Howl-O-Ween Races

Howl-O-Ween Races

We are combining our amazing Day of the Dead Chihuahua Races with Car-Free Halloween on Central this year for a wild street party that you won’t want to miss! We are hosting Chihuahua Races, 10-15 vendors, food trucks, a DJ, Sugar skull face painter, Doggie costume parade, Pup trick or treating, Off-leash fun and of course tasty libations all day long!

Halloween on Central is a wickedly fun, family-friendly, and FREE event that showcases our vision for what a car-free Central Avenue could look like for locals, businesses, and visitors to enjoy.
In collaboration with the City of St. Petersburg, Grand Central District, EDGE District, and Open Streets St. Pete, Car-Free St. Pete is shutting down 22 blocks of Central Avenue, from MLK Jr. St to 31st Street, on October 31st, 2021.
Attendees can stroll & roll along nearly 2 miles of the city’s largest open spaces and experience the heart of St. Pete from a unique perspective that will allow them to rediscover their favorite local businesses and interact with the community in fun, healthy ways.
There will be fun Halloween-themed activities fit for the whole family, such as trick-or-treating, costume contests, entertainment, local business vendors, and more. Pets are welcome, too! Wearing face masks is highly encouraged.
Vehicles allowed: Bikes, skateboards, roller skates, one wheels, hoverboards, e-scooters.
Vehicles NOT allowed: Golf carts, slingshots, motorcycles, and other large motorized vehicles.
More parking and travel details TBA. The schedule of activities in each district and a map will be announced soon!
More information at HalloweenOnCentral.com

Sign your small pup, 25 lbs or less for our Chihuahua Races benefiting Skyway Dachshund Rescue and Limbo Chihuahua – Chi Rescue. The event will be held in the street on Sunday October 31st. Entrance fee is $5 when you pay now or $10 the day of the race. Races begin at 1pm with the final round shortly after 3pm.

Rules for the Races

  1. Dogs will be run in rounds of 4 and paired with their closest age, weight and breed groups.
  2. We will have breed rounds for both Dachshunds & Chihuahuas separately, as well as an open breed round. Pups who place in their breed round will go on to the mixed breed Championship round to finish off the day.
  3. Your dog must have proof of updated shots.  If this is your first visit, please also register in our membership database. You can find the registration form by clicking on the membership button on the menu above.
  4. Participating dogs will not be required to pay the $5 day pass fee for non-members. So please make sure to sign up and pay before race day.
  5. All Dog Bar rules and requirements still apply to this event. Patrons must be 21 & older, dogs must be fixed and up to date on shots.

More info:

Chihuahua race will be held a separate fenced area in the street and the first round will begin at 1pm.  Rounds run 20-30 mins with short breaks between each round. The winner of each race and runner up will move on to the semi-final race. And then the semi-final winners and runner up will race in the last race of the day around 3pm.  Prizes and medals will be given out to the winners! And 100% of proceeds raised from raffles, race entries and Jell-O shots will go to the rescues, Limbo Chihuahua & Skyway Dachshund!