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Purina Pet Parade

The 30th annual Purina Pet Parade is St. Louis’s largest annual pet event. The parade travels through historic Soulard, featuring pets dressed in their best Mardi Gras attire.

Sunday, February 4th at 1:00 pm | 12th & Allen in Soulard

Purina Pet Parade Costume Contest

Pets in the parade are judged based on their festive attire, and the best-dressed pets are named to the Court of Mystical Krewe of Barkus. After checking in at the Registration Tent at 12th and Allen, stop by the adjacent St. Louis Post-Dispatch judging tent to enter the contest. Make sure to check STLtoday.com/pardipaw on Monday, February 5 at 10 am to see if your pet made the cut. Vote daily through March 3 for your favorite costumed pet! 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Register by 1:00 pm CT. Open to US residents (excluding Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Florida, or any other jurisdiction where prohibited), who are 18 or older at the time of entry. Three (3) winners will be selected by valid public vote. Restrictions and limitations may apply. See Official Rules at STLtoday.com/contests.

Dog at Pet Parade

What to Wear

Costumes are a fun way to celebrate the Purina Pet Parade. When choosing a costume for your pet, please keep the following in mind:

Though encouraged, costumes are not required for your pet to walk in the parade.

Avoid unsafe/uncomfortable costumes that could cause your pet to overheat.

Pick an easy-on, easy-off outfit that doesn’t constrict the head and neck.

No face/full-head coverings.

Dog at Pet Parade

What You Need to Know

We’re inviting you and your pets to join us by walking in the 2024 Purina Pet Parade.

When: Sunday, February 4th, 2024 at 1:00 pm
Where: 12th & Allen in Historic Soulard
Donation: $10 suggested donation benefiting Open Door Animal Sanctuary

Online Registration is Closed

On-site registration begins at 10:00 am at the corner of 12th & Allen in Soulard