Trick-or Treat and Parade Dates Set for the Quad Cities
Trick-or-Treat and parade dates and times are set for the Quad Cities. This year we get parades back again and if we follow CDC COVID precautions we can go Trick-or-Treating again too.
More about what you can do to safely Trick-or-Treat and attend parades in a minute. Last year we didn't have parades because of the pandemic and many families skipped Trick or Treating too. It's good to be bringing these beloved traditions back.
Here is parade information for Bettendorf and Davenport. Both cities are still looking for parade entries too.
Bettendorf's parade starts at 6 p.m. at the intersection of 23rd Street and Middle Road, then continue onto Spruce Hills Drive on Oct. 30. The parade route starts along18th Street, continuing to Middle Road, turning left on Middle Road and finishing at the entrance of the Life Fitness / Splash Landing parking lot.
Davenport's parade kicks off at 6:30 p.m. at 3rd and Pershing streets and continues along 3rd Street to Ripley, where it turns for one block and continues east on 2nd Street back into downtown. It turns north on Iowa Street, and disbands at 3rd and Iowa on Oct. 30.
You can sign up to be in both parades. Sign up information for Davenport is here. Entry forms for Bettendorf's parade are available at City Hall, 1609 State St. or online at www.bettendorf.org/register. If you have questions about the parade you can contact Family Museum Director Kim Kidwell at 563-344-4106.
Davenport's parade needs volunteers. You can sign up for that by emailing email@example.com or call (563) 888-2066
Bettendorf’s annual Trick-or-Treat is from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 31.
Davenport's citywide Trick-or-Treat is 4:30-7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 31.
- As an alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating, anyone who would like to distribute treats should leave individually wrapped candy or treats on a table, on their front walkways, sidewalks, or any outdoor space that allows for at least 6 feet of social distance from the door. The individually wrapped candy should be spread out so each piece is not touching another. Anyone distributing candy or treats should wash their hands properly for at least 20 seconds before placing the candy on the table and when replenishing.
- All individuals participating in trick-or-treating, including those passing out candy should maintain social distance of least 6 feet and wear proper face coverings. A costume mask, such as those worn for Halloween, is not a substitute for a face covering. If face coverings are worn under costume masks, please ensure this does not create breathing problems, and if so, discard the costume mask.
- Only household members should trick-or-treat together, and they should maintain 6-feet social distance from other trick-or-treaters at all times. Mixed household trick-or-treaters are discouraged.
- Alcohol-based hand sanitizer should be carried and used frequently.
- Candy collected during trick-or-treating should not be consumed until after handwashing. As always, a parent/guardian should check all candy to make sure it is wrapped and should discard unwrapped candy.
- And, of course, practice good dental hygiene as well.
- Outdoor areas are preferred for trick-or-treating. Enclosed indoor areas, like apartment buildings, present greater risk of transmission. Open doors and windows as appropriate to promote increased ventilation.
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