Halloween will be parading in Downtown Las Vegas, as residents from all over the valley show off the outrageous, the silly and the frightening at the 5th Annual Las Vegas Halloween Parade on Friday, Oct. 31 (Pictured: Matt Kazam, star of “40 Is Not the New 20”, will emcee the parade).
The parade is set to be a star-studded affair with guest judges, celebrity emcee and parade queen. Returning for the second year in a row, the stunning Claire Sinclair, Playboy’s 2011 Playmate of the Year and star of “Pin Up” at Stratosphere, will serve as Queen of the Las Vegas Halloween Parade.
Twenty-five year comedy veteran and new Las Vegas resident Matt Kazam, star of “40 Is Not the New 20” at the Riviera Hotel & Casino, will bring his family-friendly and outrageous humor as the emcee of the parade, while Dirk Vermin, Las Vegas tattoo icon and star of “Bad Ink” on A & E as well as Heather Collins, mid-day radio personality on The Mix 94.1 serve as judges for the costume contest.
Participants in the free costume contest participate for bragging rights and an exclusive trophy. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories – The Stitch Factory’s Most Creative Costume, Best Group Costume, Best Float/Art Car, Best Illuminated Costume, Best Costume for kids 10 years or younger and Most Outrageous Costume.
WHEN: Friday, October 31
- 4 p.m. Parade Line-up
- 7 p.m. Parade begins followed
- 9:30 p.m. Winners of costume contest announced
As the parade ends, attendees are encouraged to stay in the Fremont East Entertainment District where there will be activities and after parties until 3 a.m.
WHERE: Fremont Street East
Downtown Las Vegas
- Stage and costume judging is at the stage at 10th and Fremont
- Parade line-up is at 13th and Fremont
The Las Vegas Halloween Parade is large-scale participatory art event, an all-ages celebration committed to the cultural and imaginative life of Las Vegas and the advancement of large-scale community events, such an event in which many people contribute creativity can play a major role in discovering and developing our shared civic identity. Produced by Flyingpan Productions, the Las Vegas Halloween Parade prides itself on creating a festive atmosphere focused on creativity and positive expression. The parade is a “leave no trace” event and all participants and spectators are strongly encouraged to ensure their participation does not leave a mess. Sponsors for 2014 are Vegas Seven magazine, Nacho Daddy, Zappos, Downtown Project, Source 1 Events, and El Cortez Hotel and Casino. For more information, Parade map, rules, all registration forms and sponsorship details can be found at www.TheLasVegasHalloweenParade.com.