Annual Corgi Halloween Costume Parade Around Green Lake

It's that time of the year again.  Let's put our corgis in costumes (if we can) and take Green Lake by storm.  (I think it is the event of the year aside from camping, picnics, hiking, dog shows and birthday parties).  We will try to get a group photo of the dogs in the costumes before we begin our walk so if your corgi needs to disrobe before walking we at least have it on record that you tried.

I challenge any owner to come in costume as well.  Maybe we will have prizes.

So start thinking about your costumes now.

A word of precaution, whenever a group of dogs get together there is always a chance of an altercation. Although this is rare, please be cautious and use common sense when meeting new dogs. Each dog has a different temperment and tolerance. Always check with the owner before allowing your dog to greet another. Corgis are herding dogs, bred to drive cattle and sheep by barking and nipping at heels. It is natural behavior and some corgis have a stronger herding instinct than others. All dogs will benefit from a pack walk and usually get along fine when moving forward. When activity stops, however, some dogs require more personal space. Please be aware of and respect this.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    It's always fun to surprise Seattle with the corgi invasion around Greenlake!

    October 31, 2011

  • Paula

    Great time! Loved seeing all the creative costumes and so glad the weather cooperated.

    October 31, 2011

  • Valerie H.

    This was a great time with fun people and adorable dogs!

    October 31, 2011

  • CC

    Great to see all the adorable Corgis in costume. Corgis and their people are the best! Maybe next year, we could meet up afterwards someplace for coffee and conversation. The dogs will probably be tired and happy to nap in their cars.

    October 30, 2011

  • Stephanie

    It was so great to see such an awesome turn out!!

    October 30, 2011

  • Sarah S.

    It was awesome that we had such a big turn-out, and all of the corgis were SO cute in their costumes!

    October 30, 2011

  • Kathy L.

    Wow. That was incredible. Great turnout and great costumes. Where did all these corgis come from. Wow. Even the weather cooperated. Hope everybody posts their pics because I want to see it from every perspective. Wow.

    October 30, 2011

  • Kathy L.

    If you arrive late, or get lost, or have problems parking, we will parade around the lake counter clockwise. Join us at any point, we should be hard to miss.

    October 30, 2011

  • Kathy L.

    No flexi leads at this event please. We don't want anybody get tripped up our tangled or worse. Much appreciated.

    October 28, 2011

  • Kathy L.

    BY CAR
    From I-5 (north or south)

    take exit #169, 45th/50th Street exits
    turn West
    Stay on 50th to Stone Way/Green Lake Way.

    Turn right and go 1/4 mile
    veer left onto W. Green Lake Way N
    The facility is 1/4 mile on the right, next to the historic Aqua Theater.
    There is ample free parking available.

    October 28, 2011

  • Kathy L.

    It lasts however long it takes you to get around the lake. It is about 3 flat miles around. It takes me about an hour by myself. With this many corgis, there is going to be different paces set. I would figure about total 2 hours, give or take. You don't need to go all the way if time is tight.

    October 27, 2011

  • Bobbie M.

    How long does this last, usually?

    October 27, 2011

  • Kathy L.

    Wow! This response is way beyond my expectations. I sure hope nothing is going on at the rowing center this day. Assemble yourselves in the stands and we will attempt a group picture (hopefully from one of the docks we will be able to fit everybody in).
    We will then probably extend ourselves around the lake. Please understand dogs will be feeling a little anxious in costumes and crowds and give your dog and others the space they need. Let's have fun. Bring your camera and sense of humor.

    October 25, 2011

  • Stephanie

    I will be coming in costume (and dogs too of course)

    October 1, 2011

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