This event snuck up on us like a creepy clown yielding a chainsaw.
The beloved Louisville Halloween Parade will be marching through the Highlands a little earlier this year — on Saturday, Oct. 8 — and this time, there will be a street festival component added to the event.
Sponsored by LouisvilleHalloween.com, the street festival will feature dozens of arts and crafts booths as well as food, drinks and live music from noon-8 p.m. It’ll take place on Baxter Avenue from Bardstown Road to Hepburn Avenue. And the parade will start its descent down Baxter at 4 p.m., marching from Baxter/Broadway to Bardstown/Rosewood.
The family-friendly parade is now in its 14th year, and it’s always a good time watching the numerous floats and marchers get into and stay in character — whether that’s as the Ghostbusters or horror icons like Freddy, Jason and Michael Myers.
Sometimes there’s candy, sometimes flyers and sometimes a good old-fashioned scare as monsters sneak up behind you.
The festival and parade are both free for all ages.