Judges are Looking for:
-best costumes on dogs
-best groups (any combo of at least two dogs/people)
-best "floats" Limit 5' wide. A float is any dog(s) riding in/upon/within a moving, non-motorized device; such as a wagon or pulled cart

-If you are willing to sponsor this event, cost is $50 or something of equal value for prizes.  Sponsors can be there the day of the event and/or have their business posted in the marketing.  If donating a prize, please bring to the GCC at 410 SE Main Street with your info on it. 

Grimes Annual HOWL'oween Dog Walk and Costume Parade

Date/Time: Walk is Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 10:00am- CANCELLED
Who: For All Families
Cost: FREE
Location: Lions Park (just north of Kum and Go along Hwy 44) along the trails to Waterworks Park (North James Street by Grimes Public Library)
Registration: Click here to Register Online or Stop in to the Grimes Community Complex (410 SE Main St.)
Contact: Brett Barber, Grimes Parks and Recreation Director
or 515-986-2143


2nd Annual Grimes HOWL'oween Dog Walk and Costume Parade is on the bike trail that runs north out of Lions Park and then west to Waterworks Park by the Grimes Public Library.  It's approximately 1.5 miles so come prepared. Owners should dress their dogs up in their favorite (or maybe their first-ever) Halloween costume and bring them to the park for some dog-gone ol’ fun! Register online to be in the human costume parade and/or dog costume parade. We encourage humans to wear costumes, too! You do not have to enter dogs in the parade.  Just come watch the parade, or walk in the parade in your costumes, with or without a dog.

Sign-in at Lions Park when you arrive starting at 9:30am.  Only those pre-registering prior to that day will be eligible for the prizes at the end.  But all are welcome the day of!  Dogs must be 6 months or older and on a leash at all times (No Flexi-Leashes). Female dogs must not be in heat and dogs must be current on vaccinations, including rabies. City of Grimes reserves the right to dismiss any dog.  Owners are responsible for any actions their dogs take and they need to be leashed appropriately.

Arrive at 9:30am and stay until 12:00pm to help with registration, water stations, start/finish line, etc.