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Let us kick off the Halloween Holiday with a Spooky Pooch Parade!!!


We will be giving a free groom to the best costumes and best in show! We are excited to introduce ourselves to you and your furry friends. Stop by our booth and have a great time!!!

Viewing the parade is FREE!!! Participating in the show information can be found below at the website.

For two very special hours only, dogs are allowed in the Chicago Botanic Garden. Cleverly costumed canines march the parade route to celebrate Halloween. Spectators are invited to line the parade route for a barking good time. Note: Viewing the dog parade is free. If you are bringing a dog, however, you must purchase paid registration for your dog, whether or not you enter the parade and costume contest.

In addition to the parade, activities include the costume contest, judging, and an awards ceremony. Costume categories include Best Costume Overall, Best Dog/Owner Costume, Best Puppy in Costume for dogs ages 1 and under in people years, Best Senior in Costume for dogs ages 10 and older in people years, and Best Horticultural Interpretation.

Nonprofits and vendors from a variety of local pet supply shops will share information and sell dog-related products. The parade steps off from the Krasberg Rose Garden, where the activities and costume contest take place. Dogs must be on leash at all times and must leave the Garden by 2 p.m.