City of Edmonds cancels annual downtown trick-or-treat event

EDMONDS, Wash. — The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce has canceled its annual downtown Halloween trick-or-treat event due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Instead, residents are invited to participate in the city’s free online costume contest beginning Oct. 1.

Categories in the contest include: An Edmonds Kind of Hero, Pets, Group/Family Costumes, and Children based on age. Residents will vote on their favorite in each category through Oct. 31 and winners will be announced in early November.

“Because of COVID, the Chamber will not be holding the traditional downtown Halloween Trick-or-Treat. Instead, we are pivoting to an online costume contest to be safe while still bringing together a sense of community during the pandemic,” said Greg Urban of the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce.

Trick-or-treating is just the latest event to be canceled in Edmonds, and officials say the whole Chamber of Commerce is on the chopping block due to the pandemic.

Officials say the Chamber’s revenues are way down, and they’re asking for help raising $100,000 by the end of 2020. To help, they’re asking for donations to the “An Edmonds Kind of Hero” campaign.

Click here to register for the costume contest and here for more information about the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce.