California Halloween


Howloween or Halloween Dog Parades and Costume Contests

The dates, times and details of these events are subject to change by the individual planners.

LANCASTER: Bark at the Park Blue Buffalo Pet Parade (10:20 a.m.) October 5, 2019, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Lancaster City Park (Sgt. Steve Owen Memorial Park)
43011 N. 10th St.
West, Lancaster, California
See some of the cutest, happiest dogs around! The Pet Parade is open to all participants who want to show off their dogs in all their best or funniest finery.
Categories: Silliest Costume
Best Dog/Owner Costume
Most Original Costume
Sign up at the Information Booth by 10:15am
Saturday and Sunday
(Rain or shine)
Free Admission
Polite, leashed dogs welcome (No retractable leashes)
Dogs must be current on all necessary vaccinations
American Diving Dogs
Disc Dogs
Pet Parade

MENIFEE: Dog Daze October 5, 2019, 9-11 a.m.
Aldergate Dog Park
Corner of Menifee Rd and Aldergate Dr.
Menifee, CA, US
Menifiee Dog Daze Overview
Mark your calendars for Menifiee Dog Daze!
Benefiting: Improvements to the existing park and the new small dog park. Also Menifee Valley Humane Society
Canine Festival and Contest. Pet Parade, Vendors, Food, Silent Auction Table, Music and Much More. 

UNION CITY: Mutt Strut October 5, 2019, 8 a.m. - 12 Noon
Masonic Home
34400 Mission Blvd.
Union City, CA
Pet Vendor Fair
Halloween Costume Parade & Contests
Pancake Breakfast
Best dog costume 
Musical chairs with your pet

SAN FRANCISCO: K9 Heroes Bark in the Park October 12, 2019, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Duboce Park, San Francisco, CA
A Fleet Week celebration of K-9 Heroes! Demonstrations include dogs trained in urban search and rescue, detection and more. Learn why these K-9's are heroes to so many!

MISSION VIEJO: DAWG Walk & Adoption Extravaganza October 13, 2019, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Oso Viejo Park
*Pet Fair is FREE. $25 to participate in the walk if registered by Oct 8 or $30 at the event,
includes different breed rescue groups with dogs available for adoption, a walk on the Oso Creek Trail with your favorite K-9, a Howl-A-Ween pet costume contest, raffle prizes, kid activities and exhibitors with unique pet products and services.

NEWHALL: Bow-Wows & Meows Dog Show  October 13, 2019, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Hart Park
Newhall, CA
Famous Fun Dog Show, with  categories ranging from best vocalist to mystery mutt to pet owner look alike at 1:30 p.m. ($10 registration at event) | FREE Photo Booth | Huge Super Raffle | Pet Caricature Artist | FOOD TRUCK Court | Dogs of ALL breeds are welcome at pet fair provided they are leashed (non retractible) and well behaved | Costume Contest | Fun Dog Show categories: * biggest * smallest * fluffiest * silly pet trick * longest tail * biggest ears * best vocalist * pet-owner look alike * physically challenged * mystery mutt

COSTA MESA: Howl-O-Ween Bash October 17, 2019, 7 p.m.
Healthy Spot
1880 Newport Blvd.
Costa Mesa
Haunt season is here! What better way to celebrate than with our fur-ighteningly fun Howl-O-Ween bashes! Join us for... - Howl-O-Ween tote bags for the first 50 customers - Howl-O-Ween bandanas + Bosco & Roxy Halloween cookies for the first 100 pups - Complimentary pawdicures + flash tattoos - Off-leash playtime - Costume contests - A dog pie eating contest - Pet psychic readings - Cocktails for the humans - Puptails for the dogs - Treats + giveaways from our pet food partners in Vendor Village - A raffle benefiting The Rescue Train - A pet-friendly photo booth - Live music

SAINT HELENA: Pet Parade October 19, 2019, 9:30 -11 a.m.
St. Helena Harvest Festival begins with The Fun Run at 8 a.m. followed by The Pet Parade at 9:30 a.m. Pets of all shapes and sizes (under 300 lbs) are invited to show off their best Halloween costumes. Oak Avenue, St. Helena, CA

VACAVILLE: Solano County Home & Garden Show Pooch Parade October 19-20, 2019, 10 a.m. daily. Enjoy Arts & Craft exhibitors, Home Improvement exhibitors, Jewelry exhibitors, food exhibitors and much more. There will be a pooch parade, kids costume parade and a Wine & Food pairing with local restaurants providing food samples from the old Nut Tree restaurant menu.  Where: 1661 E. Monte Vista Ave., Vacaville, CA 95688 at the Nut Tree Family Fun Park. $8,

