If you’re looking for a little Halloween fun, downtown Antioch is the place to be! Saturday, October 25th, everyone is invited to the annual Halloween Treat the Streets, and new this year, Monster Mash at the Bandshell. Sponsored by The Village of Antioch and local businesses, this event is fun for people of all ages. Kids will enjoy trick-or-treating, games, balloon artists, food, games, and a bounce house, all in the heart of downtown Antioch. Everyone that brings a non-perishable food item for Open Arms Mission will receive 10 tickets to play the games located by the bandshell. Open Arms is a food pantry located in Antioch that serves area residents in need.
My family and I have attended this event a few times over the years, and I have found that it just gets better each Halloween. More businesses participate, the decorations improve, and the village offers new activities. The atmosphere downtown is great, as there are people of all ages milling about, most in costume. There is a great sense of community and small-town sentiment. If you’ve read any of my posts in the past, you know I love my little town. Events like these are a big part of the reason why I feel the way I do. In the past, the sidewalks have been full, but not too crowded. I’ve always been able to make my way pulling our wagon. I haven’t felt the lines for trick-or-treating or games have been too long, but last year there was a long line for face painting. If that’s something your little one would like to do, I’d suggest arriving on the earlier side and tracking down the face painters first.
Have you ever attended Antioch’s Treat the Streets? Share some tips with our readers in the comments!