Thursday, November 01, 2012

Third Annual Halloween Parade Scares Up a Good Time in Las Vegas

Downtown Halloween Revelers
by Julie Kasperson

The Las Vegas Halloween Parade returned for its third annual event along 4th Street in the Downtown area, on Halloween, of course. The parade, free for all ages, included art cars from the Burning Man festival, music, fire performances, a costume contest, and mobile artworks.

This is my first encounter with the parade, and it definitely won’t be my last. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, and judging by the throngs of people, many of whom dressed in costume along the parade route, a favorite among others as well. There were hundreds of onlookers along 4th Street, both standing and watching the floats, cars, and spectacle, as well as people gathered in the grandstands.

Local business owners, including CEO Tony Hsieh of, came to judge the entries in the parade and costume contest. relocated from Henderson to the former City Hall in the Downtown area, and Hsieh has been very involved in the development and growth of business concerning Downtown.

After the parade, people gathered under the canopy on Fremont Street to party and ogle each others’ costumes. There was also a Creepy Carnival taking place on 3rd Street, between Ogden and Stewart that was the official parade Afterparty, which included food, drinks, and games.

It was very exciting and fun to see how much love and effort people put into their floats, cars, costumes and make-up. The parade for me was another reason to visit and enjoy what Downtown Las Vegas has to offer. It can only get better.

All photo credits: Julie Kasperson,

© 2012 Julie Kasperson - All rights reserved.

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More photos ( click to enlarge ) ...

Zombie Apocalypse Parade Entry

Scary Showgirls

Fire-breathing Insect Parade Entry

Family Celebrating Haloween

Downtown 3rd Street DJ And Dancers

Costumed Revelers Alongside The Parade Route

Art Car


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