The first of the Riverbend's three Halloween parades on Halloween will be held in Wood River. The Wood River Parade steps off from 6th Street Park at 10:30am on Halloween Day. There will be parades later in the day in Hartford and Alton.
Line up begins at 9:30, and Wood River Fire Department Parade Coordinator Brian Crawford tells The Big Z he expects another parade with good participation and few changes.
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The route heads down 6th Street from the park, to Ferguson Avenue, to Wood River Avenue, to Eaton, ending at the Roundhouse. Crawford suggests getting your spot along the route early, as it is a well-attended event. Many people take in the Hartford Parade after the one in Wood River. That parade starts at 1pm.