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