Canine Promenade

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.

In 2017, 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.

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    Press coverage of the event includes:

    Annual Halloween pet parade held at Charles River Esplanade (WHDH TV Channel 7)
    Dogs, Dog Owners In Costume Fill The Esplanade (CBS Boston)