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Apalachicola Mardi Gras Barkus Parade & Street Festival

February 25, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Snoopy float at Apalachicola Mardi Gras Barkus Parade

Apalachicola Mardi Gras Barkus Parade & Street Festival
Saturday, February 25, 2023
Riverfront Park 11:00-4:00
Parade at 1:00

Grateful Dogs… a celebration of peace, love, and dogs.
Tie dye, rock and roll, hippies

Come and celebrate Mardi Gras Apalach style with a street festival and parade of costumed folks and their dogs! The 12th Annual Apalachicola Mardi Gras Barkus Parade & Street Festival will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2023 11am-4pm at Riverfront Park, 199 Water Street, Apalachicola, Florida. This year’s theme is “Grateful Dogs” and guests, who come from all over, will be excited by this choice that celebrates peace, love and dogs. It offers lots of fun possibilities for costumes and decorating. Break out the tie dye, love beads, and bring those Grateful Dogs.

The festivities will start at 11:00 am at Riverfront Park with live entertainment, local food vendors and a variety of arts and craft vendors for guests to enjoy while strolling through the park. The parade of decorated golf carts, boats, floats, and walkers – both the four-legged and two-legged kind – begins at 1:00 pm. The parade begins at Riverfront Park and winds through town, ending back at the park where the party will continue with all kinds of raucous fun. Registration is $5 for walkers, $25 for golf carts, and $50 for floats. Dogs, of course, are free.

The King and Queen of Apalachicola’s Mardi Gras parade are always shelter animals who are ready for a forever home. As always, they will have a place of honor in the parade.

In the tradition of the Mystic Krewe of Salty Barkers, profits from the parade will be donated to help care for the animals of the Forgotten Coast of Florida. Beneficiaries have included Franklin County Humane Society, the Florida Wild Mammal Association and the Apalachicola Dog Park. We greatly appreciate the support of the local businesses and families who sponsor the Krewe in its tradition of charity and service to the animals.

For information call 850-624-8085. Email us at apalachdogs@gmail.com or visit our website: saltybarkers.com or find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MardiGrasBarkusParade.

Apalachicola Riverfront Park
199 Water Street
Apalachicola, FL 32320 + Google Map

(850) 653-8222