14th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade Brings Bark to Lakewood on October 16th

(Lakewood, OH) - LakewoodAlive’s 14th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade takes place on Saturday, October 16, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Madison Park.

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 map of the route can be found here.

Pre-registration for the parade is $10 per dog and day-of registration is $15 per dog. Pre-registration ends on October 15th at 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.

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 more schedule of events, information or to register your dog, please visit LakewoodAlive.org/SpookyPooch.

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