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Purina Pet Parade

Dog dressed in Mardi Gras costume for the 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 12th at 1:00 pm | 12th & Allen in Soulard

It is the Purina Pet Parade's thirtieth anniversary

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. Then make sure to check out STLToday.com starting the week of 2/13 to see if your pet made the cut. Winners will be selected by popular vote over a two-week period and everyone can vote for their favorite costumed pet once per day.  

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Register by 1:00 pm CT 2/12/2023. 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 dressed in Mardi Gras costume for the Purina 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.

Hound dressed in Mardi Gras costume for the Purina Pet Parade

What You Need to Know

We’re inviting you and your pets to join us by walking in the 30th Annual Purina Pet Parade.  

When: Sunday, February 12th, 2023 at 1:00 pm 
Where: 12th & Allen in Historic Soulard 
Donation: $10 suggested donation benefiting Open Door Animal Sanctuary 

How to Register



Online registration closes February 10th at 3:00 pm



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Step One

Fill out the form below.

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Step Two

Check your email for a link to pay the suggested donation fee.  

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Screenshot or print your email confirmation—you will need this when you check in on the day of the parade.  

Registration at the event begins at 10:00 am at the corner of 12th & Allen in Soulard

Register Now

Complete the form to register for the Purina Pet Parade on February 12th, 2023.

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