Currently there is an important awareness campaign that is going in town (sponsored by the NBA) called the I Support Newmarket Businesses!

Check out the N.B.A. website for full details about this important campaign. 


Many of you may of seen the FB shares going around. Well, the Rec is on board and has come up with their own support campaign called the “Road Block Revenue Rally” to help drive revenue to down town while (slightly inconvenient) amazing improvements are being made to the crosswalks.

How can you help? The Rec is asking residents a.k.a. “Halloween Haunt Enthusiasts” to pay it forward this year and support the event by purchasing a Gift Card/s from a Newmarket Business during the month of October!

What’s the Community Win/Win?  Not only will you be generating much needed revenue to a downtown business during the construction phase, but also, should you choose to donate that Gift Card to the Rec. to be used for the Halloween Haunt, you will be supporting a much loved FREE community event!  It should be noted that the Rec. usually relies on gift card donations & sponsorships from…  you guessed it… downtown businesses for this event to be used as prizes, etc…   This is why, the Rec. is taking a DETOUR this fall and has pledged NOT to solicit donations from the down town businesses to help subsidize the Halloween Haunt this year!

Your Win…  If you choose to donate a Newmarket Business Gift Card (we ask that it be valued at $20+), the Rec. will then in turn “pay it forward” by giving donators a $5 off coupon to be used for any Newmarket Rec. program up until June 30, 2017.  Your name will also be listed in our 2017 Annual Rec. Brochure as a Rec Connect Community Sponsorship Ambassador!

What a Spook-tacular Idea!


Don’t let the Halloween Haunt suffer a Zombie Death…  Become a Halloween Haunt Hero by purchasing a Gift Card at a Newmarket Business & then donating it to the Rec!

Call or email us to let us know of your donation.  You can either drop it off at the Rec, mail it in to us, and/or leave your donation at the business you purchased it from and we will go pick it up.   (Be sure to leave your contact info at the local business or with us so you can get your $5 off coupon: We can credit your Rec. account $5 or we can mail it to you.  Whichever is easiest for you!)

FYI:  We are also asking for Candy Donations – both the down town businesses and the HH event go through a lot!





Newmarket Recreation’s Annual Halloween Haunt is an Annual Favorite in the area.  Many goblins come far and wide to participate and have some festive fun in Down Town Newmarket.  This year the event will be more festive than ever as we have added even more SPOOK-tacular entertainment along with NEW & favorite activities! Join us as we once again celebrate this frightfully festive holiday on Main Street in support of our local businesses and the Newmarket Community Spirits!

Goblin Parade – Begins at 2:30pm
Our Goblins Costume Parade on Main Street is back to the beginning and will once again start at the Library and head down Main Street and then end down at Schanda Park where all the activities will be waiting. Join in our watch from the sidewalk as all of Newmarket Ghosts, Goblins, and Ghouls march and dance down Main Street to our favorite Halloween Music...  All parade walkers should plan to arrive by 2:15pm to leave time to park, line up, and get your raffle ticket for participating in our parade!

FREE Festive Family Fun – Begins after parade until 5:00pm
Family Fun Festive activities begin downtown on the waterfront at Schanda Park. There will be a variety of FREE fun, somewhat spooky activities, games, candy, and prizes and of course, Trick or Treating at many of the businesses located on Main Street! ( Look for the Halloween Haunt Logo at storefronts)

Costume Winner Showcase – 4:15 to 4:30pm
Register at the Costume Judging Booth anytime between 3:00pm-4:00pm. Winners announced at 4:15pm (must be present to win). Age Categories: Baby, Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten – 1st grade, 2nd-3rd, 4th-6th, Teen, Adult, and Best Family Theme.

Entertainment Spook-tacular – 4:30 to 5:00pm
This years Entertainment Spook-tacular will begin just after the Costume Winner Showcase. Our Entertainment will once again feature several Halloween Hip Hop Performances featuring our very own  Junior Jam & Mini City Crews.  Don’t miss this hip Hoppin’ plus Free Stylin’ Spook-tacular Show.

If you have any questions or would like more information please feel free to call the Recreation Department at 659.8581.


Rec Connect Community Collaboration Making Sense

  • If you are interested in volunteering or collaborating for this event please email
  • If you are interested in donating a gift certificate to be used for prizes, or being a major sponsor for this the event, and/or offering a service that may be helpful for a large event such as this…  please click our Ad/Sponsorship page on the menu bar or email your interest in helping to: