Fifth annual Wicked Victoria draws a crowd of more than 9,000

Kids and adults both in and out of costume flocked to Boo Boulevard on Sunday

Halloween enthusiasts came out in the thousands for Wicked Victoria Sunday, celebrating Halloween early with spooky music, food and drinks.

This is the fifth year this event has been put on by the Greater Victoria Festival Society (GVFS) in Victoria, transforming Government Street into Boo Boulevard between noon and 5 p.m.

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Kelly Kurta, GVFS Wicked Victoria event organizer, called the event a great succes, with about 10,000 people in attendance by 2:30 p.m.

The whole Wicked Victoria event is walkable for those who are able, with volunteers helping control crosswalks for safety, and has many family-friendly attractions.

The event features a Feeling Ghoully Music Zone from Humboldt to Courtney Street, a Ghostly Giving fun fair from Courtney to Broughton Street with about eight to ten non-profit organizations provding games for kids, the Moonlight Harvest Market From Broughton to Fort Street featuring local merchants, and the Too Cute to Spook Wicked Kid Zone from Fort to Yates Street offering pumpkin carving, face painting, games, a costume parade, and much more.

Glow sticks, wristbands and pumpkins are available by donation with profits supporting Jeneece Place and the Children’s Health Foundation.

For information about GVFS’ next event, the Island Farms Santa Light Parade, go to their website.

READ MORE: Pedestrians in costume take to the streets for Wicked Victoria

sophie.heizer@saanichnews.com


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