Mardi Paws Dog Parade

Sunday, March 10th at 2:00pm
Mandeville Lakefront
1545 Lakeshore Dr
Mandeville, LA 70448
United States

Event Description:

Get ready to roll with the Super Krewe for K-9’s as they transform the Mandeville lakefront into a giant BARK A CON celebrating all things from Comic Book Culture for this year's theme! Superheroes, wizards, spaceships, and zombies, oh my! Parade rolls Sunday, March 10th, 2019, benefitting Ian Somerhalder Foundation and Scott's Wish.

For 25 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 along the shores of Lake Pontchartrain in Mandeville, just across the causeway from New Orleans, on the Sunday after Fat Tuesday. Noted carnival historian Arthur Hardy gives us credit for being the only krewe to parade AFTER carnival to avoid any comPAWtition!

The "Super Krewe for K-9's 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 and cups as well!

Parade registration begins at 12:30pm on the East end of the Mandeville Lakefront. The Parade rolls promptly at 2pm westward with a stop for a toast at the Reviewing Stand at the intersection of Lamarque/Lakeshore Drive. The Parade ends near Girod St./Lakeshore Drive and is about 6/10 of a mile in length.

Want to parade with your pooch? $25 donation for each participating dog. Each dog is allowed up to 6 Human escorts. (Addtl. Escorts $10 per person)

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 help out the cause, you can learn more on

Ian Somerhalder is an actor celebrated for his roles on the television series “The Vampire Diaries” and “Lost.” An ardent animal lover who grew up in neighboring Covington, Louisiana, Somerhalder worked like a dog to create his namesake foundation, which empowers, educates and collaborates with people and organizations that have a positive impact on the planet and all its creatures. The Ian Somerhalder Foundation(ISF) has purchased 100 acres of land near Mandeville. About 70 of those acres will be set aside to preserve the bayou, and the remaining 30 acres will support pet projects that serve the needs of animals, youth and the community at large. Scott’s Wish, which provides aid for patients with leukemia and life-threatening illnesses, is the other beneficiary of Mardi Paws events.