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27th Annual Monument Square Halloween Parade
The Celebration for Halloween is still planned for Wednesday. Please join us at 5:00!
One of Charlestown’s most beloved events, the 27th Annual Monument Square Halloween Costume Parade,will be held on Wednesday, October 31. Gather at the Bunker Hill Monument at 5:00 PM then join the parade at 5:30 PM. Costumes are encouraged for ALL ages!
Here are some of the fun things in store for this year:
- A performance by the YAK Dance Crew from 5:00-5:30. This is a fantastic break dance crew frequently found performing in front of large crowds at Faneuil Hall.
- Glow necklaces and trick or treat bags will be distributed prior to the parade.
- The parade will start at the front of the Monument with The Tony Barrie Band and the Monument Square Wizard leading the way— keep an eye out for a juggling unicycler and a stilt walker along the route!
- The parade will continue with an extended parade to the Training Field. This is a great area for younger kids. Mr. Ron the Balloon Man will return, and this year there will be a “Haunted, but not Scary House,” created by The Cooperative Bank.
- And of course, trick or treating around the Monument, Training Field and Monument Ave and adjacent streets will continue!
If you live along the parade route, please help by decorating your home and handing out treats in costume.
This Event is Generously Sponsored by:
The Monument Square Neighborhood Association
The Friends of the Training Field
The Charlestown Mothers Association
The National Park Service
The Friends of the Navy Yard
The Cooperative Bank
And many other neighbors and friends
More About Bunker Hill Monument
This 221-foot granite obelisk was built to commemorate one of the first major conflicts of the Revolutionary War. It sits on what is actually Breed's Hill, where most of the fighting took place in the misnamed Battle of Bunker Hill. Visitors can climb the 294 steps to the top of the monument for striking views of the harbor and downtown Boston. But be warned: the climb is physically challenging and on a winding and narrow staircase.
At the base of the monument, there is an exhibit lodge that includes a detailed map of the battle as well as a statue of Joseph Warren, a fallen Bunker Hill hero. Outside, another statue pays tribute to Col. William Prescott, who helped lead the fight.
When the weather is fair, the lush grounds surrounding the monument are full of local residents and tourists alike, enjoying the views of Charlestown, sunning themselves or sitting under the shade of a tree.
The monument is a site along the Freedom Trail and is part of Boston's National Historic Parks.
*Special note: The monument is under reconstruction until Fall 2010. Although the exhibit lodge and surrounding park will remain open, there will be no climbing permitted in the monument.