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Howl-o-ween Pets on Parade

by Downtown Phoenix Inc.
Community Family Featured Music & Events Spotlight Downtown Phoenix Inc. October 27, 2020

Arizona’s largest dog costume parade, Howl-o-ween, is a fun-filled, Halloween-themed party for the whole family. Launched just two years ago, it’s rapidly grown in popularity — attracting hundreds of dogs and thousands of spectators.

Last year, Downtown Phoenix Inc. partnered with the Arizona Humane Society to raise thousands of dollars for dogs in-need, and we’re hoping to do the same this year. While there’s no way to safely host a major in-person fundraiser like this, we’re hoping the parade can go on — virtually.

Here’s how it works:

  • Share a photo to Instagram of your costumed pet (we’re opening it up to all animals, not just dogs) between now through Saturday, Oct. 31.
  • If you want to create an ensemble look — dress up too
  • Tag us @downtownphoenix and don’t forget to use the hashtag #dtphx_howloween

In lieu of a parade entry fee, we’re asking everyone to please donate $50 (or any amount you can afford) to Arizona Humane Society. What makes this event special is you — and while we can’t celebrate face-to-face, your adorable pet pics and generous donations are the next best thing.

Need some inspiration? Check out our winners (and amazing honorable mentions) from last year:

The Pupmobile (First Place)

Rainbow Dog Cone (Second Place)

K-9 Swat Team (Third Place)

Elvis Pupsley

Rama Llama Ding Dog

Batdog + Family

Bad Dog on the Loose