Main Street in downtown Ashland will be closed Tuesday afternoon for the annual Children’s Halloween Parade, the Ashland Police Department has announced.

The parade begins at 3:45 p.m. in front of the Ashland Public Library and proceeds west along East Main Street toward the Plaza. East Main Street between Gresham Street and Water Street will be closed from 2:45 to 6 p.m. Lithia Way will be set up for two-way traffic.

Each year the downtown nightlife swells in size as citizens from across the valley celebrate Halloween. Due to this increase, the Ashland Police Department will be joined by police personnel from surrounding agencies to monitor all evening activities within the downtown area, APD said in a news release. Police will be enforcing laws on disorderly conduct, public intoxication, consuming alcohol in public, open containers of alcohol in public, curfew, illegal drug use and any other violations of state law and municipal code.