The premier Mardi Gras walking parade featuring man's best friends and their families puts some bark into the Mardi Gras scene! After 25 years of parading along the Mandeville lakefront, the Mardi Paws parade moved to downtown Covington in 2020 and will roll and stroll once more on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at 2 p.m. through the historic district.
This year's theme is "80's Pawp Culture." Taking a cue from Andy Warhowl, the krewe will be highlighting their favorite movies, music, TV shows, toys and fads from the 80s--not to mention Fave Fur-doos!
The parade starts at the corner of Columbia and Kirkland Streets (near Covington Police Department) on a half mile route to the Covington Trailhead for the Post-Parade Extravaganza with music, food trucks, and sponsor fun for kids and K9s.
All are invited to participate in the parade. A $25 registration fee is required (per dog), which must be in costume, and up to six humans can accompany each four-legged friend. Human escorts are encouraged to dress to suit the theme, too. Registration will open on the day of the event at 12:30 p.m. Skip the line and register up to 10 dogs in advance on. You can also purchase a commemorative t-shirt or make a donation.
For the past five years, proceeds from the Mardi Paws parade benefit the Ian Somerhalder Foundation (ISF) and their emergency medical grant program and Scott’s Wish, which provides aid for patients with leukemia and life-threatening illnesses. A native of Covington, Somerhalder established the foundation in 2010 with a goal of protecting animals and the environment.
For more information, contact Denise Gutnisky at (985) 892-0060 or email@example.com.