Spooky is the most neglected of the five basic human emotions: spooky, joy, sorrow, grouchy, and wet. Get horror glands pumping with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $15 for a ticket to the RIP Halloween-parade viewing area (a $31 value)
- $459 for an entry of one commercial-sized float and 10/31 Consortium membership (a $1,062 value)
RIP (really important people) watch the parade from an exclusive viewing area with high visibility, and can nibble on snacks and sip soft drinks or beer. Audiences may also enter to win special prizes by bringing a non-perishable food item for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. VIP guests also have access to public restrooms. While not required, costumes are encouraged.
The second annual parade begins on Saturday, October 27, at 2 p.m., and includes floats and marching groups registered and designed by individuals and businesses in the city. Click here to view the parade route, led by grand marshall Edwin Edwards.
Now in its second year, the Baton Rouge Halloween Parade benefits Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, and the Big Buddy Program—whose children receive costumes collected during the 10/31 Consortium club's costume drive. These costumed children march in the parade each year, in keeping with the organization's efforts to preserve the practice of trick-or-treating.
The parade follows a surprise theme each year, and community individuals and Krewes, who drive and march along a downtown route, contribute and construct colorful floats. The 10/31 Consortium organizes this annual parade in an effort to nurture community creativity and inspire local youth.