Believe it or not, Halloween is nearly here again, which allows you the perfect opportunity to dress your dog up in costume. Whether you want to dress your fur baby as a princess, a pirate, a taratula, or any other number of cute or scary get ups, the Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade has you covered.
This highly anticipated 25th annual event will take place on Saturday, October 24th from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. It will be held at Tompkins Square Dog Run, which is located in New York City's East Village at 500 East 9th Street. If by chance the weather doesn't cooperate and it rains, a rain date is already set for Sunday, October 25th.
The Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade is the biggest and the best Halloween dog parade. This event brings together over 100 dogs and their owners, as well as thousands of spectators. This is a great time for both dogs and their owners, as well as any and all dog lovers.
At 12:00 p.m. a runway competition kicks off the festivities of the day. Watch in delight as dog and dog takes the stage in amazing costumes, and cheer the pups on as they show off their ensembles. There is no need to register in advance for this event. Just come and get ready for some fun!
The costume contest is sponsored by Purina Beggin'. There are thousands of dollars in prizes to give away, so this is your chance to not only dress your dog up, but to also have your pup win a prize. All winners of the costume contest and raffle contest must be present in order to receive their prize at the end of the competition. If they are not in attendance, the prize will be donated to charity.
After the "Best In Show" is announced, the parade consisting of both contestants and spectators will take place.
A $5 suggested donation is collected at the door for the Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade. All of the proceeds from this event will go to the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, and will go towards the maintenance of Tompkins Square Dog Run.
You do not want to miss out on the Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade. Make plans now to attend the festivities this year with your friends, family, and dogs, and get ready to have an amazing time!