Purina Pet Parade

Sunday, February 23, 2025

Registration: 10:00 am 

Parade: 1:00 pm 

Begins at 12th and Allen

See map below for complete parade route

Registration Fee: $10 donation


Free for spectators to watch the parade

At the world’s largest costumed pet parade, we combine all the fun of Mardi Gras with all the AWWWWs that the most adorable parade participants deserve. It is free to watch and easy to head straight to the Taste of Soulard or Wiener Dog Derby after the parade wraps up.

If you have a precious pet who belongs in the parade, register your furry friend beforehand online or on the day of the event at 12th and Allen so you both can strut your stuff in style. The best dressed pets will be selected as members of the Court of the Mystical Krewe of Barkus and will be invited to the Coronation Pageant at Soulard Market Park where the King and Queen of Barkus will be crowned.

All proceeds from the Purina Pet Parade will benefit Open Door Animal Sanctuary.

Parade Route

The Purina Pet Parade Route Map can be found on the Maps and Parking page. 

The Party doesn't have to end

Party the night away and stay close to all the Mardi Gras fun at St. Louis Union Station Hotel, Hilton at the Ballpark, or The Cheshire! Book now and enjoy an exclusive Soulard Mardi Gras discount - up to 30% off your stay! 



Bud Light
Southern Comfort
Tito’s Handmade Vodka
Sunset Hills Subaru Logo
Fireball Whiskey
Red Bull
Heartland Coca-Cola
First Bank
Hilton - Ballpark
Hilton - Union Station
The Cheshire
American Carnival Mart
Raising Canes
Finest Call
Horseshoe St. Louis
Margaritaville imported
Ford’s Gin