The Cedar Rapids Halloween Parade is baccckk and it promises to be even better than the inaugural parade last fall! This year's parade is happening on a Saturday... that alone should add to the fun as everyone won't be rushing home to get the kids in order to make it on time. That weekend will feature a variety of Halloween-themed events in Cedar Rapids.

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The 2018 parade theme is 'Tales of Mystery and Imagination' and it will be held Saturday, October 27 at 6:30 p.m and will roll through NewBo and into Czech Village. Here's the parade map:

Cedar Rapids Halloween Parade

However, the parade is only a piece of the fun that will be happening that weekend. Friday night there's also a Jack-O-Lantern Party and movie night at NewBo City Market featuring "Rocky Horror Picture Show."

Saturday morning, the Czech Village hosts a "Spooky Trick or Treat" and beginning at mid-afternoon there's a "Creep Kid Zone" and "Freaky Family Costume Contest." Following the 6:30 parade, a "Crawl-O-Ween" Beer Crawl visits five different establishments. You can see the weekend schedule HERE.

If you'd like to be in the parade, be sure to submit your entry by noon Wednesday, October 24. You can download the entry form HERE. Mark Saturday, October 27 on your calendar and get ready for another ghoulish good time!

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