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2022 Spooky Pooch Parade

October 15, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

** Online registration is now closed. However, you can still register your dog at Madison Park starting at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 15. Cash & credit is accepted. **

Get ready for a doggone good time! Spooky Pooch Parade will bring the bark to Madison once again. Registration is now open for LakewoodAlive’s 15th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade, a celebration of costumed canines taking place Saturday, October 15 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Madison Park in Lakewood’s Birdtown Neighborhood.

Sponsored by Ken Ganley Subaru of Bedford, 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.

Pre-registration for the parade is $10 per dog and day-of registration is $15 per dog. Pre-registration ends on Friday, October 14 at noon. Multiple dog discounts are available with pre-registration only. Humans are free. Even if it’s raining cats and dogs, the Spooky Pooch Parade will go on. 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 White Rims, dog games, children’s crafts and over 30 dog-related vendors.

The much-anticipated dog parade commences at 2 p.m. Dogs 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 Store.


  • 12:30 p.m. – Spooky Pooch Festival
  • 12:45 p.m. – Pumpkin painting with Lakewood Garden Center begins
  • 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
    Best in Show wins a year’s worth of dog food courtesy of Pet’s General Store
  • 3:20 p.m. – 50/50 Raffle + Spooky Dog Basket Winner

Spooky Pooch Parade Route: Parade will exit the park to Athens Avenue, turn right onto Clarence Avenue, turn right onto Madison Avenue, turn right onto Halstead Avenue and turn right onto Athens Avenue back into Madison Park. Click here for the Parade Route map. 

For any questions about the Spooky Pooch Parade, please contact LakewoodAlive at 216-521-0655 ext. 1.


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

Title Sponsor

Top Dog Sponsor

City of Lakewood Logo

Dedicated Dog Sponsors

Lakewood Public Library - Madison Branch

Pet's General Store Logo

Poochy Sponsor



October 15, 2022
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Madison Park
13201 Madison Avenue
Lakewood, OH 44107 United States