Haunted Halsted Halloween Parade
Join us for the 26th annual Haunted Halsted Halloween Parade, October 31st, 2023. The free parade is a spectacle of sights, frights & spooky mayhem concluding with an Awards Show, live performance & dance party.
The Parade includes a Costume Contest with $4,000 in cash prizes. Sign up to participate free, all ages.
Northalsted has a ton of Halloween events throughout October: Parade after parties and contests, the Lakeview Halloween Pup Crawl, Trick or Treat, and more.
Parade & Costume Contest Registration
All are welcome to be a part of the fun! If online registration is closed, register on site starting 1hr before parade kick off. Details below.
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Tuesday, October 31 Halloween Night, 6:30pm-10:00pm
- Spectator Admission is free & all ages
- Contest Participation is free & all ages
- Registration & Parade Starts at: Halsted & Belmont.
- Parade Ends at: Halsted & Brompton
- Awards Show & After Party: Parking Lot 3514 N. Halsted
The parade will go on, despite rain or snow.
- 6:30PM Costume Contest Registration – Halsted & Belmont
- 7:30PM Parade Kickoff at Halsted & Belmont
- 8:00PM Parade Ends at Halsted & Cornelia
- 8:30PM Awards Show: Halsted & Brompton (parking lot)
- 10:00PM End of Event
Parade Grand Marshalls & Contest Judges
The Haunted Halsted Grand Marshall, 44th Ward Alderman Bennett Lawson, with an esteemed panel of judges will select and announce the contest winners! Contestants must be present to win.
After Show features live performance & guest appearance.
General Attendee Information
Parade / Costume Contest
$4,000 in prizes! $500 first place, $200 second place, $100 third place in each of 5 categories
- Character – media/pop culture/celebrity/history
- Creative – originality, use of materials, wow factor
- Scary – spooky/horror
- Group – more than one person (one prize awarded)
- Youth <13 – must be accompanied by an adult