Event listings also appear in the printed version of Bay Woof for the entire month. Listings of up to 35 words are now free. Additional words are $1 per word. Contact with any questions or to submit listings.


Barktoberfest 2019.

Date: October 26, 2019
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 26, 1-2:30 p.m.

Point Isabel Regional Shoreline, Richmond.

Come to PIDO’s annual dog costume contest and parade, with prizes for best small-, medium-, and large-dog costume, best homemade costume, best pack, best dog-and-owner combo, and more. Register for the contest at the tables near MudPuppy’s.


DogFest BayArea 2019

Date: October 26, 2019
Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 26, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Jack London Square, Oakland. DogFest Bay Area brings dog lovers together for a cause and includes a dog walk along the waterfront, a costume contest, music, beer and wine garden, food, people and pooch crafts, doggy treats, pet photos, caricatures, and festival booths for adults, kids and dogs.

Funds raised benefit Canine Companions for Independence,


Los Gatos Halloween Pet Parade

Date: October 27, 2019
Time: 3 p.m.-5 p.m.

Sun., Oct. 27, 3-5 p.m.

Sereno Group Los Gatos, 214 Los Gatos Saratoga Rd., Los Gatos.

The Los Gatos Halloween Pet Parade will start at Sereno Group Los Gatos and end at Loma Brewing Company. Come with your family and your pet in costume and trick-or-treat down North Santa Cruz Avenue. Visit participating shops and restaurants offering treats (or tricks) for you and your pet. Tickets are $10 a family and $5 for individuals. All proceeds will be donated to the SPCA.


Sunnyvale Jax Memorial Pet Parade

Date: October 27, 2019

Sun., Oct. 27

Sunnyvale Downtown, 260 South Sunnyvale Ave., Sunnyvale.

A Sunnyvale tradition celebrates the Halloween season with a costume pet parade through downtown. Pet parents can dress up, too. The parade commemorates the death of Sunnyvale K-9 officer Jax who died from an on-duty stabbing injury. Proceeds from the parade will go toward a K-9 memorial.


Wag Hotels’ 6th Annual Haunted Howl-o-ween Party – Oakland.

Date: October 30, 2019
Time: 6-8 p.m.

Wed., Oct. 30, 6-8 p.m.

Wag Hotels Oakland, 39 Fourth St., Oakland.

This annual party will benefit the Pets In Need rescue organization. There will be a haunted hotel waiting for you and your pooch to explore, with tricks and treats around every corner. Events include photos with Cruella de Vil, a costume contest with prizes, trick-or-treat goodies, a raffle, local vendors, Wag swag, and more.