People stand around the trunk of a car that is decorated with skeletons.
Kilwins Chocolate and Ice Cream decorated vendor at last year's Trunk or Treat off Mainstreet event. Credit: Courtesy of Michelle Tripp

With nearly 1,500 joining last year, it’s time to put on your best spooky fashion and costumes as the Town of Parker’s Trunk or Treat off Mainstreet is back. 

Families can kick off the holiday season with music, enjoy entertainment and trick or treating in a safe place. 

Families can also donate to local nonprofits that serve the community. 

“This is a wonderful opportunity to get in front of hundreds of parents and give back to thousands of kids in our community in a safe, fun and hometown event,” said Ashley Nagy, vice chair of the Downtown Business Alliance. 

Presented by the Downtown Business Alliance, they are opening the event to nearly 2,000 kids and 100 vendors. The event will take place on Oct. 28 in the parking lot behind Parker Station and near Parker Montessori, on east Maintreet and Victorian Drive. 

For one hour, starting at 1 p.m., the event will feature a sensory sensitive Trunk or Treat hour to be inclusive to all children. Then, from 2 to 6 p.m. all participants can join in the fun. 

The Downtown Business Alliance would like to allow for an enjoyable experience; therefore, the event features a time entry system. 

Admission is free, however, all participants must register to enter. Registration for the event opens the week of Sep. 25 on the Downtown Business Alliance website. 

Local businesses are able to register to become a vendor at the event. According to a press release from the Denver Business Alliance, vendors are needed to fill 100 spots. Each vendor provides their own handouts such as candy, goody-bags and treats. 

Nagy said they currently have 40 vendors and are looking to fill 60 more spots.

Vendor registration for the event can be found on the business alliance website at

Additionally, the event is sponsored by Parker Party America and CORE Electrics and have partnered with the Parker Task Force and the Be the Good Ones nonprofits. 

Families can make monetary or food donations from the Parker Task Force’s October needs list of non-perishable items to help the nonprofit restock their food bank shelves. The list includes items like granola bars, pasta sauce and toiletries. 

With a goal of helping 100 local families this year, Be the Good Ones is collecting money for its Holiday Adopt-A-Family campaign. Every dollar donated to the campaign will go to purchase both needs and wishes for families in the community. 

Other Trunk or Treat off Mainstreet sponsors are The Local, 20 Mile Central, Wilks Real Estate, Fika Coffeehouse, Chicago Title and Parker Station

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