Anoka Halloween

Signature Event

October 23, 2021 - October 30, 2021 Anoka


All three Anoka Halloween Main Street parades will be back in-person for 2021!


October 23, 7pm-8pm, Light Up the Night Parade

With a full line-up of colorfully lit floats, this parade is always a crowd favorite. Join in the fun and Light Up the Night!

The parade starts at 7 PM at the corner of 1st Ave and Main St. Spaces along Main St. can be reserved after 4 PM.


October 29, 1:15 pm-2:30pm, Big Parade of Little People

Join us in celebrating Anoka elementary students and participate in Anoka Halloween’s oldest tradition as local school children march through the historic downtown area. Marching bands and costumes for all to enjoy!


October 30, 1pm-3 pm, Grande Day Parade

Parade-goers will not be allowed into the parade line-up area until 11 AM. Please do not arrive early as there will be no place for you to park or line up until the parade entrance is opened. Please enter the parade area at the designated check-in entrance only. Attempting to enter from ANY other location will result in you being asked to leave.

Drive through parade traffic will begin at 11 AM. No foot traffic or bicycles allowed. Drive through traffic will end at 3 PM.

Please observe all of the COVID-19 protocols for social distancing, hand washing, etc. Mask wearing is recommended. 2020 has been a challenging year and we are thrilled that we are able to hold this event. In order to call it a success, we will need the cooperation of everyone involved. We would like to thank everyone in advance for their patience, participation and cooperation, and we ask that everyone be respectful of everyone else.

Please keep in mind:

-There can be no contact with any of the parade unit or participants

-Vehicles driving through are not permitted to stop. A zero-tolerance policy is in place so if you stop, you will be asked to leave.

-Political campaigning or political handouts of any kind are not permitted

If you have questions, problems, or require assistance please seek out one of our volunteers that will be at present at that location. All of our volunteers will be wearing bright orange jackets and should be very visible if needed.


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Event Features:

  • Parade
  • Marching bands