You’ve heard of the zombie movie Shaun of the Dead, but what about an official Zombie Crawl? In San Jose, California, on August 31st, 2011, Zombies are wandering the streets in the yearly festival – Zombie-O-Rama. The event features live music by Brass Hysteria, a Zombie Fashion Show, costume contests and parades and the screening of a new Zombie movie – Fido.
Of course the main event is the Zombie Crawling itself, in which groups of Zombies are spread out across the area in fifteen minute intervals unleashed on the unsuspecting public as they crawl and writhe across the Gore Park and the downtown area in their full Zombie attire.
Zombie walks and festivals of this nature are becoming more popular and many of them are held in cities around the U.S. in connection with a fundraising event for local food bank charities. In 2006, almost one thousand zombies gathered in Pittsburgh, PA, setting a world record for the Guinness Book of Records while collecting a tremendous amount of canned food for the Community Food Bank. This festival in Pittsburgh has grown throughout the years and is now called Zombie Fest. Seattle, Denver, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Houston, Chicago, Philadelphia and other major cities have since broken this attendance record with zombie events of their own featuring over seven thousand zombies in appearance. The Zombie Fests continue to evolve each year adding new features and entertainment in each city with pub crawls, movie screenings, fashion shows and continued involvement with raising money and awareness for the food banks in each city.
For more information on Zombie Festivals, and to join in the fun while supporting a good cause in your community, check out these links:
World Zombie Day
Saturday, October 8th
Pittsburgh Zombie Fest
Zombie Pub Crawl
Sat, October 8, 2011
Eye Heart Brains Zombie Walk
Sat, October 22, 2011
The NOLA Zombie Walk
New Orleans, LA
More about Kala Ambrose: Kala Ambrose is an award winning author, intuitive and host of the Explore Your Spirit with Kala Show. Her thought-provoking interviews entice listeners to tune in around the globe. Described by her guests and listeners as discerning, empowering and inspiring, she speaks with world renowned authors, artists, teachers and researchers delving into metaphysical and paranormal topics. Her new book – Ghost Hunting North Carolina hits the stores on September 13, 2011.