The Best Dog-Friendly Halloween Events in Los Angeles

Posted by | October 17, 2017 | Activities, Events, Halloween, Holiday | No Comments
Dog Halloween photo contest

It might be easy to get into the Halloween spirit if you live in a place that has a traditional autumn. We’re talking changing leaves, scarves and gloves, shorter days, and chillier nights. For those of us who live in Southern California, beautiful as it may be, we need more prompting to get into the groove. So we’ve compiled a list of all the cool things happening around Southern California (and beyond!) that will get you in a spooky mood!


Yappy Hours

halloween yappy hours


San Diego // Bow-Wow Beer Bash

Craft beer, live music, photo booths, and a dog costume contest– sounds like our ideal evening! General admission is $25 and includes a free craft beer, 1 raffle ticket, an 8X10 photo of the event, and other goodies. You can register for the dog costume contest for $10 at the door. This event benefits the Tender Loving Canines Assistant Dogs and Cammies , so you know your buck is going toward a good cause.
Date: Sunday, October 29th
Time: 3:00-6:00 PM
Location: Mission Brewery
1441 L Street
San Diego, CA 92101


Pasadena// Constance Perry’s Halloween Happy Hour

Dress up your dog and bring them along for a night of drinks, snacks, and plenty of tail-wagging. For $15, you can get a digital pet portrait and the proceeds will benefit the Pasadena Humane Society.
Date: Saturday, October 28th
Time: 4:00-7:00 PM
Location: dusitD2 Hotel Constance
928 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91106


Sherman Oaks// Pumpkin Spook-Tacular

If you’re looking for a way to escape trick-or-treating crowds that might drive your dog nuts, Blue Dog might be the spot for you on Halloween. Bring your pup to the dog-friendly patio and enjoy an evening of crafted fall beers and festivities.
Date: Tuesday, October 31st
Time: 6:00-11:00 PM
Location: Blue Dog Beer Tavern
4524 Saugus Ave
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403



Santa Monica Dog Halloween Costume Contest


Santa Monica // Main Street Howl-o-ween Pet Parade

This free event will include local vendors, family-friendly activities, and costume contest parade! Watch your dog strut its stuff for a chance to win raffle prizes and the costume contest.
Date: Sunday, October 29th
Time: 12:00-4:00 PM
Location: Pacific Street Dog Park
Main St. & Pacific St.
Santa Monica, CA 90405


Long Beach // Haute Dog Howl’oween Parade

The Haute Dog organization’s mission is to spread advocacy and promote education through outreach and activity. Come join a growing community of dog owners and participate in the parade! There is also a costume contest for kids and adults. The cost is $10 in advance and requires all owners to bring current rabies vaccinations.
Date: Sunday, October 29th
Time: 2:30 PM
Location:  Marina Vista Park
5355 E. Eliot St.
Long Beach 90803


Torrance//Antique Street Faire

Torrance will be celebrating the 19th anniversary of their Antique Street Faire with over 200 vendors, a pet parade, a costume contest, live music, and activities! Admission is free and the event is sure to be a blast for the whole family.

Date: Sunday, October 22nd
Time: 8:00 AM- 3:00 PM
Location: Downtown Torrance
1225 El Prado Ave
Torrance, CA 90501


Online Contests

Dog Halloween Costume Contest

Fitdog Howl-o-Ween 2017

Enter, if you dare, our annual Howl-o-ween photo contest! Post a picture of your pup on Instagram and hashtag #fitdoghowloween17 or drop the photo into our Woobox. Winner will receive $100 in doggie goodies and a chance to be featured on our feed.

Contest goes until October 30th


DogWatch Halloween Photo Contest

Follow @dogwatchfence on Instagram and Facebook and tag #DogWatchHalloween in your photo for a chance to win a dog-friendly gift basket valued at $75 or your choice of a DogWatch training product.

Contest goes until 11:59 PM Wednesday, November 1st


OC Animal Care’s Howl-o-ween Photo Contest

This is the first year that OC Animal Care is hosting an online photo contest. You can enter by messaging them via Facebook a photo of your dog all dressed up. The photo with the most likes will win the grand mystery prize. The winner will be announced on October 31st.

Contest goes until October 30th


Are we missing any cool events? Let us know in the comments below!

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