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Best in Show: Must-See Pet Costume Parades

  • Tom Overman/The Olympian

    88th Annual Olympian Pet Parade

    All party animals are welcome at this event—dogs, guinea pigs, rabbits, ferrets, you name it. But what truly makes this parade stand head and tails above the rest are the annual themes, like Pets in Space and this year’s Beauties & Beasts.

    When: August 19

    Where: Olympia, WA

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  • Canine Companions for Independence

    DogFest Walk ’N Roll

    In addition to promenading in the dog costume parade, pet parents and their furbabies can participate in a 1-mile walk and have their pups run an agility course. Money raised goes to , which provides service dogs to people with disabilities free of charge.

    When: September 23 

    Where: Massapequa, NY

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  • Justin Rudd

    Haute Dog Howl’oween Parade

    With about 600 contestants and 3,000 spectators, this one-hour extravaganza requires dogs to dress to the nines for a chance at Best Costume. Multiple winners receive prizes, but the top champion receives free dog food for an entire year.

    Where: Long Beach, CA

    When: October 29

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  • GSO Productions

    Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade

    Humans can join their furry pals by dressing up for categories like Best Ugly Christmas Sweater or Best Costumed Duo. Plus you can browse everything from dog treats to accessories like crates and collars at the accompanying pet-product expo. Deck the paws, indeed.

    Where: San Diego, CA 

    When: December 10

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