7 Halloween Events for Denver Dogs You Don’t Want to Miss

Grab your broomsticks, motherpuppers! All Howls Eve is right around the corner, and we’ve got a lineup of events that’ll scare the floof out of you all month long. Throw on your most fetching costume and get ready to trick-or-treat around Denver.  

Paws in the Park
Saturday, October 5
Puppare yourself for all those treatos you’ll be crunchin’ on this month by pawticipating in this annual dog walk and fall festival. Your 2.5-mile walk will raise bones for Longmont Humane Society. Also on paw: goodies from pet-friendly vendors, human noms, music, and a costume contest for both of you.

Fright Fest Pet Parade Costume Contest
Saturday, October 12
The hardest decision you’ll have to make is which costume contest to enter: funniest, most original, best pet/owner combo? Whichever your pup chooses, she better make it good—last year’s competitors included Olaf and Sven from Frozen, a pirate, and Superman. 

Growloween 
Saturday, October 19
The peeps from Three Dog Bakery invite you to “raise the ruff” with them this Halloween. A costume contest kicks off the festivities, followed by trick-or-treating through the Highlands neighborhood.       

Howl’oween
Saturday, October 26
Halloween is going to the dogs at Aspen Grove, where pups can trade tricks for treats from pawticipating vendors, hop on a hayride, and snoof out the best pumpkin in the patch, with proceeds benefiting the Humane Society of the South Platte Valley. Come for viewings of Hotel Transylvania or Ghostbusters; stay for a chance to meet the shopping center’s four-legged mascot, Dakota!     

Tennyson Street Pet Parade & Costume Contest
Saturday, October 26
Bigger prizes and larger trophies await those who enter this second-annual costume contest co-hosted by Moms and Mutts: Colorado Rescue for Pregnant and Nursing Dogs, and this year there’s two categories to double your chances: best individual and best group for one or more pets, or humans with one or more pets. The crew from Scooby Doo, an owl and Hogwarts students, a Beauty and a Beast . . . imagine the pawsibilities! 

Phantom 4 Miler 
Saturday, October 26
Beer for barkfast isn’t a problem when you start the day with a four-mile walk/run at Anheuser-Busch Brewery in Fort Collins. In addition to delicious brews, there will be plenty of ghostly arooos when dogs take the stage for the costume contest.   

HOWL-O-Ween
Thursday, October 31
Dress your dog in her Halloween best so she can sniff and be sniffed during this haunting day at Dog Pawlor doggy daycare. The costume contest winner scores a tasty prize.

What’s your pup’s favorite haunt for spooooky fun? Woof at us in the comments and don’t forget to tag #sidewalkdog in all yer v scary adventures.

(Photo by Cole Keister)

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