Halsted Street, North to Grace
The Northalsted Business Alliance, in conjunction with Triangle Neighbors Association (a branch of the Lake View Citizens' Council), presents the 14th Annual Northalsted Halloween Parade hosted by Miss Foozie. This year's theme is "Little Street of Horrors," taken from the Hollywood film and Broadway show "Little Shop of Horrors." Don't miss the costume parade that has become the city’s most renowned Halloween event drawing thousands of spectators to Boystown.
Why to go: Think you're creative? Test yourself in the costume contest after the parade. If nothing else, you're sure to get some ideas for next year. The parade annually draws a broad mix of area residents, including children, families and even pets. Winners of the costume contest for kids and pets are announced immediately after the parade, followed by adult and group contest winners. In all, our groovy ghouls vie for thousands in costume contest cash and prizes! The legendary annual parade is always guaranteed to be one of the city's most outrageous and imaginative Halloween celebrations, with hundreds of participants parading down Halsted Street, lined by thousands of viewing spectators for this must-attend event.
Here is a complete parade-day schedule:
3-6 p.m.: Main volunteer check-in, SPIN Nightclub
3-4:30 p.m.: Kids/pets volunteer check-in, Space Park
3-5 p.m.: Registration for adults, couples and groups for costume contests, at SPIN Nightclub. Check-in for float and official groups, at northeast corner of Halsted/Clark
4:30-5:30 p.m.: Kids/pets registration and activities begin at Space Park
5-5:45 p.m.: Floats and official groups line up on Halsted between Belmont and Clark
6:15 p.m.: Parade begins
7:30 p.m.: Pre-award ceremony, Main Stage
8 p.m.: Winners announced on Main Stage
Please note: Indicating that you are interested or going to this event does not necessarily guarantee admission. Refer to the event description for details about attending the event.