Halloween Downtown

Thanks to everyone who came out this year to make Halloween Downtown so special! We hope you had as much fun as we did!

Halloween Downtown

Saturday, October 28, 2023 • 12-5 p.m.


Get your costumes ready and come to downtown Eugene for a free family friendly Halloween celebration. You’ll find trick-or-treating, costumed entertainment, a live DJ, food and craft vendors, a photo booth, flash mobs and even a pet parade!

It’s all happening on W. Broadway between Charnelton and Oak, with participating trick-or-treating businesses extending into the surrounding neighborhood.

Halloween Downtown graphic with spooky pumpkins


Each participating business will be marked with a bright orange candy corn flag to welcome little ghouls and goblins for trick-or-treating. Trick-or-treat locations (PDF)

Pet Parade

Show off your fabulous furry friends’ best costumes. Meet us with your leashed little ones at 11:30 a.m. on the southeast corner of 8th and Charnelton. 2007 S.L.U.G Queen Glorious Gastropause (also known as Leigh Ann Jashaway) will lead our parade down Charnelton St. and W. Broadway, ending at Oak St.  Awards will be given in four categories: Funniest, Spookiest, Most Creative, Most Like Their Human. Pet Parade map (PDF)

Music and Vendors

Get into your groove as DJ Tinta Turnter plays spooky tunes near the delicious food carts in Kesey Square, then wander down Broadway for activities and shopping with the Whiteaker Community Market and the Eugene Native American Arts and Crafts Market

Roaming Spirits

While wandering about, keep a lookout for roaming spirits. They could be on stilts, on wheels or perhaps performing magical tricks for Halloween fun. How many can you find?

Souvenir Photos

Stop by the photo booth between 1-4 p.m. in the Broadway Commerce Center at 44 W. Broadway for a free souvenir photo of your haunted day, printed onsite.

Frightful Flash Mobs

Rumor has it that ghoulish troupes may be summoned to perform epic dance routines throughout the afternoon. Keep an eye out for the waltzing witches of Eugene Hexenbrut, the twirling twisters of Eugene Belly Dance and the zigzagging zombies of Thrill the World. 

Looking for more?

For more Halloween fun and trick-or-treating, swing by the Lane County Farmers Market at the Farmers Market Pavilion (open until 3 p.m.) and the Eugene Saturday Market in the Park Blocks (open until at 4 p.m.). Additional public restrooms are available at these sites.

Information Booth

To learn more during the event, visit the Cultural Services Halloween Central booth on the southwest corner of Broadway and Olive. You can also pick up an event map and a list of participating trick-or-treat businesses.

Free Bus Passes 

Lane Transit District is providing free bus rides to Halloween Downtown! To get your free pass, download the Umo app, create an account, select the menu button and select “Redeem Benefit Code.” Enter the code LTD-NODD-L6JW. Prior to boarding, go to your Umo wallet and select the pass. The code will only work on Saturday, Oct. 28. 

Parking & Restrooms

The Overpark (10th & Oak) garage provides free parking on weekends. City of Eugene street meters operate Monday through Saturday. More parking options.

Restrooms will be located in Willamette Alley, immediately south of Broadway.

Hosted by Downtown Eugene Merchants, Downtown Eugene Inc. and City of Eugene Cultural Services.

Contact Us

  1. Community & Cultural Affairs Senior Manager

    Colette Ramirez

    Ph: 541-682-6347