Celebrating Halloween in the Heights

Residents enjoy last year's CovenTREAT Halloween event in Coventry Village.

It’s become a fall family tradition—celebrating the thrills and chills of Halloween in various Cleveland Heights business districts—at safe, walkable, family-friendly community events. This year, three business districts will host separate Halloween-themed events, welcoming residents to get in costume and trick-or-treat, all while enjoying neighborhood establishments.

On Friday, Oct. 23, 5–8 p.m., the Cedar Lee Business District, in conjunction with FutureHeights, will host the Cedar Lee Candy Crawl. Children are encouraged to dress in their favorite Halloween costumes and trick-or-treat at the many Lee Road businesses that will be displaying a Candy Crawl sign.

The Cedar Fairmount Halloween/Fall Festival takes place Wednesday, Oct. 28, 5–7 p.m. The event includes trick-or-treating and a costume parade, as well as entertainment by Caleb Wright, Musical Mark and Whipples the Balloon Clown. Attendees can participate in cupcake and cookie decorating, play games at the India Community Center, and enjoy merchant and restaurant specials. Cedar Fairmount Special Improvement District, City Architecture and Cedar Road Buffalo Wild Wings are sponsors of the event. Learn more at the event's Facebook page. 

On Thursday, Oct. 29, 5:30–7:30 p.m., Coventry Village will host its second annual CovenTREAT, when children can visit participating locations for candy and snacks. Mac’s Backs Books on Coventry will offer kids’ crafts. Look for the official "CovenTREAT Stop” signs in the windows of participating Coventry merchants. Learn more at the event's Facebook page.

All children must be accompanied by an adult, and should be dressed in costume in order to participate.

In Cleveland Heights and University Heights, Halloween trick-or-treating is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 31, 6–8 p.m. Those who intend to distribute candy are advised to make sure a porch light is on.

Andrea C. Turner

Andrea C. Turner is the Heights Observer e-news editor.

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Volume 8, Issue 11, Posted 10:02 AM, 10.20.2015