Spooky Pooch Parade Returns October 20
Join the fun on Saturday, October 20 at “Ohio’s Best Halloween Dog Parade” – The Spooky Pooch Parade. This Halloween tradition for Northeast Ohio takes place from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. with the parade step-off at 2:00 p.m. from the corner of Detroit and St. Charles Avenues in Downtown Lakewood, and will continue west to the Lakewood Public Library and back.
Led by “CHOMPS,” the Cleveland Browns mascot, dogs of all shapes and sizes dressed in their finest Halloween fashions will strut their stuff on a closed Detroit Avenue. Judges will award prizes in a number of categories including Spookiest Pooch, most creative dog & child, most original adult & dog, best dog & group and best non-motorized float.
“This event highlights Lakewood as a dog-friendly and walkable city, and is a fun-filled family activity whether you are in the parade or a spectator. It brings joy to so many, as all kinds of dog-friendly people come together in downtown Lakewood to celebrate Halloween,” said Spooky Pooch Chair Nicole Hamed.
Registration/check-in begins at 12:30 p.m. at St. Charles Green between Belle Ave. and St. Charles, behind Lakewood Center North Parking Garage. Dogs must be registered by 1:45 p.m. to march in the parade. There will be a pre-parade festival with a DJ, photo opportunities and the Ohio Air Dogs showcasing frisbee and agility demonstrations. Vendors, rescue groups and other nonprofits with dog-related goods and services will be set-up in the St. Charles Green from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. Mad Mouth Gyro Food Truck will also be back again serving delicious food.
Parade pre-registration costs $10 per dog; $15 registration the day of the parade. Humans are free. Proceeds from the parade will benefit Downtown Lakewood revitalization efforts and various dog related efforts around Lakewood.
Event website and pre-registration can be found online at www.spookypoochparade.com.
I am the Marketing and Event Coordinator for LakewoodAlive