Outer Banks Halloween Parade Returns To Nags Head!
OBX Entertainment is excited to present the 2nd Annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade of Costumes, returning to Kelly’s in Nags Head this Sunday, October 25 for another spirited afternoon of free family fun for all ages!
Registration for the walking parade opens at 2pm, when the Pre-Parade Party begins at Kelly’s, featuring trick or treat stations, surprise guest appearances, celebrity photo ops, music, and more.
The Haunted Hearse will once again be on display for photos, courtesy of Gallop Funeral Services, and OBXjetpak will have their jet pack and new fly board on display for photos as well.
Additional special guests include the creeps and ghouls from Wanchese Woods and PsychoPath haunted trails, the superheroes of Earth 383 Comics, the local roller girls of the Kill Devil Derby Brigade, the Star Wars 501st Legion Carolina Garrison, and more surprises.
Our celebrity guest judges for the parade costume contest are Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks breakout star Capt. Tami Gray, Star Wars 501st Legion member Jason Hill, and Dare County Children’s Theatre director Donna “Drama Mamma” Roark.
This year will once again include an unbelievable collection of prizes for the best costumes in each of our age groups and categories registered to participate in the parade.
A complete list of prizes currently confirmed can be found online at obxHalloween.com.
All costume contest entries must be registered to participate in the parade and to be eligible for prizes. Everyone who registers to walk in the Parade will be entered into the Costume Contest.
Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes among the parade entries in various categories and age groups, including Best Male and Female 5 and under; Best Male and Female 6-12; Best Male and Female 13-adult; Best Couple; and Best Family/Group Costumes.
The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony immediately following the Parade. You must be present and remain in costume until the winners are announced in order to claim any prizes.
In addition to the Halloween Parade of Costumes, there are many other related events also happening on the Outer Banks this weekend, designated as the first OBX Hallo-Weekend, including Wanchese Woods and PyshoPath haunts on Friday and Saturday night, the Island Farm pumpkin patch and Elizabethan Gardens Harvest Hay Day on Saturday on Roanoke Island, and the First Flight Elementary School PTO Trick or Treat Night fundraiser on Saturday evening, culminating with the parade on Sunday.
To celebrate the 2nd Annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade, a number of local businesses have stepped up to offer special Hallo-Weekend deals and discounts for those who are attending the event.
For anyone coming to the Outer Banks from out of town, The Cavalier Motel, located on the beach road in Kill Devil Hills, is offering a generous 20% discounted rate all weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Oct. 23, 24, and 25, for guests attending our event. Guests must inform the motel that they will be attending the Outer Banks Halloween Parade of Costumes when making their reservation in order to get the discount.
Just down the street and even closer to the parade site, The Ramada Plaza Hotel, located on the oceanfront in Nags Head, is offering a discounted block of rooms for just $79 (regularly $119) on Sunday, Oct. 25. If interested in reserving one of these rooms, you need to call the Ramada directly at 252-441-2151 and mention the name of the block “Halloween Parade of Costumes” or the block code CGHPOC.
When it’s time to eat for locals or visitors alike, the historic Jolly Roger Restaurant, located in Kill Devil Hills, is serving up 15% off any regular menu adult dinner entree, excluding any nightly entree specials, starting after 4:30pm on Saturday Oct. 24 and Sunday Oct. 25. This discount may not be combined with any other discount or coupon, and you must mention “Halloween Parade” to get the discount.
The walking parade around the Kelly’s property will begin at 3pm, with areas available for spectators to watch and cheer on the parade in the front yard of Kelly’s along the U.S. 158 bypass.
Anyone that is not participating in the parade is encouraged to still wear a costume, or at least dress in orange in the spirit of the event, and cheer on the parade participants along the route, which goes east on West Oak Knoll Drive, north on U.S. 158, and then west on Carolinian Circle, ending in the back yard of Kelly’s, where the trick or treat stations will be located.
Admission to this rain or shine event is free for anyone wearing a Halloween costume.
The mission of the Parade of Costumes is to provide a safe and positive celebration of Halloween and its traditions, for Outer Banks locals and visitors alike, and Halloween lovers worldwide, with live entertainment and loads of fun for adults and kids of all ages.
Additional information and a complete updated list of costume contest prizes can be found online at obxHalloween.com.