2020 Spooky Pooch Parade
October 17 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Get ready for a doggone great time! LakewoodAlive’s 13th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade brings the bark to Kauffman Park on Saturday, October 17, 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.
Tickets for this celebration of costumed canines will go on sale in August. This popular community event takes place rain or shine, and proceeds from the parade benefit LakewoodAlive, a community-centered nonprofit organization striving to foster and sustain vibrant neighborhoods.
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 2020 Spooky Pooch Parade will be unveiled in the coming months so check back regularly for updates. Every dog has his day and that day will be October 17 in Downtown Lakewood!
Spooky Pooch Parade News:
October 22, 2019 – Plethora of Pooches, Perfect Weather Highlight 12th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade
Thank you to Darren Toms and Kauffman Park Friends for producing this superb recap video from the 2019 Spooky Pooch Parade!
The 2020 Spooky Pooch Parade is generously supported by the following sponsor:
Top Dog Sponsor
– 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.