Halloween Parades in Brooklyn 2012

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What is better than a parade? Nothing, when you can show off your latest Halloween costume and celebrate with your friends and family. Here is our list of Halloween parades happening in Brooklyn for kids this season. Listed by neighborhood.





Bay Ridge

The Haunted Walk and Fairytale Forest at Owl’s Head Park in popular among locals and there are plenty of things to do for kids of all ages.

When: Monday, Oct. 31, 1-9 p.m

Where: Colonial Road and 68th Street


Brooklyn Heights

Bring your little ghouls and goblins to join in the fun at the Annual Brooklyn Heights Halloween Parade.  There will be a professional photographer available to take photos and face painters as well. More info here

When: Saturday, October 29th, 2011 10:00 AM  Rain Date Sunday October 30th

Where: Pierrepont Playground


Carroll Gardens

The first 150 kids to arrive in costume get free noisemakers at the Halloween Kids Parade in Carroll Park.

When: Oct. 30, 2011 at 1 p.m. Parade gathers at 12:30 in the park

Where: Smith Street toward Sackett


Cobble Hill

A  band plays while children parade around the streets surrounding the park, with trick-or-treating to follow at the Cobble Hill Halloween Parade.

When: Monday, October 31 at 4pm

Where: Line up in Cobble Hill Park, Clinton Street and Verandah Place


Coney Island

The 2nd Annual Coney Island Halloween Parade also includes a costume contest and an afternoon of fun.  Kids and adults are welcome to wear costumes. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

When: Saturday, October 29th, 2011 (no rain date) Registration begins at 11:30 am. Parade kicks off at 1:00 pm

Where: Parade will begin at Peggy O’Neill’s, on Surf Avenue at MCU Park, and finish at the NY Aquarium (Surf Ave and W. 8th Street)


Ditmas Park

Midwood West Halloween Parade on Prospect Park South. Kids can parade down historic Glenwood Road off Rugby to Westminster Road.

When: Monday, October 31 at 6pm

Where: Glenwood Road off Rugby



Bring a costume and an instrument to Jam On Dumbo’s Musical Halloween Parade. Kids and families can hit the streets of DUMBO and trick or treat at the areas stores. More info here.

When: Monday, October 31 at 4pm

Where: Bubby’s, Main and Plymouth Streets


Fort Greene

The 12th Annual Halloween Festival and Parade is a free, fun-filled event for kids featuring a pumpkin patch, hay rides, a spooky cemetery, games, face-painting, prizes, and a parade for both dogs and children. More info here

When: Saturday, October 29th, 2011. Noon to 3pm

Where: The Great Lawn; the area surrounding the Playground, in Fort Greene Park



There will be a spooktacular party will be waiting at the end of the Greenpoint Children’s Halloween Parade with arts & crafts, food and drinks, games and music. Party admission is $5 per person. More info here

When: Saturday, October 29th. The parade will start at 2 PM Come early, at 12:30 pm, if you want to get decked out with balloons, face paints, & tattoos for the parade.

Where: Java St b/w McGuiness Blvd and Manhattan Aves and then head down Manhattan Ave to Driggs Ave, and loop back to Java


Park Slope

Organized by the Park Slope Civic Council , the Annual Park Slope Halloween Parade will be rain or shine and this year’s theme is BOO-klyn

When: Monday, Oct. 31, 6:30 p.m

Where: 14th Street and Seventh Avenue, continues along Seventh Avenue


Prospect Park

Haunted Walk & Carnival

The beloved Halloween Haunted Walk is back and scarier than ever! Lurking high on Lookout Hill are zombies, wolf men, headless horsemen, good and bad witches, and other creepy characters. Visitors brave enough to experience this harrowing hike should head to Lookout Hill. The Halloween Haunted Walk is suitable for young children accompanied by parents/guardians or older siblings.

When: Saturday October 29th from 12-3

Where: Prospect Park Southwest and 16th St


Ghouls and Gourds Halloween Parade and Festival

Shake a tail feather, show off your costume, and carouse with colossal puppets at Brooklyn’s wackiest costume parade. Groove to an orchestra of gourds, make a mustache, chat with celebrated children’s book creators, explore the Victorian Toy Parlor, waltz with a woodland creature, or just flop down on the grass surrounded by the Garden’s gorgeous fall colors. Kids Under 12 Free.  More info Here

When: Saturday, October 29 Noon–6 p.m.  Rain or Shine

Where: Brooklyn Botanical Garden 900 Washington Ave.



Williamsburg Witches Walk and Halloween Parade begins at the Flying Squirrel and continues along Bedford Ave to McCarren Park.   Post-parade party starting at 5:15 p.m. at Play, 33 Nassau Ave.

When: Oct. 31, 2- 6 p.m Parade begins at 4:30 p.m.

Where: Flying Squirrel on North 6th St

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