Halloween in Arklow has always been one of the highlights of the calendar year and for years the there was a spooky Halloween Parade on Main Street. In recent years, Arklow Halloween Festival has emerged as Wicklow’s Scariest Festival, with the inclusion of the traditional Parade of Ghouls!
In the lead up to Halloween, there are family and adult events organised such as the popular “Ghost Bus Mystery Tour”, Halloween Mask Making, Scary Town Walk with a local storyteller, Pumpkin Carving and many more events. Businesses along Main Street decorate their shop windows and frightening free-standing sculptures are placed all around town, adding to the eerie atmosphere.
Halloween night is the highlight of the festival with a Street Parade, Staged Dance Show and Firework Display.