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2022 Spooky Pooch Parade

October 15 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Get ready for a doggone good time! Spooky Pooch Parade will bring the bark to Madison once again. LakewoodAlive’s 15th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade takes place on Saturday, October 15, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Madison Park in Lakewood’s Birdtown neighborhood.

LakewoodAlive’s family-friendly Spooky Pooch Parade consists of a free-to-attend festival at Madison Park, a parade along Madison Avenue and surrounding streets and an awards presentation. A 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.

Registration for the parade will open on Wednesday, August 24. Pre-registration 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 community centered nonprofit organization.

Festivities get underway with the Spooky Pooch Festival beginning at 12:30 p.m. at Madison Park, during which attendees can enjoy entertainment, children’s games and dog-related vendors.

The dog parade commences at 2 p.m. Dogs of all shapes and sizes dressed in their finest Halloween fashions will strut their stuff as judges will award prizes including Best Pooch & Child, Best Pooch & Adult, Best Pooch & Group, Spookiest Pooch and Best in Show. Contestants must register and participate in the parade in order to be eligible to win a prize.


  • 12:30 p.m. – Spooky Pooch Festival
  • 1:15 p.m. – Dog Games
  • 2:00 p.m. – Dog Parade
  • 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

Interested in becoming a vendor? Click here for the vendor application.
Interested in becoming a sponsor? Click here for sponsorship opportunities. 

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 2022 Spooky Pooch Parade is generously supported by the following sponsors:

Top Dog Sponsor

City of Lakewood Logo

Dedicated Dog Sponsors

 Madison Branch

Pet's General Store Logo


October 15
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Madison Park
13201 Madison Avenue
Lakewood, OH 44107 United States