Aurora Pooch Parade

Join the City of Aurora as we celebrate our favorite furry friends! The fifth annual Aurora Pooch Parade will take place on Sunday, October 1st, beginning at 11:00 AM at Phillips Park in Aurora. 

To enter:

  • All dogs must be current on vaccinations.
  • All must be socialized.
  • All must have a standard leash while at the event.
  • An application must be submitted by Wednesday, September 27th.

The first 100 registrants are guaranteed a spot in the Parade and can compete for one of the following titles:

  • Biggest Dog
  • Smallest Dog
  • Best Costume
  • Twinsies (Owner & Dog)
  • Most Energetic 
  • Fan Favorite

Registration for the 2023 Aurora Pooch Parade has reached maximum capacity and is now closed. 

We welcome all dogs who were unable to register for participation to come out to Phillips Park, mingle with the other dogs, experience the Parade, and check out the many pet vendors we'll have on-site!

The Aurora Animal Care and Control Center will be on-site and taking donations of dog and cat food, toys, treats, etc. at the event! 

More Information:

For more information on this event, please contact the City of Aurora Special Events Division:

(630) 256-3370 | [email protected] 

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