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Spooky Pooch Parade
October 21 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Every 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 free-to-attend 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.
Pre-registration for the parade is $10 per dog and day-of registration is $15 per dog. Multiple dog discounts are available with pre-registration only. Humans are free. This community event takes place rain or shine, and proceeds from the parade benefit LakewoodAlive.
Festivities get underway with the Spooky Pooch Festival beginning at 12:30 p.m. at Kauffman Park. Enjoy entertainment, kids games, and dog-related vendors, including rescue groups and other nonprofits offering canine-oriented goods and services. Kids are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes.
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
1:00 p.m. – Peanut Butter Eating Contest
1:15 p.m. – Musical Sit Contest
2:00 p.m. – Dog Parade
3:15 p.m. – Awards Ceremony:
– Best Dog & Child
– Best Dog & Adult
– Best Dog & Group
– Spookiest Pooch
– Best in Show
3:20 p.m. – 50/50 Raffle Winner Announcement
Want to volunteer at the Spooky Pooch Parade? Sign up here
Spooky Pooch Parade News
10/11 – 10th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade Brings Bark to Kauffman Park on October 21
9/22 – Canine Caricatures, Dog Psychic Highlight New Activities at 10th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade
9/8 – How to be Top Dog at the 10th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade
8/22 – Dog Days: Registration Now Open for LakewoodAlive’s 10th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade
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!
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