A grand celebration of Halloween in Anoka

Tens of thousands lined the streets for Anoka Halloween’s annual Grand Day Parade Saturday afternoon.

Following the 5k Gray Ghost Run, there was a new twist to the parade when the T6 Thunder kicked it off with a fly-over.

The planes made several passes over the crowds that lined East and West Main streets, along with Fifth Avenue.

Other weekend Anoka Halloween events included the Spooktacular Carnival at the Anoka Armory, the Anoka Royal Ambassador Coronation and the Kiwanis pancake breakfast.

In the week leading up to the Grand Day Parade, Anoka Halloween also hosted the Big Parade of Little People Friday afternoon, the annual wine tasting, Light up the Night Parade, pumpkin carving, Anoka Halloween Amazing Race and other family-friendly activities.

Mandy Moran Froemming is at editor.anokaunion@ecm-inc.com

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