Halloween parade for pets Sunday in Sunnyvale

After a ten-year hiatus, a Halloween focused on our animal best friends is set for this Sunday in Sunnyvale.

Beginning at McKinley Ave at 11 a.m. on the 27th, the parade runs up S. Murphy to W. Evelyn Ave. wrapping up by 12:30 p.m. Following the parade, performances and exhibits at Plaza del Sol, 200 W. Evelyn Ave, will run through 4 p.m.

All animals attending the event must be on a leash and under owner control. No farm animals or wild animals are allowed at the event.

Organizers encourage Halloween costumes, for pets and owners, to help get everyone into the fun mood of the season.

In addition to musical entertainment, stage events will include a best pet costume contest, a best pet and human joint costume contest, pet trick exhibitions, and more.

Proceeds from the event will go to honoring the work of K-9 units of the Sunnyvale Police Department. Currently the Sunnyvale’s Public Safety Department has a memorial honoring fallen officers, but it does not include K-9s lost in the line of duty. Organizers specifically point to their desire to honor Jax, a K-9 officer killed in 2017 during a confrontation with a suspect.

Area residents who don’t own a pet but want to enjoy the family friendly atmosphere are welcome to attend as well.

For Cupertino Today readers further south, a similar event is in Los Gatos on Sunday afternoon.

For more information, click here. To register for the parade, click here.

To see a map of the parade route, click here.