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Howl-O-Ween at Gateway's Interim Dog Park!

Date and Time for this Past Event

  • Friday, Oct 22, 2021  3pm - 7pm 3-7PM

  Rosslyn Events


Join the Rosslyn BID and R-DOGS for a spooky, pup-friendly Howl-O-Ween!

The Rosslyn BID and the Rosslyn Dog Owners Group (R-DOGS) are teaming up for a Halloween themed evening of dog-friendly activities, treats and fun in celebration of Rosslyn's new Interim Dog Park at Gateway Park West!

Beginning at 3 p.m. on Friday, October 22, Rosslyn's pet community is invited to enjoy local pet-themed vendors, speakers, a social media dog costume contest and giveaways! The full speaker lineup includes:

  • 3pm | Welcome! / Mary Ann Elliot, Director of R-DOGS and Jane Rudolph, Director of Parks and Recreation at Arlington County
  • 4pm | Information on Kennel Cough / Dr. Asia Campfield of Caring Hands Vet
  • 5pm | Importance of Grooming / Ashilana Rowe of Sparkles Grooming
  • 6pm | Socialization & Separation Anxiety / Anita Terzic-Kostadinova of Pet Wants Rockville

Plus, raffle tickets will be sold to help raise funds for the addition of agility features to our dog park! Prizes include five days at Playful Pack dog daycare & boarding—an estimated $175 value—and more! Payments will be accepted via PayPal and winners will be announced on October 24, following the event. Contribute donations below and at the R-DOGS table the day of the event (R-DOGS is a 501(c)(3) organization).

Donate to R-DOGS

Canine costumes are highly encouraged for the day of the event (owner costumes optional!). We're also hosting a special costume contest at the event, where our best dressed pup will take home special prizes. To enter, simply stop by the check-in table at the BID tent just outside of the dog park between 3-6 p.m. Full contest details below!

Costume contest details

All guests (humans and dogs!) are then encouraged to head over to the other side of the park (Gateway Park East) for the final Rosslyn Cinema of the season, featuring a showing of "The Nightmare Before Christmas." 

The bar and food trucks will open in Gateway Park East at 5 p.m., and the film will begin at sundown (around 7 p.m. in October). A reminder that all dogs must remain leashed when outside of the designated dog exercise area, and no food or drink is allowed inside the dog park.

Rosslyn Cinema Details

Keep an eye on this page and our social media channels (@RosslynVA) for updates on our social media dog costume contest and check out participating vendors below. Happy Howl-O-Ween!

Sign up for the BID’s newsletter for updates and please review the most up-to-date Virginia guidance surrounding COVID-19 before attending any in-person events.   
Check out these pet-friendly vendors while you're there!

 Other Events

FRESHFARM Rosslyn Farmers Market
Wednesday, May 4 - Wednesday, October 26
at Central Place Plaza

Rosslyn Reads Book Festival
Saturday, September 24
at Central Place Plaza

Boot Camp with Coach Vic
Monday, September 26 - Wednesday, October 19
at Gateway Park