Halloween is just around the corner, and to celebrate we’ve fetched news of a few of the most frightfully fun 2022 Halloween dog parades and dog-friendly festivities across the country that you and your dog can enjoy together!
Do you know of a Halloween event for real party animals that’s not on the list? Let us know in the comments below!
When: October 28, 2022 at 6 p.m.
Where: Reynolds St. at The Amphitheater, Ozark
Real party animals can try to win Best Costume, Best trick, Cutest and Best in Show at a boo bash benefiting Ozark Dale County Humane Society.
- When: October 9, 2022 (registration open at 8 a.m.; walk starts at 9 a.m.)
- Where: Woodward Park at 7775 North Friant Road, Fresno
- Admission: $20 per person (includes T-shirt and raffle entry.) $5 per vehicle park admission
You and your costume-clad canine (all breeds welcome) can participate in a two-mile constitutional for a good cause– helping Pitties in need!
After the Halloween-themed hike, your tail-wagging chum can trick-or-treat at an array of vendor BOOths, pose for posterity in a photo booth, and show off his/her spooky sense of style in a celebrity-judged costume contest!
- When: October 30, 2022 at 2:30 P.M. (The pet adoptions and vendors fair will run from 12:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.)
- Where: Marina Vista Park at 5355 E. Eliot Street, Long Beach
Known as the world’s largest Halloween event for our four-legged friends, more than 450 Fidos dressed in spook-tacular style will promenade along the Halloween dog parade route, with the day’s ‘top dogs’ winning prizes for their apparel.
Pet parents who step out with Spot in Halloween attire can also aspire to win a prize. The real winners of this Halloween happening with heart, however, will be the adorable adoptables at the pet adoption fair, as well as Operation Santa Paws and the various spay/neuter programs and rescue groups that will receive funds raised at the event!
- When: October 22, 2022 from 9 a.m. – noon
- Where: Cranes Roost Park at 274 Cranes Roost Boulevard, Altamonte Springs
- Registration: $20 per person in advance; $25 at the door
Enjoy a constitutional with your costume-clad canine companion and help a paws cause in the process!
All of the proceeds from the promenade in the park and a parade of Halloween puppy apparel benefit Franklin’s Friends, an all volunteer non-profit which offers aid to local nonprofits and government agencies which work in areas of shelter/rescue, spay/neuter or educating the public on animal issues.
- When: October 29, 2022 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Where: 11000 Red Road, Pinecrest
- Admission: $10 per person, in advance; $12 per person at the gate; children under the age of 2 admitted free
South Florida’s Cultural Arts Park will be party central for artistically-attired canines during a day filled with such frightfully fun activities as a costume contest, a Doggie Fun Zone Agility Course, live entertainment, a pumpkin patch, Kids’ Zone, and much more!
- When: October 22 & 23, 2022 from noon – 5 p.m.
- Where: Downtown Savannah
- Admission: $10 tickets include a wristband, goody bag and map marking more than 100 participating businesses
Join more than 2,000 costume clad pups and pet parents for a trick-or-treat trip through downtown Savannah (with wristband-wearing participants receiving treats for their tail-wagging chums!)
Hosted by Renegade Paws Rescue and community sponsors, the event will also include a photo booth, dog races, a costume contest, a raffle and more!
A happening with a lot of heart, funds from the annual event (which is celebrating its 17th year) will benefit more than a dozen area rescue groups!
Wag-O-Ween is also honoring the memory of its late creator by establishing The Sara Portman Community Fund, with a portion of the proceeds from this and future Wag-O-Ween events helping to fund community spay/neuter efforts, education, and more.
- When: TBA
- Where: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago at 220 East Chicago Avenue in Chicago
Pups and their parents will have a monster good time in the sculpture garden of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, complete with treats and a parade of pooches in apparel! (Felines can also get in on the fun by taking part in a virtual cat costume contest!)
- When: TBA
- Where: Reunion Hall in Riverview Park in Marshalltown
Your pup can be a real party animal at Animal Rescue League’s homage to Halloween. Kids and canines can trick-or-treat for candy and dog treats, tail-waggers can try their luck bobbing for apples, a photographer can snap a souvenir photo of Fido, and for a $10 entry fee your dog can compete for a prize in a costume contest.
- When: October 8, 2022 at 1 p.m.
- Where: Derby Wharf on the Salem Maritime National Historic Site in Salem
The City of Witches will welcome a coven of canines who will galavant in garb for a good cause!
All of the proceeds raised from participation in the parade will benefit Salem Main Streets, which is designating a portion to the Salem’s Pantry Pet Pantry.
- When: October 2, 2022 from 10 a.m. – noon
- Where: The Dollar Loan Center at 200 S Green Valley Parkway in Henderson
It would be a crime for your canine companion to miss out on this pre-Halloween happening, which will benefit the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation’s K-9 section and the care of both active and retired Fidos from the city’s police force.
- When: October 9, 2022 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Where: DeMeritt HIll Farm at 10 Orchard Way in Lee
- Admission: $10
This well-known haunted attraction, which scares up funds for dogs and cats in need each year, features a special day for our four-legged friends to enjoy the spirit of the spooky season!
Scaredy cats needn’t worry– this is a fun for all ages event with characters giving out Halloween candy to attendees, who can stroll with their canine companions through the trail that will strike terror into hearts once the sun goes down.
All of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Pope Memorial Humane Society.
- When: October 16, 2022 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
- Where: Franz Sigel Park (Dog Run) at 613 Grand Concourse, Bronx
Spot can strut in style at this annual canine costume parade! A happening with heart, this year’s event benefits Yorkie 911 Rescue.
- When: October 22, 2022 from noon – 2:30 P.M.
- Where: East River Park Amphitheater, New York City
Pet parents in The Big Apple can show off their four-legged ‘little pumpkins’ at an annual event that many consider to be the largest dog costume parade in the world!
- When: October 23, 2022 from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
- Where: UT Gardens in Knoxville
Dogs in disguises can try to win prizes for their apparel during the costume parade, with categories including Bad to the Bone for the dog with the scariest sense of style; Funny Bone for the best comical canine costume; Do(g) It Yourself for the Fido in the best homemade outfit, and Pup Culture for the pooch with his paw on the pulse of today’s top trends.
A happening with a lot of heart, the event will also include a pet food drive Companion Animal Initiative of Tennessee (CAIT.)
- When: October 29, 2022 from 10a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Where: Domain Phase II in front of the iPic theater in Austin
Party animals can get their paws on a prize during the canine costume contest, and pet parents can shop for Spot as they stroll among more than 30 vendor stalls. Since Austin is the Live Music Capital of the World, the day would not be complete without enjoying some toe-tapping, and tail-wagging, tunes from local performers!
- When: October 15, 2022. Fun run begins at 8 a.m.; vendor booths open from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.; costume contest at 1 p.m.
- Where: Lakewood Park, Leander
Celebrating 20 years of tail-wagging Halloween fun, this event– which benefits the Central Texas SPCA– includes a 5K run and 3K walk, a canine costume contest, demos, a silent auction and vendor booths.
- When: TBA
- Where: Hewlett Park in Granbury
Certain to be a real scream, Rovers in their Halloween wardrobe can go trick-or-treating and proudly display their disguises in a costume contest!
Adorable adoptables will also be in attendance, hoping to receive the treat of a lifetime– a forever home! A happening with a higher purpose, proceeds from the event will benefit HALO (Hood County Animal Lovers Association.)