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Halloween Fun in Southwest Illinois

No one knows how to do Halloween like the towns throughout the Great Rivers and Routes region located in Southwestern Illinois, just minutes from St. Louis.

While historic and hauntingly great fun, area Halloween parades have been cancelled this year due to COVID-19. But there's still plenty of activities available for the kids ... and the kid in all of us. Each community has put its own spin on this most haunted season. Check out what's in store this year!

Ghosts, Goblins and Floats, Oh My!

Put on your favorite costume and join the Halloween fun in southwest Illinois this year. Watch the downtown streets in regional communities come alive with ghosts, goblins, floats and bands during annual Halloween Parades. Or enjoy trick or treat activities, an egg hunt event and parties galore!

Get ready for some Halloween fun. Here is a look at the activities taking place.

Community Parades
Alton: One of the oldest running Halloween parades in the country returns to the streets of downtown Alton on Monday, Oct. 31 at 7:00 p.m. Floats, bands, and folks dressed up in their creepiest costumes will journey down Broadway Street and end at the intersection of Piasa and Sixth Street. Be sure to get your street side place early for best viewing opportunities.

Edwardsville: Masquerade on Main Street is the theme for this 100-year-old city parade. Join the spectators lining city streets along the parade route that stretches from Schwarz Street to St. Louis Street, Vandalia Street and North Main Street. The parade will step off at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 31.

Collinsville: TBD

Bethalto: TBD

East Alton: Parade steps off at 7 p.m., Oct. 27.

Wood River: TBD

Hartford: TBD

Mt. Olive: The Turner Hall Halloween Parade starts at 4 p.m., Oct. 30 at Blue Star Park.

Hillsboro: The 9th annual Trick or Treat Trail and Halloween Parade will be held at 5 p.m., Oct. 28.

Litchfield: The Litchfield Chamber of Commerce Parade will take place from 2 to 3 p.m., Oct. 28.

Carlinville: TBD

More Halloween Events

Trick or Treat in Southwest Illinois

Collinsville: TBD

Carlinville: TBD

Alton: TBD

Bethalto: TBD

East Alton: TBD

Wood River: TBD

Edwardsville: TBD

Glen Carbon: TBD

Jerseyville: TBD

Roxana: TBD

Grafton: TBD

Godfrey: TBD

Hartford: TBD

South Roxana: TBD

Bunker Hill: TBD

Hamel: TBD

Troy: TBD

Maryville: TBD

Shipman: TBD

Brighton: TBD

Litchfield: TBD

Gillespie: TBD

Mt. Olive: TBD

Hillsboro: TBD

Raymond: TBD

Farmersville: TBD

Irving: TBD

Witt: TBD

Nokomis: TBD

Roodhouse: TBD

Carrollton: TBD