Day-of Registration: 9 am
Parade Starts: 11 am
Pet Party on Market Square: 11 am – 3 pm
What contests I can enter?
Best Dawg Pack: Best group of dogs entered together, such as a rescue group, business or organization
Pet/Owner Look-a-like: Coordinate your outfits and win
Best Dog Couple: Two dogs that make a great pair!
Most Unique Mixed Breed (Mutt): Show us your adorable mutt and all that makes them unique
Best Costume: Go wild and the best costume wins!
Best Naked Dog: Is your dog not a fashionista? That’s okay. Bring your low-maintenance pup as they are!
Can I get more information about the parade contests.
When/where is registration?
DAY-OF Registration is $20.00 at the registration booth, at the beginning of the parade on Willow Ave. Registration booth opens at 9 am on Saturday, March 3 and closes promptly at 10:45 am so the parade can start at 11 am.
Every registered dog is eligible to receive a goody bag. They will be available for early pick up Wednesday, Feb. 28th and Thursday, March 1st from 12-6 pm at Young-Williams Animal Center (3201 Division Street).
When/where can I pick up the goody bag?
Where does the parade start and where should I park?
Parking is available at all City of Knoxville parking garages and is free on weekends. Market Square and Locust Street Parking Garages are closest the the party on Market Square and the lot underneath the South Gay Street bridge is closest to the parade start. Street parking is available throughout the city.
Can I buy a t-shirt at the event?
What vendors can I expect to see on Market Square? Will adoptable dogs be there?
You can see all of the vendors on our Vendor page (https://mardigrowl.org/vendors/)! And yes, there will be adoptable dogs everywhere! There will be many rescue groups attending!
Who are this year's sponsors and how can I become a sponsor next year?
You can see all of our amazing sponsors that helped make Mardi Growl 2017 possible here: https://mardigrowl.org/sponsors/
If you want to find out about becoming a sponsor for next year, contact Sophie Nguyen at 865-215-6678 or e-mail email@example.com Thanks!
Will you be doing Rabies vaccines and Microchips?
The Spay Shuttle will be on Union Ave. and will provide Rabies and Microchips from 11 am – 3 pm. There is always a line, so come early and plan accordingly.