It’s almost Howl-o-ween! Want to take your four-legged best friend on a boo-tastic outing? How about to a pawrade, Yappy Hour, or the Pugtacular Spooktacular?
October 18: Join Healthy Spot for a night of fun, fur, and frights at Healthy Spot Costa Mesa. Bring your pet in their costume to join a costume pawrade contest and to enter for a chance to win “best costume” of the night! Howl-O-Ween trick & treat tote bags for the first 100 guests. RSVP required to participate. Free. Thursday, 7-9 p.m. Healthy Spot Costa Mesa, 1880 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa.
October 21: Join in the fun! Anaheim is hosting Doggie Trick-o-Treating including a photo booth, dog costume contest and more. Sunday, 10 a.m. – noon. $10. La Palma Dog Park, 1161 N. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim. (714) 765-5191. www.anaheim.net/play
October 25: Bark your calendar to join other canines and their companions to sniff and schmooze at Yappy Hour. Haute hounds enjoy lapping up libations, thanks to water in his favorite flavor – bacon, chicken, beef or vegan – while human guests relax with a glass of Mutt Lynch Unleashed Chardonnay, Merlot Over and Play Dead, Chateau d’Og Cabernet Sauvignon or a refreshing cocktail featuring Tito’s Vodka, Beer and a selection of barbeque items are also available for purchase. Proceeds support the Veterans Initiative of Canine Companions for Independence. Thursday, 4-7 p.m. One Ritz Carlton Drive, Dana Point.
October 27: Join Villa Park for an action packed Halloweenfest! Activities include kids and dogs costume contests, food, crafts, coloring, photos, games, and pumpkin contests. Saturday, 4 – 7:30 p.m. at the Villa Park Town Center. Free.
October 27: The 7th Annual Halloween Fest. Check the link below for details but don’t miss this great event. Costume contests, vendors, photo booth, yummy food, silent auctions, raffles and adoptions. Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Torrance Park, 2001 Santa Fe Ave., Torrance.
October 28: 18th annual Haute Dog Howl’oween Parade with vendors, pet adoption fair & kids/adults costume contest. The parade features more than 400 costumed dogs of all shapes and sizes! Sunday, 12:30-4:30 p.m. The vendor fair and pet adoption fair is in the park from 12:3-4:30 p.m. Costumed kids and adults without dogs (humans can register for FREE) will lead the parade at 2:25 p.m., followed by the dogs at 2:30 p.m. Free to spectate; registration fee and signup for participants found on their website. Marina Vista Park.
October 29: Join Top Dog Barkery for fun Halloween festivities, including a party with treats, a costume contest, and prizes! Plus, a professional photo session. Sunday, 2-4 p.m., Corner of 1st and PCH, near the pier and dog beach. 21010 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach.