Halloween Parades are marching in town– find one near you!
Parades are fun to watch but even MORE FUN to don your favorite Halloween costume and be part of the fun! Everyone can take part in marching in each of the parades below!
Exeter Halloween Parade
Saturday, October 27, 2018; 10:30am
Come check out the great costumes and enjoy the sounds of the Exeter High School Marching Band. Don’t forget about trick-or-treating at the downtown businesses before and after the parade!
Rochester Zombie Walk
Friday, October 26, 2018; 6:00pm
This year’s Zombie Walk for teens and adults features individuals and participants from Studio 109, Corinne’s School of Dance, and Dance N Motion 2. Enjoy their choreographed performance as they tread from Rochester Common to the Union Street parking lot. The teen and adult public is welcome to participate in the parade by dressing in zombie costumes and following the dancers. Participants are asked to gather at Rochester Common by 5:45pm for a 6:00pm police-escorted walk down South Main Street, Wakefield Street, and Union Street to the Union Street parking lot where they will be treated to treats. (Please note the complimentary refreshments are for the dancers only. Light refreshments are available to the public for a nominal cost.)
York Halloween Hop & Parade
Wednesday, October 31, 2018; 4:30pm-6:00pm
This year’s Halloween Parade leaves the Town Hall promptly at 4:30pm and marches to Village Elementary School for a family Halloween Hop! Join the community for music, snacks and family fun until 6:00pm. Come join us for a scream of a time!
Portsmouth Halloween Parade
Wednesday, October 31, 2018; 7:00pm
Marching into its 24th year, the Portsmouth Halloween Parade is a grassroots, all-inclusive alternative to contemporary Halloween. A celebration of community, creativity, resourcefulness and free expression which walks, stalks, dances, trumpets and drums its way through downtown each year on October 31. The Parade is entirely funded by the community, which rallies a number of benefits to raise funds to cover expenses of insurance, permits and police escort. Hundreds march in costume, thousands cheer from the sidelines, it’s always a spectacle from either side of the curb. For the best viewing areas, see the parade route.