The Best Halloween events for your Dog in Orange County

The Best Halloween events for your Dog in Orange County



Looking for the best Halloween events for your dog in Orange County? Get your costume ready. The pumpkins are popping up on every doorstep, and the scent of pumpkin spice and your favorite candy are sure signs that Halloween is almost here. But who said Halloween is just for humans? Our four-legged friends are ready to join in on the spooky fun, and they’re doing it in style at dog Halloween events across Orange County. Unleash your Halloween spirit with these Orange County Pawsome pet events!

Bark Bash 2023

Date: Sunday, October 8th

Time: 11am-2:45 pm 

Location: Heritage Museum of Orange County: 3101 W Harvard St, Santa Ana, CA 92704

Entry Fee: FREE

The Bark Bash is back! The 6th annual Barks of Love bash is at the Heritage Museum of Orange County.  Get those pups ready for the costume contest, doggy trick or treating, shop local vendors, pose for the photo ops, play games , listen to music and check out rescue pets looking for a new home. All proceeds support the Barks of Love foundation. Click Here for more information about Barks of Love. 

Howloween Party

Date: Saturday, October 21st

Time: 11am-2:00 pm 

Location: 5 Points Plaza, Huntington Beach at Kahoots Pet Store: 18681 Main St, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Entry Fee: FREE

This pawsome event invites you and your pet to a day filled with trick or treating for your fur friend. Take photos in the  Halloween themed photo booth.  Get your face painted, decorate pumpkins and check out vendors. Learn more about rescue animals and don’t forget to join the pet parade and costume contest, starts at 1pm. 


Date: Saturday, October 21st

Time: 11am-2:00 pm 

Location: Costa Mesa: Tewinkle Park: 970 Arlington Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Entry Fee: FREE

The costumes are ready for Barktoberfest! Pet costumes, prizes, demonstrations and photo ops will fill the park on a fun filled day brought you by the City of Costa Mesa’s animal care services. 

Halloween Pet Fashion Show

Date: Saturday, October 14th

Time: 11am-12:30 pm 

Location: Costa Mesa: Paul Mitchell:  3309 Hyland Ave Suite J, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Entry Fee for the Fashion Show: Pet Entry $15, Pet and Owner Entry $25

The Paul Mitchell The School Costa Mesa is hosting its 3rd Halloween Pet Fashion Show! Come out on October 14th for a fun-filled morning of raffles, vendors, BBQ, and pets in costumes. There will be prizes for the best pet costume and the best pet and owner costume combo. All proceeds from the event benefit the Paul Mitchell School of beauty. 

Halloween and Thanksgiving Pet Costume Parade and Contest

Date: Sunday, October 22nd

Time: 1:00pm-3:00 pm 

Location: Huntington Beach: Old World Village: 7561 Center Ave, # 49 Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Entry Fee: $5

Over $500 in prizes will be given away at this Halloween and Thanksgiving Costume contest and parade for your pet. Costume categories might include “Spookiest Costume,” “Funniest Costume,” and “Most Creative Costume.” The parade starts at 2!   

Looking for more dog friendly things to do in Orange County. You might like this article, Dog Friendly Hikes in OC. 

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