Calling the outrageous, the silly, the scary. The 5th annual Las Vegas Halloween Parade returns to Downtown Las Vegas on Friday, Oct. 31 and is enlisting the help of all Las Vegans to make 2014’s parade “spook-tacular.”
All costumed characters are invited to walk in the parade down historic Fremont Street East. The parade line-up begins at 4 p.m. on East Fremont and 13th St. The Las Vegas Halloween Parade begins promptly at 7 p.m. moving West along Fremont Street East to the after event, located at the end of the parade route.
Participants in the parade don their finest, spookiest or craziest costumes and participate for bragging rights and an exclusive trophy in the annual costume contest. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories – Best Group Costume, Best Float/Art Car, Best Illuminated Costume, Best Costume – 10 years old or younger and Most Outrageous Costume. The winner of Most Outrageous Costume will take away the prestigious Dr. Gooey Award, named for the wildest, most unpredictable friend, Dr. Gooey who passed away in 2011.
All individuals or non-business groups are invited to participate in the parade for free. Politicians, businesses, bands and other organizations must pay a fee and register in advance. People wishing to compete in special categories such as costume contest & Best Float/Art Car, must also register. Parade map, rules, registration forms, sponsorship details and more information can be found at www.TheLasVegasHalloweenParade.com.
The streets of the Fremont East Entertainment District will be closed to traffic and the bars of Fremont East will be part of the celebration for the Las Vegas Halloween Parade after-event, which will feature food and fun until 3 a.m.
ABOUT THE LAS VEGAS HALLOWEEN PARADE
The Las Vegas Halloween Parade is large-scale participatory art event, an all-ages celebration committed to the cultural and imaginative life of Las Vegas and the advancement of large-scale community events, Such an event in which many people contribute creativity can play a major role in discovering and developing our shared civic identity. Produced by Flyingpan Productions, the Las Vegas Halloween Parade prides itself on creating a festive atmosphere focused on creativity and positive expression. The Las Vegas Halloween Parade is a “leave no trace” event and all participants and spectators are strongly encouraged to ensure their participation does not leave a mess. Sponsors for 2014 are Vegas Seven, Zappos, Downtown Project, Source 1 Events, and El Cortez Hotel and Casino. For more information, please visit www.TheLasVegasHalloweenParade.com.