Mechanicsburg’s Halloween Parade cancelled for 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Mechanicsburg, PA – October 2, 2023 – Due to the major utility excavation and construction on crucial streets of the parade staging area and route, the Mechanicsburg Halloween Committee in conjunction with the administration of the Mechanicsburg Chamber of Commerce and in consultation with the Borough of Mechanicsburg has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2023 edition of the Mechanicsburg Halloween Parade. It was deemed in the best interest of the health and safety of the participants and attendees to call off this year’s event.
“It is extremely disappointing that we have had to cancel the Halloween Parade” said Jeff Palm, Executive Director of the Mechanicsburg Chamber of Commerce. “This is an event that is anticipated by many in the community as the kick off of the Halloween season. The investment of time and money that the volunteers, sponsors, and participants put into producing this annual event is always very much appreciated. However, the safety of all involved is of the utmost priority. Unfortunately, the conditions of the area that is used for the production of the Parade is not conducive to safely protect all involved in offering the event and there are no logical alternative routes that can be used at this late date. We appreciate all that participate in Halloween Parade every year, so we will take this in stride and start planning for the 2024 edition.”
The 2024 edition of the Mechanicsburg Halloween Parade is scheduled for Tuesday, October 8, 2024.
Halloween Parade Registration(.pdf)
ASSUMPTION OF RISK – The Parade is a voluntary, public event. By attending, observing or participating in the Parade, you acknowledge and assume all risks and dangers associated with your participation and/or attendance at the Parade, and you agree that the Mechanicsburg Chamber of Commerce and the Mechanicsburg Halloween Parade sponsors will not be held responsible for personal injury as a result of your participation in, attendance at, and/or observation of the Parade.
Thank you to all our participants, volunteers, and sponsors. The Mechanicsburg Halloween Parade could not be presented for the enjoyment of the community without the hard work and generosity of all who donate their time and money. This is truly an event presented by the community for the community.
Special Thanks to our
Due to high school area construction, the parade’s end/disband area is amended to be at the corner of West Simpson and George Streets.
Just dropping off a participant in the parade? See the below map for the drop-off point:
This event is rain or shine.