The 71st annual Halloween Parade & Costume Contest sponsored by the Oregon Knights of Columbus will be held on Thursday, Oct. 31 at the Oregon Coliseum.
The parade begins at 4:30 p.m. and will form on the north side of the Coliseum.
Led by the Oregon Police and Fire Departments, the parade will go south on Fifth Street to Jefferson Street, east on Jefferson to Third Street, north on Third to Franklin and then west back to the Coliseum.
Costume judging will be inside the Coliseum immediately after the parade.
Judging will be done in four categories: Class 1—ages 0 to 1, Class 2—ages 2 to 4; Class 3—ages 5 to 7; and Class 4—ages 8 and older.
Prizes will be awarded for first through fourth place in each category.
A Best of Show trophy will be presented on behalf of Kaczmarzyk Agency, Inc. for the best costume overall as selected by the judges.