East Village Spooky Paws Parade

 2017 East Village Spooky Paws Parade Header with Jett and Monkey

Join us for a spooky-dog-good time parade in the East Village on Sunday, October 29th!
Dogs + Costumes + Prizes = FUN at the 8th Annual East Village Spooky Paws Parade.

Date:  Sunday, October 29th, 2017
Place:  East Locust Street (between Robert Ray Drive and E 6th) in the East Village!
Time:  2 p.m.

Dress up for the costume contest! Trophies awarded for "Best in Show" Furkid, "Best in Show" Human, "Scariest" Furkid and "Cutest" Furkid!  Winners will be announced after the end of the parade. 

Between noon and 4 p.m., go to Jett and Monkey's for your complimentary photo in the Spooky Paws photobooth! 

Participants: Dogs are encouraged to dress up for the parade!  A registration table for prizes, including gift certificates and prizes from our sponsors, will be set up at the corner of East Locust St and Robert Ray Drive Street (Near Simon Estes Amphitheater) at 1:15 p.m. Judging for the costume contest will occur before the start of the parade. We will line up at 1:50 p.m. and start the parade at 2 p.m.!

Immediately after the parade, costume contest and prize winners will be announced in front of Jett and Monkey's at 503 East Locust. Winners must be present to win.

spooky paws photo booth

Many of your favorite East Village businesses are open on Sundays (click here for map). Many stores welcome your furkid, too!

Would your non-profit or business group like to participate in the parade? Please fill out this form (individual participants do not need to fill out the form) and return to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or in person at Jett and Monkey's Dog Shoppe, located at 503 East Locust St. in Des Moines.  Bring your banner, dressed up dogs (and owners) and candy to pass out to the crowd!

Need additional information? Please give Jennifer or Josh a call at Jett and Monkey's at 515-244-4211 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Thank You To Our Sponsors!
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503 E Locust Street, Des Moines, Iowa  50309
Ph:  (515) 244-4211