The Spooky Pooch Parade in Lakewood shows off the finest in four-legged costumes

Now in it's 14th year, the Spooky Pooch Parade is a Halloween tradition in Lakewood, bringing costumed dogs to party.

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 (13201 Madison Ave, Lakewood), 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. If you’d like your dog to be a parade participant, pre-registration for the parade is $10 per dog and day-of registration is $15 per dog. Pre-registration ends on October 15 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. For full information, visit the parade webpage.

Want to grab a bite to eat with your pooch after the big parade? Here’s a list of our top rated dog-friendly patio restaurants.