Join us for our Spooktacular Annual Downtown Trick or Treat in Boo-tiful downtown Belleville. This annual event is scheduled the Friday before Halloween, and is for City of Belleville children ages 12 and under, per city ordinance.
City of Belleville Halloween Ordinance
To help ensure the safety of residents and Trick-or-Treaters, the City of Belleville adopted a Halloween Ordinance in October of 2008. For details, read Chapter 130.19: Halloween Solicitation from the City's Code of Ordinances.
Belleville Area Humane Society's Howl'oween Pet Parade
Sunday, October 22, 2023
Located in the Parking Lot behind Bennie's Pizza Pub & Margarita's in Downtown Belleville
Did you know that the recipe for the delicious Candy Corn we know and love today, originated in Belleville, IL?
Gustave and Albert Goelitz started their confectionary, Goelitz Candy Co. of Belleville, IL, in 1869.
Now known as the Jelly Belly Candy Co., the second generation of the Goelitz family specialized in the mass production of Candy Corn around 1898. It originated from their recipe for Royal Buttercreams. While production techniques may have changed over the years, it's still the same yummy recipe.
Read more about Jelly Belly's early beginnings in Belleville, IL in 1869 at jellybelly.com.