The lineup is set for Sunday's 2017 Allentown Halloween Parade!
The parade will step-off from the Allentown Fairgrounds on Sunday, October 15 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 “Outer Space Invasion,” so prepare for aliens, space ships and a supernova of out of this world decorations parading through the city!
With ten youth and adult performing bands, the 2017 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 2017 in addition to the Allentown School District high school and middle school bands.
Performance groups XCAPE, Hispanic American League of Artists and Small Steps Big Dreams are also sprinkled into the parade lineup.
69 News and WFMZ.com’s own Jim Vaughn and Melanie Falcon will emcee this year’s parade at the Judges’ Reviewing Stand, located at 12th & Hamilton streets.
“Allentown’s Halloween Parade is an outstanding tradition that showcases our community spirit and variety of talent and creativity right here in the city,” said Parks & Recreation Director Lindsay Taylor. “I hope to see spooky aliens and out of this world characters along the parade route, enjoying the festivities with their families and friends!”
New for 2017, two food trucks will be located along the parade route to provide refreshments. The Perk Up Truck will be located at 17th & Linden streets, and Couch Pota-Doh will be located at 12th & Hamilton streets.
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 22.
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. Questions may also be directed to the Parks and Recreation Office at 610-437-7750.