13th Annual HAUTE DOG HOWL’OWEEN PARADE is Sunday, October 27, 2012, 2:30 p.m. at Marina Vista Park in Long Beach, CA.
This year we will attempt to break the world record for the number of costumed dogs in a parade. The parade is expected to include more than 500 costumed dogs and a few thousand human gawkers. Haute Dogs will raise thousands for spay/neuter programs, rescue groups, Operation Santa Paws and other Long Beach service projects.
The vendor fair and pet adoption fair is in the park from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Costumed kids and adults without dogs will lead the parade at 2:25 p.m., followed by the dogs at 2:30 p.m.
The parade expects 500+ dressed-up dogs and lasts about an hour.
Bring your own folding chair, or rent one of our 500 front-row seats IN THE PARK for just $5, starting at about 1 p.m. The seats did sell out last year. Please bring correct change.
There is free street parking surrounding the very large park.
V.I.P. (VERY IMPORTANT POOCH) ENTRY
Available for advance registrations only, the dog/owner can walk near the front of the parade. VIPs will line-up as directed at sign-in and will step off at 2:30 p.m.
AWARDS & PRIZES
Win great prizes! Best parade entry wins dog food for a year from Petcurean! Other prize sponsos include a 5×7 custom pastel pet portrait from Robyn Feeley at BungalowArt.com; Pussy & Pooch; and more sponsors.
– top 13 prize packs will be given to the judges’ top-13 favorite entries, combination from any of the following categories: individual dogs, groups, or floats.
Judges are Looking for:
- Best costumes on dogs
- Best costume on people walking a dog in the parade
- Best groups (any combo of at least two dogs/people)
- Best “floats” Limit 5′ wide. A float is any dog(s) riding in/upon/within a moving, non-motorized device; such as a wagon or pulled cart.
Here is a video of last year’s parade: