The Dover Police Department and Downtown Dover Partnership announced its third annual Trick-or-Treat event is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26 on the Legislative Mall in Dover.

In past years, the event has drawn more than 11,000 visitors. The event will be held on its traditional date of the Friday before Halloween.

Streets surrounding Legislative Mall will be filled with police cars, fire trucks, emergency equipment, local businesses and organizations as costumed children trick-or-treat at each display. Families will have a chance to meet their local police and fire personnel, explore the vehicles and equipment they use and get to know more about local businesses and organizations and what they offer to the community, all while trick-or-treating.

Events and activities are free. Trick-or-treating is open to children 13 and younger. Costumes are not required; attendees are asked to bring their own trick-or-treat bags.

The roadways surrounding Legislative Mall will be closed to traffic and parking beginning at 4 p.m. to ensure safe conditions for attendees and allow them to freely explore. Closed streets will include Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard north and south from Legislative Avenue to Federal Street, and Legislative Avenue and Federal Street between north and south Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

The Dover Police Department is encouraging local businesses and organization to participate in this event at no cost.

For more, call 736-7130, email or visit