ITHACA, N.Y.—The Downtown Ithaca Alliance (DIA) is collaborating with the Greater Ithaca Activities Center (GIAC) to host family-friendly Halloween activities on the Commons from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Friday, October 28.

A community costume parade will begin at GIAC (301 West Court Street) and participants will march to the Commons.

Trick-of-treaters will be able to visit dozens of business participating in festivities — there will be “trick-or-treat” posters in participating location windows, and the full list of participating businesses can be found here.

On Saturday, October 29, there will be a Halloween Vendor Market at Press Bay, which will include Tarot readings, food from Deep Dive BBQ and clothing, farm and drink offerings.

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