2022 Outer Banks Halloween Parade Online Registration Now Open

Posted By on October 23, 2022

The 9th Annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade of Costumes returns to Aviation Park in Kill Devil Hills on Sunday, October 30, 2022.

After being held as a virtual online-only event for the past two years, the Outer Banks’ biggest Halloween celebration is back as an in-person event for the first time since 2019.

The free, family friendly Halloween party is open to all ages, starting at 2:00 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 3:00 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.

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 78,000 subscribers around the world. 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, the Outer Banks Halloween Parade is 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, 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 on site at Aviation Park starting at 2:00 p.m. on Oct. 30, or pre-register online here.

Free public parking for Parade participants, spectators, and attendees is available at the neighboring First Flight schools.

This is a rain or shine event.

Please read the following rules before registering:

  • All costume contest entries must be registered, must walk in the Parade, and must remain in costume throughout the contest to be eligible for an award.
  • Entries cannot enter in more than one category (YOU MUST CHOOSE ONE CATEGORY).
  • Winners are decided based on the sole discretion of the judges.
  • All judges decisions are final.
  • You must be present to win.
  • Politically themed costumes are not permitted and will not be eligible for an award.


RSVP on the official Facebook event page here!

The 2022 Outer Banks Halloween Parade is sponsored by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau and Halloween Daily News.


Posted by Matt Artz

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