Mardi Gras dog parade and festival at Hammock Bay Feb. 18

January 21, 2012

Enjoy a parade, costume contest, movie and more

Time: 4 p.m. Saturday, February 18, 2012
Location: Hammock Bay, Freeport

Come make history at the 1st Annual Mardi Gras Dog Parade at Hammock Bay. The theme this year is Beach Bound Hounds!

Hammock Bay Trail will be filled with dogs dressed in beachy Mardi Gras attire, decorated small floats and themed golf carts, wagons or anything with wheels.  Hammock Bay’s Town square will be jiving with Mardi Gras jazz rhythm and hound dog bluz.

Parade will start at Canine Commons Bark Park in Hammock Bay at 4 p.m. and end in the town square at Hammock Bay where the street party begins. King Chewbacchus will be crowned as the best dressed hound around.  Ceremony to follow along with lots of food and fun.  Bring your chairs and cooler and stay for a movie in the park featuring Disney’s animated comedy Princess and the Frog set in the festive city of New Orleans.

$5 entry fee. Proceeds from this event will benefit Alaqua Animal Refuge.