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Thousands expected to attend Cedar Rapids' first Halloween parade

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Organizers are expecting between 5,000 and 7,000 people to attend the first ever Halloween parade in Cedar Rapids. 

The parade will take place after dark from 7-8:30 Friday night. 

Parade organizer Peter Durin tells KWWL there will be 72 different floats. 

The parade starts at 10th Avenue and 3rd Street and goes through Newbo and into Czech Village. 

"Monsters of the Night" is the theme for the parade and spectators are encouraged to wear their costumes. 

The route will temporarily shut down several roads according to a press release sent by the city.

Closed streets will include:

·       3rd Street SE from 8th Avenue SE (intersection not included) to 16th Avenue SE

·       16th Avenue SE/SW from 3rd Street SE to C Street SW

·       9th Avenue SE from 3rd Street SE to 6th Street SE (intersection not included)

·       10th Avenue SE from 3rd Street SE to 6th Street SE (intersection not included)

·       5th Street SE from 8th Avenue SE (intersection not included) to 11th Avenue SE

·       11th Avenue SE from 3rd Street east to the alley on the east side of the NewBo Market

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