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Halloween Parade Steps-off Sunday

10/09/2018
Halloween Parade Steps-off Sunday

The lineup is set for the 2018 Allentown Halloween Parade!

The parade will step-off from the Allentown Fairgrounds on Sunday, October 14 at 2:00pm. It will proceed on 17th Street to Hamilton Street and will conclude at Ninth Street.

This year’s parade lineup is a diverse and exciting showcase of Allentown’s Halloween spirit! This year’s parade theme is “Storybook Favorites,” so prepare for a host of iconic characters from your favorite childhood books parading through the city!

With ten youth and adult performing bands, the 2018 Allentown Halloween Parade brings an abundance of musical entertainment. The Allentown Hobo “Almost” Marching Band and the Allentown All-City Band are back again in 2018 in addition to the Allentown School District high school and middle school bands.

Performance groups including Youth Education in the Arts, Small Steps Big Dreams, and Zumba Warriors are also sprinkled into the parade lineup.

La Mega Radio’s Victor “VJ” Martinez and Alfa Lopez will emcee this year’s parade at the Judges’ Reviewing Stand, located at 12th & Hamilton streets.

“Allentown’s Halloween Parade is a lot of fun for young and old alike,” said Mayor Ray O’Connell. “It is a great city tradition that is enjoyed by both participants and spectators. If you are a fan of marching bands and colorful characters, you won’t want to miss it.”

Parade spectators and participants are encouraged to use the Facebook and twitter tag “#hallentownparade” for the event.

The rain date for the parade is Sunday, October 21.

For more information, please visit www.allentownpa.gov/parks and click on “Halloween Parade,” visit www.facebook.com/allentownhalloweenparade or email Christy.Alvord@allentownpa.gov or call 610-841-3506.

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