Haunted Happenings Grand Parade

Haunted Happenings Grand ParadeDowntown Salem, Essex Street, Salem, MA 0197005oct6:30 pm8:30 pm


(Thursday) 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Downtown Salem

Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970

Event Details

Annual Salem Chamber of Commerce Haunted Happenings Grand Parade 2023

Event Date: Thursday, October 5, 2023

Parade Route: Starting at Prime Group Shetland Park and ending at Salem Common

Theme: Myths & Legends

Event Overview:

The Salem Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to present the Annual Haunted Happenings Grand Parade, a cornerstone event that marks the kick-off of the Halloween season in Salem. This year, immerse yourself in the mystical and the mythical with our theme, “Myths & Legends.”

Event Highlights:

  1. Parade of Myths & Legends: This year’s theme promises to bring a variety of fantastical creatures, heroes, and age-old tales to life. Expect floats adorned with Greek gods, mythical beasts, and local legends that have shaped Salem’s history.
  2. Community Participation: Local businesses, schools, and community organizations are invited to join in the celebration by creating their own themed floats or groups. It’s a marvelous opportunity to showcase your creativity and community spirit.
  3. Family-Friendly Entertainment: Along the parade route, we will feature live music, street performances, and interactive activities suitable for all ages.
  4. Prime Viewing Spots: Strategically placed seating and standing areas will be available along the route for an optimal parade-watching experience.

Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone who enjoys a celebration filled with folklore, fantasy, and community enthusiasm.
  • Families looking for a fun and educational outing.
  • Local businesses and organizations interested in participating and making a memorable contribution.