Selbyville Halloween Parade returning Oct. 25

Date Published: 
Oct. 20, 2017

The monsters are returning to Main Street, as people are being invited to celebrate the spookiest time of year at Selbyville Halloween Parade on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m.

The official parade route marches eastward from town hall on Church Street to the judges’ stand beside Main Street. (Those roads will be closed to regular traffic.)

Local high school marching bands will pump up the crowd with live music. Meanwhile, local businesses, legislators, nonprofits, children’s groups and more will bring their best parade floats. The lineup is rounded out with thrills on wheels: antique trucks, custom cars, firetrucks and more.

Registration is free and open for parade participants until Oct. 20. For details, contact (301) 655-0742. Registration forms are posted online at www.selbyville.delaware.gov.

Families are also being invited to participate and show off their creativity. The children’s costume contest is hosted before the parade, in the Salem U.M. Church parking lot. Then, families are invited to march around the block for the final leg of the parade.

Check-in is from 6 to 6:30 p.m. for all costumed children and regular parade participants.

It’s also once again “Sight Night,” as parade sponsors the Fenwick Island Lions Club will collect used eyeglasses for communities in need.

Bystanders may also want to bring a few dollars to buy food and drinks from nonprofit groups in the parking lot at Church and Main streets, or to enter the Lions’ 50/50 drawing (the winner need not be present).

Handicapped-accessible parking is being provided in the lot next to the Georgia House restaurant. Oher parking is available in public lots and along the open streets.