Join us at the Salt Lake City Public Safety Boo-uilding for HalloweenFest


SALT LAKE CITY – Today at the Public Safety Building, 475 S. 300 E., Salt Lake City Fire Department as well as other City departments, organizations and businesses, will join the annual Salt Lake City Halloween party, called #HalloweenFest.

As part of the event, firefighters will drop giant pumpkins at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. from a ladder truck.

The event is free and open to the public between 1 and 4 p.m. Trick or treating booths and activities will be set up. In addition, kids and families can meet firefighters, police officers and get free books from the Downtown Salt Lake City Library.

The roadway, 300 East — between 400 and 500 South — will be closed during this time to accommodate the event, which will include candy and games from the following partners: 

•  Salt Lake City Fire Department: ladder trucks with pumpkin drop
• Salt Lake City Police Department: K9s, Motors, Bomb Squad, SWAT, Volunteer Corps, Patrol, Chief Brown
• Salt Lake Police Association
• Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office
• City Library
• Upstart
• Youth City
• Nightmare of 13th
• Natural History Museum of Utah’s “Bug Lady,” aka Christy Bills
• Department of Public Utilities, teach kids about water
• Costco, Smiths, Mountain America, Motorola, Sam’s Club
• Earthwings
• Tracy Aviary 
Be sure to look for creepy crawlies with The Bug Lady, Christy Bills of the Natural History Museum of Utah. 

TIPS FOR A SAFE HALLOWEEN: Carry a flashlight and travel in a group. Adults should accompany young children at all times. Never enter a stranger’s car or home. Parents: check treats before allowing children to eat anything.

Patrons are also encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to donate to the Utah Food Bank during the event.