Sure. Annual holidays like July 4th, Christmas, New Year's Eve, and Easter are a big deal in Park City, marked by events like parades, parties, and egg hunts. But arguably one of Park City's most beloved and anticipated events is the annual Main Street Howl-O-Ween dog parade and trick-or-treating on October 31.
This tradition, which now attracts upwards of 5,000 people and pooches to downtown "Bark" City, was launched by local resident Kimberly Kuehn shortly after she moved here in 2001. "My dog was pretty much the center of my world then, and I quickly realized that many people here felt the same way," says Kuehn. "To celebrate that, just three weeks after I got to town, I found myself using a bullhorn and a jambox playing 'Who Let the Dogs Out?' to close down Main Street for the first Howl-O-Ween Dog Parade." The event has become so popular that Travel & Leisure recognizes Park City as one of America's Best Towns for Halloween.
This year's Howl-O-Ween schedule of events:
3 to 5 p.m. Trick-or-Treating: Little ghosts and goblins are invited to Main Street for fun and safe Trick-or-Treating, compliments of participating merchants.
5 p.m. Dog Parade on Lower Main Street: Leashed, costumed dogs and their owners will meet below the Lower Main Street Pedestrian bridge at 4:45 p.m. The parade will begin at 5 p.m. and will march to Heber Avenue.
All events are free and open to the public. Howl-O-Ween is a great way to check out Park City's slightly less serious side, even if you have neither a child nor a dog. See you there!