Sunday, Oct 8

Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off & Scarecrow Contest

Sponsored by United Surface Preparation, North Suburban Eye Specialists Dr. Patrick Johnson, Kennedy Scale & City of Anoka

11:00 AM

Pumpkins/scarecrows to be dropped off at city hall 10AM-10:30AM.
Braven music school band. Adam Gale chainsaw carving artist. Awards
given to Atlantic giants, field pumpkins and scarecrow contest.
Please visit for more details.

Adult Pumpkin Carving or Decorated

12 PM-3PM • City Hall
Anoka Halloween Button Purchase ($3.00)

Bring your carved or decorated pumpkin completed to City Hall during
our Pumpkin Weigh off. Cash prizes for 1st,2nd or 3rd place.
Adults only 18 or older.

Wednesday, October 11

Night at the Museum: Halloween Collectibles & History
5:30PM • Anoka County History Center • $50.00

Anoka Halloween goodies are collected all over the world.
Talk Halloween, get an up-close look at ACHS’s exclusive collection of
Anoka Halloween memorabilia…and hear some ghost stories! Event also
offers a gourmet, plated dinner, behind the scenes tours of the museum,
special artifacts, and lots of laughter and fun. Limited seating.
Tickets available at

Saturday, October 14

The Anoka Halloween/Sterling Trophy

9:00AM-6:30PM John Ward Park and Sunny Acres
Co-ed 8 Team Tournament Games begin approximately at
9 am through the Championship game at 6:30PM. For information
contact [email protected]

Halloween Hijinx at the Rum River Library,
Anoka County Library

10AM – 12PM  • Rum River Library

Bring your whole family for semi-spooky fun! We will have a scavenger
hunt, a craft, a not-so-haunted Haunted House and more! No registration
for this event. Costumes are strongly encouraged!

$30.00 ENTRY FEE

Two person teams. For information, call Marc 612.298.1654.
Cash prizes and Anoka Halloween Capital of the World Trophies


Cinderella theme. Ticket sales ends September 25, 2017. Reserved tables
of 8 will receive 2 complementary bottles of wine and 8 commemorative
glasses. Must designate who is included in your table of 8.
Please visit for reservations.

Sunday, October 15


Cash prizes available. ACBC food shelf donations welcome.

Monday, October 16

1ST Annual Anoka Halloween Blood Drive

Sponsored by Fifth Avenue Dental
3:30PM-8PM • Fifth Avenue Dental

Wednesday, October 18


Tickets available at

Pumpkin Bowl

7:00pm | Goodrich Field
Anoka Tornadoes vs. Blaine Bengals

Family Movie Night & Dinner – Sponsored by Comcast – Free

6PM-9PM American Legion Post 102
Pizza provided. Featuring spooky movie. Under 14 mus be accompanied by an adult. ACBC food shelf donations welcome.

Thursday, October 19

Wine and Canvas 6:30-8:30 PM Rum River Art Center $30.00

Register online at under events. Come paint a design created specially for Anoka Halloween. Wine and painting all in one night.

Friday, October 20

Monster Mash 8PM – 12PM Anoka American Legion. Post 102

Age 21 and over. Costume & Dance contest. Costumes optional. FREE appetizers and cash bar.

Saturday, October 21

Anoka Halloween Amazing Race – Sponsored by Altron Inc. & Anoka Dental 10AM (Registration starts at 9:30AM) Goodrich Field • $60.00 per teal (Limit of 20 teams)

Age 18 and older. Teams of 2 will race though the city, competing in unique events, earning clues to the next destination along the way. Cash prizes awarded.

Coloring Contest 10AM – 4PM Rum River Art Center

Art projects and spooky family friendly activities for all ages to participate. Coloring contest limited to ages 6-12. Costumes encouraged. Anoka Halloween Awards. Winners announced same day.

Pucci Pet Costume Contest, sponsored by Pucci 2PM – 4PM Pucci Pet Career Studios on Main-Cost 2017 Halloween Button

Prizes will be awarded in two categories; store bought costume and homemade costume.

Pumpkin Carving Contest, sponsored by Berry Hill Farm & Northstar Towing 3PM, Akin River Park

Free to the first 100 children, 12 and under. Judging at 4:15PM

Light up the Night Parade, Parade sponsors listed on website 7PM, Main Street

Enjoy this long standing tradition of floats and bands decorated in lights.

