In a popular annual Venice tradition, hundreds of children (and more than a few adults) will put on their Halloween best and parade from Centennial Park down Venice Avenue to show off those creative, cute, scary, or just plain funny costumes. The annual Venice Halloween children’s parade, sponsored for 60 years by the Venice Lions Club, will draw throngs of children to Centennial Park at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31, to prepare for the fun-filled march.
The parade will kick off at 4:30, led by “Old Betsy,” Venice’s beloved antique fire truck. Following the parade, kids can get an early start on trick-or-treating at participating stores along Venice Avenue.
Come as You Aren’t
Venice Lions Club member and Halloween parade manager for 11 years Barry Sullivan has this to say about the much-anticipated spirited event: “This is a chance for our kids to show off their costumes to the delight of spectators, parents, and grandparents. It is an event that everyone enjoys, and we are delighted to partner with Venice MainStreet and the merchants to make this annual event a showcase for our downtown.”
So, whether you’re sporting a mask or just accompanying a little ghost, goblin, witch, or princess, make sure you get down to Centennial Park before the parade starts. It’s fun for all and a great way to enhance the excitement of Halloween night.
Get in the Spirit
Of course, there are always the classic costumes that have a reliably strong following every year: Dorothy of Oz, various Disney princesses, superheroes, creepy mummies and zombies and monsters of all shapes and sizes. But just so you’re prepared to show off your kid-friendly pop knowledge when your doorbell rings this Halloween, brush up on some of this year’s most popular costume themes:
- Characters from Coco
- Characters from The Incredibles
- Star Wars characters
- Fortnite characters
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