Newark Halloween Parade on Main Street
HALLOWEEN PARADE Main Street, Newark Newark’s 68th annual Halloween Parade is Sunday, October 29th at
This special Halloween event, complete with marching bands, floats, antique automobiles, costumed characters and much more begins at the intersection of Tyre Ave and Main St. and moves west on Main Street, to College Avenue.
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You don't need to pre-register if you simply wish to come in costume and walk in the parade. A special line up space will be provided. Check in at the information booth at George Read Park by 2:30pm on parade day to obtain a line up position.
Local clubs, civic groups, school bands, PTA’s and scout troops are encouraged to participate. Here are some of the Parade details:
Parade Categories (Pre-registration is necessary)
Marching Bands or Musical Groups
Any marching band or musical group. High School and Junior High Marching Bands must have a minimum of 25 musicians in order to qualify for a donation.
Floats will be judged on their Halloween theme, and monetary prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place floats.
Large Marching Group
Must include a minimum of 10 individuals with at least 2 adult (if children are 12 or under, there must be 1 adult per 5 children). Awards will be presented for the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place large marching group.
Small/Family Marching Group
Must have an overall theme and consist of at least 5 members and fewer than 10 members. Awards will be presented for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place small marching groups.
Antique automobiles with or without costumed drivers/riders.
Applications must be returned before Friday, October 20 at 5:00pm. For additional information, please call the Parks and Recreation Department at 366-7060. After hours message 366-7033 extension 200.
There is NO RAIN DATE for this event. For cancellation information, please call 366-7147.
Please note the following road closures during the event: Main Street (Library Avenue to North College) Tyre Avenue/Delaware Circle Delaware Avenue (Chapel St. to Library Ave.)