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Halloween and Daylight Saving Time on same weekend

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

The next time you'll see Halloween on a Friday night and Daylight Saving Time the night after? Try 2025.

This rare occurrence is also shaping up to make a very busy weekend in Dubuque, both for the police and the bars.

"Anytime we have Halloween fall on a weekend, we generally see an uptick in the calls we get," said Lt. Scott Baxter, public information officer for the Dubuque Police.

That increase in calls generally comes, in part, from a rowdier bar scene.

"People tend be more festive (than when Halloween isn't on a weekend), and they tend to celebrate more because they don't have to go to work the next day," said Manuel Cayro, the social media manager for the Mason Dixon Saloon.

In addition to a festive Friday night, bar-goers will have an extra hour to spend with their spirits Saturday night, as the clock will roll back to 1 a.m. when it hits 2 a.m., thanks to Daylight Saving Time.

"Generally speaking, when we have people out longer, later, drinking more, it tends to generate more calls for service for us," Baxter said.

Although it makes for a busier night than normal for the police, the bars definitely appreciate the time.

"It generates more revenue for the whole downtown area," Cayro said.

Baxter also said the police will add extra patrols Halloween night to help ensure the safety of everyone out celebrating.

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