The Piedmont Avenue Merchant Association (PAMA) presents its 26th annual Halloween Celebration Saturday, with family-friendly activities starting at 9:45 a.m. Here's the schedule of events, courtesy of PAMA:
9:45am: Cartoons at Piedmont Landmark Theatre, Linda at Piedmont Avenue.
10:15am: Special Storytime at the Library, 160 41st St., for younger children
11am: Parade led by Jim McElroy, bagpiper extraordinaire, and students from Head Over Heels. Meet at Rio Vista and Piedmont Avenue. Note: If you wish to have your pet in our special “pet” section, make sure you are at the parade site by 10:15am.
Parade Marshals this year: Friends of the Piedmont Avenue Branch Library and our wonderful library staff.
11:45am to 1pm: Trick or Treating at Avenue Candy Station merchants for children 10 years and younger accompanied by an adult.
NOTE: Street will be closed from Rio Vista to Echo from 10:30am to 1pm.
Primo book sale at the Library, 80 Echo Ave., sponsored by the Friends of the Piedmont Avenue Branch Library, special music from Salane Schultz, treats, and a chance at the “Halloween Gift from the Avenue” drawing –11am to 2pm.
Noon: Annual Pet/Owner Costume Contest at Paws on Piedmont, 3974 Piedmont Ave.
Music on the Plazas:
Key Route (41st and Piedmont Avenue): Avenue favorite Tara Linda and Friends, 11am to 2pm
Piedmont Plaza (Linda and Piedmont Avenue): MacClain and Cole, Noon to 2pm
Both sponsored by Lin Jia Asian Kitchen (Lakeshore) and Holly’s Mandarin Restaurant
Pumpkin Meadow at Mountain View Cemetery, 5000 Piedmont Ave. Food trucks, 5 large jumpers, balloon artist and face painting, and a special crafts table, Noon to 3pm
Haunted Hallway and Halloween Faire at Piedmont Avenue Elementary School, 4314 Piedmont Ave., 11am to 3pm
Piedmont Pumpkin Patch with scary haunted house, 4414 Piedmont Ave. (next door to J. Miller Flowers & Gifts), 8am to 8pm
Freelove Music School, 4390 Piedmont Ave. Music and jumpers for kids
Olive Oil Tasting throughout the afternoon at 4025 Piedmont Ave.
Halloween Art and Ukelele Duo, Resurrect, 4135 Piedmont Ave.
Demonstration and free tumbling run for kids at Capoeira Mandinga, 4137 Piedmont Ave.
Free Face Painting by Build-On at Key Route Plaza from noon to 2pm
Win great gifts from the Avenue! Entry forms at the library – 160 41st Street and 80 Echo Avenue (on Saturday). Winners to be announced at the library’s Grand Opening on Dec. 1!
Specials and Treats at your favorite shops and restaurants
As always, a big THANK YOU to the Los Carnales/LaFamilia Motorcycle Club of Piedmont Avenue for their assistance with logistics and safety! We couldn’t do this without them!
PIEDMONT AVENUE MERCHANT ASSOCIATION
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