Halloween Parade

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Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023
7 p.m.  
Maple Avenue

Since 1946, the Town of Vienna has hosted a Halloween parade for area families.  Now held rain or shine on Wednesday evening the week before Halloween, the parade includes floats and other forms of entertainment marching down Maple Avenue, from Branch Road to Center Street.

The 2023 Halloween Parade theme is: Cartoons and Comics!


Thanks to our 2023 title sponsor:


How to participate

The Town will accept Halloween Parade applications from July 1 through September 15, 2023.  Applications are subject to approval based on space availability as well as entertainment value, variety and adherence to the theme and parade guidelines.  Applicants are encouraged to submit photographs or sketches of entries. 

For sponsorship details, check out the Town’s Halloween Sponsor brochure or contact Lily Widman via email or at 703-255-5738.


Kids Participating in the Parade

For this year's event, children and others in costume are invited to march along in the parade, no need to register.  Children with parents who want to march should meet at 6 p.m. at the United Bank, 374 Maple Ave., E.  Only businesses, organizations and representatives with floats or cars need to apply.

Kids Goodie Bags

Kids participating in and attending the Halloween Parade are invited to stop by the Caffi Field Pitching Lanes (located on Cherry Street SE between the Vienna Community Center and the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department) to pick up a free Goodie Bag the night of the Halloween Parade. Goodie Bags will be distributed starting at 7:15 p.m. 

All Goodie Bag items are donated by local businesses and sponsors. Scroll down to see a full list of our Goodie bag donors. 

2023 Grand Marshal: Mark 'Coach Pudge' Gjormand

Photo of Coach Pudge with arm raised, celebrating victory with baseball team.

Mark Gjormand, better known in the community as “Coach Pudge,” grew up in the town of Vienna playing and coaching his younger brother in Vienna Youth Incorporated (VYI) Basketball and Vienna Little League.  Gjormand’s 37-year coaching career has included leadership positions at Marshall and James Madison High School (JMHS), where he has been the Varsity Head Baseball Coach for 28 seasons.  He coached football at Madison High School for seven seasons.  For 20 years Coach Pudge has run MVP Sports Camps giving the town youth a place to play and learn baseball and other sports from local high school coaches and players. 

Coach Pudge has led his Warhawks to over 40 championships in the last 28 years, including four state titles, and eight times nationally ranked in the top 25 of all high school baseball teams in the country.  In 2002, the Warhawks finished as the only undefeated baseball team in state history, still holding true to this day.  Madison High School was recognized by Baseball America in 2020 as one of the top 50 High School programs of all time, and the 2002 Warhawks were named the #1 team in State history. Gjormand is the all-time winningest coach in JMHS history and became the winningest baseball Coach in Northern Region history in April of 2021.  Coach Pudge is currently #3 on the list of winningest active coaches in the state of VA.  He served as the president of the National High School Baseball Coaches Association (NHSBCA) in 2011 and was inducted into the NHSBCA Hall of Fame in 2020.  Coach Pudge was the first coach from Virginia to have received that honor.  Throughout his time coaching at Madison, he has assisted well over 100 former Warhawks in achieving their goal of continuing to play baseball in college or at the professional level.  Coach Pudge’s dedication to the Vienna Community through his leadership in James Madison High School Athletics and MVP Sports athletic programs has impacted thousands of youth over the past 37 years.

Thanks to our 2023 parade sponsors:

Updated sponsor list for web 

Goodie Bag Donors:

Achikian Goldsmiths

Aucoin for School Board

Ben and Jerrrys

Cedar Park Shopping Center

Elements Massage

First Baptist Church of Vienna

Ghostbusters Virginia

Island Childrens Dentistry

Maple Ave Living

Mathnasium of Tysons

McCabe’s Printing Group

Merrifield Orthodontics Team

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Oakcrest School

Pure Barre Vienna

Rustic Love Vienna

Save Soil

Smoothie King

Solution-Focused Therapy Services, LLC

Somerset Trust

Stang Orthodontics

Supervisor Walter Alcorn

Town of Vienna

Vienna Business Association

Vienna Jammers

Vienna Pet Spaw

Vienna Presbyterian Church

Wright & Whiting, PLLC

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