Young-Williams Animal Center invites you Save the Date for our 14th Annual Mardi Growl pet parade and festival. While we continue to monitor the challenges presented by the pandemic, we hope and plan to celebrate one of our favorite traditions with you on Saturday, March 6, 2021. We will continue to develop new and exciting ways for you to change the lives of lost and homeless pets and look forward to bringing you a safe and successful event. Please check back often for more information and updates.
Day-of Registration: 9 am
Parade Starts: 11 am
Pet Party on Market Square: 11 am – 3 pm
What contests I can enter?
Best Dawg Pack: Best group of dogs entered together, such as a rescue group, business or organization
Pet/Owner Look-a-like: Coordinate your outfits and win
Best Dog Couple: Two dogs that make a great pair!
Most Unique Mixed Breed (Mutt): Show us your adorable mutt and all that makes them unique
Best Costume: Go wild and the best costume wins!
Best Naked Dog: Is your dog not a fashionista? That’s okay. Bring your low-maintenance pup as they are!
Can I get more information about the parade contests.
When/where is registration?
Registration for 2021 is not open. When registration opens, we encourage you to PRE-Register online. Pre-registration is $15 and includes an awesome swag bag!
DAY-OF Registration is $20.00. Day of registration will be held at the registration booth near the beginning of the parade on Willow Avenue. Registration opens at 9 am on Saturday, March 6 and closes promptly at 10:30 am so the parade can start at 11 am.
Every registered dog is eligible to receive a swag bag (while supplies last) for early pick up at Young-Williams Animal Center (3201 Division Street).
When/where can I pick up the swag bag?
Swag bags will be available for early pick up at Young-Williams Animal Center (3201 Division Street) the week of the event. You can also pick up your goody bag (while supplies last) the day-of the event at the parade registration tent starting at 9 am.
Can I buy a t-shirt at the event?
What vendors can I expect to see on Market Square?
Who are this year's sponsors and how can I become a sponsor next year?
You can see all of the amazing sponsors that helped make our 13th Annual Mardi Growl possible at: https://www.mardigrowl.org/sponsors/
If you want to find out about becoming a sponsor this year, contact Stephanie Eastman Vozar at 865-215-6678 or e-mail email@example.com. Thanks!
Will you be doing Rabies vaccines and Microchips?
The Spay Shuttle will be on Union Ave. and will provide Rabies and Microchips from 11 am – 3 pm. There is always a line, so come early and plan accordingly.