The parade returns:

March 5, 11am – 3pm








Young-Williams Animal Center invites you to our 15th Annual Mardi Growl Pet Parade & Festival on March 5, 2022!

Your favorite pet pawty is back and better than ever! Join us at 11 a.m. on March 5th to parade through downtown Knoxville, check out the best of the best in pet costumes and end at our Pet Festival at World’s Fair Park!

Check out the menu at the top of the page to get started. Get registered, see the parade route, check out our pet show contest categories, or take a peek at the amazing vendors who will be participating in the pet festival.

More details coming soon! Follow Young-Williams Animal Center on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for the latest updates.

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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!