Halloween 2020

We will not have the traditional safe trick or treat for preschoolers.

Downtown will be open to shop and take photos with all the Halloween decorations and downtown murals. Shop in costume!

Local Restaurants will be featuring seasonal goodies. There is a list of activities (scroll all the way through this page) with links for costume contest, skeleton scavenger hunt, tri-tip dinner, and more.  Click on each link to learn more. Enjoy all the photo opportunities with the amazing Halloween decorations and share #grassvalley #grassvalleyhalloween if you post on social media.  Happy Halloween!

Tips for a safe Halloween during COVID-19

halloween safety flyer

Vote on Best Halloween Window

October 23rd-30th

Vote Here

vote best halloween window downtown

Ben Franklin Crafts & Frames, Nevada City Chamber of Commerce & Grass Valley Downtown Association have teamed up to promote our downtown shops and merchants with a fun and festive window contest to celebrate Halloween.

Local shops are encouraged to get into the holiday spirit by decorating their windows.  Between October 23rd-30th folks can vote for their favorite local merchant’s window display. On October 31st a winner for Nevada City and Grass Valley will be announced and awarded $250/each.

This year’s contest is generously sponsored by Ben Franklin Crafts & Frames. The family-owned and operated shop reminds us that creativity knows no boundaries.

Vote Here

Curbside Giveaway

Friday October 30th at 11am to 3pm – Grass Valley Library

The Grass Valley Library will be giving away grab bags filled with spooky and fun goodies during our curbside pickup hours. Stop by for a scarily fun grab bag and don’t forget to say Trick or Treat! Bags are available while supplies last.

Please observe Grass Valley Curbside/ Front Door Pickup protocols when you visit the library for your bag. Walk-Up to the designated taped lines near the front entrances of library and call the number on the sign to alert staff you are here for a Trick or Treat Grab Bag. Please stand at the designated taped lines to adhere to social distancing practices. Staff will set the bag in front of the door. You may pick them up after we close the door. This is to ensure a no contact pickup.

Book Giveaway

Friday, October 30th at 3 to 5 pm — Nevada County Madelyn Helling Library

Child Abuse Prevention Council and Community Support Network  

Curbside book give away: Nevada County Madelyn Helling Library give away for all age kids on October 30th at 3 to 5 pm, after school

Ghost Hunting Kit

Friday, October 30th at 4 pm — Virtual Library Event

Halloween Trick or Tri-Tip Drive Through

Saturday, October 31st

Visit GVRotary.org

Things to do

Downtown will be open to shop and take photos with all the Halloween decorations and downtown murals

Shop in costume!  Check with Native Wren regarding costume contest

Discounts for shopping in costume at Element & Loft on Oct 31st

Local Restaurants featuring seasonal goodies

If you post photos on social media tag:

#grassvalley #shoplocalgrassvalley #shoplocalsafely #millarounddowntown #grassvalleyhalloween

Merchant window contest Winners to be announced Oct 31

Scavenger hunt 1: Most skeletons found.  Take photos of all the skeletons you can find, post on social media one or more photos #grassvalleyscavenger and post your guess how many skeletons there are in all of downtown.  “I spy  ——skeletons” 

-Scavenger hunt 2: Find the skeleton with the black cap Sat Oct 31’st and Sunday Nov. 1st.  Take a photo and post on Facebook or Instagram with hashtag #grassvalleyskeleton to be entered into a raffle for prizes.  Happy hunting!

Those that guess closest will be entered to win a prize.  If you don’t do social media, send an email to info@downtowngrassvalley.com guessing how many skeletons and a photo.  We will draw for prizes on Oct 31st and Nov 1st.


Art in storefronts

NCM online Halloween

Twin Cities Church

Del Oro Halloween and other Movies

Tao Te Cafe at Body Balance Academy will have a poke pop up restaurant and Kung Fu in Costume class open air demonstration Friday  Oct 3oth starting at 5:30pm 151 Mill St

His & Hers Grand Opening /Enter the drawing by 10/30 (Friday)

Halloween Drive-In with TFC/NEO up at Litton Hill 

Lyman Gilmore School  Oct 31 Rotary Club of Grass Valley  Tri Tip Dinner

-Grass Valley Farmers Market

-Costume & Clothing Sale Sunchild’s Parlour Oct 22nd

-NEO Virtual Pumpkin Carving


Find a Grave


-Grass Valley Library online activities