Halloween in Downtown Hillsboro will return in 2024!  Check back here for updates...

Live Music at our Spooky Stage | 3:00-10:00 pm

The story goes that more than three decades ago, Downtown businesses joined together to host the only business district trick or treat event in the nation. It even got national news coverage for being innovative in the era of crazy trick or treating stories. And ever since then the businesses has been inviting kids and their families in the well-lit shopping district along Main Street. We continue the tradition of closing the street to vehicular traffic to make it even safer.  This year we are going bigger with a full block party and DJ lineup sponsored by our friends at Blue OX Axe Throwing bar on Main St.

Halloween in Downtown Hillsboro is an annual trick-or-treating event happening in the downtown district of Hillsboro.  In 2023, it will be on Saturday, October 28th and there will be two parts to this event. Trick or Treat on Main St. from 3:00-6:00 pm and Halloween in Downtown Hillsboro Block Party from 7p-10p. Hillsboro Downtown Partnership has partnered with Downtown businesses, local schools, and more to provide spooky music, performances, special appearances, and tons of candy along a very festive route.


2023 Halloween Map

GETTING HERE: If you don't plan on riding your bike or your broom Downtown, consider Tri-met. The Blue Line Max and several frequent bus lines all stop at Hillsboro Central Transit Center, just a few steps from the event. 

PARKING: There is plenty of street parking in Downtown Hillsboro. Check out this great parking map!

Create a Safe and Fun Event for All - VOLUNTEER

Volunteers are what make events like this possible for us to host in Downtown. From handing out candy to welcoming guests and monitoring alcohol consumption, there's a role for everyone! If you would like to volunteer for this event, please follow the link below to signup. 

We also have a Flash Mob at 6:00 pm on Main Street and 3rd Avenue sponsored by Back to Balance LLC. There will be free classes leading up to the event. Come be a part of Halloween in Downtown Hillsboro, learn to dance to Thriller and help us put on a show!  Click on the link below to sign up and get your Thriller on!

Sign up to volunteer here!

Donate Candy to Halloween 

Downtown Hillsboro is made up of a tight knit community of small businesses. The COVID-19 pandemic and the Weil-Arcade Fire of 2021 hit this community especially hard. Many businesses continue to operate in recovery mode and for some, participation in Halloween can be a barrier due to the cost of candy for 1,500+ trick-or-treaters. Hillsboro Downtown Partnership understand this concern and is accepting candy donations. Bulk candy donations must be in original sealed packaging and can be dropped by The Downtown Hive at 233 SE Washington Street, Monday-Friday from 10:00 am - 4:30 pm. For more information, please email [email protected].

Looking for Trunk-or-Treaters to Join the Party

Do you live in a neighborhood that feels quiet and lonely on Halloween night? If you would like to jump right into the fun of trick-or-treating, costumes and all the spook you can handle, Hillsboro Downtown Partnership would like to invite you to participate with trunk-or-treating! Get your car decorated, put on a costume and hand out candy at Halloween in Downtown Hillsboro! Contact [email protected] for more information.
Thanks to all the businesses and community members who helped make this the best Halloween in Downtown to date! The costume and activities were great and we can't wait to see what you come up with in 2023!