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September 2021

Volunteer | Committee Meeting

September 27 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Anoka City Hall, 2015 1st Ave N
Anoka, MN 55303 United States
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Anoka Halloween member meeting. Want to learn more about our organization? This is a good opportunity to hear how our organization prepares for the largest festival in the state. Hear about volunteering opportunities for all of our events.  Help out 1 hour to 100 hours...something for everyone. If you would like to make a formal presentation, please email us your name and intent to anokahalloweenfestival@gmail.com We will be in contact with you to schedule a time for a specific meeting.…

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October 2021

Coloring Contest

October 1 - October 23
Rumriver Art Center, 2665 4th Ave
Anoka, MN 55303 United States
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Free

Pick up your original design coloring sheet at Rumriver Art Center ,Anoka Halloween gift shop and Anoka Chamber during business hours. Winners will receive a one of a kind Anoka Halloween Ribbon and special prize.

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Pumpkin Weigh-Off | Scarecrow Contest | Adult Pumpkin Carving Contest

October 3 @ 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Anoka City Hall, 2015 1st Ave N
Anoka, MN 55303 United States
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Free

See some of the largest pumpkins grown in the state along with creative Scarecrows and carved pumpkins.

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Blood Donor Drive

October 4 @ 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fifth Avenue Dental, 1829 5th Avenue
Anoka, 55303 United States
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Free

Help us to save lives at our blood drive. We have partnered with Memorial Blood Centers. Look for the “Molly and Luke’s” van to roll into town and scare the vampires away on this very important mission!

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Movie Night

October 8 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
George Green Park, 1498 6th Ave S
Anoak, MN 55303 United States
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Free

Social distancing under the stars. Bring a chair and a blanket to enjoy this movie.

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Scavenger Hunt

October 17 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Peninsula Point Two Rivers Park, 1460 S Ferry St
Anoka, MN 55303 United States
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Free

This is and individual or team event. Look for clues throughout Anoka.

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Bingo Night

October 18 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
American Legion Anoka Post 102, 400 W Main St
Anoka, MN 55303 United States
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$.25

Costumes welcomed. 25 cents a card and prizes vary.

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Wine and Canvas Paint Night

October 19 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Rumriver Art Center, 2665 4th Ave
Anoka, MN 55303 United States
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$40

Learn how to paint a one of a kind Halloween design.

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Movie Night

October 19 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
George Green Park, 1498 6th Ave S
Anoak, MN 55303 United States
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Free

Social distancing under the stars. Bring a chair and a blanket to enjoy this movie.

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Wine and Canvas Paint Night

October 21 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Rumriver Art Center, 2665 4th Ave
Anoka, MN 55303 United States
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$40

Learn how to paint a one of a kind Halloween design.

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Children’s Pumpkin Carving Contest

October 23 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Akin Park, 1721 River Avenue
Anoka, MN 55303
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Free

Little ones welcome to join in the fun. Create a small pumpkin using nature as your pallet.

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Light Up the Night Parade

October 23 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Anoka Main Street, 1922 1st Ave. S.
Anoka, MN 55303 United States
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Free

The lights on Main Street turn down low to showcase one of kind floats with lights. Participants are from all over our state and Wisconsin provide entertainment for our spectators.

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Bonfire

October 23 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Anoka City Hall, 2015 1st Ave N
Anoka, MN 55303 United States
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Free

Bonfire immediately following our night parade. Food available for purchase.

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Medallion Hunt

October 24
Anoka Nature Preserve, 4301 Parkview Ln
Anoka, MN 55303 United States
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$3

2 hunt times. Individuals and teams welcome to search for our Anoka Halloween Medallion. One cash prize award per hunt.

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Bingo Night

October 25 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
American Legion Anoka Post 102, 400 W Main St
Anoka, MN 55303 United States
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$.25

Costumes welcomed. 25 cents a card and prizes vary.

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Anoka Community Anti-Crime Commission Breakfast

October 26 @ 7:29 AM - 9:00 AM
Greenhaven Country Club, 2800 Greenhaven Rd 55303
Anoka, MN 55303 United States
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$100

This is hosted by our Anti-Crime commission.

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House Decorating Contest-Public Viewing

October 29 - October 30

View from you car this year. Enjoy seeing the awesome transformation of each of our participants.

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Preschool Costume Contest

October 29 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Anoka City Hall, 2015 1st Ave N
Anoka, MN 55303 United States
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Free

Pre-Kindergarten children invited to show their best Halloween costume. Homemade or store purchased.

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Big Parade of Little People

October 29 @ 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Anoka Main Street, 1922 1st Ave. S.
Anoka, MN 55303 United States
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Free

Join us in celebrating our elementary students participate in Anoka Halloween's oldest tradition.  Local school children march through our historic downtown area. Marching bands and costumes for all to enjoy.   Proudly Sponsored by: 2021 STILL AVAILABLE Media Coverage By:  

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35th Annual Gray Ghost 5K

October 30 @ 12:50 PM
Franklin Elementary School, 215 West Main Street
Anoka, MN 55303 United States
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$25

  Registration & Check-In: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM at Franklin Elementary School, W Main St. Race starts at 12:50 PM. Registration Fee: $25 in advance (must be received by ABLA by noon on October 27) or $30 race day. 5K Course is USATF Certified with age group awards 3 deep in 9 age groups. Chip timed. Long-sleeved technical shirts and refreshments are available for finishers of either event. Be sure to come early as many people will be arriving…

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Grande Day Parade

October 30 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Anoka Main Street, 1922 1st Ave. S.
Anoka, MN 55303 United States
Free

Join us from your car as we celebrate our festivals longest tradition.

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Anoka Halloween Ambassador Coronation

October 30 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Anoka High School, 3939 7th Ave
Anoka, MN 55303 United States
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$10

Come support our amazing Ambassador program. Say good-bye to our 2021 and hello to our 2022 Anoka Halloween Ambassadors.

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American Legion Halloween Post Parade Pancake Breakfast

October 31 @ 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
American Legion Anoka Post 102, 400 W Main St
Anoka, MN 55303 United States
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$7

Delicious homemade pancakes served at our final Halloween event for the season. Bring your family and friends to eat a wonderful breakfast.

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November 2021

City of Anoka Waste Reduction | Pumpkin Smashing | Book UpCycle

November 1 @ 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sorenson Park, Location: 2015 State Ave
Anoka, MN 55303 United States
Free

The City of Anoka’s Waste Reduction & Recycling Board is hosting a pumpkin smash  “Don’t Trash it, Smash it” and help divert pumpkins from the landfill! Bring your Halloween pumpkins and toss them into the composting bin. Remove all decorations, candles, etc. beforehand. Don’t miss out on this environmentally-friendly opportunity. On Monday, November 1st, from 4-7 p.m. at Rick Sorenson Park (2015 State Ave.), Anoka's Waste Reduction & Recycling Board is hosting a Pumpkin Smash. ****** Book UpCycle - Coinciding with the…

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