September 27, 2023

Salem Main Streets Howl-o-ween Pet Parade returns!

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Salem Welcomes its Furry (and Scaly) Friends for a Day of Community Fun

Are you a pet lover looking for a fantastic community event in Salem? Then mark your calendars because Salem Main Streets is thrilled to announce the return of the Howl-o-ween Pet Parade! This event brings joy to the entire community by featuring an array of animals—be it dogs, cats, lizards, or bunnies—all dressed up in their Halloween best.


Photo by Creative Collective

Event Details

The Howl-o-ween Pet Parade will take place on Saturday, October 14th, at 11 a.m. The location for this festive gathering is the picturesque Derby Wharf at the Salem Maritime National Historic Site.

While all pets are welcome, it’s important to note that your furry, scaly, or feathery companion should be well-behaved and comfortable in a busy setting. There will likely be many dogs and other animals, so make sure your pet can handle the excitement. And don’t worry about a few raindrops; the parade will go on, rain or shine.

Registration and Donations

To streamline the event, Salem Main Streets asks all participants to register in advance online if possible. A modest donation of $5 is suggested for Salem residents and $10 for those who are visiting from outside the area. Your contributions go directly to Salem Main Streets to support other fabulous community programs throughout the year.

Online registration is available on the Salem Main Streets website at

Meet the Sponsors

The 2023 Howl-o-ween Pet Parade wouldn’t be possible without the generous support from local businesses. Special thanks to our lead sponsors: Wolf Next Door Coffee, King Lewis Engraving, Jenni Stuart Fine Jewelry, and Blackcraft. Additional gratitude goes out to Annie’s Asian Mart, Couch Dog Brewing, Coven, Emporium 32, Enchanted, Koto, Miel Dental Aesthetics, Salem Bespoke Boutique, Timeless Life Treasures, Wicked Good Books, Witch City Wicks, Bark Busters Boston North, Biss, Gulu Gulu Café/Flying Saucer Pizza Company, Hound & Country, Re-find, and Whimsy’s Sweet Life.

About Salem Main Streets

The mission of Salem Main Streets is to revitalize downtown Salem into a vibrant, year-round destination for dining, shopping, and cultural activities. They offer direct support to downtown businesses and produce numerous community events throughout the year. These include the Salem Farmers’ Market, Salem Arts Festival, Salem’s So Sweet, and the October Information Booth. Their efforts are made possible through a wonderful partnership with the City of Salem and Mayor Dominick Pangallo, Destination Salem, the Salem Chamber of Commerce, and many other local businesses and volunteers.

For more information about the event or other community initiatives, you can contact Salem Main Streets at 978-744-0004, or by email at Visit their website at to stay updated on all their fantastic work.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to have fun, make memories, and give back to the community. Whether you’re a Salem resident or a visitor, whether you have a dog, a cat, or a hamster dressed as a tiny wizard, the Howl-o-ween Pet Parade is the place to be this October!