Del Mar Foundation to hold Halloween Dog Parade and Costume Competition

The Del Mar Foundation invites all the dogs of Del Mar to its Halloween Dog Parade and Costume Competition on Sunday, Oct. 27, 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,” says parade organizer Robin Crabtree. “When else do they get to dress up, romp around, and eat lots of treats?”

Judges for the costume competition include: City of Del Mar Mayor Terry Sinnott, Deputy Mayor Lee Haydu, Councilmember Sherryl Parks and Community Services Director and Chief Lifeguard Pat Vergne.

This event is free and restricted to the 92014 zip code area. Online reservations are required and may be made at through Sunday, Oct. 20 (subject to space availability).

The Halloween Dog Parade and Costume Competition is sponsored by the Del Mar Foundation’s Grants Committee.

The Del Mar Foundation sponsors programs, makes grants, and manages nearly $1.8 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 our website at