100th Annual Halloween Parade Announcement

Mayor Bob Donchez announced today that the City of Bethlehem will be back in person for this year’s 100th Halloween Parade, appropriately called, “The Parade of the Century”. 
The parade will host two special divisions this year: Division 1 will be honoring our local healthcare workers with participation from our own Bethlehem Health Bureau, Lehigh Valley Health Network and St. Luke’s University Health Network. Kristen Wenrich, our Health Bureau Director, will be leading off the parade as our Grand Marshal this year. Division 6 (which we are renaming “Division 100”) will feature Liberty High School, Nitschmann Middle School, the Historic Hotel Bethlehem, and any other organization celebrating 100 years or more.
“We are excited to have the parade back in person this year,” said Mayor Donchez. “We are especially proud to honor Kristen Wenrich and our health care workers who were instrumental in helping us get though the pandemic. In addition, we are thrilled to be celebrating this milestone of 100 years with Liberty, Nitschmann, and Historic Hotel Bethlehem,” said Mayor Donchez.
The parade will be held on Sunday, October 31st at 2:00 PM, and will start on West Broad and 10th Avenue and will conclude at Main and Spring Streets. Spectators will line the streets of Broad and Main.  This year’s parade will include a special viewing area for children with special needs at the Memorial Fire Station at 521 W. Broad Street.  The City of Bethlehem Fire Department and IAFF Local 735 invite parents of special needs children to call 610.865.7140 to reserve their spot.  Children will receive a gift bag with sensory toys.
The parade will be broadcast live on RCN and Service Electric Cable TV networks. Registrations for the parade will be accepted until Friday, October 22nd. We hope to see you there!
Please check the City’s website at https://www.bethlehem-pa.gov/Events/Recreation-Events/City-of-Bethlehem-100th-Annual-Halloween-Parade and our social media sites for additional information and how to register for the parade.