The Cumberland community Halloween celebration is back! On Sunday October 31st the Cumberland Business Association, Village of Cumberland and community partners are inviting Villagers of all ages into the historic downtown for the ‘All Hallow’s Eve – Street Spooktacular’ from 4 pm till 7 pm complete with a costumes parade through the streets, dancing, tricks, and treats! Dunsmuir Ave will be closed to traffic from 1st to 4th for the festivities
The long history of All Hallow’s Eve
Did you know Halloween is over 2000 years old and originates in Celtic Ireland with the Festival of Samhain? This festival celebrated the incoming Celtic New Year, honored ancestors that had passed, and marks the end of the harvest. What a perfect tradition for our historic little Village!
Costume Parade! 4:00 – 4:30
The fun starts in front of the Cumberland Cultural Centre at 4 pm where the costumed will gather and prepare for the Street Spooktacular Costume Parade starting at 4:15 from 1st to 3rd. Kids and adults are all invited to dress up and join the antics!
Community All Hallow’s Eve Photo 4:30
A rooftop photo will be taken of the costumed crowds at 4:30 outside Moon’s Records as part of a new annual tradition! Take your own fun photos and tag them #lovecumberland #streetspooktacular
Tricks, Treats & Fun Give Ways 4:30- 5:30
Local non-profits, service clubs and businesses are invited to set up on Dunsmuir (closed from 1st to 4th), pop up a tent, park a wagon or just set up a table at 4 pm to show you have treats to share! Local community groups and volunteers will be giving away free popcorn and hot apple cider and other fun treats supported by the Village of Cumberland.
Spooky Spectacular Dance Party! 4 – 7
Fill your cup with hot cider, find your friends or make new ones, and dance in the streets! The Street Spooktacular Party tent will be hopping outside of Moon’s Records with local DJ’s playing awesome tunes to keep you moving! Then head off into the All Hallow’s Eve night for your own family traditions.
The All Hallow’s Eve Street Spooktacular is a collaboration of the Cumberland Business Association, Village of Cumberland, Cumberland Centenntial Rotary, Elevate and community partners!