Krewe of Barkus, Mardi Gras parade, photo courtesy of City of McKinney


February 19, 2023
12:30 PM until 04:00 PM


Dr. Glen Mitchell Park in Historic Downtown McKinney View map
300 W. Louisiana Street,
McKinney, TX, 75069

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The 21st annual Krewe of Barkus, McKinney's annual Mardi Gras parade of dogs and their owners, steps off through historic downtown McKinney at 2pm. Come watch the parade and cheer on the canine entrants, or dress up and join in with your own family dog.

The 2023 theme is "Barkus Salutes the Good Dogs: Unleash Your Superheroes," in celebration of the people who make a positive contribution to our lives. These heroes can be community helpers like first responders, historical figures who made a difference in education, civil rights and medicine, everyday personal heroes and comic book superheroes.

To participate, fill out the entry form and choose which theme (this year's or previous years' theme) you'll be dressing as. Parade check-in is 12:30pm. Dog costume awards will be chosen for:
- Best in Show
- Most Creative
- Best Dog-Owner Combo
- Best Group
- Best Use of Theme
For questions about themes or costumes, email Blynda at

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