In the United States, many states. cities and towns plan fun parades for Halloween each year. It’s an easy way to get communities together, and most parades are family friendly.
Below, in no particular order, find a list of Halloween Parades for 2012 as well as some detailed information.
Little 5 Points Halloween Parade
There will be floats, music, costumes, food and more at this 12th annual Halloween Parade in Atlanta. This event takes place on Saturday October 20th from 4 to 6pm. There is still time to register to be in the parade, unless you want to just enjoy being a spectator. The parade is located right in Little 5 Points which is the business and art district of Atlanta.
66th-Vienna Halloween Parade
Vienna is a wonderful suburb outside of Washington DC, and this parade is a local favorite. Be there by 7pm on October 24th to see this spectacular parade whose theme this year is ” Celebrating Holidays Around the World”. As you can imagine, Santa Claus will be the grand marshall. There will be floats and bands as well as kids in costume, which was the reason the parade was started in 1946.
The kids in costume can march in FRONT of the parade with adult supervision. No registration required.
Parade Route: Maple Avenue from Branch Road to Center Street.
Village Halloween Parade
New York, New York
This years theme for the Village Hallween Parade is “Tick Tock.” Enjoy this crazy, fun, creative parade. There will be dancers, puppets, music artists and more. If you go, show up in costume! It will also be broadcast on NY1 and WPIX so you can watch it at home too.
Location is 6th Avenue South of Spring Street – show up at 6:30pm, parade starts at 7pm, Wednesday October 31st.
Capitola Village Children’s Halloween Parade
Santa Cruz, CA
This free parade that includes refreshments and pumpkin painting, starts at 2pm on Sunday October 28th. There will be princesses, goblins and anything in between at this parade. Located in Capitola Village between Stockton Ave, Capitola Ave, and Esplanade.
2012-The Las Vegas Halloween Parade
Las Vegas, Nevada
What’s better than being in the city of sin – it sounds like a great place to masquerade, pretend you are someone else and have a spooky time. There will be a costume contest in the parade for different genres such as scariest, Vegas theme, best float, funniest and more.
This parade is not shy – it’s been heard they have already suggested dressing up as a zombie Whitney Houston, so this is not for the easily offended.
The third annual Las Vegas Halloween Parade is on Wednesday October 31st at 7pm and starts on 4th Street and Garces.
Galena Halloween Parade
Join the citizens of Galena on October 27th at 6:30pm for their spooky Halloween parade. The event is free, and there will be floats, prizes, treats and mores for everyone. The parade takes place on Main Street in Galena.
Grand Day Parade
This is the longest running parade in Minnesota, and since Anoka claims to be the Halloween capitol of the world, it’s a don’t miss. The parade begins at 1pm on Saturday October 27th on Main Street in Anoka. There will also be a Kiddie parade on Friday October 26th at 1:15, also on Main Street. Kids from the area elementary schools will sport their costumes.