Newark Halloween Parade

Halloween Parade and Trick-or-Treat Main St.

Halloween Parade
Date: Sunday, October 29, 2017
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Main Street
Newark’s 68th annual Halloween Parade is drawing near. Plan now to be a part of this special Halloween event, complete with marching bands, floats, antique automobiles, costumed characters, and much more. The parade begins at Tyre Avenue and Main Street and marches west on Main Street, to College Avenue.
Preregistration is not necessary 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 2:30 p.m. on parade day.
Note to politicians or political groups: If you wish to march in the parade, you must be in costume and preregister. We appreciate your cooperation.
Please remember that pets are not comfortable in the heat and crowds of large events, so for their safety and the safety of those attending the event, please leave your pets at home.
There is no rain-date for this event, for cancellation information, please call (302) 366-7147.
Local clubs, civic groups, school bands, PTA’s and scout troops are encouraged to participate. See below for additional information on participation or call 366-7000.
Road Closures
Please note the following road closures during the event:
Main Street (Library Avenue to North College)
Tyre Avenue / Delaware Circle
Delaware Avenue (Chapel Street to Library Avenue)
Parade Categories
Pre-registration is necessary for:
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 and be pre-registered for the parade in order to qualify for a donation.
Floats – Floats will be judged on their Halloween theme, and monetary prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
Large marching group – Must include a minimum of 10 individuals with at least 2 adults (if children are 12 or under, there must be 1 adult per 5 children). Awards will be presented for the first, second,and third place.
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.
Vehicles – Antique automobiles with or without costumed drivers/riders.
For additional information, please call the Parks and Recreation Department at (302) 366-7000.