Doggie Happy Hour Costume Competition

Attention dog owners!

NOTES: This year, the costume contest will be limited to 75 entrants. Once this limit is reached, registration will be closed. Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.  Event will be held in the restaurant’s courtyard; please use the Royal Street entrance.

The folks at Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants would like to invite dog owners to a  Doggie Happy Hour Costume Competition benefiting the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA), on Thursday October 28th. Local pets and their human companions will model their Halloween finest while competing for prizes in a competition in the outdoor courtyard. The event is open to the public with a $10 registration fee for all participants, and a $10 suggested door donation for non-participants. Registration fees and door donations will benefit the AWLA.

Prizes will be awarded for:

  • The Most Glamorous Get-Up. Prize: Overnight stay at a Kimpton New York property.
  • The Best Dressed Couple (pet/owner costume combo). Prize: Overnight stay the Hotel Palomar Philadelphia
  • The “Top Dog” Award (best overall costume). Prize: Overnight pet package stay and dinner at the Hotel Monaco Alexandria and Jackson 20 Restaurant.
  • The “Most Adorable Adoptable” (new category featuring dogs available for adoption from the AWLA. The dog that wins this category will become the Monaco Alexandria’s ‘foster dog,’ and the hotel will pay for all costs (approximately $500 – $600) associated with his/her adoption.

During the evening’s festivities, guests can purchase Halloween-themed cocktails and light bites from Jackson 20 restaurant, while complimentary doggie treats and fresh water bowls will be available for all canine friends. Spectators are welcome. Contest registration is from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Contest begins promptly at 6:30 pm and winners are announced at approximately 7:30 to 8:00 pm.

Jackson 20 Restaurant and Hotel Monaco Alexandria are located at 480 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. For more information, visit or or