Anoka's Halloween Celebration

Anoka's Halloween Celebration

Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 at 10:00am

Various Venues in Anoka

Schedule of Events:

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Spooktacular Carnival

Anoka Woman of Today provide this wonderful carnival.

Join the Anoka Women of Today before the Grand Day Parade as they provide this special event for your children’s enjoyment.

Children’s games only 25¢ or 5 / $1.00.

1 free game ticket for each food shelf item donated (maximum of 5).

Walking tacos, hot dogs, chili, pop, hot chocolate, coffee available for purchase at this event.

Location: Anoka Middle School, 1523 South 5th Avenue, Anoka, MN 55303.

12:50 PM: 33rd Annual Gray Ghost 5K

Join us for the Gray Ghost 5K Run & One Mile Fitness Walk

Registration & Check-In: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM at Franklin Elementary School, W Main St.

Race starts at 12:50 PM.

Registration Fee: $25 in advance (must be received by ABLA by noon on October 17) or $30 race day. 5K Course is USATF Certified with age group awards 3 deep in 9 age groups. Chip timed. Long-sleeved technical shirts and refreshments are available for finishers of either event. Be sure to come early as many people will be arriving in Anoka for the Halloween Grand Day Parade. Costumes encouraged; awards will be given to the five best individual and group costumes. Animals are not allowed on race course. For more race information go to

Location: Franklin Elementary School, 215 West Main Street, Anoka, MN 55303.

Cost: $25

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM: Grande Day Parade

Join us as we celebrate 99 years as Anoka Halloween Capital of the World™ at the largest parade in the state.

Location: Starting on Main Street at State Ave, turning right on Fifth Ave, ending at South Street. 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.

The parade starts at 1 PM at the corner of State Ave and Main St. Spaces along Main St. can be reserved after 4 AM.

Parade route from 1st Avenue to the corner of 5th Avenue and Main Street will contain pedestrian gates along the first strip of the Westbound traffic. Please beware of chair stationing along this side of Main street.

Click here for Map.

Location: Anoka Main Street, 1922 1st Avenue South, Anoka, MN 55303.

Cost: Free

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Anoka Halloween Ambassador Coronation

Enjoy this historic presentation and learn about the growth and development of our candidates.

Say good-bye to the outgoing Ambassadors and experience the crowning of the 2020 Anoka Royal Ambassadors. Enjoy refreshments after the presentation and stay for photo opportunities.

Please Note: Visiting Royalty and ONE chaperone are complementary, each additional guest is $10.

Location: Anoka High School, 3939 7th Avenue, Anoka, MN 55303.