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Dog-Friendly Halloween Events

Ready to scare up some fun for you and your dog this Halloween season? ¬†Whether you and your pup are looking to bob for some Big Apples, check out Columbus’ creepiest-clad canines, or behold Bean Town’s best dressed best friends, this list is sure to help you find a way to celebrate the spookiest time of year!

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Boston, Massachusetts

Event:  Halloween Pet Parade

When:  Saturday, October 25th from Noon-3pm

Where:  Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Highlights:  Awards for Top 3 Best of Show Costumes, Best Owner & Pet Combo, Best Local Representation, and Most Creative

Sunnyside/Woodside, New York

Event:  Woofside Halloween Pet Parade

When:  Saturday, October 25th from 11am-2pm

Where:  Windmuller Park

Highlights:  Parade, prizes, costume contest, tables from local pet-friendly businesses

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Chicago, Illinois

Event:  Spooky Pooch Parade

When:  Saturday, October 18th from 11am Р1pm

Where: Chicago Botanic Garden

Highlights:  Prizes awarded for Best Costume Overall, Best Dog & Owner Combo, Best Puppy Costume, Best Senior Dog Costume, and Best Horticultural Interpretation

Cypress, Texas

Event: Howl-o-ween Fest

When:  Saturday, October 25th from 11am Р4pm

Where:  Bridgeland

Highlight:  A performance by Olate Dogs, 2012 winners of America’s Got Talent, and other pet-friendly stage performances.

Long Beach, California

Event: Haute Dog Howl-oween Parade

When: Sunday, October 26th at 2:30pm

Where:  Marina Vista Park

Highlights:  Costume contests, bulldog kissing booth, presidential candidate look-alike contest (for dogs).

Ridley Park, Pennsylvania

Event: ¬†Daisy’s Delights’ Pet Halloween Parade

When: Sunday, October 26th from Noon Р3pm

Where:  Eastlake Park

Highlights:  Canine costume contest, food, vendors, crafts, and face painting

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Tuscon, Arizona

Event:  Dogtoberfest for Handi-Dogs

When:  Sunday, October 26th from 10am Р2pm

Where:  St. Gregory School

Highlights:  Costume contest, paw painting, an obstacle course, photography sessions and lots of pet-friendly games

Hollywood, Florida

Event: All-Breed Canine Oktoberfest

When:  Sunday, October 26th from 10am Р4pm

Where:  TY Park

Highlights:  Costume contest, raffles, Doggie Fun Zone obstacle course, proceeds will benefit local rescue groups.

Columbus, Ohio

Event:  Halloween Pet Parade

When:  Sunday, October 19th from Noon Р2pm

Where:  Fenlon Street

Highlights:  Pet parade, Awards for Most Creative, Scariest Costume, Most Humorous and Best Group.

Do you know about other dog-friendly Halloween activities in your area?  Share them in the comments!

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