Carolyn Kruse

Carolyn Kruse

Oh, the things we do for, and to, our pets! We love them like our babies. And we want to celebrate all the things with them. Halloween is no exception. So go ahead, break the batman costume out of the closet and deck out Duke for the holiday!

There are plenty of Halloween pet parades around Boston, and beyond! Here‘s where to find one near you! See a list below.And if you are searching for some inspiration on costume ideas, Country Living has plenty of them for you! You are bound to find something for Fido, from Beetlejuice to a bride, a pirate to a panda.

  • October 22: Dog Park Costume Contest

    The Dedham Dog Park will be holding its first ever dog costume parade on Saturday, October 22 at 10 a.m. Plenty of treats, and no tricks. And of course, a grand prize for the best costume!

    Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade

    (Photo by Chelsea Guglielmino/Getty Images)

  • October 29: Doggone Halloween Dog Parade

    Getting Champ all gussied up could pay off. Get creative and join in the fun Saturday October 29 (rain date October 30) from 12:-2:30 at Downtown Crossing. This is a year event that happens at Washington and Summer Streets in Boston. You must pre-register, but it’s free!

    Doggone Halloween Dog Parade

    Eventbrite - George T. Comeau presents Doggone Halloween Dog Parade - Saturday, October 29, 2022 at Downtown Crossing, Boston, MA. Find event and registration information.

  • October 30: Halloween Dog Day(s) and Costume Contest at Weston Nurseries in Hopkinton

    No need to harness the fun, bring it on at Hopkington’s Weston Nurseries October 30 from 11 am to 3pm. Prizes and surprises for all the participants and winners of the costume contest.

    Halloween Dog Day(s) and Costume Contest at Weston Nurseries - Hopkinton

    " All Events - 3:00 pm EDT Join us for our Halloween Dog Days & Costume Contest at Weston Nurseries in Hopkinton. This fun event will take place on Sunday, October 30 from 11am to 3pm. There will be great prizes and surprises for all of the participants and winners of the costume contest this year!

  • October 29: Halloween Block Party and Pet Parade in Somerville

    From 3-6pm on the 29th bring your precious pet in Halloween attire to parade around Chuckie Harris Park and Cross Street. There’s even a red carpet to walk, so the judges can see you and award a best costume prize!

    The annual block party is part of an initiative to revitalize the area and park. Fun for the whole family here with plenty of activites and vendors. Find out more HERE. 

    Pet Owners In San Francisco Celebrate Pet Pride Day

    (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

  • October 29: Howl-O-Ween at Peters Park

    Peters Park in Boston, at 230 Shawmut Ave, will host the costume contest parade.

    Your pets are welcome to participate in this fun event. There will be prizes in several categories, including best costume for small dogs, large dogs and human/dog matching combo. When you pooch gets thirst and needs a pick me up, there’s eve pumpkin spice lattes available from Red Dog Pet Resort and Spa! Plenty on vendors on site, too.

    Howl-O-Ween at Peters Park

    Bring your dog out for Trick-Or-TREATing with local vendors and win prizes in our dog costume contest! Shop from vendors for treats, toys, accessories, custom pet portraits, and more! Please arrive...

  • October 29: The Annual Canine Costume Parade in Jamaica Plain

    This event is the OG of pet parades. Going into it’s 18th year on October 29, starting at noon, the Canine Costume Parade takes place at 633 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, starting at the First Baptist Church and going to the Loring Greenough House. Parents and pets can walk the red carpet, and there will be local celebs to judge the costumes, for prizes. Find out more HERE. 

    Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade

    (Photo by Chelsea Guglielmino/Getty Images)

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