Parts of two downtown Highlands streets will temporarily close to vehicle traffic to allow for the “Halloween on Main” event from 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 31.
From 5:15 to 8:30 p.m., the following streets will close:
- 1st Street to 5th Street
- South 4th Street to Spring Street
About “Halloween on Main”
Creating a safe, fun experience for ghosts and goblins of all ages, Highlands’ Main Street – between the intersections of 2nd and 5th streets – will only be open to pedestrians between 6 and 8 p.m. on Oct. 31.
That’s when participating businesses will distribute candy that has been purchased by the Highlands Chamber of Commerce/Visit Highlands, NC and delivered to them by the Highlands School Interact Club.
But “Halloween on Main” offers more than just trick or treating. Entertainment and food will be plentiful. In fact, most restaurants will be open and serving during the event.
New this year
A Kid Zone, across from Reeves/Ace Hardware and The Park on Main, both of which are known for their festive participation. An inflatable slide and an obstacle course, provided by the Highlands School PTO, will be part of the fun.
The Highlands School Booster Club will provide popcorn. Volunteers from both rotary organizations, MountainTop and Highlands, will grill and give away hot dogs.
Drinks and food will be supplied by the Highlands Chamber of Commerce/Visit Highlands, NC, and all civic/nonprofit organizations will collect donations to be used in the community as they manage distribution of the items.
Three types of music will be part of the event: Bluegrass by Southern Highland Band, DJ Mike Murphy, and the popular band High Five.
The event is free and open to the public. Pets are welcome but should be leashed.
For more information, click HERE or call the Highlands Welcome Center at 828.526.2112.