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The Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade

October 28, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

2017 Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade New York City - Mad Hatters NYC

The annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade is a canine-focused Halloween celebration, costume parade and competition. Until recently, it was held at Tompkins Square Park. Due to insurance-related issues (allegedly), the event was first canceled and then recently relocated. This year, the dog parade will be held at East River Park Amphitheater. Contestants will have to opportunity to compete for thousands of dollars in prizes.


Twenty-eight years ago, the inaugural Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade began as a small, casual, low-key event held by neighborhood locals. It wasn’t just a Halloween celebration, though, it was also the after-party for a hard-fought community victory: the successful launch of the city’s first dog run. From there, word spread and the event grew in popularity every year thereafter. The number of participants (now in the hundreds), along with spectators (now in the thousands), have markedly increased year after year.

You can find more information about the parade and competition here.

You can also take a look at our posts on the 2016 and 2017 parades here and here, respectively.



October 28, 2018
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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East River Park Amphitheater
East River Promenade, New York, NY
New York, NY 10002 United States
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