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Dog costume parade in downtown Phoenix

Put your paws in the air for Howl-o-ween, Downtown Phoenix’s first Halloween parade for dogs.

On Sunday, Oct. 28, Downtown Phoenix Inc. in partnership with Crescent Ballroom, will activate the west side of Margaret T. Hance Park beginning at 2 p.m. with a canine costume extravaganza that celebrates Halloween, DTPHX and, of course, puppies!

Howl-o-ween is a family-friendly costume parade and festival for humans and their canine friends that will feature stilt walkers, drumlines, hip hop dance performances, mariachi, brass bands and more.

After the parade and costume contest, enjoy live music, food trucks and snack shacks, beer/wine, a local vendor village offering tail-wagging treats and canine couture, and much more. Howl-o-ween is intended to be a community celebration for all ages (and breeds).

The festival is free to attend but there is a registration fee required to walk in the Howl-o-ween parade, with all proceeds benefiting charitable partners Arizona Animal Welfare League, One Community and 100 Club of Arizona. For festival details and parade registration, visit



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