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Community Events

  1. Kid Coloring Contest

    October 1, 2020 - October 24, 2020

    Pick up your 100th Anniversary Anoka Halloween coloring sheet at Rumriver Art Center or the Anoka Halloween Gift Shop. Return your completed entry for judging by October 24. Winners awarded special edition Anoka Halloween 100 Year ribbon.

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  2. Preschool Costume Contest - Pre-registration required

    October 24, 2020, 10:00 AM

    Visit the Anoka Halloween website for registration link and more details.

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  3. Children's Pumpkin Carving - Pre-registration Required

    October 24, 2020, 1:15 PM

    Visit Anoka Halloween Inc. website for full details, location, and the registration link. Limit 100 child pumpkin carvers. Masks required.

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  4. House Decorating Contest - Public Viewing

    October 30, 2020 - October 31, 2020 @ Multiple locations.

    Drive by local homes to view whimsical and haunted Halloween themes. Watch the Anoka Halloween, Inc. website on October 29 for addresses. Please view from the safety of your car.

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  5. Big Parade of Little People - Virtual

    October 30, 2020, 1:15 PM @ Virtual

    This virtual parade is in the works. Watch for more details soon at the Anoka Halloween, Inc. website.

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  6. Grande Day Parade - Drive-By

    October 31, 2020, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Multiple locations throughout the City of Anoka

    This drive-by parade will be located throughout the City of Anoka. Watch the Anoka Halloween website for a map with locations, food vendors, floats, bands, and Anoka Halloween merchandise. Live coverage by QCTV streaming at

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  7. Ring Those Bells!

    October 31, 2020, 7:30 PM

    Did you know? The original Halloween celebration in 1920 featured bells ringing all over town. Step outside on October 31 at 7:30 pm and hear the bells. Grab your own noise maker or honk the car horn to help us celebrate 100 years!

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