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2021 Spooky Pooch Parade

October 16, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Spooky Pooch ParadeLakewoodAlive’s 14th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade takes place on Saturday, October 16, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Madison Park.

Sponsored by Discount Drug Mart, the family-friendly Spooky Pooch Parade consists of a free-to-attend festival in Madison Park, a parade through Lakewood’s Birdtown neighborhood and an awards presentation. The parade takes place on the streets surrounding the park and leaves on Athens Avenue.  A map of the route can be found hereA favorite autumn tradition for Northeast Ohio dog lovers, this community festival represents a one-of-a-kind event 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. Pre-registration ends on October 15 at noon. 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 Madison Park, during which attendees can enjoy entertainment including music by DJ Byron, dog games, children’s crafts and over 30 dog-related vendors.  This year’s festivities include the return of doga, a free dog yoga session hosted by Pink Lotus Yoga. *Please bring a yoga mat, blanket or beach towel to participate.

The much-anticipated dog parade commences at 2 p.m.  Dogs of all shapes and sizes dressed in their most festive Halloween costumes will strut their stuff along Madison Avenue.  Judges will award top-three prizes beginning at approximately 3:15 p.m. in the following categories: Best Pooch & Child, Best Pooch & Adult, Best Pooch & Group, Spookiest Pooch and Best in Show.  Winner of Best in Show will receive one year’s worth of complimentary dog food courtesy of Pet’s General StoreCheck out our promotional video, Welcome to Dogtown: Spooky Pooch 2021.


  • 12:30 p.m. – Spooky Pooch Festival
  • 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. – Dog Yoga *Please bring yoga mat, blanket or beach towel to participate.
  • 1:15 p.m. – Dog Games
  • 2:00 p.m. – Dog Parade, click here to see parade route.
  • 3:15 p.m. – Costume Awards Ceremony
    – Best Pooch & Child
    – Best Pooch & Adult
    – Best Pooch & Group
    – Spookiest Pooch
    – Best in Show
  • 3:20 p.m. – 50/50 Raffle Winner

For any questions about the Spooky Pooch Parade, please contact Vince Williams, LakewoodAlive’s Event & Program Support Coordinator, at 216-521-0655. 


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The 2021 Spooky Pooch Parade is generously supported by the following sponsors:

Title Sponsor






Top Dog Sponsor

City of Lakewood Logo

Dedicated Dog Sponsors



Pet's General Store Logo

Poochy Sponsor


October 16, 2021
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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