Save the Date: Our 16th Annual Mardi Growl is coming to World’s Fair Park on Saturday, March 4, 2023!

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Be sure to mark your calendars to join us next year on Saturday, March 4th!

Young-Williams Animal Center invites you to Knoxville’s favorite pet parade and party on March 4, 2023. Our famous pet parade will kick off in the Old City at 11 a.m. and travel on foot to World’s Fair Park. Register your pet for the parade, or join the thousands of spectators along the route.

After the parade, we let the good times roll at our pet festival with nearly 100 pet-loving vendors, food trucks, live music, games and more. Save the date and bring the whole family down for a dog-gone good time.

Vendor and sponsor application open now! Email [email protected] today 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!