Anaheim’s 91st Annual Fall Festival and Halloween Parade Offers Spooktacular Fun for the Entire Family
Parade road closures on Saturday only
ANAHEIM, Calif. (October 21, 2015) – Anaheim’s annual Fall Festival and Halloween Parade celebration in Downtown Anaheim is set for this weekend with an expanded schedule for three days of family fun. This year the Fall Festival will take place at Farmers Park on Friday, Oct. 23 thru Sunday, Oct. 25. The highlight of the Fall Festival will be the Halloween Parade debuting its new route on Saturday, Oct. 24.
The Halloween Parade, in its 91st year, will feature colorful floats, bands and entertainment. This year’s grand marshal is Kid Ramos and the Colony Boys of Anaheim. In addition, a special grand marshal for kids is sure to be popular with parade attendees of all ages.
The weekend schedule of events, parking information and the road closure advisory is as follows:
Friday, Oct. 23
- 5:00 p.m. Carnival rides at Farmers Park – closes at 9:00 p.m.
- Farmers Park is located at 440 S. Anaheim Blvd. (map)
Saturday, Oct. 24
- 11:00 a.m. Carnival rides at Farmers Park – closes at 9:00 p.m.
- 11:00 a.m. Miss Anaheim Fall Festival Court
- 11:00 a.m. Registration for children’s costume contest – closes at 11:45 a.m.
- Noon Children’s costume contest
- 2:00 p.m. Registration for dog costume contest – closes at 2:45 p.m.
- 3:00 p.m. Dog costume contest
- 2:00 p.m. Entertainment at the Famers Park main stage – closes at 6:00 p.m.
- 6:00 p.m. Halloween Parade begins – NEW parade route
- Parade begins at Broadway and Walnut
- Harbor Blvd. – north
- Center Street Promenade – east
- Anaheim Blvd. – south
- Parade ends at Farmers Park
- Parade begins at Broadway and Walnut
Sunday, Oct. 25
- 8:00 a.m. Pancake breakfast – closes at 10:00 a.m.
- 8:00 a.m. Float viewing – closes at 4:00 p.m.
- Noon Carnival rides – closes at 5:00 p.m.
Parking for the weekend is located at several locations, all within a short walking distance of the event activities.
Parking structures and street-level parking is available at the two Center Street Promenade parking structures behind Anaheim West Tower (201 S. Anaheim Blvd.) as well as at the parking structure on Center St. across from the Downtown Community Center (250 E. Center St.).
Two valet parking areas will also be available: on Santa Ana St. between Claudina and Philadelphia streets, and on Santa Ana St. between Lemon St. and Anaheim Blvd.
In addition, on Saturday only, a trolley will offer rides between Center Street Promenade and Farmers Park from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Road closure information for Saturday, Oct. 24 only:
- 4:00 p.m. Manchester St. between Broadway and Santa Ana St.
- 5:30 p.m. Broadway between Walnut and Harbor Blvd.
- Harbor Blvd. between Broadway and Center St.
- Center Street between Harbor and Anaheim Blvd.
- Anaheim Blvd. between Center St. and Santa Ana St.
- 8:30 p.m. Roads reopen to thru traffic (subject to change)
For more information on the Anaheim Fall Festival please call the Anaheim Fall Festival Committee organizer at 714-999-3456 or visit www.anaheimfallfestival.org.
For more information on the City of Anaheim, please visit www.anaheim.net.
ABOUT ANAHEIM -The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation’s premier municipalities and is one of California’s most populous cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 351,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation’s annual budget is $1.7 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as: Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc.; L-3 Communications; Pacific Sunwear; and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including: Angels Baseball; Anaheim Ducks; the U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team, and the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with: The Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast; Honda Center; City National Grove of Anaheim; Anaheim GardenWalk; Angel Stadium of Anaheim; and ARTIC (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center). In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes more than 20 million visitors to the City, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.