$15 – $250

Mardi Paws 2020

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Downtown Covington, Louisiana

Parade Start: E. Kirkland/N. Columbia St.

Parade End: Covington Trailhead, 419 N New Hampshire St.

Covington, LA 70433

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

No Refunds

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Join our "Leader of the Pack", actor Ian Somerhalder, as we take a giant leap for Dog-kind and move our parade to Downtown Covington, Louisiana. It's also Somerhalder's hometown!

For 26 years, Louisiana’s famed “Mardi Paws” Parade has come at the tail end of Carnival season. This unique Mardi Gras parade designed for canine participants and their people takes place in the charming quaint town of Covington, Louisiana, about ten miles north after you’ve exited the Lake Pontchartrain causeway from New Orleans. Noted carnival historian Arthur Hardy gives us credit for being the only krewe to parade AFTER carnival to avoid any comPAWtition! The parade always rolls the Sunday AFTER Fat Tuesday.

The Super Krewe for K9s features hundreds of costumed canines and their companions, tens of thousands of parade watchers and plenty of poop! Throws that is...rubber and glittered poop, along with lots of beads, cups and other throws as well!

Same-day Parade registration begins at 12:30pm, with the Parade rolling promptly at 2pm. Krewe members are toasted at the Reviewing Stand before ending at the Covington Trailhead. The route is about a half-mile in length. A detailed MAP of route can be downloaded off www.MardiPaws.com

Each participant is part of the costume contest with a chance to win great prizes and the coveted "poop" trophy. For more information concerning parade rules & regulations, how you can participate, or how you can just support the cause, please visit www.MardiPaws.com

Mardi Paws is a federally trademarked fundraiser and the name can’t be used without permission.

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Children under 18 that are unaccompanied by a parent/guardian in the parade will need the waiver signed by a parent/guardian.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking routes and maps are detailed on www.MardiPaws.com

What can I bring into the event?

If you’re bringing your pet, we ask that you bring a garbage bag to dispose of your trash along with your pet's droppings.

Dogs without aggressive tendencies, or those not needing a muzzle, are allowed at the event. Personal pets such as snakes and cats are not permitted at the event. Please remember this is a family event with young children running around.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Visit www.MardiPaws.com for answers to most frequently asked questions, and for the organizer's contact information.

Common questions about registration...

By pre-registering on-line, you'll save time on parade day. You can pick up your parade packet after 12:30pm on parade day at the Pre-Registered Dogs Table. If you arrive at 12:30pm, you'll be one of the first in the parade starting line and will have to wait about an hour and half to get rolling.
If you pick up your packet closer to 2pm, you'll still have about an hour or so wait as there will be others lined up in front of you.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

No, once you have registered, the information you submitted is just for that race number.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, you can update your registration in regard to dog/escort information only.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

We will have a record of pre-registered dogs/groups, but it is a good idea to bring a printed copy of your receipt if you can.

What is the refund policy?

The registration fee is a non-refundable donation.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

As long as you have the receipt showing the correct number of dogs and the escort names along with payment amount, it won’t be a problem.

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Date and Time

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Downtown Covington, Louisiana

Parade Start: E. Kirkland/N. Columbia St.

Parade End: Covington Trailhead, 419 N New Hampshire St.

Covington, LA 70433

Refund Policy

No Refunds

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