Halloween Information

Downtown Trick-or-Treat Event

Belleville's annual Trick-or-Treat event is typically held the Friday before Halloween. This year's event is scheduled for Friday, October 25, 2019 from 5:30-7:30pm.

View the 2019 Downtown Trick-or-Treat Flyer for details.

Trick or Treat Flyer 2019

Businesses & Organizations are Invited to Participate 

If your business or organization would like to participate in this fun event, please review the Event Guidelines. There is no fee to participate.


Halloween Safety Tips 
Happy Halloween
Before you go Trick-or-Treating or host a Halloween Party, follow these Halloween Safety Tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for everyone.

Halloween Ordinance

To help insure the safety of residents and Trick-or-Treaters, the City of Belleville adopted a Halloween Ordinance in October of 2008.

For details, read Chapter 130.19: Halloween Solicitation in the City's Code of Ordinances.

Candy Corn History
Happy Halloween

Did you know that the recipe for the delicious Candy Corn we know and love today, originated in Belleville, IL?

Gustave and Albert Goelitz started their confectionary, Goelitz Candy Co. of Belleville, IL in 1869.
Now known as the Jelly Belly Candy Co., the second generation of the Goelitz family specialized in the mass production of Candy Corn around 1898. It originated from their recipe for Royal Buttercreams. While production techniques may have changed over the years, it's still the same yummy recipe.

Read more about Jelly Belly's origins in Belleville, IL at jellybelly.com.