This Thursday October 2nd, the Salem Chamber of Commerce will host the 19th Annual Haunted Happenings Grand Parade. This year’s parade theme will be “Fantasy.” 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 choice of costumes for this year’s parade is endless, based on the many fantasy themed movies and books, we’re expecting to see a lot of characters from Frozen, Harry Potter, Narnia, Spiderman as well as Ghostbusters (30 year anniversary and re-release), Avatar and the Hunger Games.
The parade will start at 6:30pm, rain or shine, from Shetland Properties on Congress Street turns left onto Derby Street, right onto Central Street, left onto Front Street, right onto Washington Street, right onto the Essex Street Pedestrian Mall and finishes at the Salem Common where there will be a party with DJ Doug to entertain the crowd. For questions about the parade please call the Salem Chamber of Commerce at 978-744-0004.
The Haunted Happenings Grand Parade is made possible by support from many businesses in and around Salem. Sponsors of this year’s parade include Community Credit Union, Magika, Lotus Gifts, Salem Five, Eastern Bank, Footprint Power, Peabody Essex Museum, People’s United Bank, North Shore Medical Center, Salem State University, Salem Witch Museum, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salem, St. Jean’s Credit Union, and Century Bank.