2018 Outer Banks Halloween Parade Comes to Kill Devil Hills Oct. 28
OBX Entertainment presents the 5th Annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade of Costumes this Sunday, Oct. 28, at Aviation Park in Kill Devil Hills.
Kill Devil Hills Mayor Sheila Davies said, “I’m thrilled that Matt and Sue Artz have chosen to make Kill Devil Hills, Aviation Park the new home for their annual Halloween Parade. Sue and Matt put their heart and soul into creating this special family event and it will be wonderfully fun and entertaining for all ages. The Halloween Parade is sure to be a great community event.”
The Outer Banks Halloween Parade is a free, family-friendly costume event for all ages, featuring a short walking parade and costume contest.
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Founded by OBX Entertainment’s Matt and Sue Artz, since 2014, the parade event was held at the former Kelly’s Restaurant in Nags Head.
With steady increased attendance through positive word of mouth by both locals and visitors, the event has become the largest Halloween celebration on the Outer Banks, with hundreds of costumed participants and many more in attendance as spectators.
The new venue provides parking available to the public at all First Flight schools, and a slightly longer parade route (illustrated below) of about a half-mile, starting and ending at Aviation Park.
It all begins with the pre-parade Trick or Treat Party, during which parade participants can register for the costume contest, and all attendees can enjoy trick or treat stations sponsored by local non-profit organizations and businesses, positioned around the Frog Pond.
The Awards Ceremony will immediately follow the conclusion of the parade, with thousands of dollars in prizes awarded to the costume contest winners. Parade participants must be registered in one of the various categories to be eligible to win costume contest prizes. Advance registration will be available online starting in October.
“Every year, the prizes get even more amazing,” said parade co-founder Sue Artz. “It’s all because of the generosity of local businesses that collectively donate approximately $5,000 in prizes to be awarded in eight different categories and age groups, as determined by a panel of local celebrity judges.”
Admission and registration is free, and all attendees, including spectators, are asked to come dressed in a costume in the spirit of the event.
The 5th Annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade is happening on Sunday, October 28, 2018, at Aviation Park, located off of Veterans Drive in Kill Devil Hills. Registration opens and the pre-parade trick or treat party begins at 2pm. The parade itself begins at 3pm, followed by the awards ceremony. This is a rain or shine event. Alcohol is not permitted.
The official After Party following the 2018 Halloween Parade will take place at Secret Island Restaurant in Kill Devil Hills, starting at 5pm.
KILL DEVIL HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH GROUP
DARE COUNTY FRIENDS OF YOUTH
CHILDREN AND YOUTH PARTNERSHIP FOR DARE COUNTY
FIRST FLIGHT SOCIETY
SPECIAL OLYMPICS DARE COUNTY
OUTER BANKS HOTLINE
DARE COMMUNITY CRIMELINE
MUSTANG OUTREACH PROGRAM
CHILDREN AT PLAY
KILL DEVIL HILLS COMMUNITY APPEARANCE COMMITTEE
OUTER BANKS HOSPITAL (Offering flu shots!)
KILL DEVIL HILLS FIRE DEPARTMENT
SECRET ISLAND RESTAURANT
MAKO’S BEACH GRILLE
TORTOISE AND THE HAIR COMICS
GALLOP FUNERAL SERVICES’ HAUNTED HEARSE
PIRATE 95.3 WOBR’S GUNNER
HALLOWEEN DAILY NEWS
This event is sponsored by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, Paparazzi OBX, Secret Island Restaurant, the Outer Banks Sentinel, Pirate 95.3 WOBR, Dixie 105.3, 98.1 The Score, and Halloween Daily News.
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