17th Annual Mardi Growl

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Saturday, March 2, 2024

REGISTRATION/PARADE KICKOFF
Old City

PARADE END
World's Fair Park
Saturday, March 2, 2024
11 a.m. Parade Kickoff

REGISTRATION/PARADE KICKOFF
Old City
Registration opens: 9-10:30 a.m.
Parade starts: 11 a.m.

PARADE END AND FESTIVAL
World's Fair Park

Calling all pet owners, animal welfare advocates and people searching for a fun family-friendly time! Be part of Knoxville’s biggest pet parade! The paw-rade starts in the Old City at 11 a.m. and will go through the streets of Downtown Knoxville to World’s Fair Park. Register your pet to participate in the parade, or join the thousands of spectators along the route. After the parade, have a dog-gone good time at our pet festival with nearly 100 pet-loving vendors, food trucks, live music, games and more.

Questions?
YWAC Mardi-Growl 2024 Route Map

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Sponsors

Mardi Growl wouldn’t be paws-sible without generous sponsors. Our 17th Annual Mardi Growl is presented by Merchants of Beer, a unique venue in Downtown Knoxville designed as a destination for craft beer connoisseurs to experience Knoxville’s best selection. MoB is a favorite place to hang out with friends, including furry ones, over fine cocktails or wines. In a rush, carry out your favorite beers and snacks for the tailgate or weekend at home. Stop by after Mardi Growl to keep the paw-ty going!

Meet Our Vendors

Retail

Dog Bandana Co.
Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union
Pet Musings
K and M Collars
CTL Event Sweets
North Star K9 Training
Tim’s Fencing
Rocky Top K9
The Dog Wizard Knoxville
PartyWOW Parties
Rainbow Ruff Creations
Luv the Paw
Sublime K9 Training & Boarding
Innovative Baths
865 Axe Throwing
Pol-bo-ro-nes

Best Buddy Dog Treats
Dawgy Suds, LCC
Angie Cody Team LLC
PAWS Dog Services
Cantrell Fence & Stain
The Bark Knoxville
Sit Means Sit Dog Training
Doodycalls of East Tennessee
Roxie Doodle LLC
The Dog Stop Knoxville
Furry Land Mobile Grooming
Mansour Hasan State Farm
Lady Linx
Stephanie Richer Photography
White Oak Market
Dye Dye Darling
KPD: Home Again
Pest & Mosquito Authority
Renewal By Andersen

Animal Welfare/Nonprofit

Young-Williams Animal Center Main Tent and Info Tent
Young-Williams Animal Center Information Tent
Volunteer State Doberman Rescue
Wolf PAWS
St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral
Fighting for the Bullys Pit Bull Rescue
Smokey Mountain DockDogs
ChainFree Knoxville
Girl Scouts of Southern Appalachians

Veterinarian

Animal Wellness and Rehabilitation Center
Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice
Central Veterinary Hospital

Food Trucks

The Savage Gypsy
Groovy Grub Foods
Sleepy Dog Coffee
Poynor’s Pommes Frites
Floyds Snack Shack
CJ’s Tacos
Tennessee Smokies (The Fowl Pole)
Gelato Brothers

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