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Spooky Pooch Parade

October 21 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

PrintEvery dog has his day and that day is on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017.  That’s when costumed canines will rule the day in Downtown Lakewood from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. during the 10th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade.

Presented by LakewoodAlive, the Spooky Pooch Parade consists of a festival within Kauffman Park (15450 Detroit Avenue), a parade through Lakewood’s Downtown business district on Detroit Avenue and an awards presentation.  A favorite Halloween tradition for Northeast Ohio dog lovers and their families, this popular community festival represents one of the only events of its kind within the region, providing a tail-wagging good time for canine and human guests alike.

Festivities get underway with the Spooky Pooch Festival beginning at 12:30 p.m. at Kauffman Park.  Enjoy entertainment, kids games, delicious foods for purchase and dog-related vendors, including rescue groups and other nonprofits offering canine-oriented goods and services.  Kids are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes and visit vendors for some early trick-or-treating.

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 prizes beginning at approximately 3:15 p.m. in a number of categories, including Best Dog & Child, Best Dog & Adult, Best Dog & Group, Spookiest Pooch and Best in Show.

Schedule of Events:

  • 12:30 p.m. – Spooky Pooch Festival
  • 2:00 p.m. – Dog Parade
  • 3:15 p.m. – Awards Ceremony

This community event takes place rain or shine, and proceeds from the parade benefit LakewoodAlive.


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2016 Event Recap: Large Turnout, Beautiful Weather Highlight 9th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade

Tickets for the 2017 Spooky Pooch Parade will go on sale during September.  Contact LakewoodAlive at 216-521-0655 for more information.

Thanks to Calypso Pictures for producing this superb video from the 2016 Spooky Pooch Parade!


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October 21
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Kauffman Park
15450 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, OH 44107
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