The most unique Halloween event in Vancouver is back again for 2018

parade of lost souls 2018

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Let the reverie and the revelry begin, it’s almost time for the Parade of Lost Souls! For over twenty five years, the parade has been rocking the Commercial Drive area with costumed revellers, live bands, art installations, delicious food trucks, clowns (ugh), and much, much, much, more from the minds and hearts of local artists!

On Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 7 – 10pm, the parade will take to the streets in its usual community-driven fashion. As for its exact location… the final parade route is kept a closely guarded secret – revealed only at midnight the night before.

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This year’s Parade of Lost Souls is focused on magic & realism! Something that we could all use a little extra of this time of year. Anyone interested in participating in the parade are encouraged to develop costumes based on the theme.

The Parade of Lost Souls is undoubtedly a unique experience for everyone involved. It’s a celebration and a ceremony… more of an opportunity for reflection and renewal than a Halloween parade. This year, there are a few new surprises:

Parade of Little Souls

New this year, there will be several processions going out each hour, including a “Parade of Little Souls” for the children who want to join in on the colourful and dazzling festivities. This event will begin at 7pm at the Britannia library and will be led by the Carnival Band, the Greenhorn Band, and The Vancouver Fiddle Club!


This year, there are three workshops to get yourself excited and prepared for the parade. Choose either:

Thriller Flashmob… learn the ORIGINAL CHOREOGRAPHY of Michael Jackson’s record setting break-out hit Thriller! Then join hundreds of other zombie dancers to take part in the Thriller flashmob at the parade! (more info)

Time Warp Flashmob… Learn the original, super fun and much more simple choreography to The Time Warp from The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Time is fleeting….Do it this year! BUT you must dress like one of the movie’s characters and do join us on the night of the Parade for a Flashmob Dance off!!!! (more info)

Giant Puppet… The Parade of Lost Souls is upon us yet again! And what better way to get involved than to build a giant puppet with puppet extraordinaire, Wryly Andherson, at the Moth Orbit Object Theatre! (more info)

Parade of Lost Souls 2018

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After Party

You’ve resurrected your identities, faced your fears, saved your souls, and now it’s time to shake those bones and rejoice! Following the Parade of Lost Souls, the party continues through the night at the LOST SOULS AFTER-PARTY, this year at The Wise Hall. Doors at 9pm, with live music, visuals and performances.

Don’t forget to tighten your boots, folks, cause your socks are gonna get blown right off! Parade of Lost Souls invites you to indulge in this year’s theme of Magic and Realism!

Parade of Lost Souls 2018 Quick Details

When: Saturday, October 27 from 7pm til 10pm

Location: Mystery location TBD, but in the Commercial Drive area

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