Canceled Due To Rain: Newark’s 70th Annual Halloween Parade Set For Sunday

The City of Newark has announced “Due to the forecast of storms and heavy rain this afternoon, the Halloween Parade & Trick or Treat Main Street are canceled”


Newark – Continuing a Newark tradition seven decades strong, the annual Newark Halloween Parade will be taking place on Main Street this Sunday, October 29, beginning at 3 p.m. Event Details

More than 60 groups signed up for the parade this year, which will feature several local marching bands, vehicles from the Brandywine Region Antique Auto Club and Newark’s hometown fire company, AETNA Hose, Hook and Ladder. The parade will begin at Tyre Avenue at 3 p.m. and continue down Main Street to North College Avenue.

Prior to the parade, the City will host two separate events at the George Wilson Center (GWC) to help children and families get into the Halloween spirit. On Thursday, October 26, from 4 – 5:30 p.m., the GWC will host its annual Halloween costume party for kids ages 3 – 12. Come out and enjoy special Halloween activities, sweet refreshments, spooky storytelling, a mysterious costume contest and even a scary room to enter if you dare. Registration fee is $2 at the door.

Following the Halloween Parade on Sunday, children are invited to enjoy goodies and activities while safely walking from business to business during Trick-or-Treat Main Street. Though the street will be closed to vehicular traffic, businesses will be open for shopping and trick-or-treating. Downtown visitors are also invited back to the Academy Building Lawn, where there will be a decorated area perfect for picture taking.
The following streets will be closed for Newark’s Annual Halloween Parade and Trick-or-Treat Main Street on Sunday, October 30 from 2:30 until 5 p.m.

In case of inclement weather, please call the Leisure Time Hotline at (302) 366-7147. There is no rain date for this event.

Source: City of Newark

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