*If your organization is hosting an event, please contact Lucinda.Wright@allentownpa.gov to be added to this list.
We’ve reimagined what our parade will look like! The walking parade is a secured footprint set up to ensure pedestrian and participant safety. Children and families can travel safely along the route without concern of moving vehicles or floats on the roadways. So, instead of having decorated vehicles and floats drive down a designated parade route – we’ll have organizations, businesses, and residents set up on the sidewalks giving out candy to kids and families walking the parade route.
Yes, both the Halloween Walking Parade and the Día de los Muertos Festival are free to attend. Other event happenings may include a cost.
This event is designed to be the experience you want it to be. If you are looking for a spooky experience, you can find it here. If you are looking for a family fun, fall Halloween experience, you can find that here too. Make Hallo-Weekend your way!
The Allentown Parking authority has sponsored the event and will allow FREE parking at the Spiral, Community, and Transportation Decks. Please see the maps found on the website for more information.
Yes, Lanta Bus has sponsored the event and will provide FREE bus passes. Please print or show the ticket on your phone for a ride to and from the event.
*Please be advised the pass is only good for transportation to and from the event on 10/29/2022. See approved bus routes on website.
We welcome local organizations, corporations, residents, and businesses to join us along the parade route. Costumes and Candy/Trinket distributions for “trick or treat” along the route are required. Please complete and return the application form found on the website, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. There is no cost to join in on the fun!
No, just show up, children and families can partake in the parade, trick or treat, and activities during the Día de los Muertos festival at no cost.
Please patronize one of our local downtown restaurants or businesses along the route day of event or another time, so many great options.
Rest locations along the parade route will be located at S Hall (near LCCC) & S Church Street (near Liberty Bell Museum). Please see the parade map on the side.
Rest Locations and hand washing stations will be available in the Arts Park.
Yes, if you need special accommodations, please email email@example.com in advance. Roadways and sidewalks will be accessible during the event.
Yes, pets in costumes are the best! Please ensure that your pet is friendly, great with kids, up to date on shots, and on a leash.
The Day of the Dead is a holiday traditionally celebrated on November 1 and 2, though other days, such as October 31 or November 6, may be included depending on the locality. It largely originated in Mexico, where it is mostly observed, but also in other places, especially by people of Mexican heritage elsewhere.
The City of Allentown is partnering with Interlace Cultural y Desarrollo Integral Mexicana de LV, our local Mexican cultural organization, and the Baum School of Art to host this year’s celebration.
Educational Lessons & Art 1pm-2:30pm
Cultural Dance & Music 2:30-6pm
Please return the slip included in the completed passport for a chance to win a prize!
At dusk our Parks & Recreation staff will present Disney’s “Coco” in honor of the Día de los Muertos celebration. Free snacks will be available during the movie as supplies last.
No, the events are rain or shine! Please stay tuned to the city’s social media or website for inclement weather updates.
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