A number of Halloween Parades take place around the River Bend each year. The oldest area parade will take place in Alton on Wednesday October 31. Bethalto holds its event on Monday. East Alton's is Tuesday. In addition, Hartford and Wood River will each hold parades on Saturday.
The 27th Wood River Halloween Parade is on Saturday starting at 10:30am from Emerick Park on 6th Street to Ferguson to Wood River Avenue. A parade will be held in Hartford this Saturday at 1pm, according to the Village's Deanna Barnes. She says this parade has roots dating back to the 1960's when the Women's Club was the organizer.
The 96th Alton Halloween Parade is this Wednesday, beginning at 7:30pm from the corner of Broadway and Washington Avenue, then north on Piasa Street. Z-1570 will once again provide coverage of the Alton parade next Wednesday night.