Edited 5/30/2018 to add theme info and route, announced today — Alyse
The Haunted Happenings parade is one of my favorite things ever. It’s a kick off of Halloween shenanigans in Salem and is always a really fun time. 🙂 If you’re looking to get into the spirit of the season, be sure to swing by.
Per the Salem Chamber:
“The Salem Chamber of Commerce cordially invites you to participate in the Annual Salem Chamber of Commerce Haunted Happenings Grand Parade on the first Thursday in October. This time honored kick off of the Halloween season is full of color, pageantry, music and the enthusiasm of thousands of Salem’s students from kindergarten to college and our local business owners. Their participation is what makes this a highly successful, cherished event for our community. The parade starts at 6.30pm at Shetland Office Park and finished around 8pm on the Salem Common.”
Per the Salem Chamber newsletter:
“We are excited to announced that this year’s event theme is: “The Magic of Hocus Pocus”!
Whether you dress up as a magician, prefer to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the classic, beloved film and 2018 release of the sequel, or chose something else altogether that you enjoy, we can’t wait to see your costume! As in past years, we expect to have a wide array of characters that everyone knows and loves (and maybe some you don’t know yet) that join in the Salem Chamber Haunted Happenings Parade!”
This event is on October 4, 2018 and begins at 6:30 pm. Enjoy!! <3