Annual Trick-or-Treat Extravaganza on Pearl Street Scheduled for Halloween

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Downtown Boulder’s Munchkin Masquerade happens October 31 from 2 – 4 p.m. with nearly 100 participating Treat Stops

Boulder, Colo. [October 22, 2015]:  On Saturday, October 31 between 2 – 4 p.m. close to 100 downtown Boulder businesses will provide treats for tiny ghosts & goblins, dinosaurs & dragons, fairies & princes and super heroes of all sizes during Downtown Boulder’s annual Munchkin Masquerade.  This event is highly recommended for children ages 12 and younger.

Participating businesses (Treat Stops) along Pearl Street from 8th to 20th streets (as well as some adjacent streets) generously provide their own goodies to make Munchkin Masquerade one of the best, FREE events in the state on the spookiest day of the year.  Treat Stop maps will be distributed at the Visitor Information Center (13th & Pearl) and an electronic version can be found online at   

“Thanks to the incredible generosity of participating businesses, this event has grown into one of the biggest family-friendly Halloween celebrations in Boulder,” said Anna Salim, event director.  “We hope that parents and munchkins alike will join us in expressing gratitude to all those participating in this year’s event.”

In addition to trick-or-treating, kids can wander through Mighty Fudge Studios (1017 Pearl St.)  haunted stairway on the West End and then over to Alpine Modern (2037 13th St.) for a kid-friendly haunted house.  Over on the East End,  Ramble on Pearl (1638 Pearl St.) will host kid games with prizes.  On the Pearl Street Mall, Ocean First Institute will offer kids the opportunity to paint and Suzuki Strings will perform.

Munchkin Masquerade is a free event and open to the public.   This annual event is produced by Downtown Boulder, Incorporated and sponsored by participating businesses, Clif Kid, Broadway Suites, the Daily Camera and City of Boulder Parking Services.  Please remember, no dogs are allowed on the Pearl Street Mall.  On Saturdays and Sundays year round, City of Boulder Parking Garages are free.  Learn more at

About Downtown Boulder, Inc. (DBI)

Downtown Boulder, Incorporated (DBI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to continued preservation and enhancement of Downtown Boulder as the heart of the greater Boulder community. We work to maintain downtown as the center of commerce, government, culture, and leisure. DBI members support the overall vitality of downtown through public advocacy, political involvement, and community events that enhance the Boulder experience for residents and visitors. Membership in Downtown Boulder, Incorporated (DBI) is voluntary and open to any interested person or organization.

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CONTACT:    Terri Takata-Smith, Director of Communications – Downtown Boulder | 303.449.3774 |