The Dalles Main Street Program supports Downtown The Dalles as a great place for locals and visitors alike to spend time and do business! The Dalles downtown has a lot to offer from business services to restaurants to retail stores.
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The downtown area is also a recognized Historic Commercial District by the National Register of Historic Places. There are several murals that can be found on various downtown buildings which add color and history to the area. There is lots to see during a leisurely stroll through Historic Downtown The Dalles! Come visit!
Check out what’s happening in town below.
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The Dalles Main Street, Chamber of Commerce, and the Parks and Recreation Department have partnered to bring together this year’s Halloween Trick or Treat activities!
Downtown Trick or Treating will go from 3pm-5pm and Monsters in the Park After Dark will happen at the City Park will go from 5pm-7pm. In addition, the Chamber will be collecting candy for downtown businesses to provide the community this year. More details are below.
Halloween Candy Drop: The Chamber of Commerce is organizing a “Halloween Candy Drop” campaign to help collect donations of individually wrapped Halloween candy. These donations will be distributed to participating locations in the downtown for the annual community Trick or Treating. Donations can be made at the Chamber of Commerce building where a Candy Drop box has been placed. Participating downtown locations can pick up a share of the donated candy on Halloween Day between the hours of 8am-3pm
For more information about the Candy Drop please contact the Chamber at 541-296-2231
Downtown Trick or Treat: Main Street will be distributing the traditional orange pumpkin flyers to downtown businesses so parents and children know who will be participating in this year’s Trick or Treat. You must have an orange pumpkin flyer displayed to be a participating business and receive donated candy.
The Lions have again generously volunteered to serve as crossing guards throughout the downtown with the Leos!
For more information about Pumpkin Flyers please contact Main Street at 541-370-2966.
Monsters in the Park After Dark: The Parks and Recreation Department will be organizing a, “Monsters in the Park After Dark” event at the City Park with activities such as a costume contest, skeleton race, and more! Information will be included on the Main Street flyers and directional signage will be posted at the intersections of Union and 2nd.
For more information about the Monster’s in the Park After Dark event contact Parks and Rec at 541-296-9533
Fall is busy at Main Street, so if you’re looking for a way to get involved now is the time! Here are just a couple of opportunities:
- Halloween Downtown Trick-or-Treat
- Taking the Parklet down for the winter
- Putting up the downtown Holiday Lights
- Planning or staffing Santa in the Downtown
If any of these opportunities sounds like fun to you-get in touch with Matthew at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-370-2966!
Check out these great pictures of the displays our favorite history ladies set up about the history of cycling in The Dalles! Oh, and we’re still at it-did you know that The Dalles is ranked #3 for number of bike friendly businesses in Oregon?
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