Halloween takes over Downtown Baton Rouge for parade and festival, Oct. 19

The Fifolet Halloween Festival unleashes Halloween Town on Downtown Baton Rouge. See the main event at 4:00 pm.

Bring canned foods and your spookiest attitudes to Downtown Baton Rouge on Oct. 19. The ninth annual Baton Rouge Halloween Parade rolls out on Government Street at 4:00 pm. 

About 30 floats, bands and dancers take the streets to toss Halloween-themed goodies and beads. Expect to see some crazy kooky costumes, too. This year’s this is “It came from outer space.” I’m not exactly sure what “it” is, but I’m thinking there will be quite a few spooky aliens landing in Downtown. 

Also, the Halloween parade partners with the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. A Food Bank float will roll through the route and collect canned goods directly from the crowd.

This year’s Halloween Queen from the 10/31 Consortium hopes to see you at the parade in your costumes and with canned goods. 

“We are collecting cans for the food bank. So, we are asking people to not only dress in costume, come get beads and candy, but bring nonperishable food for the food bank,” said Teresa Alaverz, your highness the Queen of Halloween 2019. 

While the parade is the Fifolet Halloween Festival’s main event, expect a variety of Halloween-themed fun on Saturday, Oct. 19. The multi-day and family-friendly festival invites people to do safe Halloween activities. See the entire list of activities here

The parade is rain or shine. So, see the festive floats roll out at 4:00 pm. It all starts on Government Street and ends on the corner of Laurel Street and River Road.

See the parade route map. 

Photo courtesy: 10/31 Consortium