Who doesn’t think that their pup is the cutest ever?
Well now you have a chance to prove that assumption to be true. To put your bite where bark is for once and take a bite out of the competition! Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 is the 6th Annual Mardi Growl Parade and Festival, hosted by Friends of Young-Williams Animal Center and the City of Knoxville (all proceeds benefit Young-Williams Animal Center). With a parade of pups downtown, costume contests, owner-pet look alike contests, there is just too much furry fun to bark about.
Early registration has passed but don’t growl about it, there is still plenty of time to get in the puppy mix!
Current registration fees and Day-of-Event Registration cost is $20 per pet
- Online Registration Form – click here to register and pay online
- Printed Registration Form – click here to download registration form to print and mail
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Day-of-Event Registration begins at 9 a.m.
Sixth Annual Costume Parade for Dogs
PARADE BEGINS at the PetSafe Downtown Dog Park on the corner of Summit Hill Drive & Central Ave., continues through the Old City to Jackson Ave., then to Gay St., then to Clinch Ave., then to Market St. and then to Union Ave. PARADE ENDS at Market Square.
12 NOON to 2 PM
Festivities on Market Square
- Parade Prizes for Best Costume, Best Naked Dog, Dog/Owner Look Alike, Best Vol Spirit, Most Congenial
- $10 Microchips and Rabies Vaccinations
Pet-Related Product Vendors
Parking is free in the City’s Market Square, State Street and Locust Street garages, and on meters, from 6 p.m. weekdays and all day on weekends – except for specific special events.
Click here to view downtown parking map in PDF format.
Personally, I think this fur baby will win it all but then I may be a little biased!
**Registration information and online forms courtesy of the City of Knoxville and Young-Williams’ websites.
By Shannon Foster-Boline