$30 Official Krewe Member
(Royal Court Eligible) – Eligible to participate in the drawing for King and Queen. Includes parade pass for dog and one parent escort – additional escorts, $5 ea.
$20 Walking Dog
Includes parade pass for one dog and one and one parent escort – additional escorts, $5 ea.
$5 Walking Dog Escort
Don’t have a dog to walk or you’re walking with others who are walking a dog? We welcome you to participate! Please register as an escort only. Your $5 donation is important to the work we do every day to rescue, heal, care for and find new homes for hundreds of dogs and cats each year.
$55 Bejeweled Bone Package
Register as an Official Krewe Member and purchase a 2017 Pawdi Gras t-shirt using the Bejeweled Bone Package option and get a FREE bejeweled bone pin (approx. 1″x2″)! ONLY 20 AVAILABLE! Order yours today.
Download event registration form HERE.
2017 Parade Route is 1.05 Miles
The 2017 Pawdi Gras Parade Rolls through Belle Chasse neighborhood of Lake Park. The route is a large loop that spans for 1/05 miles and starts/ends in the parking lot at Regions Bank in Belle Chasse. PAWS will have watering holes along the way to keep dogs from overheating and, should your pooch not want to walk for 1.05 miles, there are many opportunities to shave off a portion of the route length.
What To Do At Pawdi Gras
Costumes & Floats: Dress your pooch and create a fun float with this year’s theme: The Walking Dog – based on the hit cable TV series The Walking Dead. The Best Costume and Best Float awards will be handed out just before the parade rolls around 1pm. Don’t forget to bring plenty of throws as the parade route will be lines with locals looking for you to throw them something.
Keep Fido Safe: All dogs must be on leash – even if they are riding in a float. Bring extra water for your dog(s) and be prepared for flying dog biscuits, beads and other throws. If your Fido is treat aggressive or easily spooked, pay close attention to what is going on around him.
Eat, Drink & Be Merry: At the start/finish of the route enjoy a yummy, freshly grilled burger at The Burger Basket. Or, a gourmet hot dog made just for you at the Diva Dog truck. On hand will be snowballs from Kona Ice and, the always favorite Bloody Mary booth. And, this year, we’ve added beer to the adult beverage menu!
Vendor Booths: Before and after the parade, pop by each of the local vendor booths and thank them for supporting PAWS. If they have something that suits you, support them as well!
Official Pawdi Gras T-Shirt
Quantities are limited. Order your official 2017 Pawdi Gras t-shirt now and pick it up event day.
Location: Regions Bank – 8018 Hwy 23, Belle Chasse
Contests Begin: Noon
Parade Rolls: 1:00 PM