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Spooky Pooch Parade

October 21 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

PrintEvery dog has his day and that day is on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017.  That’s when costumed canines will rule the day in Downtown Lakewood from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. during LakewoodAlive’s 10th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade.

Sponsored by Discount Drug Mart, the Spooky Pooch Parade consists of a festival within Kauffman Park (15450 Detroit Avenue), a parade through Lakewood’s Downtown business district on Detroit Avenue and an awards presentation.  A favorite Halloween tradition for Northeast Ohio dog lovers and their families, this popular community festival represents one of the only events of its kind within the region, providing a tail-wagging good time for canine and human guests alike.

Festivities get underway with the Spooky Pooch Festival beginning at 12:30 p.m. at Kauffman Park.  Enjoy entertainment, kids games, delicious foods for purchase and dog-related vendors, including rescue groups and other nonprofits offering canine-oriented goods and services.  Kids are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes and visit vendors for some early trick-or-treating.

The much-anticipated dog parade commences at 2 p.m.  Dogs of all shapes and sizes dressed in their finest Halloween fashions will strut their stuff along Detroit Avenue.  Judges will award prizes beginning at approximately 3:15 p.m. in a number of categories, including Best Dog & Child, Best Dog & Adult, Best Dog & Group, Spookiest Pooch and Best in Show.

Schedule of Events:
12:30 p.m. – Spooky Pooch Festival
2:00 p.m. – Dog Parade
3:15 p.m. – Awards Ceremony

This community event takes place rain or shine, and proceeds from the parade benefit LakewoodAlive.


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Spooky Pooch Parade News
8/9 – Discount Drug Mart Named Title Sponsor for LakewoodAlive’s 10th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade


Thanks to Calypso Pictures for producing this superb video from the 2016 Spooky Pooch Parade!


Title Sponsor

Discount Drug Mart Logo

Top Dog Sponsor

City of Lakewood Logo

Dedicated Dog Sponsor

Dog Life in CLE Logo      The University of Akron, School of Social Work, Lakewood Campus

Poochy Sponsor

Men’s Cuts



October 21
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Kauffman Park
15450 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, OH 44107
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