The City of Carpinteria is disappointed to announce that its annual Downtown Trick-or-Treat event will not be held this year. State and County guidances designed to slow the spread of COVID-19 prohibit gatherings of this type. We look forward to bringing back this well-loved tradition next year, but in the meantime, health and safety must be our top priority. For ideas on how to participate in holiday fun that offers a lower risk than traditional trick-or-treating and gatherings, see the full County press release in English at and in Spanish at