Get In The Spooky Spirit At The I & M Annual Halloween Parade

October 29, 2015


The Inquirer and Mirror, two local Nantucket newspapers, are proud to host the annual I & M Halloween parade each year. Nantucket residents and visitors love celebrating Halloween on the island, and the parade is a yearly tradition that kids and adults look forward to. This year, the parade takes place Oct. 31.

Each year Main Street is taken over by ghouls and goblins dressed in their spookiest ensembles. The family-friendly event generally begins in the early part of the evening before it gets dark, and lets revelers parade down Main and Centre streets in their costumes. Even grown ups get in on the action, wearing their Halloween finery for the fun event.

Parents can take kids trick-or-treating from business to business, as all of the businesses downtown are open and handing out candy. There are costume contests, goodie bags, and plenty of fun for kids of all ages.

Since Nantucket is known for its laid-back beach vibe, channel a surfer, 50s bikini girl a la Annette Funicello, or put on your best beach ensemble and go as a Nantucket beach bum. Other options include using a Nantucket nautical theme in your costumes, and going as a pirate, a sailor, or nautical themed movie characters (Captain Hook and Peter Pan, or Popeye and Olive Oil). Even SpongeBob characters are sea-inspired, from the Flying Dutchman to Patrick, Sandy, and SpongeBob. Anything sea or ocean related is fair game and makes a compelling costume.

Whether you live in on Nantucket or you're just visiting, come enjoy the Halloween fanfare. Once Halloween has passed, store your costumes and decorations out of the way at Nantucket Storage Center. We offer storage options of all sizes, and our month to month lease makes it easy for you to store your stuff for exactly as long as necessary.

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