B.R. Halloween Parade shifted to 9:30 a.m. amid weather worries
BATON ROUGE - Along with many Halloween activities scheduled for this weekend, the organizers of Baton Rouge’s annual downtown Halloween parade say the event time has been moved due to the threat of severe weather in the region on Saturday.
The hosts, 10/31 Consortium, say the parade has been rescheduled to start at 9:30 a.m. Saturday to try to get the spooky fun in before possible downpours put a damper on the event. The parade had originally been scheduled for 2 p.m.
Parade organizers say they consulted with local officials before making the change to ensure that everyone is safe and has a good time.
The staging area for parade entrants opens at 7:30 a.m., and the parade will roll two hours later. 10/31 Consortium has scheduled an after party at the Roux House on Third Street.
10/31 Consortium is a local nonprofit group consisting of Halloween enthusiasts. You can find out more about the parade and its organizers at their website www.1031consortium.com. The theme for this year's parade is "It's Halloween, Witches!"