When: Sat., Oct. 17 2015
While it doesn’t generate the same kind of retail revenue as Christmas, Halloween is still a cash cow. You gotta buy candy and costumes. And increasingly, you need to get a costume for your pooch. An annual event, the Spooky Pooch Parade allows pet owners to put costumes on their dogs. Despite the rain, last year’s event drew a prancing throng of pets in costume to Detroit Avenue, where they competed to see who would be best in show. The event begins at 12:30 at Kauffman Park in Lakewood. Award categories include Best Dog and Child, Best Dog and Adult, Best Dog and Group, Spookiest Pooch and Best in Show. It’s $10 to pre-register your pooch for the parade, or $15 on the day of the event. (Niesel) lakewoodalive.com.