Happiness is a Dog in Costume.

Howl-o-ween Featuring The Big Dog Show is a Halloween dog costume parade and art installation featuring pooches on parade, food trucks, giant dog sculptures and lots of family fun in the park. Join Downtown Phoenix Inc. and the Arizona Humane Society on Sunday, Oct. 27 from 12-4 p.m. at Margaret T. Hance Park for the best doggone event of the season.

In addition to a canine costumed Sunday “funday” in the park, The Big Dog Show will be making its debut — a traveling art installation raising funds for pets in-need around the country. Featuring 20 eight-foot dog sculptures, you’ll be able to see this homage to man’s best friend on the west side of Hance Park during the Howl-o-ween Dog Parade through Nov. 18.

There is a $30 fee per dog to march in the parade but spectators (both human and canine) are free! All proceeds go to the Arizona Humane Society.

Love AHS? Make a donation to give an animal a second chance at life – or learn about fostering opportunities!

Day of registration ends at 12:45 and the parade starts at 1 p.m.

Howl-o-ween Featuring The Big Dog Show

Sunday, Oct. 27 from 12-4 p.m.

Margaret T. Hance Park (west side)

Free to attend; $30 per dog to march in parade


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