For two very special hours only, dogs are allowed in the Garden. Cleverly costumed canines march the parade route to celebrate Halloween. Spectators are invited to line the parade route for a barking good time.
In addition to the parade, activities include the costume contest, judging, and an awards ceremony. Costume categories include "Best Costume Overall"; "Best Dog/Owner Costume"; "Best Puppy in Costume" for dogs ages 1 and under in people years; "Best Senior in Costume" for dogs ages 10 and older in people years; and "Best Horticultural Interpretation."
Nonprofits and vendors from a variety of local pet supply shops will share information and sell dog-related products. The parade steps off from the Esplanade, where the activities and costume contest take place. Dogs must be on leash at all times and must leave the Garden by 2 p.m.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
By purchasing a ticket to this event you are in agreement with the following terms and conditions:
Tickets to this event are nonrefundable. Due to the popularity of this event, we encourage you to buy tickets in advance. A confirmation will arrive via e-mail once your order is received. Tickets are on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited. Advance tickets may also be purchased at the Chicago Botanic Garden Information Desk in the Visitor Center. Event will occur rain or shine. For questions, please call (847) 835-5440. All sales are final, no cash value.