Photos courtesy of Front Street Animal Shelter

If you’re the sort of person who might enjoy seeing animals dressed up in ridiculously cute outfits being paraded up the street on elaborate floats, this one’s for you. On Saturday, March 4, 2017, make your way to Old Sacramento for the first-ever Mardi Paws Parade! In what is sure to be the most adorable Mardi Gras-themed event to ever hit this city, you can expect a dog-filled parade, vendors, food, drinks, a puppy play area and more. If you’ve got fur babies and want to participate, visit for more info and to sign up in advance. It’s just $15 for one dog, $25 for two or $35 for three or more, with all proceeds going to the amazing Front Street Animal Shelter (the prices goes up day-of). Mardi Paws is free for spectators to attend and the parade kicks off at 11 a.m. with further festivities lasting until 3 p.m. Organizers hope to make this an annual event, so come on out and cheer on the animals!