There were many, many photos taken at Pumpkin Parades last night. I imagine your Facebook and Instagram feeds are full, and your phone is running out of space.

The pictures we like best don’t just show glowing pumpkins artistically carved, but show the sense of community created by Pumpkin Parades. This feeling was palpable as we traveled across the city visiting Pumpkin Parades last night.

Here are some of the photos we think capture what happens when people make awesome things, like Pumpkin Parades, happen in city parks.

Parents and kids, seniors, adults out for a stroll could all be found wandering the paths peering at Pumpkin Parades. How many events can bring together so many different kinds of people?

The great #pumpkinparade #Toronto what a show

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Check-out the hustle & bustle in Stratford last night. Great to see this amazing concept spreading all over Ontario and the world.

#pumpkinparade #itshiptobeinthesquare #stratfordontario

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Long shadows create an eerie vibe at Scarborough Bluffs’ first Pumpkin Parade

orange crush 🎃 #jackolantern #halloween #pumpkinparade

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Long shadows create an eerie ambiance at Scarborough Bluffs’ first Pumpkin Parade

Pumpkins in the foreground, but the community is always the backdrop for these fabulous events.

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