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Sat, Oct 28


State Street

Downtown Bristol's Inaugural Halloween Parade

Downtown Bristol's Inaugural Halloween Parade
Downtown Bristol's Inaugural Halloween Parade

Time & Location

Oct 28, 2023, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

State Street, 810 State St, Bristol, TN 37620, USA

About the event

Bristol continues its tradition of Halloween festivities this year on Saturday, October 28, 2023. Kicking off with Pumpkin Palooza at Downtown Center, children will be able to select and decorate free pumpkins beginning at 9am. From 10am-12pm, the sidewalks will be filled with costumed kids and families for Trick-or-Treating with Downtown Bristol businesses

In addition to our ongoing annual traditions, we are pleased to announce the Inaugural Downtown Bristol Halloween Parade! The parade will begin at 6:30pm. The parade route will begin at the municipal lot in front of Bristol TN City Hall (801 Anderson Street) and conclude at the intersection of State Street and Lee Street/5th Street. The route spans approximately 0.5 miles. Parade registration is now open to businesses, nonprofits, groups, families, marching bands, and more.

The Bristol TN/VA Inaugural Halloween Parade will feature two distinct categories of participants, allowing for diverse and enjoyable experiences for all attendees. Parade entrants will self-categorize their entries as either "Fun & Festive" or "Scary & Macabre" to indicate the nature of their costumes and performances. 

Costumes falling under the "Fun & Festive" category are designed to be suitable for all ages, emphasizing creativity, humor, and the spirit of Halloween without overly scary or frightening elements. 

The "Scary & Macabre" category delves into the darker and more sinister side of Halloween, featuring haunting costumes inspired by horror, the supernatural, and the macabre.

To register for the parade or find out more, visit

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