Bonfire, sponsored by Liberty Comfort Systems 8PM-10PM, City Hall

Join us after the night parade with food, family, and fire!

Sunday, October 22

Medallion Hunts – Peninsula Point Park
FREE to participants with 2017 Anoka Halloween Button

ACBC food shelf donations welcome. Prize $400.00 to winner of each medallion hunt.

12PM-2PM Family & Children s Hunt sponsored by Sterling Trophy

Children 12 & under. No group is too big or too small. Maximum 2 adults per group.

2:30-4:30PM Open Medallion Hunt sponsored by Barna, Guzy & Steffen

All ages. The winner of the first hunt is ineligible for this hunt.

Anoka Halloween Past Royalty Luncheon 11AM Greehhaven Club & Banquet Center  $18.00 Per Person

Email [email protected] for invitation.

Monday, October 23

Anoka Halloween Bingo sponsored by Doherty Staffing
6:30-9:30PM Anoka American Legion, Post 102, 25¢ Per Bingo Card

Costumes optional. Merchandise on sale. ACBC food shelf donations welcome.

Wednesday, October 25

sponsored by U.S. Bank Anoka Branch, Transportation and Driver provided by First Student 6:30PM

Prizes will be awarded. Contest open to Anoka, Ramsey and Andover residents. Limit to 12 houses: entrants will be at the discretion of Anoka Halloween, Inc. Deadline to receive entries will be Monday, October 16, 2017.New this year: People’s Choice Award. Registration is online at

Thursday, October 26

Halloween Wine Tasting  sponsored by Better Values Liquor Stores of Anoka

6:00-8:00PM Tent on Jackson Street $17.00 In Advance, $20.00 At The Door

Friday, October 27

Preschool Costume Contest  sponsored by Fifth Avenue Dental

10:00AM (Registration starts at 9:30AM) Lyric Arts Main Street Stage

The event is free to all Preschoolers and younger with adult. The event will last about an hour. Entertainment and treats will be provided. Call Dianne Anderla at 763.421.0387 for more information.

Big Parade of Little People

1:15PM Main Street

The parade is a collaboration  of local school children marching in their finest Halloween costumes.

Anoka Lions Tent Party

7:30PM City Hall – $10.00 Cover For the Night

Wicked Garden 7:30PM – 9PM & Uncle Chunk 9:30PM – 1:15AM

Saturday, October 28

SPOOKTACULAR CARNIVAL sponsored by the Anoka Women of Today

10AM-1PM Anoka Armory

Children’s games 25¢ or 5/$1.00. 1 free game ticket for each food shelf item donated (maximum of 5). Walking tacos, pop and coffee available for purchase.

GRAY GHOST 5K RUN AND ONE MILE FITNESS WALK sponsored by Anoka Business and Landowners Association, Wells Fargo, and North Suburban Striders – 12:50PM (registration starts at 10:00AM) Franklin Elementary School, Registration Fee: $25.00 in advance ($30:00 after October 26th, including race day registration).

For more information call Peter Turok at at 763.421.7130 or Karen Hillerman at 612.558.7433.

Grand Day Parade Parade Sponsors Listed on Website

1PM Main Street & Fifth Avenue

Watch the sky as the T-6 Thunder perform an amazing flyover  as we celebrate 97 years as the Halloween Capital withe the state’s largest parade.

Anoka Lions Tent Party

7PM City Hall – $15.00 Cover for the Night

Crank Shaft 7PM – 8:30PM & Johnny Holmes Band 9PM – Midnight.

Anoka Royal Ambassador Coronation

6PM – Anoka High School Auditorium

Say good-bye to the outgoing  Ambassadors and experience the crowning of the 2018 Anoka Royal Ambssadors. Visiting Royalty and ONE chaperone are complementary; additional guests will be charged $10.00 at the door.

Sunday, October 29

59th Annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast & Bake Sale

7:30AM – 12:30PM – Anoka American Legion, Post 102 – $7.00 at the door

Children 6 and under are free. All proceeds returned to the community.

Monday, October 30

Anoka Halloween Bingo sponsored by The Estates at Twin Rivers

6:30pM – 9:30PM – Anoka American Legion, Post 102 – 25¢ per bingo card

Costumes optional. ACBC food shelf donations welcome.

November 2, 3 & 4

Anoka High School Theatre presents


7:00PM – Anoka High School

For more information please visit