The annual Anaheim Fall Festival and Halloween Parade takes place on Saturday, October 29th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with variety of different, full events and activities. All of the day’s events are community based, 100% volunteer efforts.
This year’s Anaheim Fall Festival marks a return to homespun wholesomeness with hand crafted old-time carnival games, local entertainment, a pumpkin patch, the traditional Kiddie Costume Contest, the newly named Howl-o-Ween Pooch Pawrade, themed food offerings, and a real Ferris Wheel right on Center Street Promenade.
One of the city’s grandest traditions takes place at Broadway & Walnut promptly at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29th. The parade will be led by the Headless Horseman and followed by a great assortment of pumpkins, moons, witches, cats, spacemen and other creative creatures. The 92nd annual parade continues to embrace the celebration of both Halloween and Dia de los Muertos. The 1.5 mile parade route will be flooded with local schools, bands, businesses and others that bring spirit for the holiday.
Howl-O-Ween Pooch Pawrade
Pups and their families should march down to the Center Street Promenade to the Anaheim Fall Festival's Howl-o-Ween Pooch Pawrade on Saturday, October 29th. Registration for the event begins at 2 p.m. at Buster's Court across from Puddles Pet Wash and ends at 2:45 p.m. The official costume contest starts at 3 p.m. and includes winning categories for top dog (both large and small), most creative, funniest and best pooch/person combo. Pups should wear their flashiest costumes and join in the Howl-o-Ween festivities. Just be mindful that all pups must be on a leash and need to be comfortable with crowds, loud noises, other pups and close contact with people and other animals. There isn’t a fee to compete and join the fun.
Children’s Costume Contest
Children of age 12 and under should dress to impress in their best costumes to compete for the best costume during this Saturday's Fall Festival hosted on the Center Street Promenade in Downtown Anaheim.
The Anaheim Fall Festival & Halloween Parade has been reoccurring for 100 years now, continuing to bring the community together with nearly 50,000 attendees every year.
Ayres Hotel Anaheim is an hour and fifteen minute-drive away from the Center Street Promenade.