Vienna’s annual Halloween parade draws many residents from the town and Fairfax County as well. This event was established in 1946 when Vienna kids wanted to show off their costumes and has continued to grow larger every year since. My daughters have participated for several years now in the parade along with an estimated 30, 000 spectators each year. Any children who want to show off their costume are welcome to walk in the parade but normally need to meet at the United Bank parking lot at 374 Maple Ave before the parade kicks off. The children continue the tradition to lead the parade and once they reach the end can then sit and become spectators.
Bannana Kids At Vienna ParadeOur family fun begins with picking up our children early from school before the Vienna Police begin road closures. We gather all of the costumes and meet at someone’s home in the neighborhood to enjoy a meal with friends. Once all the kids are fed dress them into their costumes to walk to the rendezvous point to lead the parade. The children truly enjoyed the parade and the opportunity to walk and wave at all the spectators. Many individuals and business’s participate with a float or other entry in the parade with some sparing no expense. For more information about the Town of Vienna Halloween Parade visit, http://www.viennava.gov/index.aspx?NID=951
Vienna Va ParadeEvents like this help strengthen the community and allow neighbors in the Town of Vienna to build strong relationships. There are many festivals and events held in Vienna which makes it a true walkable community. Home buyers in Northern VA who want to live in a strong community should consider the Town of Vienna.