14th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade Brings Bark To Madison Park On October 16
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 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 15at 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.
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 Store.
For a schedule of events, information or to register your dog, please visit LakewoodAlive.org/SpookyPooch.
The 14th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade is generously supported by the following sponsors:
Discount Drug Mart
Top Dog Sponsor:
City of Lakewood
I am the Marketing & Development Coordinator at the LakewoodAlive. I enjoy the people, places and events that make Lakewood a uniquely beautiful community.