14th Annual Northalsted Halloween Parade 2010

We're excited to announce Miss Foozie has agreed to emcee the parade. The costume parade has become the citys most renowned Halloween
event drawing thousands of spectators. Its a creative, fun and entertaining event for the entire community that raises funds for our community garden park. And a Sunday parade means a huge crowd so weve extended the parade route north to Addison. 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 on Sunday, Oct. 31st. This year's theme is "Little Street of Horrors," taken from the Hollywood film and Broadway show "Little Shop of Horrors." Floats make their way into the parade for the first time and a scarecrow competition has shops competing for the top prize for decorating and design

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.

Volunteers are needed for everything from greeters and traffic control to corral marshals and costume contest registration. For those interested in helping out, click the follow the link here, https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AtL0Ulq9X7_NdG9Yc25XSjl0cmJNR1hBbThIZWxvYmc&authkey=CIvUw8YN&hl=en#gid=8 with instructions and tool bar at the bottom of the page to choose the area in which you'd like to volunteer.

Sponsors: Interested in sponsoring the Northalsted Halloween Parade? You can get sponsorship information at http://www.northalsted.com/filebin/pdf/2010_Northalsted_Halloween_Parade_Sponsorship_Opportunities_General.pdf . For sponsorship signup, contact Special Events Management at 773.868.3010.

Costume Contest categories for this year's Halloween Parade Costume Contest:
Best Kids' Costume
Best Pet Costume
Best Drag Costume
Scariest Adult Costume
Most Original Adult Costume
Best Theme "Little Shop of Horrors" Costume
Best Couple
Best Group
Best in Parade

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

  • Kicks off in Boystown at Halsted St. & Belmont
  • Sunday Oct 31, 2010
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