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2019 Spooky Pooch Parade

October 19 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Spooky Pooch Parade LogoRegister your dog(s) now for the 2019 Spooky Pooch Parade 
(Online pre-registration closes at 3 p.m. on Friday, October 18)

This one is for the dogs…and you’re invited, too.  LakewoodAlive’s 12th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade sponsored by Discount Drug Mart brings the bark to Kauffman Park on Saturday, October 19, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. when dogs will rule the day in Downtown Lakewood.

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 is a one-of-a-kind event in the region, providing a tail-wagging good time for canine and human guests alike.

Registration is now open for the 2019 Spooky Pooch Parade.  Pre-registration to walk in 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 popular community event takes place rain or shine, and proceeds from the parade benefit LakewoodAlive.

Who are you going to call? The canine-clad Ghostbusters!

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 at this family-friendly event.

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 Pooch & Child, Best Pooch & Adult, Best Pooch & Group, Spookiest Pooch and Best in Show.  Contestants must participate in the parade in order to be eligible to win a prize.

Spooky Pooch Parade Schedule of Events:
12:30 p.m. – Spooky Pooch Festival
1:00 p.m. – Dog Yoga
2:00 p.m. – Dog Parade
3:15 p.m. – Awards Ceremony

More details regarding the 2019 Spooky Pooch Parade will be unveiled in the coming weeks so check back regularly for updates.  Every dog has his day and that day will be October 19 in Downtown Lakewood! 

Interested in sponsoring the Spooky Pooch Parade?  View sponsorship opportunities or call 216-521-0655.
Vendor opportunities for this event are now full.


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Spooky Pooch Parade News:
October 3, 2019 – 12th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade Brings Bark to Kauffman Park on October 19
September 25, 2019 – Dog Yoga Returning to Spooky Pooch Parade
September 11, 2019 – How to be Top Dog at the 12th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade
August 21, 2019 – Dog Days: Registration Now Open for LakewoodAlive’s 12th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade
August 13, 2019 – Discount Drug Mart Named Title Sponsor for LakewoodAlive’s 12th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade

The 2019 Spooky Pooch Parade is generously supported by the following sponsors:

Title Sponsor

Top Dog Sponsor

City of Lakewood Logo

Dedicated Dog Sponsors

Inn The Doghouse Logo                 Pet's General Store Logo

Poochy Sponsors
Bath Fitter
Milo & Me
Renewal by Andersen
Uptown Lakewood Business Alliance


Event Rules:

  • All dogs must remain on a non-retractable leash. 6′ max on all leashes. Rabies, PHLLP, and Bordetella vaccines must be current. All dogs must wear I.D. tags at all times. No dogs in heat, no aggressive dogs. No puppies under 4 months old or w/o vaccinations. Costumes must be safe and comfortable for dogs. Please be prepared to pick up after your dog.
  • LakewoodAlive reserves the right to withdraw any individual or group whose costume or actions do not meet the event rules and regulations or conform to standards of reasonable public taste or fit the family friendliness of the event.


October 19
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Kauffman Park
15450 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, OH 44107 US