Visit Cocoa Beach

Mardi Gras Paws in the Park

2/17/2019 at 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Event Description

While colorful parades with costumed participants going wild are nothing new for Mardi Gras, what sets the Brevard Humane Society’s festivities apart is that its exuberant marchers are…well, just a little wilder. In fact, this Mardi Gras celebration has literally gone to the dogs—with a canine court of “Royal Hairs,” and, of course, its very own pet parade where “pet”-ticipants ride in everything from decorated strollers to elaborate carts and wagons.After the parade, pets may enter the “Best Trick”, “Companion Look-A-Like”, and “Best Costume” contests while their humans enjoy vendors, baked goods, adorable adoptables from animal rescue organizations, and a silent auction. The main highlight at the “tail” end of the event is the coronation pageant when Cocoa’s King and Queen of Mardi Gras will crown their royal companions. Pre-registration of pets is strongly encouraged at:

Historic Cocoa Village Riverfront Park
401 Riverside Blvd
Cocoa FL