2019 Spooky Pooch Parade
October 19 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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.
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
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.
Looking to serve as a vendor (non-food) during this event? View the vendor application.
For inquiries regarding food vendor opportunities, please contact Devon Chodzin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spooky Pooch Parade News:
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:
Top Dog Sponsor
Dedicated Dog Sponsors
- 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.