Children got an early start on the candy collecting as they trick-or-treated at businesses along 10th Street and Central Avenue before the parade began.
The parade, sponsored by the Tracy City Center Association took costumed children along 10th Street to Central Avenue ending in front of the Grand Theatre.
Adults got into the Halloween spirit, too, donning outfits that included pirates, knights and Dr. Seuss characters.
But there was some confusion as to when the parade was supposed to begin, as children were sent on their way through downtown before the scheduled start. That meant that when the kids, dressed variously as skeletons and Teletubbies, even as a refrigerator and police car, the flash mob scheduled to dance outside the Grand Theatre was not prepared.
Eventually, though, members of the Academy of Performing Arts taught the children the moves to the Time Warp dance from the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” during the performance on Central Avenue.
Halloween activities in downtown wrap up with two more days of the Haunted House at the Grand Theatre on Sunday and Halloween night.