The Northalsted Halloween Parade, Sunday, Oct. 31st

Wed. October 20, 2010 11:11 AM by News Staff

2010 northalsted halloween parade

photo credit // dave ouano

The legendary parade will include floats for the first time

Chicago, IL - The 14th Annual Northalsted Halloween Parade emceed by the incomparable Miss Foozie on Sunday, Oct. 31, will feature the theme "Little Street of Horrors," taken from the from the Hollywood film and Broadway show "Little Shop of Horrors."

Drawing a broad mix of area residents, including children, families and even pets, the Northalsted Halloween 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.

The legendary annual, presented by the Northalsted Business Alliance, in conjunction with Triangle Neighbors Association, steps off at 6:15 p.m. from Belmont and Halsted. Registration begins at 3 p.m. at Spin Nightclub, 800 W. Belmont.

Winners of the costume contest for kids and pets are announced immediately after the parade, followed by adult and group contest winners on the Main Stage at Roscoe and Belmont beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Categories for this year's costume contest includes: Best Kids', Best Pet, Best Drag, Scariest Adult Costume, Most Original, Best Theme Costume, Best Couple and Best Group.

Organizers have also announced that for the first time the parade will include a limited number of floats. Registration for floats and official groups must be done in advance with details available online at