Anoka Halloween Capital Of The World! – Anoka, MN

Oct 23, 2022 | events/locations, evergreen

Anoka Halloween Capital

On Saturday October 29th, the historic parade starts at 1pm on State Street and Main Street. Route follows Main Street to 5th Avenue and finishes at South Street/ Military Road. The parade length is 1.5 miles long.
Spaces along Main St. and 5th Avenue may be reserved after 4 AM the day of the parade. Chairs/blankets set out prior to this time may be removed by the city.

Anoka Halloween Capital of the World™ provides opportunities for our community to support our schools and scholarships with unique family-friendly Halloween celebrations. This is a 100% volunteer-supported organization.

 

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Anoka, Minnesota is believed to be the first city in the United States to put on a Halloween celebration to divert its youngsters from Halloween pranks. When Anokans awoke to find their cows roaming Main Street, windows soaped and outhouses tipped over, they decided something had to be done. But what?

A costume parade and block party seemed like the perfect, trick! Halloween became a wonderful distraction for our town for generations to come, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. The crisp of the season, the creativity of the shops, the schools, the costumes, the laughter, the food, the fun, and the parties! There are so many reasons to love the month of October, and baby, we count those blessings every day around here!

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