Halloween Parade

Sixth Annual Hal-Con Halloween Street Parade

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Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM

5440 Spring Garden Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia

START AND ENDS – Halifax New Central Library, Front Plaza area – Queen St / Spring Garden Road

Halifax and Hal-Con knows Halloween isn’t just for the 31st of October … it’s whenever we want it to be!

Saturday, October 20th 2018, presume Rain OR Shine … Downtown Halifax will see the 6th Hal-Con Halloween Parade! This event page and Hal-Con’s web-site will be updated to provide as much information as possible to all invited groups plus Hal-Con committee, volunteers, and friends – AND the public! – who want to participate in this Parade that has gone so well over the past five years.

The organizers of this parade event welcome dogs to walk alongside their two-legged parade goers, as well as service animals. Please refer to this link for rules and regulations for those wishing to include a canine participant: http://new.halifax.ca/animalservices/Dogs.php

Please note, as with past years, this is a Walking Event parade – no motorized vehicles, and no live animals, with exceptions of canines on collars and leashes as per HRM bylaws, + service animals.

Many Groups will receive social media and e-mail invites to take part, which will include information on important times and route information, which they will be asked to rsvp, so that groups can be entered to be judged for prizes.

However! Hal-Con will also need “GreenShirts” to not only carry Hal-Con’s Banner but also be Route Monitors and Walkers – so, the more volunteers and friends, the better!

Here are some of the important times of the event schedule:
Organizers / Volunteers gather at Library: 8:30 am
Entry / Group Line Up: 9.30 to 10:30 am
Entry Judging Start: 10:30 am
Parade Start: 11:00 am
Parade End: 12:00 pm Noon
Awards / Pictures: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

The 2018 Parade Route is posted below on this event page. We are using the same Start and End Point as in 2016 and 2017. Hal-Con wishes to thank the Halifax Regional Municipality and the Central Library for their assistance in arranging for us to use the Front Plaza area of the Halifax Central Library on the corner of Queen Street and Spring Garden Road. We will provide Information on how to line up on the day of the event.

RAIN OR SHINE, at 11:00 a.m., the Parade will begin.

Walkers travel, Using Sidewalks – Proceed Northwest through stoplight intersection of Spring Garden Road at Queen Street from Central Library (Start Point).

Using Sidewalks/Inner Lanes – Turn Left and going Southwest on Spring Garden Road crossing Queen, Birmingham, Dresden Row, South Park, Summer, and Carlton Streets, over to the corner/stoplight intersection of Robie Street. Proceed Southeast through stoplight intersection of Robie & Spring Garden Road, Turn Left.

Using Sidewalks/Inner Lanes – Proceed Northeast on Spring Garden Road, crossing Carlton and Summer Streets, Cathedral Lane, South Park Street, Brenton, Dresden, Birmingham & Queen Streets, returning to the Halifax Central Library as the End Point of the route.

Parade MapWe should return to the Central Library Front Plaza for 12:00 pm Noon. When all have arrived, the organizers will hand out Parade Awards and Prizes to the winning Parade entries, as judged by the parade’s selected people who will choose winners, Before the parade starts, in the following 5 categories –

** Winner – Most Colorful Entry
** Winner – Most Humorous Entry
** Winner – Best Spirit Entry
** Winner – Individual Entry
** Winner – Group Entry

There are so many people and groups that Hal-Con and its Parade organizers wish to thank for their generosity and assistance in helping to make this event the great success it has become, including:

  • Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Halifax Central Library for Front Plaza area use
  • Halifax Regional Police
  • Freemans Pizza
  • Cape and Cowl Collectibles
  • Strange Adventures Halifax
  • Chapters Bookstore Dartmouth
  • Allan Carver, Mad Secret Lab
  • Long Alley Bicycles
  • Last of the Old Kind Rickshaw Operators
  • Millers Kettle Corn
  • Burrito Jax
  • Board Room Game Cafe
  • Boston Pizza
  • Hal-Con Board of Directors and Volunteer Committee

… and, all of YOU who are participating in the Parade itself! Have a great, safe, fun event, everyone!!

MANY more details are to follow very soon, so please follow this space and this FB link for more information – https://www.facebook.com/events/229297654408337/