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Annual Canine Promenade

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 to raise awareness about park improvements. In the spirit of the season, we encourage you to dress up your dogs (and yourself) in costume.

Sunday, October 22, 2017
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Charles River Esplanade (on Fiedler Field)
Registration & festival: 12:00 pm
Parade Marches: 1:00 pm
$15 preregistration per dog / $20 registration day of event*

Additional Event Information

Interested in joining us? Here’s what you need to know:

  • Meet on Fiedler Field on the Esplanade
  • All animals must be leashed
  • 1/2 mile Halloween parade around the Esplanade
  • Grand prize for Best Costume and Best Duet (Human and pet)
  • Gift bags and dog treats for all registrants provided by Pawsh Dog Boutique
  • Cow Paw certificates for all registrants provided by J.P. Licks
  • Demonstrations, family-friendly activities, give-aways, and more!

View photos from 2015 and 2016 for some costume ideas!

Attend the Canine Promenade

Dogs must be registered to participate. Donations are non-refundable.

It is free to enjoy the parade, or the tables as a spectator.

Your donation will help support the Esplanade Association’s efforts to maintain and improve the park.

Brought to you in partnership with Pawsh:

Other confirmed vendors include:

  • 2 Dogs Treats
  • Boston Animal Hospital
  • Boston Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa
  • Boston Veterinary Clinic
  • Elliot’s House
  • Lina Kriva International
  • MSPCA
  • Sun Dog Snacks