Children’s Halloween Parade planned in Downtown Venice on Oct. 31

Those wishing to participate asked to be at Centennial Park at 4:30 p.m.

Image courtesy of Venice MainStreet

With Halloween quickly approaching, Venice-area children “are picking out their costumes to show off in the Annual Children’s Halloween Parade,” Venice MainStreet has announced.

Those wishing to participate in the event are asked to be at Centennial Park at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31, a news release says. “The parade down Venice Avenue will begin promptly” at 5 p.m., led by the Lions Club of Venice float and members, the release adds.

The Venice Lions Club has sponsored this event for 61 years, the release points out. More than 500 children are expected to receive candy treats from the members of the club this year, the release adds.

“Following the brief parade, children will be free to Trick or Treat for more goodies at stores along the Avenues,” the release notes

“This is a chance for kids to show off their costumes to the delight of spectators, parents and grandparents,” the release continues. “It is an event for all ages, fun for the whole family.”

“Since 1988, Venice MainStreet has been dedicated to preserving and enhancing the beauty, historical character, community and economic vitality of downtown Venice,” the release says.

“The 50-member Venice Lions Club conducts a wide variety of vision and hearing projects, as well as a number of community-related activities,” the release points out.