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Anaheim Fall Festival and Halloween Parade Set for October 30 Anaheim Ducks Wild Wing named Parade Grand Marshal
ANAHEIM, CA - (October 20, 2010) - Anaheim's traditional Fall Festival and Halloween Parade will take place on Oct. 30 featuring activities for the entire family to enjoy.  The series of events, organized by the Anaheim Fall Festival Committee, will be held at Center Street Promenade at Downtown Anaheim from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.  Residents and visitors are invited to participate in this free event.
Wild Wing, the Anaheim Ducks colorful and lively mascot, will be this year's Halloween Parade Grand Marshal.  Wild Wing is one of the most recognized mascots in the National Hockey League, and always a fan favorite.  The Parade will also feature marching bands, vintage cars, Tia the Elephant, Anaheim Police Chief John Welter, Anaheim Fire Chief Randy Bruegman, local dignitaries, galloping horses, dancers, and scouts from local Boy and Girl Scouts troops.  Spectators are encouraged to arrive early to secure a curbside viewing location.

A complete schedule of Fall Festival events is below:

8 - 11 a.m.           Pancake Breakfast

9 a.m.                  Registration for Costume Contest

10 a.m.                Costume Contest

11 a.m.                Festival opens on Center Street Promenade

12 – 2 p.m.           Halloween Parade (route and street closure information is below)

4:30 – 6 p.m.        Center Street Promenade open for trick-or-treaters

The Halloween Parade will begin at 12 p.m., at the intersection of Harbor Blvd. and North St., traveling south.  It will then turn east on Lincoln Ave., and south at Clementine St.  The parade will end at Center Street Promenade.  Street closures will run from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Harbor Blvd. (between La Palma Ave. and Broadway Ave.), Lincoln Ave. (between Harbor Blvd. and Anaheim Blvd.), and North Street (between Harbor Blvd. and Lemon St.). 

The Anaheim Fall Festival and Halloween Parade is a traditional event in Anaheim, dating back to 1924, when the first Halloween Parade Grand Marshals were baseball legends Babe Ruth and Walter Johnson.

The Anaheim Fall Festival is proudly supported by the Anaheim Fall Festival Committee, and co-sponsored by the City of Anaheim.  All proceeds benefit the non-profit Anaheim Fall Festival and its mission to continue the tradition of this community-wide event.

For more information please call (714) 999-3456 or visit www.AnaheimFallFestival.org.


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