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 – 1pm

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 – 4pm

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 – 3pm

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 – 2pm

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 – 4pm

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 – 2pm

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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