Beacon Gets Ready for the Dark Parade

Halloween will arrive early on Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Beacon Chamber of Commerce’s annual Dark Parade. Line up at 6:15 p.m. for a 7 p.m. start at the intersection of Herbert and Main streets on the East End. The route goes up to Teller Avenue and then to Vine Street and Fulton Street, ending at the Elks’ Lodge at 900 Wolcott Avenue.

Participants are encouraged to create a float. It must be registered, lighted and in the spirit of Halloween. Marchers must also carry flashlights. At the end of the parade, everyone is invited to a party at the Elks’ Lodge, which will feature a DJ, refreshments and a cash bar. Tickets are $13. For more information, visit

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