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The BOO! Parade is a FREE, family-friendly event featuring a spellbinding parade with ghoulish floats, unique vintage cars, costume characters, bands and more!

Celebrating its 12th year…The Boulevard BOO! Parade is anticipated to be bigger and spookier than ever! More Floats, Ghouls and Goblins, Live Music & Entertainment and of course…more spooky surprises! This year will be  filled with MORE of what makes the BOO! Parade…

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What’s New for the BOO! Parade in 2016?

We are glad you asked! The Parade will travel Westward this year!

In the past, the Boulevard BOO! Parade has begun at 59th Street and El Cajon Boulevard and traveled EAST to Aragon Drive. 

This year, The Boulevard BOO! Parade will take on a new path as it eerily floats down El Cajon Boulevard. The Parade begins at the intersection of El Cajon Boulevard & Rolando Boulevard and travel WEST to 60th Street. Visitors can still view the parade from the south side of El Cajon Boulevard as they have been doing for the past 11 years.

This route will reduce the impact on the residential areas and significantly reduce the number of side-street closures on the west end of El Cajon Bulevard (between 59th Street and 54th Street). El Cajon Boulevard will only be closed from 59th Street to Montezuma Road. Click here to view the New BOO! Parade Route.

NEW! Get Preferred Seating to the Boulevard BOO! Parade in the G r a n d s t a n d s.

Enjoy one of the best seats on the Boulevard with the NEW addition of the G r a n d s t a n d s.

This year the BOO! Parade will be adding specialized seating for a limited amount of people.

The Grandstands will be located at a central, prime location for the best viewing experience.

Enjoy the parade in style with shade and some refreshments provided by our local businesses. For more information, CLICK HERE

Tickets are $10 with children 10 & under FREE!

BOO! Grandstand Tickets 

Introducing the 2016 BOO! Parade Grand Marshal, Ken Kramer!


Ken Kramer is creator, producer, and host of the television series “Ken Kramer’s About San Diego” on KPBS-TV. For more than three decades on commercial and Public Radio and TV, the series has presented stories of the people and places that define our home county.

“Ken Kramer’s About San Diego” has been honored with numerous Emmy and Golden Mike Awards, as well as recognition from teachers groups, Save Our Heritage Org, City Of San Diego, San Diego Historical Society, Society of Professional Journalists, San Diego Press Club, Radio Festival of New York, and The Voice of America. In proclaiming “Ken Kramer Day” in 2008, The County Board of Supervisors described the show as “…more valuable to San Diego History than any two or three of our local museums combined”.

Ken Kramer is a fourth-generation native Californian who grew up in Pasadena, and graduated from San Diego State University in 1974, Go Aztec’s!  What a perfect person to have as the Grand Marshal of the College Area Business District’s Boulevard BOO! Parade this year!

The Parade Announcers

abcc16_emailThe fun doesn’t end with the Boulevard BOO! Parade, don’t forget to creep on over to the AfterBOO! Carnival.

College Avenue Baptist Church presents the 3rd Annual AfterBOO! Carnival from 11:00am – 2:00pm. Entrance is located at 62nd Street and El Cajon Boulevard for easy access immediately after the BOO! Parade!

The AfterBOO! Carnival extends the Family Friendly Fun with lots of Carnival Rides & Games, Inflatable Play Structures, Arts & Craft Vendors, Food Vendors, Live Entertainment & DJ. Other attractions include a Vintage Truck Car Show including San Diego’s Fire Station #10 Fire Truck and photo booth (located at the Carnival Information Booth). A great way to spend the day for kids of all ages!

Join in on the fun at the AfterBOO! Carnival hosted by the College Avenue Baptist Church (4747 College Avenue, San Diego CA 92115).

For more information about the AfterBOO! Carnival, CLICK HERE to visit the website!

 The Boulevard BOO! Parade is hosted by the College Area Business District, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. The College Area Business District is a business advocacy organization representing over 700 business owners and property owners along El Cajon Boulevard between 54th Street and 73rd Street.