Vegas to Celebrate Third Annual Halloween Parade
LAS VEGAS - The Las Vegas Halloween Parade returns for its third annual event on Wednesday, October 31 at 7 p.m.
The parade, free and for all ages, will include art cars, music, fire performances, a costume contest, giant puppets, mobile artworks and the unexpected by the wonderful, imaginative people of Las Vegas.
The parade begins on Garces and Fourth Street (just North of Charleston Blvd.) and ends on Third Street between Ogden and Stewart for the huge FREE after Party! The best places to watch the parade are North or South of Fremont Street on Fourth Street.
The 2011 Halloween parade drew more than 12,000 participants and spectators and that number is sure to grow by leaps and bounds in 2012. Anyone in costume can come and be part of the parade and show off their creativity and imagination.
Registration for the costume contest is free and goes from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. on October 31 at the beginning of the parade route - Garces and Fourth Street. Judging this year’s contests are Tony Hseih, CEO of Zappos.com, Michelle Dell, owner of Hogs & Heifers, Pamela Jenkins, owner of The Cupcakery, and Michael Cornthwaite, a downtown entrepreneur, as well as two more surprise judges.
Judges will declare winners for: Best Group Costume, Best Float, Best Illuminated Costume, Best Vegas Costume and Best Baby Costume (infants to age 10). Winners will be announced at 9:30 p.m. at the afterparty. The afterparty takes place directly following the parade on Third Street between Ogden and Stewart. Dance the night away and party with all the parade participants!
Leading up to the parade, Halloween costume and puppet workshops get creative every Thursday at Repurpose America from 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Repurpose America is located at 4606 Andrews St. Suite 1, North Las Vegas, 89081. Please call the parade hot line (775)400-1011 with any questions.
Sponsors include: The Beat Coffee House, Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop, The Cupcakery, Downtown 3rd / Fifth Street Gaming, Gatski Realty, Hogs & Heifers, Liberty Salvage Material, Pariah Design, The Mob Bar, Repurpose America, Somersault Letterpress, Source 1 Events, Triple George, Wendoh Media, Yelp and Zappos.com.
The Las Vegas Halloween Parade is dedicated to the cultural and creative life of Las Vegas, and to the advancement of large-scale participatory events in the belief that such events, when artistically activated, can play a major role in the resurrection and rejuvenation of the Las Vegas’ spirit, economy and city life.