Saturday, March 7

What: Young-Williams Animal Center’s annual dog parade and pet party.

When: Saturday, March 7

Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Where: Starting in downtown Knoxville and ending on Market Square

Young-Williams Animal Center invites you to help us celebrate the 13th annual Mardi Growl Parade and Festival presented by Merchants of Beer. Join more than 15,000 participants and their pets as we march through the streets of downtown Knoxville to raise awareness for the life-saving efforts of Young-Williams Animal Center and support for Knoxville’s pet-friendly communities.

The pet parade steps off at 11 a.m. from downtown Knoxville, winds through the Old City and ends on Market Square and Krutch Park. During the festival, guests can visit with more than 60 vendors, enjoy a bite from local food trucks, and win prizes by entering our best dressed pet contests.

Voted the 2017 “Best Non-Profit Fundraiser” by the readers of Knox News, Mardi Growl is Young-Williams Animal Center’s largest fundraiser of the year – and we expect this year to be the biggest party yet.

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Special thank you to our media partners  Star 102.1 and WBIR.

Mardi Growl Parade Route

The pet parade kicks off on Willow Avenue, winds through the old city and ends at our pet party on Market Square.

Sit, Stay and Sleep In

Can’t make it to Mardi Growl or don’t have a pet to walk in the parade? You can still make a difference for homeless pets by making a donation in honor or Mardi Growl through our Sit, Stay and Sleep In donation form.

Mardi Growl 2020 T-Shirt

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