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Puppy Gras Pet Parade

Feb. 26


Make the most of Mardi Gras season with your pups at the OWA Puppy Gras Pet Parade on Feb. 26!

No holiday celebration would be complete without our furry friends, and we want to invite you to bring them along to the inaugural Puppy Gras Pet Parade on Feb. 26! 

This is a family-friendly event featuring a pet parade and a costume contest on OWA Island.

You can pre-register for the festive pet parade and costume contest through Downtown OWA for only $10 on our website. Day-of registration will be offered onsite only for $15.

Be sure to dress in your Mardi Gras best! Puppy Gras Parade registration guarantees you a spot in our costume contest with cash prizes given for OWA Choice, Puppy Gras King, Puppy Gras Queen, Funniest and Most Festive!

The inaugural Puppy Gras Parade is a lagniappe celebration of pet owners, pet lovers and the Mardi Gras season. We hope you can join us and make this event an annual tradition! 

Saturday, Feb. 26 Schedule of Events:

  • 12:30-1:30pm – Day-of Parade & Costume Contest Registration
  • 2pm – Parade Lineup with DJ Patrick
  • 2:30pm – Parade Starts
  • 3pm – Costume Contest Begins
  • 4pm – Costume Contest Judging
  • 4:30pm – Awards Ceremony 

Individual registration required for all participating dogs. Responsible pet parents accompanying the dogs may participate for free.

Schedule of Events