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Halloween parade dates in Cumberland County for 2019

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The Midstate Halloween parade season kicks off Oct. 8 in Mechanicsburg, one of several parades scheduled this month. Here is a look at 2019 Halloween parade dates in Cumberland County:

Mechanicsburg Halloween Parade 7.JPG

Josephine Jenkins, 3, rides on a horse and waves to all the children attending the annual Mechanicsburg Halloween Parade.

Date:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m.

Information:

  • The parade forms on Broad and Keller streets near Mechanicsburg Area Senior High School and proceeds east onto Keller Street, north on Arch Street, west on Simpson Street, and south on George Street. The parade will disband at the rear of the high school

Rain date:

  • runs rain or shine
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Members of the West Shore Marching Band entertain the crowd during the annual New Cumberland Halloween Parade.

Date:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Information:

  • The New Cumberland River Rescue hosts the 53rd annual New Cumberland Halloween Parade. The parade forms at 7 p.m. and begins moving at 7:30 p.m. Parade route proceeds south on Bridge Street then turn right on 3rd Street, then right on the alley to the rear of PNC Banking parking lot where the parade will disband.

Rain date:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 23
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Monsters, superheroes, and villains entertained the crowd during the annual Boiling Springs Halloween Parade.

Date:

  • Thursday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m.

Information:

  • Boiling Springs VFW Post 8851 will host the annual Boiling Springs Halloween Parade. The parade forms at the east end of the high school parking lot at 6:30 pm. The route will start in front of the Iron Forge Education Center and then down High Street before turning left onto Route 174 to Walnut Street. From Walnut Street, the parade will turn left onto Third Street and on toward Front Street. It will then follow Front Street through the square before finishing in front of the IFEC.

Rain date:

  • Not available
Shippensburg Halloween Parade

Members of Cumberland Valley Hose Company carry the American flag as they help kick off the annual Shippensburg Halloween Parade Saturday night.

Date:

  • Saturday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m.

Information:

  • The 32nd Annual Shippensburg Halloween Parade is hosted by the Shippensburg Kids Events Committee. The parade route marches down King Street and features area businesses, nonprofits, marching bands, student sports teams, Girl and Boy scout troops, first responders, and costumed community members.

Rain date:

  • No
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Members of Cub Scout Pack #189, Carlisle, who dressed as playing cards, get ready to participate in the annual Carlisle Halloween Parade on Monday evening.

Date:

  • Monday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m.

Information: 

  • The parade route runs west on East North Street to Hanover Street; south on Hanover Street to Willow Street; and east on Willow Street where the parade will disband. Interested participants can register at the Stuart Community Center through Oct. 18. Division I—Small Walking Groups (1-10 people); Division II—Large Walking Groups (11+ people); Division III—Walking Groups w/ Vehicle; Division IV—Floats.
    • Street closure and parking begins at 5:45 p.m.
    • North Street will be closed to all through traffic between East and Spring Garden Streets around 5:45 p.m.
    • Parking available at Weis Markets, McCarren’s Supply, and Louther St. (North and South) Municipal Lots after 4:30 p.m.
    • Parking is NOT available at Carlisle Alliance Church or Biddle Mission Park. These lots will be used for staging parade participants.
    • Drop-off after 5:45 p.m. should take place at Weis, McCarren’s Supply, or on East Street.
    • Participants should report to their designated staging area by 6 p.m.

Rain date:

  • The parade is fair weather only, no rain date. In the event of rain, call the Carlisle Parks & Recreation office at 717-243-3318.    
Camp Hill Halloween Parade

Date:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m.

Information:

  • Parade route starts on Market Street in front of the Trinity Lutheran Church, continues west on Market to North 24th Street, to Walnut Street, and ends at Camp Hill Borough Building.

Rain date:

  • Runs rain or shine
Mount Holly Springs Halloween Parade

Aubrey Mackey, 11, left, and Marley Turner, 11, dressed up as emojis for the Mount Holly Springs Halloween Parade on Wednesday evening.

Date:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m.

Information:

  • Registration for costumed contestants will begin in the Mount Holly Springs Elementary School on Mooreland Avenue at 5:30 p.m. Please utilize parking at the elementary school and the United Methodist Church. Please sign-in at your designated division before 6:30 p.m. The winning costumes will be posted on the bulletin board in front of the Borough Office, on the borough website, and prizes will be mailed. Please do not call the borough for results — they will be posted by 4:30 pm on the Friday following the parade. The 1 mile parade route will follow West Pine Street, North Baltimore Avenue, Butler Street and finish up at Mooreland Avenue where it began. 

Rain date:

  • Runs rain or shine
East Pennsboro Halloween Parade

Date:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m.
  • The East Pennsboro Township Board of Recreation will be hosting their annual Halloween Parade. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in each category. The parade route goes from the high school parking lot, across Shady Lane and down Enola Drive to finish at the township building. Individuals, groups and floats can register after Oct. 7 for costume judging for prizes.

Rain date:

  • Thursday, Oct. 24
Newville Halloween Parade

A scary float on Monday night at the Newville Halloween Parade.

Date:

  • Monday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m.

Information:

  • The parade will form on Broad Street beginning at 6 p.m. Cash prizes will be awarded in a variety of categories. There will be no pre-registration for this event. Contestants may register on the night of the parade.
Carlisle Halloween Parade

Joey Bramble and the rest of the Carlisle High School Marching Band entertain the crowds during the annual Carlisle Halloween Parade Oct. 15, 2018.

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