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Halloween Parade To Kick Off Open Streets on October 23

EVA_Homepage6gbJoin the Halloween Parade in your scariest or silliest costume when the Fourth Annual Open Streets Emory Village kicks off at 3 pm, October 23, followed by free events for the whole family until 7 pm.  Enjoy biking, skating, walking, and rolling down the streets in Emory Village,

The parade will assemble at 3 pm in front of Panera Bread. After a photo taken at 3:20 by Open Streets photographer Lisa Hill, the parade will continue up North Decatur Road onto South Oxford Road, ending in front of Saba around 3:45 pm.

The parade will be followed by performances by the Imperial OPA Circus as well as two canine competitions: best pet Halloween costume and best trick for a treat.

Nonstop music in the Village Plaza will include the Sehwe Village Percussion; Small Group No. 9, an Emory a cappella group; the Nonessentials; Glenn Memorial UMC Youth Choir; and Rockitt 88.

Open Streets attendees also can make a puppet, climb a wall, get their face painted, sample food and brews from Village businesses, and check out the artists market.

Open Streets Emory Village is a pedestrian-friendly event presented in collaboration with DeKalb County by the all-volunteer Emory Village Alliance— a partnership of businesses, neighbors and Emory University, whose mission is to continue to improve the vitality and accessibility of Emory Village as a work, play and dine destination.

The event is made possible by the generosity of more than a dozen sponsors including event sponsors Barnes and Noble, Druid Hills Civic Association, Emory University, Lisa Hill Photography, Natalie Gregory Keller Williams, and The Imperial OPA Circus.  Community sponsors include Decatur Screenprints, Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church, John Oxford of State Farm Insurance, Nicole Davis of Coldwell Banker, Nikki Paris, Lucky’s Burgers and Brew, Rise N Dine, Saba, and the Southfork Conservancy.