Salem is going to the dogs (and cats and lizards and bunnies), and we couldn’t be happier about it!
Salem Main Streets is very pleased to produce the return of the Howl-o-ween Pet Parade, to be held on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 1 pm on Derby Wharf, Salem Maritime National Historic Site. Pets of all species are welcome at the parade, but should be well-behaved and comfortable at a busy event where there are likely to be many dogs. The parade is rain or shine.
Salem Main Streets asks all parade participants to register online in advance if possible, with a small donation of $5 for Salem residents and $10 for nonresidents. Proceeds go directly to Salem Main Streets in support of special community programs all year round. This year a portion of the proceeds will also go to the Salem Pantry’s Pet Pantry.
Online registration for both the parade and virtual contest can be found at www.salemmainstreets.org/howl-
The 2022 Howl-o-ween Pet Parade is supported by lead sponsor Wolf Next Door Coffee, as well as a number of downtown businesses, including Wicked Good Books, Dr. Melissa Torres- Cosmetic Dentistry, and Frog Bailey. If you are interested in sponsoring this special event, please contact Elise Towle Snow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Salem Main Streets’ mission is the continued revitalization of downtown Salem as a vibrant, year-round, retail, dining and cultural destination through business retention, recruitment, and promotion of the downtown district. SMS provides direct support to downtown businesses, and produces numerous community events and initiatives throughout the year, including the Salem Farmers’ Market, Salem Arts Festival, Salem’s So Sweet, and the October Information Booth. SMS operates thanks to the generosity and partnership of the City of Salem and Mayor Kimberley Driscoll, Destination Salem, Creative Collective, the Salem Chamber of Commerce, INSA, and many other local business sponsors and community volunteers.