One of Del Ray's favorite traditions, the 21st Annual Del Ray Halloween Parade will take place on Sunday, Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. along Mount Vernon Avenue. The parade, which begins at E. Bellefonte Ave., ends with a party at the Mt. Vernon Recreation Center fields featuring live music, goodie bags for children, free refreshments, children's games, awards for Best Decorated Stroller, House, Business & Best Pet Costume, and more. The event is free and open to all.
Last year’s parade had more than 7,500 participants, which included over 2,500 children, special dignitaries and elected officials. Leading this year's parade as Grand Marshall will be an outstanding student selected to represent Jefferson Houston Elementary School.
Among the events on the day's program:
Held each year on the Sunday before Halloween, the Del Ray Halloween Parade is sponsored by the Del Ray Business Association, which represents the independently-owned shops, retailers, and businesses in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria. For more information, visit www.visitdelray.com/halloween.