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Anaheim Spooktacular Halloween Parade and Fall Festival Offers Fun for the Entire Family Join the fun on Saturday, Oct. 31, and come in costume!
ANAHEIM, CA - (September 3, 2009) - It’s time to put up the cobwebs and select the costumes, cauldrons and treat bags:  The decades-old Halloween tradition in Anaheim continues on Oct. 31 as the City in partnership with the Anaheim Fall Festival Committee presents the traditional Spooktacular Halloween Parade and Fall Festival.  All the fun, including a costume contest, food, games, and haunted house, will take place on Center Street Promenade in historic Downtown Anaheim.

The Spooktacular Halloween Parade, which dates back to 1924 when baseball legends Babe Ruth and Walter Johnson served as its first grand marshals, will be held on Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m., and will feature colorful floats, marching bands and drill teams, equestrian units, vintage cars, and special guests and honorees. 

The parade will begin on the corner of Broadway and West Street, travel east on Broadway, then north on Anaheim Blvd, and finish at Lincoln Ave.  Structure and on-street parking will be available throughout Downtown Anaheim.  Families are encouraged to bring their children in costume.

The Fall Festival, organized by the Anaheim Fall Festival Committee, have activities planned from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., featuring game and food booths, live entertainment, a costume contest, free children’s admission to the MUZEO when accompanied by a paid adult, and a haunted house.  Food and craft booths are available for a nominal fee, but there is no fee for non-profit organizations.

Volunteer participants are needed to be a part of the parade. Costumes are provided.  For more information or for a detailed parade map and full schedule of events, or to sign up to be a volunteer, please call (714) 765-5192 or visit www.anaheim.net, keyword “2009 Halloween Parade,” or www.anaheimfallfestival.org.

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ABOUT ANAHEIM –The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation's premier municipalities and is one of California's most populous and most visited cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 351,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation's annual budget is $1.7 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as: Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc.; L-3 Communications; Pacific Sunwear; and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including: Angels Baseball; Anaheim Ducks; the U.S. Men's National Volleyball Team, and the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with: The Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast; Honda Center; City National Grove of Anaheim; Anaheim GardenWalk; Angel Stadium of Anaheim; and ARTIC (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center). In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes more than 20 million visitors to the City, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.


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