October 26 – The 12th Annual Del Ray Halloween Parade


Families and parade enthusiasts will not want to miss this annual tradition beginning at 2 p.m. Last year, more than 5,000 participated in this annual event, which included over 2,000 children, special dignitaries and elected officials, over 50 pets in Halloween costumes, and 25 decorated strollers.  For the fifth year, organizers will collect and distribute Halloween costumes for children who would otherwise have to go without. The Caboose Cafe at 2419 Mt. Vernon Avenue and A Show of Hands at 2204 Mt. Vernon Avenue will be collecting donated costumes and distributing them on Saturday, October 25, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Recreation Center.  Larger sized costumes are especially needed. For more information, contact Gayle Reuter at 703-684-3535 or