The Northalsted Halloween Parade is ranked one of the 10 Best Halloween Celebrations in the US by Fodor's Travel Guide. The 21st Annual event is free for spectators and participants. Enter the costume contest to win great prizes!
The Parade kicks off at 7:30pm led by the Chicago Thriller flash mob. Now in their sixth year, they perform the full Michael Jackson dance from the classic music video. Want to join the dancing zombies? They're looking for you!
The parade heads north on Halsted to Cornelia Ave. A panel of drag queens judge contestants in four categories: Theme, Group, Drag & Scariest. Spectators get a carnival of sights and colorful spectacle. Registration for the parade starts at 5pm, but Advance Registration is recommended! FREE ADMISSION.
After the parade, enjoy a drink at numerous restaurants & bars on haunted Halsted St. featuring Halloween specials all night.
2017 Northalsted Halloween Parade Information
Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 - Halloween Night
Parade Route: North Halsted Street from Belmont Avenue to Cornelia Avenue
All are welcome to march in the parade! Online registration is now OPEN. Free to participate! Dress to impress and compete in our Costume Contest for Theme, Group, Scariest, and Drag. Winners announced following the parade at Halsted and Roscoe.
5:00PM - Parade Registration
Halsted and Belmont
7:30PM - Parade Kicks Off
Halsted & Belmont
After the Parade - Costume Contest
Halsted & Roscoe
Check out photos from Northalsted Halloween Parade 2015 in our Gallery!
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