Thriller and Halloween Fest adds new entertainment

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Thriller, Lexington, 2015
Photo Courtesy: City of Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington Parks and Recreation is announcing new attractions to the 2017 Thriller and Halloween Festival.

In addition to seasonal arts and crafts vendors, there will now be live entertainment featured throughout the day at the Wicked Wonders Halloween Market at Cheapside Park.

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New performers include Sora Contemporary Circus,  and local musicians Bridge 19 and Ben Lacey.

Wicked wonders will kick off at 2 p.m. and will continue all day, leading up to the Thriller reenactment parade.

The schedule from Lexington Parks and Rec can be seen below.



Wicked Wonders Market – Cheapside Park, 2 – 8 p.m.

Market features vendors selling ghoulish wares designed to thrill, chill and delight.

  • 2 – 3 p.m. Sora Contemporary Circus
  • 3:30 – 5 p.m. Bridge 19
  • 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Ben Lacey

Halloween Variety Show – Courthouse Plaza, 6:30 p.m.

Show features local performing arts groups such as March Madness Marching Band, Mecca Studio, and Michael Jackson tribute dances by Danceformers and Earl Freeman. Bluegrass Youth Ballet, Traci Stone’s Dance Studio and the Salsa Center will present their Halloween creations as well.

Halloween and Thriller Parade – Main Street, 8 p.m.
Following the variety show is the Halloween Parade featuring floats, costumed characters and even more performance groups. The festivities culminate with the annual Thriller reenactment where several hundred zombies will dance, dawdle and drag themselves down Main Street to the classic Michael Jackson tune. Pedestrians can watch all along the parade route, from Quality Street to Mill Street.

Food and beverage vendors will be set-up throughout the entire festival (2 – 11 p.m.) at the Fifth Third Bank Pavilion at Cheapside Park.