The theme for the 2017 Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce Halloween Parade was 'FAIRY TALES.' The 2018 Halloween parade theme will be announced to the public in late August of 2018.
An Edwardsville | Glen Carbon Tradition
Each year on Halloween night, an estimated crowd of 25,000 spectators line the streets of downtown Edwardsville in anticipation of this annual tradition. The Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce has brought the Halloween parade to the community for nearly 100 years. Marching bands, school groups, organizations, entertainers, and more than 100 floats take to the streets.
2017 Halloween Parade
Promptly at 6:30pm Tuesday, October 31, 2017, the parade will leave Lincoln Middle School parking lot at Schwarz & West Streets, then travel east on St. Louis Street to Vandalia Street, then north on North Main Street and will disband at High Street.
Spectator parking is available in the 'super lot' east of Main Street, and on side streets along the parade route. The Jerry's Tire Sales lot is reserved for handicap parking. Portapots will be available at Walgreen's, First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust, and Big Daddy's.
In Case of Inclement Weather
In the case of inclement weather, the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce, along with City of Edwardsville officials, will make a determination between 5 and 5:30pm Tuesday, October 31. There is no make-up date for the annual Halloween parade.
"I am optimistic that this annual tradition will continue in 2017, provided participants and spectators have a safe environment from which to enjoy the parade. Although the parade has been delayed for rain in the past, we are unaware of the parade being cancelled due to inclement weather conditions. We respect the significant investment of time and funds from all involved and will do everything in our power, weather permitting, to ensure sure the 2017 Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce Halloween parade occurs," said Ed/Glen Chamber President and CEO Desiree Bennyhoff.
Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce Logo & Branding Usage Requirements
All parties must gain written consent to use the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce wordmarks, logos, logo marks and any likeness thereof. Chamber staff will approve the usage, initial setup of wordmarks and logos, and monitor usage. The Ed/Glen Chamber's branding may not be included on any merchandise, specialty/promotional items, brochures, websites, or any other electronic or print format without first acquiring written consent.
Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce 1 North Research Drive Edwardsville, IL 62025 (618) 656-7600