Bartow Community Parade & Carnival Set
The 78th Bartow Community Halloween Parade & Carnival will be held Thursday, October 27th, 2022. The last time the event took place was in 2019, when the Crickette Club of Bartow kept the parade and carnival going for all those years. A Community Halloween Parade and Carnival Committee has been formed to assist the Crickette Club, and the show WILL go on!
The parade will line up on First Avenue (next to the Chicken Shack) and will begin at 4:00 p.m. The parade route will remain the same, except for it will end at Park Street, near the Bartow Civic Center, rather than at Mosaic Park. Mosaic Park is currently in the process of getting new soccer fields, so will be unavailable to use for the Carnival.
Applications to participate in the parade will be available soon.
Most of the carnival games will be around the east parking lot of the Bartow Civic Center. Food trucks will be parked on the north side.
The committee consists of the following service clubs and organizations: Crickette Club, Junior Service League, Kiwanis Club, Bartow Deacons and Stewards Alliance, Rotary Club, Bartow Police Department, Bartow Fire Department, Bartow Leisure Services, Main Street Bartow, City of Bartow, Zonta Club and The Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce.
“We walked the perimeter and figured out where all of the games and vendors would logically go,” said Committee Chair Jennifer Hall of the Crickette Club.
The Bartow Fall Parade and Carnival has been a traditional event of the Crickette Club for 77 years. “We hope to keep the tradition alive,” said Hall.
Frequently Asked Questions:
PARADE & CARNIVAL
Will take place rain or shine. The parade begins at 4pm. The carnival begins once the parade reaches the carnival grounds at the Bartow Civic Center; usually about 5pm.
Please make sure to drink plenty of fluids.
Past events have been extremely hot and humid.
There are bathrooms available at the Bartow Civic Center.
COSTUME CONTEST INFO
Registration is free and begins at 5:30pm. First contest begins at approximately 6:00pm.
We’ll be able to accept credit/debit cards at the carnival grounds this year to purchase game/ride/chance drawing tickets. Please visit the Information Booth. Absolutely no refunds will be issued.
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!
Activities will vary, but they will include running the games at the game booths; assisting carnival patrons, especially children; working lost and found; directing traffic; and clean up. Community service hours available.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to volunteer.
>Begins at Main St and First Ave; in front of the Chicken Shack
>Ends at Park Street, near the Bartow Civic Center. The Carnival will take place in and around the Bartow Civic Center’s East Parking Lot.
And . . .
The night for Trick or Treating in Bartow is Monday, October 31, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.