Annual Canine Promenade
On Sunday afternoon, October 22nd, the Esplanade Association in partnership with Pawsh Boutique, hosted the 7th Annual Canine Promenade on Fiedler Field on the Charles River Esplanade.
Known as a Boston dog lover’s favorite, the Canine Promenade is a 1/2‐mile Halloween costume parade around the Esplanade to benefit the Park, highlight the Park as a resource for dog owners, and celebrate the fall season.
This year, the parade was led by radio personality Kennedy Elsey of Karson & Kennedy on Mix 104. 85 dogs participated, while over 300 spectators watched. A panel of judges awarded prizes for best costume (dog) and best duet (human and duet). Winners included a Starbucks “Puppucino”, Amelia Earhart, lo mein and sashimi, the cast of Clue, the Mayflower, and a LEGO.
In addition to the costume parade there was a variety of games, demos, and giveaways for attendees to enjoy, as well as goodie bags for all attendees.
The purpose of the Canine Promenade is to promote the Esplanade as a resource for dog owners. The newly restored Lotta Fountain, just west of the Esplanade Playspace, is one example of a dog friendly amenity in the Park. Throughout the year, the Lotta Fountain offers a fillable water bowl for dogs.