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  • Dates: February 28, 2022
  • Location: Mitchell Park
  • Time: Feb. 28 $5 for entries to the parade; spectators are free
Modeled after the original parade in The Big Easy that was created to draw attention to the plight of abused dogs, this parade includes interactive activities, a costume contest with prizes, and vendor booths. Families dress up—and dress up their pups—to fit the year's theme and parade around the downtown square in the hopes of winning a prize. Music and vendors are also features of this afternoon event held each year the Sunday before Mardi Gras.