The second annual Kids Halloween Parade in Cal Anderson grew even bigger than its 2010 debut, drawing swarms of Capitol Hill children and those who love them for a march around the park followed by trick or treating on Broadway and some free pizza thanks to Pagliacci. Titanium Sporkestra provided the raucous soundtrack. “Too loud,” said Snow White. “Too loud,” said a ninja. The Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce didn’t appear to run out of the free Fran’s goodies they were handing out — but it was a close call. Gosh knows what would have happened if they did. There were quite a few ghosts, ghouls and goblins in attendance. Darth Vader was also there.
Gathering candy on Broadway drew better reviews from the little critics though more than a few parents were probably wishing the streetcar had already been built.
The Candy Olympics continue Monday night as some Capitol Hill streets will be transformed into trick or treat paradise — here’s a map. For more Halloween events, parties, etc., see our special Hill-oween On the List. And here’s a look at some images of Saturday’s night’s costume fun. Happy Halloween.