Outer Banks Halloween Parade returns to Kill Devil Hills Sunday

Published 8:56 am Saturday, October 28, 2023

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The 10th Annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade of Costumes is set for Aviation Park in Kill Devil Hills on Sunday, October 29, 2023.

The free, family friendly Halloween party is open to all ages and starts at 2 p.m. with trick or treating provided by local nonprofit organizations and area businesses around the frog pond at Aviation Park, plus various decorated vehicles and props on display throughout the park for photos. The short walking parade will begin at 3 p.m., followed immediately by the judging ceremony for the Best In Show costumes in three categories.

Group photo ops of each category’s entries will take place prior to the final judging.

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Halloween Daily News will once again document the entire event, with exclusive parade highlights to be featured on the HDN YouTube channel and watched by over 79,000 subscribers around the world, reports OBX Entertainment. The three Best In Show winners will also each be interviewed and photographed by Halloween Daily News for a special feature on the channel.

Founded in 2014 and presented by OBX Entertainment, the Outer Banks Halloween Parade celebrates its 10th anniversary this year as the largest Halloween event on the Outer Banks, drawing hundreds of participants and onlookers each year, while showcasing many of the area’s nonprofit organizations.

As always, admission to the event is free and everyone – whether walking in the parade or not – is encouraged to wear a costume in the spirit of the Halloween season. Politically themed costumes are not permitted.

Registration to walk in the parade is also free. Those interested in participating can register onsite at Aviation Park starting at 2 p.m. on Oct. 29, or pre-register online at obxentertainment.com/registration.

This is a rain or shine event.

Free public parking for parade participants, spectators and attendees is available at the neighboring First Flight schools, and right after the parade, attendees are invited to the annual Trick or Treat Night PTO charity event starting at 4 p.m. at First Flight Elementary School.

The 2023 Outer Banks Halloween Parade is sponsored by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau and Halloween Daily News.

RSVP on the official Facebook event page: facebook.com/events/547621714177409/.