Rules for Parade Participants:
- Grande Day and Light Up the Night Parade are a Lottery System! Applications available August 1st. Deadline September 15th each year. Exceptions will be made for our designated community partners and sponsors. Anoka Halloween Capital of the World™ reserves the right to decline or refuse any application.
- No gore, blood or violent Halloween themes allowed. This is a kid-friendly parade.
- No political groups or political campaigning allowed in or on parade route.
- Traditional cars or trucks will not qualify as a parade entry.
- No RV’s, Buses, Enclosed Trailers
- Walking groups limited to 25 people. Walkers must be able to walk 1.5 miles at a fast pace.
- Anoka Halloween Capital of the World™ does not provide vehicles.
- Float length no more than 30’ long and 13’5” tall. The combined total for pull vehicle and float no more than 55’.
- No animal pickup provided.
- Alcohol prohibited in all parade areas.
- Proof of insurance required. Clear copies of policy or card are acceptable.
- No handouts for the Light Up the Night Parade.
- Light Up the Night participants must be illuminated.
- Photo or Pencil sketch of float required with application.
- Deadline for both parades September 15th. Applications not excepted via email.
- DUE TO THE LARGE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS WE RECEIVE, ANOKA HALLOWEEN CAPITAL OF THE WORLD™ FESTIVAL COMMITTEE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO ACCEPT ALL ENTRIES.
The Light Up the Night Parade is Proudly Sponsored by:
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City Ordinance for Saving Space during both the Night Parade and Grande Day Parades:
Prior to 4:00 a.m. on the day of daytime parade and 4:00 p.m. on the day of nighttime parade, no person shall claim or attempt to claim, reserve, occupy or otherwise control public space along the adjoining parade route, either in person or by the placement of any objects such as, but not limited to, ropes, tapes, chairs, blankets, barricades or barriers of any kind. After the foregoing 4:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. time restrictions, ropes, tapes, chairs and blankets may be used to reserve public space along the adjoining parade route, provided such objects are removed within three (3) hours following the conclusion of the parade.
Main Street and Fifth Avenue.
FREE parking ramps available on 2nd Avenue, one block North and South of Main Street. One ramp is available on Van Buren Street, between 3rd and 4th Avenue.