Zombies and monsters!

Monster Bash, 2013.

BY RACHEL MCNAIR

Halloween festivities kick off on Saturday Oct. 24 with the 7th Silver Spring Zombie Walk in Silver Spring.

The zombie walk attracts many people from across the Washington Metropolitan area to participate and watch the Zombie Takeover.

“It’s been a great event, over the years it has brought a lot of people out to walk and engage in a fun way,” said Peter Tan, co-organizer of the Silver Spring Zombie Walk.

It is a free community event that requires no registration. Participants come dressed as zombies or zombie hunters.

“You will see some creative and elaborative costumes out there,” said Tan.

The walk starts at Sligo Avenue between Georgia Avenue and Fenton Street. The gathering time is at 8 p.m. and the walk begins at 9 p.m.

“The walk is six blocks on the sidewalk, and the police do a great job of facilitating traffic,” said Tan.

Prior to the zombie walk, there will be a costume contest and kids activities.

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Zombie Walk, 2011.

Following the walk, there will be a showing of the George Romero Zombie Classic “Day of the Dead” at the AFI Silver Theatre at 10 pm.

The after party will be at 11 pm.

“Moving forward continuing this trend is to keep this fun, safe, and family event going,” said Tan.

For more information visit the Silver Spring Zombie Walk website.

Monster Bash

On Oct 25, the Takoma Park Recreation Department will have their annual Monster Bash from 1-5 pm.The bash will begin with games and festive music.

The event is located in the public parking lot next to the TPSS Co-op. It will be followed by the costume parade and contest on Carroll Ave.

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Monster Bash, 2013.

The festivities will conclude with the costume award ceremony and celebration in Old Town Takoma Park.

Due to street closures and parade route, participants are encouraged to walk. Details about all road closures in Takoma Park are provided on the website.

On Oct. 31, there will be a Halloween party at Takoma Recreation Center from 12-2pm.

Youth will be able to display their costumes, play games, and enjoy the community atmosphere. More information on the city Recreation Department website.

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Rachel McNair
Hi my name is Rachel McNair and I am currently a graduate student at the University of Maryland pursuing my masters in broadcast journalism. I am a former division I student-athlete and I am looking to have an impact on the media industry as I grow in my career.