Originally started in 2007 with a stated mission of celebrating "artistry, creativity and diversity in Oklahoma City," the Oklahoma Gazette's Halloween Parade, known for many years as "Ghouls Gone Wild," has quickly become an Oklahoma City Halloween event
favorite, with an estimated crowd of 60,000 attending in 2012. The Gazette's Halloween Parade features more than 50 parade entries from dancers, bands, arts groups and businesses. In addition, businesses along the route typically offer specials, and parade spectators often dress up to participate in the fun.
2013 Date and Time:
In 2013, the Gazette's 7th Annual Halloween Parade begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 26th. It lasts about 2 hours.
Plenty of food, drinks and merchandise will be available for purchase.
The Gazette's Halloween Parade is held right in the middle of Oklahoma City, with a route that traces areas in MidTown
and Automobile Alley
. The square-shaped trek starts at NW 10th and Broadway, and it follows NW 10th, Hudson and NW 6th before finishing along Broadway. A parade map is available online
If you're interested in participating in the Gazette's Halloween Parade beyond being a costumed spectator, here are your entry options:
- Walking group, marching band or bicycle: $25
- Float, car, motorcycle or anything else on wheels: $50
The deadline for entry into the 2013 Gazette's Halloween Parade is October 1st. The entry form is available online
, or you can call (405) 528-6000. Participants must be at least 18 years of age.
The 2012 Ghouls Gone Wild Parade winners are:
- First Place - Spokies Bike Share
- Second Place - Accel Financial Staffing
- Third Place - Hi Lo Club & Chaotic Studios