Dog Day and Howl-O-Ween Parade

The third annual Dog Day on Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 21 and 22 will invite dogs and their owners to enjoy a weekend of fun on the Boardwalk.  Leashed dogs will be permitted on the boardwalk on October 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on October 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.   


On Saturday, Oct. 21 activities will include dog-specific vendors along the Boardwalk, photo-op stations and the Humane Society’s announcement of Ocean City’s “Pet of the Year.” The event will allow owners to shop for dog treats, dog collars, shoot photos with Santa and more. People are encouraged to dress themselves and their dogs in Halloween costumes for the Howl-O-Ween Parade on Oct. 21. Registration for the Howl-O-Ween Parade is now open and all proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Ocean City. 


The timeline for the Oct 21 events includes:

  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Dogs permitted on the Boardwalk
  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Free photos with Santa in a lifeguard boat under the Ocean City Music Pier Loggia
  • 12 p.m.: Pet of the Year announcement at the Ocean City Music Pier (Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk)
  • 1 p.m.: Day-of parade registration and pre-registration packet pickup starts at the Ocean City Sports and Civic Center (Sixth Street and Boardwalk)
  • 3 p.m.: Boardwalk parade starts at Sixth Street and continues to 12th Street

The timeline for the Oct 22 events includes:

  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Dogs permitted on the Boardwalk

Advance registration ends at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13.  Day of registration will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 21 at the Sports & Civic Center located at 6th Street & the Boardwalk.