US Halloween Parades in Rhode Island – 2012

This year I want to be a Sexy Pirate

This year I want to be a Sexy Pirate

Here is the greatest list of Spooktacular Halloween Parades in Rhode Island. Ready to find the best event for showing off your Halloween costume? You have come to the right place!

Rhode Island may be known for sailing, but the state wears more than just pirate costumes during Halloween.
The state has a rich history of patriotism that is tied to Halloween events. In 1772, the hated
British revenue schooner, HMS Gaspee, was scuttled and burnt – an action that has been called
America’s “First Blow for Freedom”. Pawtuxet Village hosts events commemorating this, and their
Halloween has historical overtones.

Horror writer HP Lovecraft Called Rhode Island Home

Horror writer Lovecraft

Horror writer Lovecraft

One of the great horror genre writers, HP Lovecraft, lived in Rhode Island. His ghostly stories
inspired many writers who came after him, as well as Halloweeners’ choice of horror costumes – ghost stories in particular. One has to wonder if the “Footprints of the Devil,” rock imprints with a story about the devil chasing a young woman and leaving them as he ran, were part of his childhood.

GI Joe, Mr Potato Head Created in Rhode Island

Favorites of many childhoods, Hasbro created GI Joe and Mr Potato Head at their headquarters in the state. With the new interest created by the Toy Story movies, their costumes have popped up in many a Halloween parade. GI Joe even spawned its own live person movie and this year’s best G.I. costume.

Halloween Parades in Rhode Island by City

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East Greenwich Halloween Parade and Party>

Costume Running Parade - Rhode Island

Costume Running Parade - Rhode Island

Oct 27, 2012 10 am Academy Field

The 18th annual parade is for children in Halloween costumes, and there is plenty of family safe entertainment. Demented decorating projects and Halloween activities for the children are available. After the Halloween parade, children can trick or treat with participating merchants. Please bring canned foods as the parade has a mission to make everyone have a better year – and it starts with a nutrition!

Jamestown Fitness Halloween Parade
Oct 27, 2012 10 am Narragansett Ave

Pawtuxet Village Halloween Costume Parade
Oct 27, 2012 2 – 3 pm Gazebo in Pawtuxet Park

Children must be accompanied by an adult and be in Halloween costume to march in the parade through the village.  Pictures will be taken, and parents need to be present for consent as the costume contest will get media exposure. After the parade and contest, there will be plenty of entertainment, food, and merchants. There is something for everybody!  Get ready for Joe’s Backyard band; they will knock your socks off. They play music to get people signing along and dancing.

Providence Fiends of Brown Street Park Children’s Halloween Party and Parade

Rhode Island Halloween Parade

Rhode Island Halloween Parade

Oct 31, 2012 4 pm Brown Street Park

“Angels and devils, pirates, ghost, villains and superheroes – all are welcome,” as last year’s announcement stated. So get the kids in costume and join the parade. Spooky fun, crazy activities, lots of great Halloween spirit to get you in the mood for a night of Hauntingly good entertaining for the little spooky monters, princesses or whatever suits their fancy. Plenty of food, and you can fill up on pizza or healthy snacks. At 5pm, jump in as WHAT CHEER BRIGADE blasts and bangs their way along a neighborhood parade route. Please contact

Wakefield Fall Festival and Halloween Parade
Oct 27, 2012 4 pm Downtown

Join the Wakefield Downtown Merchants as they host their 6th annual Halloween Parade.

Westerly Halloween Parade
Oct 31, 2012 4:30 – 6:30 pm Downtown

You find everything at this Halloween Parade in Rhode Island at Westerly in Downtown. Plenty of designated parking, live music from local bands and radio stations, local celebrities, hauntingly great entertainment for children’s, ghoulish games, lots of vendors specialty food and drinks, candy, treats and best Halloween costume contests! Great family event and handi-capable, close to public transportation.

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