Paisley Halloween Festival


There's halloweeny happenings galore in Paisley. The town’s two-day fright-fest, will this year be part of the Year of Young People celebrations.

The parade on Saturday 27 October inspired by Renfrewshire’s dark and deathly 17th century witch history which will see around 500 local young people take part and will, for the first time, include floats designed by young people.

The popular parade, creatively led by Bridgeman Arts and 21CC, will culminate in a spectacular new aerial performance, ‘The Flying Witches’, involving a cast of 50 young people especially for YOYP2018 and led by All or Nothing - one of Scotland’s leading aerial dance theatre companies.

Paisley’s Halloween Festival is one of the town’s most popular calendar events. Inspired by similar festivals which take place worldwide in places such as Salem and New Orleans, the ambition is to heighten awareness of the festival on the Scottish, UK and world stage as a must visit attraction not just for locals but visitors and tourists as well.

Following a Co-Design approach, young people are a driving force in shaping, developing and implementing all events for the Year of Young People 2018.

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