Popular Canine Event Brings Bark to Kauffman Park on October 21 – Register Your Dog Now
This one is for the dogs…but you’re invited, too. Registration is now open for LakewoodAlive’s 10th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade, a celebration of costumed canines taking place on Saturday, October 21, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Kauffman Park in Downtown Lakewood.
Sponsored by Discount Drug Mart, the Spooky Pooch Parade consists of a free-to-attend festival in Kauffman Park, 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 community festival represents one of the only events of its kind in 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, a nonprofit community development organization.
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.
“We’re thrilled to have our Spooky Pooch Parade return to Downtown Lakewood for a 10th consecutive year,” said Ian Andrews, Executive Director of LakewoodAlive. “This crowd-pleasing community event not only showcases our city’s vibrancy, but also results in a great deal of fun for everyone who participates.”
The Spooky Pooch Parade is generously supported by the following sponsors:
Discount Drug Mart
Top Dog Sponsor:
City of Lakewood