Anoka Halloween

Signature Event

October 1, 2020 - October 31, 2020 Anoka, MN

ANOKA HALLOWEEN SEES BIG CHANGES THIS YEAR

Out of interest for public health and safety in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Anoka Halloween 100th Anniversary Festival will occur – with safety precautions.

October 31, 11 am-3 pm, Grand Day Parade – Drive-By

This drive-by parade will be located throughout the City of Anoka. Watch our website for a map with locations, food vendors, floats, bands, and Anoka Halloween merchandise. Live coverage by QCTV streaming at qctv.org.

October 30, 1:15 pm, Big Parade of Little People Parade – Virtual

This virtual parade is in the works. More details announced in September.

October 30-31, House Decoration Contest – Public Viewing

Drive by local homes to view whimsical and haunted Halloween themes. Watch our website on October 29 for addresses. Please view from the safety of your car.

October 24, 1:15 pm, Children’s Pumpkin Carving – Pre-registration required

Visit the website for registration link. Limit 100 child pumpkin carvers. Masks required.

October 24, 10:00 am, Preschool Costume Contest – Pre-registration required

Visit the website for registration link. Masks required.

October 22, 6 pm, Canvas Paint Night – Virtual and at Rumriver Art – Pre-registration required

Registration cost includes art supplies, special Halloween swag bag, and numbered canvas print.

October 21, 1 pm, Medallion Hunt – Virtual Clues

The clues will be distributed via the Anoka Halloween Facebook page starting October 21. Prize amount is $500.

October 19, 6:30 pm, Bingo – Drive-In

Drive-in Bingo at St. Stephens Catholic Community. Bingo sheets sold at entry. Prizes include cash and gift cards. Limit 125 cars.

October 18, 1:00 pm, Scavenger Hunt – Pre-registration required

Assemble your team for a scavenger hunt around Anoka. Visit our website for registration link.

October 17, 7:00 pm, Anoka Halloween Orange Tie Gala– Virtual

Join the fun with a watch party in your home, bid online for unique action items. This virtual Gala and auction will be feature Halloween interviews. Viewing details announced in September.

October 14, Dusk, Outdoor Movie Night – George Green Park

Bring your chair or blanket, socially distance on the lawn to view Gremlins.

October 12, 3:00-8:00 pm, Bloodmobile – Pre-registration required

Visit the website for registration link. Masks required.

October 2, Dusk, Outdoor Movie Night – Anoka Riverfront Memorial Park

Bring your chair or blanket, socially distance on the lawn to view Coco.

October 1-24, Kid Coloring Contest

Pick up your 100th Anniversary Anoka Halloween coloring sheet at Rumriver Art or the Anoka Halloween Gift Shop. Return your completed entry for judging by October 24. Winners awarded special edition Anoka Halloween 100 Year ribbon.

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Event Features:

  • Parade
  • Pumpkin Weigh Off
  • Pumpkin Carving/Painting
  • 5K
  • Bingo
  • Classic Car Show
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Bonfire
  • Medallion Hunt
  • Wine/Craft Beer Tasting