TRICK or TREAT in the Square

Monday October 31st 5 - 8pm

Lafayette Square has embraced old-fashioned trick-or-treating in the last few years! Many neighbors participate by decorating their homes and yards as well as handing out candy. Those without little ones socialize in their front yards, and those of us with candy-seekers are met with many smiles and kind words. The festivities are a window into the best of our community!
FYI #1: We are somewhat of a destination neighborhood for trick-or-treaters so if you are a newer resident - and particularly if you live on the streets around the park - you may want to stock up on more treats than you think you'll need. 😊
FYI #2: 5:00 start time is mostly for the REALLY little ones! Most trick or treaters will be out between 5:30-8

Thank you for making this event a HUGE success!


2023 Halloween Masquerade Ball benefiting the Lafayette Square Neighborhood Association

Mark your calendars for the Square's social event of the fall! Lafayette Square’s 2nd Annual Halloween Masquerade Ball will take place on Friday, October 6, from 7-10:30pm at SqWires Annex. This benefit event for the Lafayette Square Neighborhood Association will feature delicious vittles and an open bar with beer, wine, and a signature drink. DJ Micro (Marco Emerson) will be back to spin tunes. 

Dress elegantly or foolishly – the choice is yours. There will be prizes for: Best Couple, Most Creative, Scariest, and Funniest. Thank you to Hamilton's Restaurants for donating gift cards for the winners!

Our raffle prizes are awesome! Find details and purchase raffle tickets here for:

  • The Ultimate Cardinals Fan Package - field passes to a Cardinals game and lots of fan loot
  • Pamper Yourself - hundreds of dollars of gift cards to local massage, facial, and waxing services
  • Taste of Lafayette Square - hundreds of dollars of gift cards to neighborhood restaurants
  • Rock and Roll in a Box - 4 box seats, which include food and beverages, to the Aerosmith concert at the Enterprise Center on October 26

You’ll be able to purchase raffle tickets at the time of your event ticket purchase all the way through to the evening of the event. 


We are seeking event sponsors to purchase a limited number of VIP packages:
If you are interested in being a corporate sponsor, please contact: Marlane Budde at or at 757-650-4077.
- Hocus Pocus Sponsor: $300 includes 2 VIP tickets
- Skeleton Sponsor: $600 includes 4 VIP tickets. Both packages include advertising on our social media and signage at the event. The VIP tickets reserve private seating in the mezzanine, where there will also be a self-serve bar area with beer, wine, and soda (no waiting in bar lines!).

For questions about the event, please contact Christina Ryan and Marlane Budde at:


All proceeds go to the Lafayette Square Restoration Committee, dba Lafayette Square Neighborhood Association. The LSNA is a not-for-profit organization (EIN #23-7134347), which seeks to facilitate the preservation and redevelopment of Lafayette Square, respecting its special historic character and enhancing its overall livability. The LSNA’s volunteers and funds are a driving force behind the amenities we have in the Square. Examples of the LSNA’s impact are:

  • Capital Improvements, such as historic street signs
  • Beautification, such as landscaping along medians
  • Maintenance, such as upkeep on the Fountain Plaza
  • Social Events, such as catering at neighborhood meetings
  • Communications, such as the website and publication of the quarterly Marquis
  • Support of community and education partners in and near the square, such as Lafayette Prep Academy and Lift for Life Academy
  • Safety, such as rent and utilities for the police substation

(Photos below taken by Matt Ingalls and B. Bastien)