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When is trick-or-treat night in Akron? City reveals 2022 Halloween plans, including free movie screenings like 'Hocus Pocus'

Akron will also host a free Fall Fest on Saturday, Oct. 22.
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AKRON, Ohio — Halloween is right around the corner, and the city of Akron is preparing for the spooky season by hosting a variety of events throughout the month of October -- including a special screening of Hocus Pocus.

Here are the highlights…


First up, the city has announced that trick-or-treat night will be held throughout Akron from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29.

Akron police will be out “to promote a safe and successful celebration for all.”

Based on Akron City Council ordinance, trick-or-treat is always held on the last Saturday in October.

Those participating are asked to turn on their porch lights.

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The city will host a series of free movie screenings at 7:30 p.m. as listed below (guests are encouraged to bring a chair and a blanket)…

  • Saturday, Oct. 1: Dora and the Lost City of Gold. Screening at Cascade Plaza (1 West Mill Street)
  • Saturday, Oct. 8: Cruella. Screening at Cascade Plaza
  • Saturday, Oct. 15: Gremlins. Screening on top of Mocha Maiden parking deck (next to MUSICA off East Market Street between High and Main)
  • Saturday, Oct. 22: Hocus Pocus. Screening at Cascade Plaza
  • Saturday, Oct. 29: Rocky Horror Picture Show. Screening on top of Mocha Maiden parking deck

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The Downtown Akron Partnership will host the Fall Fest on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 5-9 p.m. with trick-or-treating along Main Street, pumpkin, decorating, music and more.

There will be Trick or Treating along Main Street from 5 to 7 p.m., as well as pumpkin decorating, music, fire pits, vendors and more at Cascade Plaza.

Free Activities include:

  • 10+ trick-or-treating stations
  • Free photobooth
  • Roaming magician
  • Pumpkin decorating
  • Face painting by Imani Brantley
  • Local music from Mo' Mojo
  • Fire pit lounge

Available for purchase:

  • Local craft brews and specialty beverages
  • Totally Baked Pizza
  • Lepley & Co. flowers
  • Essential Dipped Delights desserts
  • Bereka Coffee food and drinks

RELATED: Freeform announces full schedule for 31 Nights of Halloween 2022: 'Hocus Pocus' to air 13 times

Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published in a previous story on July 29, 2022.

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