Halloween Parade Coming Up

Don”t miss Vienna’s 73rd annual Halloween Parade along Maple Avenue on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m.

This year’s parade theme is “Famous Children’s Books and Fairy tales Brought to Life.”  Marching bands, fire trucks, stilt walkers, unicyclists, motorcycle formations, floats, antique cars, ……. there will be few dull or quiet moments.

Recently retiring Vienna Council Member Carey Sienicki will be Grand Marshal. A Vienna resident since 2000, she also served on the Windover Heights Board of Review, Vienna Arts Society’s advisory committee and Historic Vienna, Inc.’s Walk on the Hill coordinator.

The parade starts on Maple Avenue at Branch Road SE and turns left on Center Street S for one block. Best viewing is on Maple Avenue between Branch Road and Center Street.

The Vienna Halloween Parade is a state-wide fixture of the Autumn season, and is a must stop for politicians, especially in the years of their November elections.  For us in Vienna, that will almost certainly include State Sen. Mark Keam, and Fairfax County Chairman hopeful Jeff McKay, and Hunter Mill Supervisor Walter Alcorn.

If you were there, you may not remember the year, you did not forget the gigantic red tennis shoe float that was the easy winner for artistic creativity.