The Del Ray Halloween Parade has been canceled, but the community has rebounded with a weeklong celebration with virtual contests and a scavenger hunt.
The annual event is sponsored by the Del Ray Business Association (DRBA), which has adapted to present the events with community sponsors.
“We look forward to seeing all the ghosts, goblins, princesses, and superheroes on the Avenue in 2021!” DRBA said on its website.
Submissions for the best decorated house are hilariously terrifying so far, with some homes decorated as graveyards. One home has a front yard full of signs reading, “Don’t be a monster, vote early,” and “Zombie deaths matter.” Another has skeletons around signs in the front saying “CIVIL UNREST,” “UNEMPLOYMENT” and “MURDER HORNETS.”
Del Ray, the early entries in the Best Decorated Halloween House contest are AMAZING! The deadline is Sunday at noon to…
Del Ray Halloween events include:
Best Decorated House Contest
The deadline for nominations is Sunday, October 25 at 12 noon. To nominate a house click here. The Del Ray Business Association will release a map of the top ten nominees by Wednesday, October 28.
Best Group Costume Contest
The deadline for nominations is Monday, November 1. Click here to enter.
Best Pet Costume Contest
The annual best pet costume contest will move online. The deadline to enter is October 28; voting will take place October 29-30, with winners announced October 31. Click here to enter. Thank you to Paul Haire of Your Dog’s Best Friends for sponsoring this contest!
Best Decorated Block Contest
The deadline for nominations is Sunday, October 25 at noon. To nominate a block, click here
Best Decorated Business Contest
The deadline for nominations is Sunday, October 25, at noon. To nominate a business, click here.
Halloween Scavenger Hunt
Walk the Avenue (in costume or not!) and find Halloween-themed items in Del Ray’s murals and decorated businesses. The hunt launches on Friday, October 23! Four winners (randomly selected from all entries) will receive $50 gift cards to spend at their favorite Del Ray business.
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This show is 21+ only.
YOU MUST HAVE A VALID PHYSICAL ID. A PICTURE OF YOUR ID IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.