12th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade Brings Bark To Kauffman Park On October 19

The 12th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade takes place October 19 in Downtown Lakewood.

It won’t be long now until a sea of costumed canines converge at Kauffman Park. LakewoodAlive’s 12th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade takes place on Saturday, October 19, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Downtown Lakewood.

Sponsored by Discount Drug Mart, 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 autumn tradition for Northeast Ohio dog lovers, this family-friendly 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. 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 Kauffman Park, during which attendees can enjoy entertainment, children’s games and dog-related vendors. This year’s festivities include the return of a free dog yoga session hosted by Pink Lotus Yoga.

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 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.

For more information and to register your dog, please visit LakewoodAlive.org/SpookyPooch.

The 12th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade is generously supported by the following sponsors:

Title Sponsor:
Discount Drug Mart

Top Dog Sponsor:
City of Lakewood

Dedicated Dog Sponsors:
Inn The Doghouse | Pet’s General Store

Poochy Sponsors:
Bath Fitter | Milo & Me | PetPeople | Uptown Lakewood Business Alliance

Matt Bixenstine

I am the Marketing & Development Manager for LakewoodAlive. I enjoy all things Lakewood, especially walking my basset hound through Madison Park.

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