Community Events

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  1. October 16

    Fall Community Clean Up Grab your family, friends and coworkers to help keep Newark beautiful. Individuals and groups are welcome. Kids as young as 5 can participate too (with a responsible adult). Gloves and trash bags will be provided. For additional information or to volunteer, call the Parks & Recreation office at 302-366-7000 or email You can also register online at
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  2. October 24

    Halloween Parade Join us for our Annual Halloween Parade! The parade begins at George Read Park and Delaware Circle, to Tyre Avenue, and then west down Main Street to South College. Sign up to participate at Categories include Marching Bands or Musical Groups, Floats, Vehicles, Small/Family and Large marching groups, and individuals. Pre-registration is required for all categories, except individuals. There will be a special lineup spot for individuals the day of the parade. Everyone parti...
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  3. October 24

    Trick or Treat Main Street This event occurs after the Newark Halloween Parade along Main Street. There will be goodies from many stores and downtown businesses and much more. Bring your camera and take pictures in the pumpkin patch. All municipal lots will offer free parking. For the safety of participants, Main Street will remain closed. There is no rain date for this event. Please leave your pets at home. Pets can participate in costume at NewBark PawLooza November 6th. For additional information, call the Parks and ...
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  4. October 28

    Halloween Party at GWC Ages 3-12 Boo! It's time for our annual Halloween Costume Party at the George Wilson Center. Join us for Halloween crafts and activities, sweet refreshments, spooky storytelling, a mysterious costume contest and a scary room if you dare. Come out for a ghostly good time and a lot of Halloween fun! Pre-registration is available, but not required. $5/person
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  5. November 20

    Turkey Trot 5K/10K Online registration is available at You can also complete the standard Parks & Recreation form and walk or mail in your registration. There will be 10 age divisions in each run, for both men and women. Both races have been certified. Prizes will be awarded to overall winners in each race. Overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded in the 5K walk. First 500 registrants receive a long sleeve t-shirt. Pre-race shirt and number pickup will be on Friday November 19th from 8...
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  6. November 25

    35th Annual Thanksgiving Day Breakfast Enjoy Thanksgiving Day morning in the company of Newark neighbors and friends. The Parks & Recreation Department, area merchants and volunteers will gather together to offer this special breakfast. Our mission is to create a warm & caring atmosphere among community members, older adults and area students who are unable to share the holiday with family members or a companion. This year's menu will include pancakes, eggs, sausage, fruit, coffee, juice and tea. People over age 60 may attend...
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