Downtown Kent businesses will host the annual Family Friendly Halloween on Friday, Oct. 26, from 5 to 8 p.m. at participating businesses.
Free pizza will be at Hometown Bank Plaza where a costume contest, autographs from the Kent State men's baseball team and candy will be available.
The Kent Jaycees will host a haunted dance party in the Marvin Kent train car next to the Pufferbelly.
And families and children can enter their carved jack-o-lanterns in a contest at Earl's Nest in Acorn Alley.
Participating businesses for the trick-or-treat are: Arctic Squirrel + Baked in the Village + Carman & Pugh Photography + Downtown Gallery + Dr. GreenBee + Dragonfly + Fashion School Store + FJ Kluth Art Gallery + Franklin School of Dance + Franklin Square Deli + Fresco Mexican Grill + McKay Bricker Framing & Black Squirrel Gifts + Off the Wagon + Pita Pit + Popped! + Pufferbelly + Scribbles + Silver & Scents + The Dog Squad + The Kent Stage + UniversiTees + Wild Earth Outfitters + Yogurt Vi