Halloween parades can be the most fun when hanging out with kids on the spooky holiday. There are several local favorties when it comes to halloween parades as well as some gearing up to make their mark on the borough. Check out our list of the coolest halloween parades in and around Queens.
This annual family friendly parade begins at Ditmars and 31st Street in front of CVS Pharmacy. Incredibly popular among local families, it’s a must see for Halloween fun. The 2013 parade will end with a kid friendly after party at Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden.
WHEN: October 27th at 12 noon
WHERE: Ditmars Ave and 31st Street
Kids and their pets can enjoy a fur filled day in costume at the Woofside costume parade and festival. There will be a costume contest, parade, as well as grooming demonstrations and goody bags.
WHEN: October 26th from 11am-2pm
WHERE: Windmuller Park – 52nd Street & 39th Drive
This parade, a local favorite, begins at 176 Java and continues onto Manhattan Avenue and McGuinness Blvd. The party at Java will feature arts and crafts, games, snacks and live music.
WHEN: October 26th at 3pm
WHERE: 176 Java Street Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Not a classic parade but we thought that it belonged on this list anyway, Celebrate Dia de los Muertos, Halloween and All Saints Day with hands-on festive fun for all ages! Be sure to wear your costume and join us for mask making, All Saints Day Medallions, Mexican Sugar Skulls and ghost stories!
WHEN: Thursday, October 31, 2013, 4:00 PM
WHERE: Flushing Town Hall 137-35 Northern Boulevard in Flushing
Show off your costumes and join the parade in the Children’s Room at Queens Library at Flushing on Halloween Day! Children of all ages and their caregivers are welcome.
WHEN: October 31st from 12-1pm
WHERE: Flushing Town Hall
The Jackson Heights Halloween Parade, sponsored by the Jackson Heights Beautification Group, is the largest parade for children in NYC. Hundreds of children march with their parents or schools and are accompanied by local school marching bands and community figures. 3000 goody bags will be distributed to children at the end of the parade.
WHEN: Thursday October 31st at 5pm
WHERE: The parade begins on 85th Street and 37th Ave. in Jackson Heights
Ghouls, ghosts and goblins of all ages will walk or ride in floats around Glendale Queens. Participants can enjoy a costume contest and prizes are typically given out in multiple categories.
WHEN: October 31st fro 7pm-9pm
WHERE: The parade starts at Stop & Shop 64-66 Myrtle Ave in Glendale
8. Halloween Ragamuffin Parade in Maspeth
The annual Maspeth Ragamuffin Parade is sponsored by the Maspeth Lions Club and finishes off at the Maspeth Federal Savings Bank where marchers can get bags of treats, enjoy costume contests, and festivities.
WHEN: October 31st at 7pm
WHERE: The parade begins at Mount Olivet Cemetery – corner of Grand Avenue and Remsen Place
9. Forest Hills Halloween Parade
The Forest Hills community parade usually takes place on Metropolitian Ave in Forest Hills. At the time of this article, the community board was not able to confirm a 2013 parade. Please check back for more details.
10. Bayside Halloween Parade
Bayside Bid sponsors an annual Halloween parade and they date for 2013 has not yet been confirmed. Please check back here for more details soon!