Treats in our Streets

Looking for a little pre-Halloween fun for the whole family?

Come on over to downtown Burlington on Saturday, October 26. There will be lots of Halloween fun, as downtown businesses open their doors to trick-or-treaters for Treats in our Streets!


The fun happens between 10am – 2pm, rain or shine. Get your kids (and maybe yourself) in costume and get ready to experience Halloween-themed activities, live music and lots of great food.

Trick-or-treating starts at 10:30 from two launch locations: Civic Square and the lot at Emma’s Back Porch.


More than 60 downtown businesses will be handing out treats. The first 500 trick-or-treaters will receive a reusable bag at the launch locations, and everyone receives an activity map.

There’s plenty of action to be found all over downtown Burlington.

Emma’s Back Porch

Live performances, crafts and face painting, pumpkins, hot chocolate , delicious food and more can be found at Emma’s Back Porch. The winning treat bag design, which is proudly displayed on the 500 bags, will also be unveiled. Fatima Khalid from Alton Village Public School created the winning design, and she will open the “treating” at 10:30.

Civic Square at City Hall

More live music, a pancake breakfast and a farmers’ market can be found at Civic Square. Hand-crafted birdhouses will be for sale as well, with all proceeds going to the Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation. The Birdhouse Foundation was started by eight year old Connor Withers, who was inspired to give back to his community by creating and selling birdhouses, using recycled materials.

Village Square

Stop in at Village Square for a little family-friendly haunting, a mini pumpkin patch, a ghost hunt and some scary storytelling.


Don’t forget to stop in at these spooky spots to complete your pre-Halloween fun:

  • Joe Dog’s
  • Wendell Clark’s Classic Grill & Bar
  • Kelly’s Bake Shoppe
  • Foot Tools
  • Coffee Culture Cafe & Eatery
  • Edgar Family Chiropractic
  • Dr. Jordan Robertson (Naturopathic Medicine)
  • Tourism Burlington
  • Tyrsa Ukrainian Dance School


Come experience downtown Burlington like you’ve never seen it before!



About the Author Teresa Baerg

Teresa Baerg is a writer, editor and self-confessed word-nerd who loves telling a good story. She is proud to call Burlington home for over a decade. She is passionate about her family, sunshine and palm trees, growing veggies, running and cycling, good books, good food and good coffee. And football. Twitter: @teresabaerg Instagram: @teresabaerg Website: