Halloween (and Howl-o-ween) on Main Street
Friday, November 4, 2011
Halloween has become a true, quirky tradition for Park City locals of all ages and species. Beginning at 3 p.m. on Halloween, Main Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from Heber Avenue to the Wasatch Brew Pub to allow for parents and their costumed cuties to visit local businesses for trick-or-treating, which goes until about 5:30 p.m.
What has become a hugely entertaining spectacle since its inception several years ago is the Howl-o-ween parade which begins at 5 p.m in front of the Egyptian Theatre. Costumed canines seem to have outnumbered children in recent years, providing true insight to why Park City is affectionately dubbed "Bark City." Pet owners stop at nothing to create strikingly clever costumes to strut their mutts in, making for great photo opportunities.
Despite Halloween falling on a Monday this year, there is sure to be plenty of late night revelry in Historic Park City. Some of the locals' favorite bands and DJs typically play in various bars, including The Spur Bar & Grill, Downstairs and The Sidecar. This is a holiday Park City adults take very seriously, and they're known to party into the wee hours in fabulous costumes. Many venues offer prizes for best costumes. With few visitors in town, it is a night when locals truly own the scene.
There truly is no better place than Historic Park City to get spooky on Halloween!