WoodRUFF Bark Halloween Dog Parade & Festival

2017 was a huge success! See photos here. Stay tuned for info about WoodRUFF Bark in 2018.


Head to Woodruff Park in the heart of Downtown Atlanta for the first-ever WoodRUFF Bark Halloween Dog Parade and Festival! Featuring a parade and costume contest, pet trick or treating, music, vendors and more, celebrate Halloween and your four-legged friends in Downtown Atlanta’s beloved greenspace.

Emceed by beloved Atlanta TV and radio personality Mara Davis, the pet parade and costume contest will be judged by local artist Kyle Brooks (aka BlackCatTips), Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall, pet fashionista philanthropists Lucy and Holly of Atlanta GirlZ Club, and Sheepish Addie, one of our city's most Instagrammable pups. Luna Doodle, winner of the WoodRUFF Bark Instagram contest, will serve as the parade grand marshal.

Where: Woodruff Park Main Lawn, 91 Peachtree St NW

When: Saturday, October 28 from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

  • 1:00 p.m. Register your pet for the costume parade
  • 2:00 p.m. Parade begins
  • 3:00 p.m. Prize Ceremony

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Prizes courtesy of The Whole Dog Market will be given in the following categories:

  • Best in show
  • Best homemade costume
  • Best owner/pet combo costume
  • Most festive foster

LifeLine Animal Project will be on hand with dogs to adopt and foster and to answer all of your adoption and fostering questions. LifeLine is the managing organization of Fulton County Animal Services and the DeKalb County Animal Services shelter and cares for over 29,500 animals annually in the shelters, clinics and communities. 

Enjoy food from Glory Dogs, The Tempted Palate, Gekko Sushi, and King of Pups (and Pops), plus drinks from Anatolia Cafe.

Thank you to our 2017 In-Kind Sponsors:

Atlanta Pet Life Magazine

If you love WoodRUFF Bark, you'll love this event coming to Grant Park in November:

Mark your calendar and bring the family to PUP Culture Fest, a FREE event for dogs and the owners that love them Saturday, November 4th at Grant Park from 11AM - 6PM.

Illustration by Rachal Duggan