Leesburg Halloween Parade Marks 60th Year Monday

Loudoun County has plenty to offer in the way of Halloween fun this weekend, with events stretching from Friday evening to Monday night when the Leesburg Halloween Parade kicks off in downtown.

As is tradition, the 60th annual Leesburg Halloween Parade, hosted and organized by the Leesburg Kiwanis Club, will be held on Halloween day. One of the oldest Halloween parades in the eastern U.S., the parade will begin at 6 p.m., starting in the front field at Ida Lee Park and proceeding down King Street to Fairfax Street.

The Kiwanis Club is seeking parade participants. For more information about the parade, including participation guidelines and registration forms, visit www.leesburgkiwanis.org.

Parade spectators are also encouraged to bring food donations for Loudoun Hunger Relief. A list of most-needed items can be found online at loudounhunger.org.

On the night of the parade, King Street will be closed between Battlefield Parkway and Fairfax Street from 5:30 p.m. until approximately 8 p.m. The street will be reopened once clean-up operations by the Public Works Department are completed. Motorists should plan on alternate travel routes during this time and follow the designated detours.

See what other fun there is to be had this weekend on the Loudoun Now events calendar.

2 thoughts on “Leesburg Halloween Parade Marks 60th Year Monday

  • 2016-10-29 at 4:58 am
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    I hate to turn this into a political spectrum, but I ponder what my aetheist friend, Evan MacBeth who’s running for Town Council, the one who enjoys watching frightened children (along with his friends the Weintraub’s) bewildered at the sights of crazily dressed skeletons on the Courthouse Lawn as Christmas displays, does with his children on Halloween night? He disappeared for the recent annual 4th of July and Christmas Parades, the traditions of our quaint Town, which other rising politician attended…… I will be at this parade with my children, will he…..

  • 2016-10-28 at 3:32 pm
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    Another great photo. Reading the caption it is by Douglas Graham again. Well done, Mr. Graham.

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