York's 66th annual Halloween Parade is back Oct. 25 with floats, marching bands, vehicles, costumed entries and more.

Here's what you need to know.

The event kicks off with an Angel Amble Devil Dash 5K fun run/walk

At 1 p.m. Sunday, participants will start from Continental Square in downtown York, run east to Broad Street, west to Carlisle Avenue and back to Continental Square, according to the York Halloween Parade website.

Costumes are encouraged.

All participants must complete the 5K by 2 p.m., when the parade starts.

The top three male and female finishers and the top three best costumed runners will receive awards.

Registration is $25 for adults, and includes a T-shirt, or $10 for children, without a T-shirt. Proceeds benefit the York City Recreation and Parks Angels of the Parks Program. Click here to register.

The parade follows at 2 p.m.

The parade will travel east on Market Street from Richland Avenue to Broad Street.

This year's theme is "Proud Past, Strong Future"

Parade entries are encouraged to celebrate significant milestones that convey their local, regional, national and global accomplishments in their float designs and marching drills.

The grand marshal will be Paula Gilbert

Gilbert is the Youth Services Director for the York County Library Systems.

A Family Entertainment Zone will be set up for children in the first block of North George Street

There, children can enjoy inflatables, games and music from 1 to 3 p.m.

The following streets will have limited to no access on parade day

- Market Street from Richland Avenue to State Street

- Richland Avenue from Madison Avenue to Market Street

- George Street from Philadelphia Street to King Street

- Duke Street from Philadelphia Street to Market Street

- Broad Street from Philadelphia Street to King Street

For more information, visit

Also check out

York County 2015 trick-or-treat nights and parade info

Halloween events for adults in Southcentral Pa.

Non-scary ideas for a family-friendly Halloween adventure

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