2022 Spooky Pooch Parade

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2022 Spooky Pooch Parade

2022 Spooky Pooch Parade

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Madison Park 13201 Madison Avenue Lakewood, OH 44107

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No Refunds

About this event

Get ready for a doggone good time! LakewoodAlive’s 15th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade takes place on Saturday, October 15, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Madison Park in Lakewood’s Birdtown neighborhood.

Sponsored by Ken Ganley Subaru Bedford, the family-friendly Spooky Pooch Parade consists of a free-to-attend festival at Madison Park, a parade along Madison Avenue and surrounding streets and an awards presentation. A favorite autumn tradition for Northeast Ohio dog lovers, this community festival represents a one-of-a-kind event within the region, providing a tail-wagging good time for canine and human guests alike.

Registration for the parade will open on August 30. Pre-registration is $10 per dog and day-of registration is $15 per dog. Multiple dog discounts are available with pre-registration only. For example, if you are registering 3 dogs, please choose the "Pre-Registration for 3 Dogs" option. Humans are free. This community event takes place rain or shine, and proceeds from the parade benefit LakewoodAlive, a community centered nonprofit organization.

Festivities get underway with the Spooky Pooch Festival beginning at 12:30 p.m. at Madison Park, during which attendees can enjoy entertainment, children’s games and dog-related vendors.

The dog parade commences at 2 p.m. Dogs of all shapes and sizes dressed in their finest Halloween fashions will strut their stuff as judges will award prizes including Best Pooch & Child, Best Pooch & Adult, Best Pooch & Group, Spookiest Pooch and Best in Show. Contestants must register and participate in the parade in order to be eligible to win a prize.

For more information please visit LakewoodAlive.org/SpookyPooch.


  • All dogs must remain on a non-retractable leash. 6' max on all leashes. Rabies, PHLLP, and Bordetella vaccines must be current. All dogs must wear I.D. tags at all times. No dogs in heat, no aggressive dogs. No puppies under 4 months old or w/o vaccinations. Costumes must be safe and comfortable for dogs. Please be prepared to pick up after your dog.
  • LakewoodAlive reserves the right to withdraw any individual or group whose costume or actions do not meet the event rules and regulations or conform to standards of reasonable public taste or fit the family friendliness of the event.

The 2022 Spooky Pooch Parade is generously supported by the following sponsors:

Title Sponsor

Ken Ganley Subaru Bedford

Top Dog Sponsor

City of Lakewood

Dedicated Dog Sponsors

Dollar Bank

Inn The Doghouse

Lakewood Public Library, Madison Branch

Milo & Me


Pet's General Store

The Salem Team

Poochy Sponsors

Margaret W. Wong & Associates, LLC

*Please note that the ticket fee is required by Eventbrite for use of their services.