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Marina Vista Park

5355 E. Eliot St., Long Beach, CA 90803
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THE PARADE is Sun., Oct. 30, 2022, 2:30 p.m. The stat/finish is at Marina Vista Park, 5355 E. Eliot St. Long Beach, 90803 (at the end of Marine Stadium; across from the fire station, by the tennis courts). The parade is on the concrete bike path that runs through the park from Colorado St. to Eliot St.

The vendor fair and pet adoption fair is in the park from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Costumed kids and adults without dogs (humans can register for FREE) will lead the parade at 2:25 p.m., followed by the dogs at 2:30 p.m.

Register to be in the human costume parade and/or dog costume parade at the red/white registration tent in the park after 1 p.m.

The parade expects 450+ dressed-up dogs and lasts about 45 minutes.

SEATING Bring your own folding chair for the second row for free, or rent one of our 450 front-row seats IN THE PARK for just $5/cash on-site, starting at about 1 p.m. Please bring correct change.

Please, no culturally insensitive costumes. Some examples include a Native American princess, a Mexican gentleman with poncho/sombrero, a Geisha, an Egyptian queen, and an Arab Sheik. If you are unsure if your costume is appropriate, it's best to avoid it. Oxford Dictionaries defines cultural appropriation: “the unacknowledged or inappropriate adoption of the customs, practices, ideas, etc. of one people or society by members of another and typically more dominant people or society.”

There is free street parking surrounding the very large park. You can also park in the Marine Stadium parking lot, accessed from Appian Way, behind the fire station. PARKING MAP

SKIP THE LINE: Available for $35/advance registration or upgrade on-site. The dog/owner can walk near the front of the parade. VIPs will line-up as directed at sign-in and will step off first at 2:30 p.m. Get your VIP wristband at the registration tent near the start line when you arrive. Your VIP donations help us raise even more money for charity.

DOG PARADE REGISTRANTS - Rain or shine event. See you there. Dog parade starts at 2:30. Register on-site, near the start line.

Sign-in at the red/white Haute Dogs registration tent when you arrive, near the start of the parade route close to Colorado Street. There will be a separate line for VIP registrants. Wear your bib number on the human's front so judges can easily see your number.

Finalists will be the judges' favorite entries -- a combination from any of the following categories: individual dogs, groups, and/or floats.

Judges are Looking for:
- best costumes on dogs
- best costumes on people walking a dog in the parade
- 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.

An entry can be a single dog dressed up, a group of dogs dressed up, a contingent of dog(s) with their person(s). Each dog must be registered separately, and paid.

Arrive at 11 a.m. or noon and stay til 5 p.m. to help with registration, water stations, start/finish line, etc. Also, please bring a bag of ice or case of waters when you arrive. We really need help at 4:30 with take down and trash pickup. RSVP to Justin@JustinRudd.com