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
- Covid Halloween guidance FAQ Halloween Covid Safety
- Halloween Safety poster
- State Guidance Halloween/ Day of the Dead
- FAQ entertainment
Vote on Best Halloween Window
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.
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.
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
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
–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 email@example.com guessing how many skeletons and a photo. We will draw for prizes on Oct 31st and Nov 1st.
–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
–Halloween Drive-In with TFC/NEO up at Litton Hill
-Grass Valley Library online activities