Beggar’s Night 2018: Trick or Treating in Des Moines & Surrounding Communities - dsm4kids.com

Beggar’s Night 2018: Trick or Treating in Des Moines & Surrounding Communities

If you’re new to Des Moines, you may be surprised to find out that we go Trick or Treating on Beggar’s Night rather than on Halloween. Each local municipality in Central Iowa designates the specific date and time your little ghouls can go trick or treating (typically the night before Halloween). To help you plan out your trick or treating fun, we’ve rounded up Beggar’s Night date and times for Des Moines and surrounding communities.  We also threw in a few trick or treating safety tips.

For additional Halloween fun, be sure to visit our Halloween Fun Guide.

Trick or Treating Safety Tips:

  • Residents who want to provide treats for children should turn on their porch lights.
  • Before trick-or-treating, take a picture of your child with and without their costume. Attach the child’s name, address and phone number to their costume in case they get lost.
  • Children should go out in groups with adult supervision. Set a curfew so your child and the supervising adult know when to return home. Make sure your child knows how to access a phone.
  • Inspect all treats before you eat them.
  • Homes displaying a Teal Pumpkin provide non-food treats for trick-or-treaters.
  • Wear non-flammable light-colored clothing. Make sure kids are visible in the dark by carrying a flashlight, wearing glow sticks or glow necklaces, or using reflective tape on costumes.
  • Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision. Wear sturdy shoes and avoid capes and costumes that drag on the ground.
  • Teach kids how to be safe with a toy weapon, and make sure it does not look real. Kids should never point toy weapons at anyone.
  • Stay on sidewalks. Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.
  • Watch for cars.
  • Do not enter a stranger’s house or accept a ride from a stranger.
  • Be cautious around unfamiliar animals and pets.
  • Parents can check the Iowa sex offender registry to be aware of sex offenders in areas where kids may be trick or treating.

Drivers are encouraged to take special care during this time.

For more Beggar’s Night safety tips visit Halloween Safety Tips 4 Kids in Des Moines.

Beggar’s Night Dates & Times in Des Moines & Surrounding Communities:

Adel: Tuesday, October 30th 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Altoona: Tuesday, October 30th 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Ankeny: Tuesday, October 30th 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Clive: Tuesday, October 30th 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Cumming: Tuesday, October 30th 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Des Moines: Tuesday, October 30th 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Grimes: Tuesday, October 30th 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Indianola: Tuesday, October 30th 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Johnston: Tuesday, October 30th 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Norwalk: Tuesday, October 30th 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Urbandale: Tuesday, October 30th 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Waukee: Tuesday, October 30th 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

West Des Moines: Tuesday, October 30th 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Windsor Heights: Tuesday, October 30th 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

 

Did we miss your community’s Beggar’s Night? Let us know in the comments below!

  1. What about Norwalk/Cumming?

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