Krewe of Barkus in McKinney
The Krewe of Barkus will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 2 in Mitchell Park in downtown McKinney.
The doggie Mardi Gras parade is a family-friendly event showcasing tons of pooches in costume. The parade will begin at 2 p.m. downtown.
The McKinney Artistic Krewe of Barkus 2014 will be digging up headlines, icons, fashion, and fads from 1950 – 1980 for this year’s event. Participants are encouraged to pick their favorite decade and celebrate the people, music, movies, TV shows, clothes, inventions, and events. Rock and Roll Rottweilers, Psychedelic Spaniels, Disco Dachshunds and Maltese Madonnas will be sniffing their way down memory lane.
The costume parade is limited to 250 dogs, but the Pawty in the Park and on the Square is free and open to all at no charge. This is one of the most popular community events in the entire state of Texas and is worth attending even if you don’t have a dog.
To register, contact Blynda Christian at the Art Institute of McKinney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be sure to include the dog’s name, color and breed, along with the owner’s name, address, phone number and e-mail address. Prizes will be awarded in each size category (small, medium, large and exceptionally large) for Best Costume, Best Dog and Owner Combo and overall Best of Show. In addition, this year there will be a special recognition for each decade.