Leesburg Kiwanis Halloween Parade 2013
Each October 31 since 1957, the Leesburg Kiwanis have sponsored the Halloween Parade down King Street in Leesburg. Last year Hurricane Sandy strained the Town of Leesburg's resources; the Kiwanis didn't want to overstress those resources or cause additional problems so we agreed to cancel the parade scheduled for Wednesday.
The 2011 parade was spectacular! Over 120 police, and fire and rescue units, high school marching bands, floats, horseback riders, walking units, decorated vehicles, politicians, and others passed out candy as they paraded down the 1-mile route on King Street from Ida Lee Park to Safeway and the Virginia Village Shopping Center. These units, and many viewers, donated over a thousand pounds of food and hundreds of dollars to Loudoun InterFaith Relief.
And it's BIG! In 2006, Town of Leesburg Chief of Police estimated the crowd at about 15,000.