CITRUS HEIGHTS: Howl-O-Ween Parade & Harvest October 19, 2019, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Rusch Park
6360 Fountain Square Drive
Citrus Heights, CA |

UPLAND: Dogtoberfest October 19, 2019, 3-7 p.m.
Upland Memorial Park
Upland, CA
$free to attend without a pet BUT $10 minimum donation suggested,
Vendor boo-tique, pet parade, costume parade, animal demonstrations and pet and human costume contests. Photo categories include: Funniest Pet Scariest Pet Most Creative Pet Best Human & Pet Duo or Team Cutest Pet Most Number of Sponsors on Wizathon Most Likes on Instragram: Once you upload your photo on your personal Wizathon fundraising page, it will be automatically shared on the Friends of Upland Animal Shelter Instagram along with a link to your personal Wizathon fundraising page. Get your friends and family to "like" your photo and make a donation on your behalf.

OAKLAND: Paws & Claws Howl-o-ween Pet Parade & Costume Contest October 20, 2018, 2-5 p.m.  Not announced as of 9/29/19
For more info call 510-336-0105. Where: Paws & Claws, 3436 Dimond Ave.,

LOS ANGELES: Haute Dog Runway Show October 20, 2019, 4-8 p.m.
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
Celebrities, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, a doggie runway fashion show with celebrity judges, amazing auction items and surprises! Cheer on your favorite dogs on the catwalk for this fabulous Hollywood fashion show. This year's star-studded human line up features: Paul Shaffer, John O'Hurley, Julie Chen-Moonves, Michael Nouri, Laraine Newman, Tom Kenny, Ed Begley Jr., Rachelle Carson-Begley, Tony Dow, Peter Marshall, Laura San Giacomo, Matt Adler, Karen Sharp, Leland Sklar, Bernie Shine, Jackie Joseph, Jo Anne Worley, Todd Sherry, Al Schmitt, Michael McDonald, Amy Holland, Allee Willis, Mychael Chang and many more. Celebrity hairstylist Corey Powell returns to style our fashion show participants. JP Karliak and Kate Luhr return to host  red carpet! 

FRESNO: Bully Boo Walk October 20, 2019, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Woodward Park
7775 Friant Rd.
Fresno, CA
Admission: $15 registration, $5 park admission per vehicle,
The Bully Walk is not limited to only "bully-breed" dogs. This year will be one of the best & biggest walks yet! Get your walking shoes and Doggy Halloween Costumes ready. Start off with 2 mile walk through beautiful Woodward Park, then we will have vendors from around the community, a doggy costume contest with celebrity guest judges! Great raffle prizes and a photo booth! There will be several water/cool down stations provided for your dog to enjoy while on the walk. Wear good walking shoes! The walk is mostly on grass & dirt so some surfaces may be uneven. Good shoes will help you keep your balance when you have an excited dog tugging on the leash. 8:00am-9:00am: Event Registration & Shirt Pick-Up | 9:00am: 2 Mile Walk |  10:45am: DOGGY COSTUME CONTEST | 9:00am-12:00pm: Face Painting, Vendor Booths, Photo Booth and MORE!

DANA POINT: Woofstock October 20, 2019, 12-4 p.m.
People & Paws for our State Parks
Doheny State Beach
Grass area
Dana Point, CA
Woofstock - People & Paws for our State Parks Overview
$participation fee, fundraise
Benefiting: San Onofre Parks Foundation & Pet Project Foundation
Woofstock seeks to promote respect and preservation throughout San Onofre & San Clemente State Parks, both among the best dog friendly parks in southern California. Sponsored by San Onofre Parks Foundation (SOPF), it includes face painting, pet costume contest for dogs and owners, a pet parade and treats.

