The Old Mandeville Business Association (OMBA) and the City of Mandeville will host the third annual Krewe Du Pooch on Saturday, March 5, 2022, 12-5 p.m. (rain date March 12).
The them for this year's walking parade and costume contest is “A Fairy Tail by Krewe Du Pooch.” Parade participants – dogs and their owners – are encouraged to dress according to their favorite classic fairy tale or Disney movie. Immediately after the parade and costume contest, the fun will continue on the lakefront with a free public concert featuring Four Unplugged, pet adoptions with local rescue groups, food and drinks, and fun activities for the whole family!
Not only is Krewe Du Pooch a family-friendly event that supports the local business community, but it is also a touchstone for the Northshore’s animal rescue groups. Dozens of nonprofits, rescue organizations and vendors will exhibit at the event, helping to raise awareness and critical funding for the plight of these animals. Profits from Krewe Du Pooch will be distributed among local and regional animal welfare organizations.
Dog owners can register to participate in the parade and costume contest beginning on January 1, 2022. Registration is $35 per participating dog, which allows for up to five handlers. Costume contest participation is automatically included in the parade registration, as contestants will be judged from a viewing stand on the parade route. Vendor applications are also available for local businesses who provide pet-related products and would like to exhibit at the event.
For more information on Krewe Du Pooch or to participate in this year’s event, and to view the parade route map, visit www.krewedupooch.org.
Photos by K9 Photography