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September 2019

Find the Cow

September 16 - October 30

Meet Luna the Halloween Holstein! She will be traveling around Anoka this haunting season looking for selfies with all of her friends!

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100 year Share your Story

September 28 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Rum River Library, 4201 6th Ave
Anoka, MN 55303 United States
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Share your story and any historical information with us. Help create our book.

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October 2019

Anoka Classic Car Show Spooktacluar

October 5 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Wear a costume, bring candy to share and bring your wicked classic car.

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

October 6 @ 12:00 PM - 5:00 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 Mobile Blood Drive

October 7 @ 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Fifth Avenue Dental, 1829 5th Avenue
Anoka, 55303 United States
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Free

Join us at our 3rd annual blood drive with our partner, 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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Wine and Canvas Night

October 10 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Rumriver Art Center, 2665 4th Ave
Anoka, MN 55303 United States
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$30

Learn how to paint a one of a kind Halloween design. Bring your friends for this 21 and older night out.

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2019 Pumpkin Bowl

October 11 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Goodrich Field, 1525 5th Ave
Anoka, MN 55303 United States
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$8.00

Join us for our official festival kick-off!

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Halloween Party at the Library

October 12 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Rum River Library, 4201 6th Ave
Anoka, MN 55303 United States
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Free

Rum River Library welcomes you to join them in a not too spooky Halloween party.

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Scavenger Hunt

October 12 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 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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Orange Tie Ball

October 12 @ 5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Greenhaven Country Club, 2800 Greenhaven Rd 55303
Anoka, MN 55303 United States
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$50

Dress up and join us for social hour, auction, raffles, dinner and dessert!

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Anoka Community Anti-Crime Commission Breakfast

October 15 @ 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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Movie Night

October 16 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
American Legion Anoka Post 102, 400 W Main St
Anoka, MN 55303 United States
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Free

Enjoy a piece of pizza while watching a kid friendly movie.

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Anoka Halloween Candidate Sponsor Dinner

October 17 @ 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Greenhaven Country Club, 2800 Greenhaven Rd 55303
Anoka, MN 55303 United States
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Invite Only

Sponsors, this is your night to shine. Thank you for participating in the growth our Ambassador and Candidate programs.

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Coloring Contest

October 19 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Rumriver Art Center, 2665 4th Ave
Anoka, MN 55303 United States
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Free

Rumriver Art Center custom color sheets for little ones to color. Winners receive and one of a kind Anoka Halloween Ribbon

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Children’s Pumpkin Carving Contest

October 19 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 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 19 @ 7:00 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 19 @ 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 20
Peninsula Point Two Rivers Park, 1460 S Ferry St
Anoka, MN 55303 United States
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$3

Individual and teams welcome to search for our Anoka Halloween Medallion. Cash prizes award for each hunt.

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Past Royalty Lunch

October 20 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Anoka City Hall, 2015 1st Ave N
Anoka, MN 55303 United States
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$20

This is a wonderful opportunity to share Anoka Halloween royalty stories and learn more about our rich history and relationship with Anoka and Anoka Halloween.

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Bingo Night

October 21 @ 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
American Legion Anoka Post 102, 400 W Main St
Anoka, MN 55303 United States
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$.25

Great fun for all ages. Prizes awarded throughout the evening. Event fills up fast.

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Wine and Canvas Night

October 22 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Rumriver Art Center, 2665 4th Ave
Anoka, MN 55303 United States
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$30

Learn how to paint a one of a kind Halloween design. Bring your friends for this 21 and older night out.

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House Decorating Contest

October 23

Public viewing for this event held on 10/26 and 10/27. See the amazing transformations.

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Wine | Craft Beer Tasting

October 24 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Anoka City Hall, 2015 1st Ave N
Anoka, MN 55303 United States
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$20

Enjoy a night out tasting some of finest wines and creative craft beers!

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Preschool Costume Contest

October 25 @ 8:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Lyric Arts, 420 East Main
Anoka, MN 55303 United States
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Free

Pre-Kindergarten children invited to show their best Halloween costume. Treats and entertainment provided for free!

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Big Parade of Little People

October 25 @ 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Anoka Main Street, 1922 1st Ave. S.
Anoka, MN 55303 United States
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Free

Join us as we celebrate local elementary children parade down Main Street in costumes. Enjoy our middle school marching bands during the parade.

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Anoka Lions Tent Party

October 25 @ 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Anoka City Hall, 2015 1st Ave N
Anoka, MN 55303 United States
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Costumes, live music and drinks. This is a 21 and older event.

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Spooktacular Carnival -New Location

October 26 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Anoka Middle School, 1523 S 5th Ave
Anoka, MN 55303 United States
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25¢

Anoka Woman of Today provide this wonderful carnival. Come join in the fun before the Anoka Halloween Grande Day Parade.

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33rd Annual Gray Ghost 5K

October 26 @ 12:50 PM
Franklin Elementary School, 215 West Main Street
Anoka, MN 55303 United States
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$25

Join us for the Gray Ghost 5K Run & One Mile Fitness Walk 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 17) 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…

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Grande Day Parade

October 26 @ 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Anoka Main Street, 1922 1st Ave. S.
Anoka, MN 55303 United States
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Free

Join us as we celebrate our festivals longest tradition and one states largest parades. See a variety of floats and marching bands disguised in their best Halloween gear!

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Anoka Halloween Ambassador Coronation

October 26 @ 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 2019 and hello to our 2020 Anoka Halloween Ambassadors.

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Anoka Lions Tent Party

October 26 @ 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Anoka City Hall, 2015 1st Ave N
Anoka, MN 55303 United States
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Costumes, live music and drinks. This is a 21 and older event.

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Halloween Post Parade Pancake Breakfast

October 27 @ 8:00 AM - 12:30 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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Bingo Night

October 28 @ 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
American Legion Anoka Post 102, 400 W Main St
Anoka, MN 55303 United States
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$.25

Come early, this event fills up fast. Costumes encouraged.

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November 2019

City of Anoka Waste Reduction | Pumpkin Smashing

November 2 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sorenson Park, Location: 2015 State Ave
Anoka, MN 55303 United States

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. Sip on hot apple cider and have fun bouncing in the giant pumpkin bounce house (weather permitting).  Capture pics at our selfie station and post to social media using #anokapumpkinsmash!   Don’t miss out on this environmentally-friendly opportunity.…

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