UKIAH: Country PumpkinFest  Mendocino Barkery Pet Contest Sunday, October 20, 2019, 2 p.m. in Downtown Ukiah

LOS ANGELES: Howl-o-ween Bash October 23, 7-9 p.m.
Healthy Spot
8126 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
- Complimentary pawdicures + flash tattoos - Off-leash playtime - Costume contests - A dog pie eating contest - Pet psychic readings - Cocktails for the humans - Puptails for the dogs - Treats + giveaways from our pet food partners in Vendor Village - A raffle benefiting The Rescue Train - A pet-friendly photo booth - Live music

SANTA MONICA: Howl-o-ween Bash October 24, 7-9 p.m.
Healthy Spot
1110 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
- Complimentary pawdicures + flash tattoos - Off-leash playtime - Costume contests - A dog pie eating contest - Pet psychic readings - Cocktails for the humans - Puptails for the dogs - Treats + giveaways from our pet food partners in Vendor Village - A raffle benefiting The Rescue Train - A pet-friendly photo booth - Live music

LOS ANGELES: Strut Your Mutt Doggie Contest October 26, 2019, 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Exposition Park,

VACAVILLE: Halloween Dog Costume Parade October 26, 2019, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

ANAHEIM: Anaheim Fall Festival Pooch Parade and Contest October 26, 2019
Center Street Promenade
Fall-themed fun for the whole family includes Dog Costume Contest & Parade, Live entertainment, game booths, craft fair, community information booths, Food, and a Pumpkin Patch.

FONTANA: Howloween Howl October 26, 2019, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Jessie Turner Center
15556 Summit Ave.
Fontana, CA.
Dog costume contest, trick or treat and more

DIAMOND BAR: Halloween Party October 26, 2019, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Pantera Park
738 Pantera Drive Diamond Bar, CA Free admission, 
Dogs of all ages welcome for pet costume contest City's Parks and Recreation Department Combine Fall Fest and Barktoberfest and what do you get? Frightful fun which includes a dog costume parade and contest.

FONTANA: Halloween Howl October 26, 2019, 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Jessie Turner Center  
Free Dog costume contest, trick or treat and more.

SAN PEDRO: Happy Harbor Halloween Barktober Show & Tale Saturday, October 26, 2019, 10-11 a.m.
Downtown Harbor
504 S. Harbor Blvd.

BELMONT SHORE: Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade October 27, 2019, 2:30 p.m.
Marina Vista Park
5355 East Eliot Street
Long Beach, CA
Haute Dog HowlOween Parade includes more than 500 costumed dogs and a few thousand dogless gawkers. Haute Dogs is expected to again donate thousands of dollars to animal welfare programs from money raised. Free to see.

CAMPBELL: Trick or Treat Downtown October 27, 2019, 4-7 p.m.
Bring Doggies in Costumes if you like. Street closed for first time ever!

SAN DIEGO: Halloween Bow Wow Beer Bash October 27, 2019, 3-6 p.m.
Mission Brewery
1441 L Street
San Diego, CA,
Benefiting: Tender Loving Canines Assistance
Dogs Hearts for San Diego Halloween Party and K9 Costume Contest  includes craft beer, live music, pet vendors with animal friendly treats.  K9 Costume Contest Categories include: Cutest, Spookiest, Most Creative, Best Owner/Pup Pair & People's Choice. Contestants should check in at the Welcome Table for their contestant number by 3:45 p.m. People's Choice category winners will be determined by the number of votes received from fellow attendees by 5 p.m. 

SAN FRANCISCO: Howl-o-ween Bash October 27, 12-2 p.m.
Healthy Spot
1200 4th Street, F
San Francisco, CA
- Complimentary pawdicures + flash tattoos - Off-leash playtime - Costume contests - A dog pie eating contest - Pet psychic readings - Cocktails for the humans - Puptails for the dogs - A raffle benefiting Family Dog Rescue - A pet-friendly photo booth

SANTA CLARITA: Five Knolls Dog Halloween Costume Contest October 27, 2019, 9-11 a.m.
Golden Valley Park
27227 Five Knolls Drive
Santa Clarita, CA
Free, registration at
Dog adoptions, fashion show, costume contest, pet grooming, pet resources and a fundraiser for Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation.

DOWNEY: Pumpkin Patch Pet Costume Parade October 31, 2019
12544 Rives Ave.
Downey, CA
Pet Costume Parade  All dogs must be on leash.

BELL: Pet Costume Contest Halloween Carnival October 31, 2019, 6-9 p.m.
Veterans' Memorial Park
6500 Wilcox Ave.
Bell Ca. 90201
Includes Pet Costume Contest.

MONROVIA: Halloween Dog Costume Contest October 31, 2019, 3-6 p.m.
Held at Monrovia Library Park

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Canine Howl-o-ween Costume Contest October 31, 2019
5th Street at The Strand - Trick or Treat Downtown HB
Event is part of the Downtown Huntington Beach annual Trick or Treat Free Halloween celebration.


Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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