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History museum Halloween Parade takes participants to Executive Mansion

Posted October 3, 2017 8:31 p.m. EDT

The N.C. Museum of History in downtown Raleigh is hosting a fun event for kids on Halloween.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 31, the museum, which is across the plaza from the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, will host a variety of activities. Costumes welcome!

Here's the plan for the day:

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., kids can participate in Halloween crafts. A food truck also will be parked next to the museum with food for purchase.

Then, at 2 p.m., the Halloween Parade will begin at the top of Bicentennial Plaza (between the two museums). Led by Kristin Cooper, North Carolina's First Lady, and the Helping Hands Mission Band, participants will march down the plaza, take a right on Jones Street and then take a left on Blount Street ending at the Governor's Mansion. At the mansion, they will be rewarded with a special treat.

Remember: If you're in Wake County, Oct. 31 is a teacher workday for many public school students.

You can sign up for the free event on the museum's website.