If you are a dog lover of any age, then the Deland Dog Parade is the place to be. The parade will take place on March 1st at 11:00am, and will feature several floats and acts, as well as dogs of all shapes and sizes!
Immediately following the parade will be a Mardi Gras themed festival with music, dancing, dog races and carnival rides for the kids. The winners of the float will be announced on the main stage located on West Indiana Avenue around 12:30 (immediately following the presentation of Royalty). The festival will continue throughout the day until 4:00 pm. The carnival for the children will be on West Indiana Avenue and will offer a merry-go-round, castle mania obstacle course, flying elephants and candy truck, as well as food for children. On East Indiana there will be pony rides, a bounce house and a giant palm tree slide.
To save the memory, there will also be a merchandise booth open at 10:00am that will sell t-shirts, cups, beads and koozies. There will also be a judging cometition for the dogs and the categories include Best Run For the Roses Bonnet – King & Queen, Dog and Owner Look Alike, Best Group Costume and Most Original Costume.
Whether you own one pet or 10, this event is sure to be a fun and happy adventure for the owners and the dogs alike. This is a cannot miss event!