Halloween parades, celebrations and treats - find your local event (2023)

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - If there's one thing the Lehigh Valley isn't lacking for this month - it's Halloween celebrations.

Here's a list of family-friendly parades, trucks or treats, and other events taking place in the run-up to Halloween so you can find what works best for your family, location, and schedule.

Registration may be required for events.

Anxiety seekers should check out different oneshaunted house eventsthroughout the valley and byDorney Park.

Are we missing any? E-mailNews@LehighValleyNews.comto let us know.

Boo at the zoo trick or treating

10:00-15:30 Saturday 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30 October

On the weekends leading up to Halloween, visitors to the Lehigh Valley Zoo can wear costumes to trick-or-treat at various candy locations throughout the zoo. There will be music from a DJ on the final weekend. Bags are not provided; Guests are expected to bring their own.

Learn moreHere.

Annual Halloween parade in Nazareth

1 p.m. Saturday, October 15

rain or shine. The parade is sponsored by the Vigilance Hose Company Fire Department #1 and starts at Belvidere and Liberty streets and ends at the high school where participants can win prizes and get hot dogs and soda.

See more about the eventHere.


Saturday, October 15th at 7pm -- a new time for this year

The more than 100-year tradition in the district will be discontinued this weekend. Drop-off and pickup is at 210 Williams St., with formation at Ridge Street and Keystone Avenue.

Rain date: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16

Contact the parade organizers and learn more about the eventHere.

Coopersburg Halloween Parade

15:00-16:30 Sunday 16 October

The event features floats, candy, music, vintage cars, fire engines and of course costumes. Starts at 5 N. Main St.

Rain date is the following Sunday.

Learn moreHere.

Catasauqua and North Catasauqua Halloween Parade

7pm Wednesday 19 Oct

The parade begins at 14th and Race Streets and brings costumed protesters to North Catasauqua Playground. Awards are given to Best Youth Group, Best Halloween Theme, Most Unique, Best Walking Group and Judge's Choice.

Rainy date: 7 p.m. Oct. 26

Learn more about the event and entry formsHere.


7 p.m. Thursday, October 20 at

Join community residents in and through Bangor Memorial Park (90 Eisenhart Blvd.) in a parade held by the precinct.

Interested parties register as participants by e-mailBangorElks@gmail.com.

Learn moreHere.

South Whitehall Township Spooktacular

5-8pm Friday 21 October

The second annual Spooktacular is hosted by South Whitehall Township Parks and Recreation and Parkland Community Library and will be held at Covered Bridge Park (2465 Wehr Mill Road, Allentown). Starting with a trunk-or-treat at 5:00 p.m., there will then be a spooky story time starting at 6:15 p.m. before a screening of the film "The Addams Family 2" at 6:30 p.m

Find out more about the eventHere.

Little Pumpkin Parade and Party (Hello Baby & Kids)

11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday, October 21

Allentown children's boutique Hello Baby & Kids (6636 Hamilton Blvd.) is hosting a small children's and baby event with crafts, snacks and a mini costume parade.

See more about the eventHere.

Trick or Treating at the Library (Southside Bethlehem).

1 p.m. Saturday, October 22

The Southside Bethlehem Public Library (400 Webster St.) offers an afternoon of games and storytelling for children and their accompanying adults. Adults are expected to stay with children as bring down is not permitted.

Find out more and registerHere. Space is limited.

Macungie Memorial Park First Annual Halloween Festival and Parade

5pm Saturday Oct 22, 7pm for parade

With the Lions Club unable to hold the parade, the task has fallen to Macungie Memorial Park. For the first time, the parade will be complemented by an in-park festival with friendly activities and food trucks.

To participate, fill out thisform.

Those interested in volunteering, donating to, or sponsoring the event should contact: macungiememorialparkevents@gmail.com or visit the events pageHere.

Upper Saucon Township Trunk oder Treat

1-3pm Sunday 23 October

At Hopewell Park (4695 W. Hopewell Road, Center Valley), the Southern Lehigh Township and Chamber of Commerce is hosting a free community event with businesses and local organizations lined up with decorated cars to promote a safe trick-or-trunk experience from trunk to trunk instead of road to road. There's also food from Mon & Mel's Sweet Treats and Traveling Hot Dogs LLC.

Rainy date: Sunday 30 October.

See more about the eventHere. Those interested in starting their business to give out goodies should emailErinD@LehighValleyChamber.orgfor an application. Corporate fees go to the Southern Lehigh Chamber Scholarship Fund.


2 p.m. (lineup begins at 12:30 p.m.) Sunday, October 23

The Hellertown event begins at 685 Main St. An after-parade party at Dimmick Park, featuring live music by the band GirlCrue and food, will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Find out more about the event and register at itsFacebook site.

Bethlehem Trunk-Or-Treat

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 25

The city will host its first trunk-or-treat event, which will also include close-up views of fire, police and emergency vehicles. Treats, stickers, and other store-bought goodies will be given out. It takes place on Payrow Plaza between Bethlehem City Hall and the Library.

See more about the eventHere.

Halloween dance party at the Promenade Shops in the Saucon Valley

6-7pm Thursday 27 Oct

Weather permitting, this event at the Promenade Shops (2845 Center Valley Parkway, Center Valley) will add a different twist to the Halloween celebrations. The free, family-friendly party features interactive games and dancing with a DJ. There will also be a magic show.

Find out more about the eventHere.

Whitehall Township Public Library Hallow-Read

1-3pm Saturday 29 October

Games, food and crafts at Whitehall Township Public Library for their teenage patrons.

The library will also contain a Lehigh Valley Hauntsstorytelling eventon Oct 27

Learn more about the Hallow ReadHere.

Allentown Hello-Weekend & Walking Parade

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, October 29

The city's trick-or-treat night runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday October 28th

The parade will not include cars and floatsthis year, but focuses on being pedestrian and kid-friendly. Kids can safely play trick-or-treating from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm from 9th & Hamilton Streets to Arts Park. and receive a trick-or-treat pass, Halloween bag, and candy while participating in free activities like face painting, games, smores, and art. From 1pm to 6pm, the Arts Park hosts a family-friendly Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead festival.

There will also be groceries and other vendors.

At nightfall, around 6:30 p.m., the Disney Pixar film "Coco" will be shown.

Those who have questions can contact events@allentownpa.gov and leaveHerefor more informations.


7 p.m. Saturday, October 29

The small district parade is scheduled to begin at Alburtis Elementary School before ending at the Alburtis Area Community Center. The parade will also feature food trucks being parked along S. Main Street by the Alburtis Fire Department.

Rainy date: October 30th.

See more about the Alburtis districtwebsite.


2 p.m. Sunday, October 30

In its 101st year, the parade begins on West Broad Street and 9th Avenue, continues east on Broad and south on Main Street, and ends at Main Street and Spring Street.

find registrationHereand ends on October 21st.

Find out more about the eventHere.

Phillipsburg Easton Halloween-Parade

3 pm. Sunday October 30th

The 40th annual iteration of the event begins on McKeen Street in Phillipsburg and ends at Center Square in Easton. $100 prizes will be awarded to top performers in multiple parade categories.

To enter a float in the parade, send an emaillaurien@lehighvalleychamber.org.

Find out more about the event at the City of Easton'swebsite.

Trunk-Or-Treat in der Udder Bar in Allentown

18:30-20:00 Sunday 30 October

Ice cream shop The Udder Bar in Allentown's West End will offer a safe alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating with sweets rather than coming out of suitcases in the car park. There will also be free Halloween henna tattoos, candy, music and food from Baker's Food Bar. Attendees are expected to come in costume.

Find out more about the eventHere.

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