Parade Route - Downtown Lafayette
We will parade through Lafayette’s Downtown area on Saturday, FEBRUARY 2nd, 2013 at 2:00 PM. Our route is the same route that the Children's Parade follows. We will line up in front of the Public Library on Lafayette Street, travel in front of the courthouse, turn left on Vermilion to Park San Souci, which is where the parade ends. Registration and parade line up will be in front of the courthouse at the beginning of the parade route. GET MAP HERE.
Rabies Certificate is a must! We must have a copy of your dogs rabies certificate or proof of rabies vaccine for your dog to participate in the parade. Please attach a copy to your membership form. Pre-Registration to walk your dog in the parade is $25.00/dog. Parade Day registration is $35.00/dog. These annual dues entitle the "member" dog with one ADULT escort and one optional guest to walk in the parade. Additional guest badges are $5.00 each. We encourage pre-registration! If you pre-register, please pick-up your badges at the pre-registration table on parade day. All pre-registrations must be postmarked by Thursday, January 31. Parade day registration begins at 12 noon AND WILL CLOSE AT 1:30. Save time by downloading our required Liability Waiver - sign & bring this with you.
Dress for Success!
COSTUME CONTEST WILL BEGIN AT 12:00 with costumes being judged at the same time registration is taking place. Judges will also walk through the parade line-up and winners will move to the front of the parade right before the parade begins.
We will have an individual and group winner for Best "Pirate" costume and an individual and group winner for "Most Original Non-Theme". All members and spectators (humans too!) are encouraged to dress. To participate in the costume contest you must be registered and in the parade line-up, checked in and have a parade badge. You do not have to walk in the parade to participate in the costume costume contest, but YOU MUST BE A REGISTERED MEMBER. Again, COSTUME CONTEST WILL BEGIN AT 12:00 PM. Please be in your assigned parade location.
For everyone to have a safe and fun time, it helps to follow our Guidelines - read more here.
Concessions and dog specialty items will be available. Some specialty items include: T-shirts, flags, dog beads, Krewe lapel pins. For more information call Sally Burdette at 984-5446.
In Case of Rain
In case of rain, the parade will be cancelled by 11:00 a.m. on parade day. Please listen to Radio 97.3 "the Dawg" for news. In the event of parade cancellation due to poor weather, please consider your registration a donation as there will be no rain date.
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Krewe Des Chiens, Inc. | PO Box 62366 | Lafayette, LA 70596-2366