October 6, 2020

Dance the Story: Dracula!

Are you interested in participating in an up-on-your-feet program for children and families that introduces basic ballet steps and movement concepts through stories and characters? Join the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre on October 20 for, “Dance the Story: Dracula!


The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre invites you to a special edition of “Dance the Story: Dracula!” as a part of RADical Days. During the event, children aged pre-k to fifth grade and their caregivers will join together on Zoom for a pre-Halloween exploration of dance and movement.


To register and learn more, visit the event webpage. Admission is free, but attendance will be limited based on Zoom capacity.


October 5, 2020

Pittsburgh Welcomes Trick-or-Treating with Precautions

On October 5, the City of Pittsburgh announced that it welcomes trick-or-treating this Halloween but urges residents to follow safety protocols to reduce risk and avoid the spread of COVID-19 in Pittsburgh communities.


The official trick-or-treating hours will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 31. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many behaviors will have to change this year to meet safety guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Residents are urged to:

    • trick-or-treat only with family members;
    • wear cloth facemasks, in addition to Halloween masks;
    • carry and regularly use hand sanitizer;
    • distribute candy by leaving it outside, and avoid in-person, face-to-face interactions at the door;
    • follow social distancing guidelines (at least six feet from others) on sidewalks and when approaching homes where others are getting candy; and
    • avoid indoor costume parties.

Like any other year, motorists are asked to be especially vigilant on Halloween night, decrease speeds, and increase awareness of trick-or-treating children and families.

Read the Full Release

This information was provided by the City of Pittsburgh. To learn more, read the full press release.


October 17, 2019

CitiParks Annual Track & Treat

Join Citiparks on October 26 for its annual “Track and Treat” event at the Bud Harris Cycling Track on Washington Boulevard.


Citiparks Track and Treat is a free, fun, and active seasonal event for children and families with a Halloween theme. Children and families are welcome to wear their Halloween costumes, bring their own bikes, or borrow one! Cycle around the Bud Harris Cycling Track–stopping along the way to learn bike etiquette, safety, and maintenance from the Pittsburgh Police Bicycle Unit and have fun decorating their bikes.

Children can play a host of Halloween and seasonal games and win prizes, enjoy Pittsburgh Puppet Works Halloween shows and the Dr. Sparks Science Show, and enjoy giant bubble making, balloons, and face painting. Generous donations include Eat n’ Park Monster Mash Cookies and Bike PGH information and resources. Children and families can enjoy life-size hand-painted seasonal decor including a haunted house facade, a barn and barnyard characters, minion city, pumpkin people, and more.

Games and Activities

Games and activities include:

    • Halloween Costume Contest (2 p.m.),
    • Pumpkin Decorating,
    • Inflatable Games,
    • Pumpkin Cone Toss,
    • Spider Corn Hole Toss,
    • Pumpkin Bowling,
    • Guess How Many (Candy Corn),
    • Break a Balloon,
    • and more!

More Information

To learn more, visit the CitiParks website.