12th Annual Del Ray Halloween Parade – Don’t Miss It!

At the beginning of the month we wrote about five great reasons to visit Del Ray in October and the Del Ray Halloween Parade was right at the top of the list.  Scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 26th, the 12th annual parade will begin at 2:00pm and children, pets, and strollers in costumes are invited to march.

The parade route begins at Mt. Vernon Avenue, south of E. Bellefonte, and continues to the Mt. Vernon Rec Center.

Awards will be given for:

  • Best Pet Costume
  • Best Decorated Business
  • Best Decorated Home
  • Best Decorated Stroller

The awards ‘ceremony’ will take place on the play fields at the Mt. Vernon Rec Center and will be followed by entertainment, games and refreshments.  All activities are free.

At 6:30pm families can enjoy a ‘haunted graveyard‘ designed and constructed by Bean Creative at Mt. Vernon and E. Del Ray Avenue.  This is just the second year for the graveyard but by all reports it was a howling success . . .

For the fifth year residents will collect and distribute Halloween costumes for children who would otherwise have to go without.  Donated costumes are being collected at the Caboose Cafe, 2419 Mt. Vernon Avenue and A Show of Hands at 2204 Mt. Vernon Avenue and will be distributed on Saturday October 25, from 2-4:00pm at the Mt. Vernon Recreation Center.

For more information about registration contact:   Gayle Reuter at 703.684.3535 or [email protected]


P.S. Be sure and check back next Monday for pictures of this very special Del Ray event . . .