or-treat through the Zoo, participate in Halloween games, enjoy a hay bale maze, and have the chance to participate in a costume contest. There will be an additional charge for food and some games, and attendees should bring candy buckets. More on this event can be found here.

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