Save the Date: Our 16th Annual Mardi Growl will be at World’s Fair Park on Saturday, March 4, 2023!

Calling all pet owners, animal welfare advocates and people searching for a fun family-friendly time! Be part of Knoxville’s biggest pet parade and party on March 4, 2023. The paw-rade starts in the Old City at 11 a.m. and will go through the streets of Downtown Knoxville to World’s Fair Park. Register your pet to participate in the parade, or join the thousands of spectators along the route.

After the parade, walk through the pet festival in World’s Fair Park, where there will be local food trucks, pet-loving vendors, live music, games and more. Bring the whole family and friends
– it’ll be a dog-gone good time!

Vendor and sponsor applications are open now! Email [email protected] to learn more about the benefits of becoming a vendor or sponsor at our 16th Annual Mardi Growl.

Special thank you to our media partners  Star 102.1 and WBIR.

Sit, Stay and Sleep In

If you’re unable to participate this year, please consider making a donation instead. Our Sit, Stay and Sleep In option allows you to make a difference for homeless pets without ever leaving your home!