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Photo: Cosplayers on the Parade, Melanie Bennett, Michael Orendain, Winnie Tan. Photo credit: GoToVan

Top 5 Things to Do at Vancouver Halloween Parade and Expo this Weekend

October 12, 2015

Vancouver, BC: Make this Halloween the most fun memory at Vancouver Halloween Parade and Expo, Thu-Sun, Oct 15-18, 2015, the festival of arts, films, comics, anime and games with this list of the Top 5 Halloween Parade and Expo activities, and share the fun with your families and friends.

1. The Grand Halloween Parade in Downtown

At 11 AM, Sunday Oct 18, the grand Halloween Parade starts from Howe St (Drake to Smithe), Smithe St (Howe to Granville) and Granville St (Smithe to Davie). It's the time when your favorite superheroes and supernaturals from films, comics, anime and games all come alive! Please see the parade route on

2. The Celebrities from Comics and Anime

From noon to 9 pm on Saturday and Sunday Oct 17-18, come to the PNE Forum building to meet the celebrities form comics and anime such as the original X-Men from the movie, discover how Beast was created and how Wolverine grows his claws, and celebrate Evangelion 20th anniversary with the voice actress of Asuka.

Photo: The Beast from X-Men, Photo credit: Tom Woodruff Jr.

3. The Cosplay Contest

The popular Cosplay contest takes place at 3 pm on Sunday Oct 18. See how the artists create their own costumes to bring the characters from films, comics, anime and games alive, and vote for your favorite characters.

4. The Rock Music Festival

On Saturday and Sunday Oct 17-18, let's rock with the live band at the performance hall inside PNE Forum building.

5. The CosCafe and Fantastic Food Festival

Let's eat! The event is surrounded by fantastic food trucks onsite and you will have problem of stop your mouth from watering. At the CosCafe inside the PNE Forum building, cosplayers will dressed up in maid uniforms and serve their masters from 2pm to 7 pm on Saturday Oct 17.

If you plan to stay late after the Halloween Expo at PNE, don't forget Fright Nights is next door! Please visit for Fright Nights Pass special discount.

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About Vancouver Halloween Parade and Expo:

The event is a 4 day festival with performing arts at Tom Lee Music Hall on Oct 15-16; Exhibition, Music Festival and Food Festival at PNE on Oct 17-18; and the grand Halloween Parade on Oct 18 in downtown. The event is organized by Vancouver International Halloween Festival Society, a non-profit organization to present and promote arts to the public and carry Halloween in family friendly and healthy direction. For further information, please visit:

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