Halloween Block Party Set For Oct. 31 In Cleveland; Businesses And Organizations Invited To Have Vendor Booths

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Businesses and nonprofit organizations are invited to participate in the 30th annual Halloween Block Party set for Tuesday, Oct. 31, beginning at 5 p.m. The Halloween Block Party is a long standing downtown Cleveland tradition with an average attendance of more than 20,000.  It is a great fund raising opportunity for non-profit organizations, schools, ball teams, and church groups.  Businesses can showcase their products, sell items and food, and offer treats to thousands of area children.    

“We are excited to celebrate three decades of the Halloween Block Party. It’s a fun-filled family event complete with great music, treats and activities for the kids, and delicious food. The booths lining the streets around the Courthouse Square that are set up by various groups and businesses complete the festive atmosphere and bring a feeling of nostalgia to the evening,” said Sharon Marr, executive director of Mainstreet Cleveland.  

Vendor applications are being accepted at the Main Street Cleveland office through Friday, Oct. 20. 

For more information call the MainStreet office at 479-1000 or visit www.mainstreetcleveland.com to download a vendor agreement.



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