About the 2017 BOO! Parade

Celebrating it’s 13th year, the 2017 Boulevard BOO! Parade will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 10:00am. With over 70 entries of live entertainment marching on one mile of El Cajon Boulevard, the parade will entertain you with spooky ghouls, goblins, ghosts and witches to fill you with the Halloween spirit.
Special guests from the past 13 years include local and national celebrities and political personalities, and as in each of the past years, a Grand Marshall who will be certain to bring a smile to all who attend.
Hosted by the College Area Business District, the Boulevard BOO! Parade attracts thousands to our Business District so we encourage you to come early, enjoy some breakfast, coffee or shopping before staking your claim on the sidewalk to watch the entertainment. Viewing the BOO! Parade is best along the south side of El Cajon Boulevard between Rolando Boulevard and 60th Street.

Grandstand Seating

This year the Boulevard BOO! Parade will be bringing back Grandstand seating for a limited amount of people.
The Grandstands will be located in centralized locations for optimal viewing pleasure.
 Enjoy a central and prime location to view the parade with shade and light refreshments provided by the College Area’s local businesses.
All Sales are final. No exchanges or refunds. General admittance seating throughout – No reserved seating. Smoking is not allowed in the stands. Proof of purchase is necessary upon entrance. Parking will be available at the College Avenue Baptist Church located at 4747 College Avenue. Parking spaces are open to the public, so come early to guarantee a spot. Portable public Restrooms are available in numerous locations along the parade route. You will have come and go access with proof of ticket purchase and ticket.


parkingNeed to find parking for the parade? No problem! The College Avenue Baptist Church (4747 College Avenue, San Diego CA 92115) has been gracious enough to open up their parking lot for free BOO! Parade parking! You can access that lot from College Avenue to Arosa Street.
El Cajon Boulevard and College Avenue will both be closed at 9:00am so please plan to arrive early. If you can’t get to the parade before 9:00am, the map below will show you a detour route to parking at the College Avenue Baptist Church (Click to view Map).

Parade Schedule & Route

imagesThe Boulevard BOO! Parade travels through the College Area Business District beginning precisely at 10:00am on Saturday, October 28, 2017. Starting from Rolando Boulevard, the Boulevard BOO! Parade will travel west along El Cajon Boulevard, crossing College Avenue, and concluding at 60th Street. We invite you to pull up a piece of sidewalk and enjoy this annual celebration of our great community (Click to view Map).

Road Closures

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Parade Route and other streets : Streets will be closed at 9:00 a.m.
  • El Cajon Boulevard between Montezuma Road and 58th Street.
  • College Avenue between Montezuma Road and University Avenue.
Staging Area: Streets will be closed at 8:15 a.m.
  • Rolando Boulevard between El Cajon Blvd & Serrano Place
  • Amherst Street between El Cajon Blvd & 67th Street
  • Rolando Court between El Cajon Boulevard to entrance to Apartments
De-Staging Areas: Streets will be closed at 9:00 a.m.
  • 60h Street between El Cajon Blvd & Adams Avenue
  • Esther Street  between El Cajon Blvd & Madison Avenue