Alton’s East End Improvement Association will host the annual Halloween Parade again this year on Thursday October 31st.  It’s a new start time this year, a half hour earlier than in the past, now at 7pm.

Committee member Steve Schwartz tells The Big Z the change was made since the parade will take place on a school night.

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There shouldn’t be any other changes, however. It will start in the same area on Broadway and end at 6th street and Piasa Street. Make sure to give yourself enough time to get to the parade because starting at 5 pm Broadway will be closed for staging. If you are interested in participating in this year’s parade, email All applications must be turned in by Tuesday October 22nd to be eligible. 

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