Del Mar Foundation to hold annual Halloween Dog Parade and Costume Competition

The Halloween Dog Parade and Costume Competition will be held on Oct. 26 at 3 p.m. at Powerhouse Park in Del Mar.

The Del Mar Foundation invites all the dogs of Del Mar to its Halloween Dog Parade and Costume Competition on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 3 p.m. at the Powerhouse Park. Prizes will be awarded for best costume in multiple categories, including Most Glamorous, Most Spooky, Best Combo – Dog and Owner, Best Combo – Multiple Dogs, and more.

“This is the party of the year for our canine friends,” said parade organizer Robin Crabtree. “When else do they get to dress up, romp around, and eat lots of treats?”

This event is free and restricted to the 92014 zip code area. It is sponsored by the Del Mar Foundation’s Grant Committee, which also produced the Dog Calendar in 2012. To register for this event, visit the Del Mar Foundation website ( and use the registration link. For questions call 858-635-1363.

The Del Mar Foundation sponsors programs, makes grants, and manages over $2.0 million in endowment funds to benefit the community and the San Dieguito Lagoon. The Foundation’s community endowment provides long-term funding stability for community needs. For more information about the Del Mar Foundation, visit