Beggar's Night 2020


The coronavirus pandemic has thrown a wrench into the usual Halloween plans in central Iowa. Still, some communities do plan to host safe, socially-distanced trick-or-treating.


In Des Moines, Beggars' Night is a tradition celebrated in place of Halloween, generally on an adjacent night.

Other metro cities are having Beggars' Night and are asking everyone to wear face masks, not Halloween masks. Participants are asked to put out grab bags of candy instead of handing out treats from a bowl and remember to social distance.


Des Moines and surrounding areas hosting Beggar's night:


Altoona: Friday, Oct. 30 6-8 p.m. Ames: Saturday, Oct. 31 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. (Downtown event canceled)

Ankeny: Friday, Oct. 30 6-8 p.m.

Bondurant: Friday, Oct. 30 6-8 p.m.

Carlisle: Friday, Oct. 30 6-8 p.m.

Des Moines: Friday, Oct. 30 6-8 p.m.

Grimes: Saturday, Oct. 31 6-8 p.m.

Indianola: Friday, Oct. 30 6-8 p.m.

Johnston: Friday, Oct. 30 6-8 p.m.

Knoxville: Saturday, Oct. 31.

Marshalltown: Saturday, Oct. 31. 5:30-7 p.m.

Nevada: Saturday, Oct. 31 5-7:30 p.m.

Norwalk: Friday, Oct. 30 6-8 p.m.

Pella: Saturday, Oct. 31. 6-8 p.m.

Pleasant Hill: Friday, Oct. 30 6-8 p.m.

Waukee: Friday, Friday, Oct. 30 6-8 p.m.

West Des Moines: Friday, Oct. 30 6-8 p.m.

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