JDIFF Brings Back Dubuque Halloween Parade

Registration is now open for the JDIFF Halloween BOO Parade, set for 7 PM on Saturday, Oct. 22. The parade will feature film-related floats and music from any time period and genre. There will be first, second, and third place prizes given for Best Float and a prize for Best Film-Themed Music for bands.

The parade route will run from 16th and Jackson St. to 8th and Locust Street.

To register a float, organization, band, business, and more, fill out the registration paperwork and send payment by October 10, 2022:

The parade is part of the first JDIFF Boos & Brews Event, set for Oct. 21 and 22. The event will feature a brewfest, indoor short blocks of scary films at Five Flags Center, an outdoor film in Washington Park, face painting, and more.

DIFF Boos & Brews is presented in partnership with The Tappening.

For any questions, email

Voted one of the top 50 film festivals worth the entry fee by MovieMaker Magazine, the 12th annual Julien Dubuque International Film Festival is set for April 26-30, 2023, in downtown Dubuque.

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